Disc Dogs are Fit Dogs
DISC or FRISBEE (a brand of flying disc) can be a great way to bond with your active dog and engage their natural drives.
Last weekend, were in a park filming a scene for the promo for our new web series “The Backseat Barkers”. One of our stars, Nana the Border Collie, loves Disc.
We filmed Nana making some great chases and catches. Her trainer can throw really well which helps. Our actress made things a bit more challenging for Nana as she is less experienced.
Here is a trick video of amazing Nana.
Many dogs love to run, jump, chase and retrieve. Some breeds like Border Collies and Australian Shepherds need to work. They love to please and play with you. Playing disc can be very rewarding and great exercise for you and your dog.
You can do Disc for fun in the park, or participate in organized classes, groups, events and competitions.
You can go for distance and height, and even add in some choreographed canine freestyle moves and flavour like some of the talented teams who performed in our Talent Show at Canadian Pet Expo, All About Pets, All About Dogs and RuffSport.
Check out DogsDogsDogs editor Tom, and trainer Brittany at All About Dogs– super talented teams
Check out trainer Heather McLeod from RUFFSPORT with her high flying Disc Dogs!We were amazed how high some of the dogs can jump, how fast they can chase and how well they can catch. Check out super talented disc and trick dogs Hero the Super Collie, Lottie, Rev, Kowboy Fred, Callie, Mia and more in this video.
Tips To Get Started
Check with your vet before starting any exercise program or sport. Make sure your dog is old enough, healthy enough and suited for strenuous activity. They should not be jumping too high or running too far before 12months old.
- Find a Disc that is suitable for Canine Play.
- Practise throwing a little yourself.
- Introduce the disc to your dog in a non-threatening way . Get down on dog level and get your dog interested in tracking and grabbing the disc. Use lots of praise and rewards.
- Start with short throws and build both your skills.