Teach Your Dog To Catch A Frisbee/Disc
Special Interest: Disc Frisbee
Before you begin, make sure you dog is comfortable with the frisbee or disc. Have your dog sniff and play with the disc on the ground. Then lure the disc in front of your dog and make him want to chase you.
To get your dog to catch the disc, try rolling the disc on the ground first. Most dogs will run after a moving object at ground level. Roll the disc on the ground while using a command such as “catch” or “fetch” and followed by a reward treat. Start at short distance and increase the distance slowly. If your dog doesn’t really catch on to the disc or is still a puppy, you could try using a tug toy and encourage him to love the chase by playing tug with him every time he retrieves the tug toy. When ready, replace the tug toy with a disc.
To teach a running catch, you’ll have to have your dog catch a disc in mid air. Have your dog sit in front of you and throw the disc in the air a short distance. Try to catch some air underneath so you make it easy for your dog to catch – he may not have to move much at all! Reward every time your dog catches the disc. Slowly increase your distance and perfect your throw so that your dog can do a running catch.
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Items Needed: Frisbee/Disc, Tug Toy, Treats
Safety: If your dog has a special condition or problems with his joints consult your vet. Please also keep in mind that some dogs, such as puppies, need to use a softer frisbee.
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