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Unread 06-19-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Question Frisbee Training???

Okay so I have a dog named Dixie, as some may already know, and I'm thinking about training her to do frisbee since she's still a young and willing to learn. But, I have a few questions first.

1) How the heck do I actually teach her and get her interested?
2) What kind of frisbee do I get to train and where can I find it?
3) Is she a good type of dog to do it with? (Jack Russel/Sheperd mix. See pic down bellow)

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http://d-dog.com/Downloads/GettingStarted.pdf This site looked pretty interesting. Hope it's helpful. Dixie has some really cool markings. Very, very cute.

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Thank you! ^_^ both for the compliments on Dixies markings and the site. I'll make sure I check that out.

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I've seen a few sites and videos. Do a google.
I don't think any one way is better and it all depends on what your dog responds to.
I've bought frisbees for Sadie that were supposed to be dog proof...ha ha

Here's one video
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she should not do much of that until older..

It is an hard impact on the joints and if they are not fully grown they can be traumatized and cause arthritis and dysplacia.

So do it very little now when you teach her, and increase it once she gets older..
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Oh Dixie is 2 years old. She should be fine with her legs and the landing by now. I meant she was a younger dog. Shes not a little little puppy though ^_^

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Dixie looks like she'd be a perfect dog for Frisbee. Any dog that will already chase a ball or a toy should be pretty easy to transition to the frisbee, at least my own sure were. The video has some excellent tips. Always quitwhile she still wants more, before she's tired, bored or just plain ready to quit!

Any frisbee will do but I'd suggest a softer lighter weight one to begin with.
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Default Flexible "frisbees"

I used to buy these at Walmart but they haven't had them for a few years now.

Luckily I found them on line at Amazon now.

Link is here:

Enor Doggy Flying Disc 12-Pack : Toys

These are flexible "frisbee" type toys great for all dogs. They used to sell at Walmart but now only available on line.

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I had to learn to make it FUN and not training, which for some reason, is challenging for me.
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Yeah you have to turn it into a game if she doesn't take to the frisbee right away. My border collie would make a great disc dog, except I suck at throwing frisbees and there's not much room in my backyard. But he took to frisbees as soon as he realized that he got to chase them. If she chases and tries to catch, then it just takes patience and practice to get her to actually learn how to catch them. The dog has to learn to watch the frisbee in the air. Some dogs, when playing catch, just take off and don't look at where it's going except that it's going forward.

Also, she may have trouble picking the frisbee up if the lip is on the ground. If you have grass, that should take care of it. But I have dirt in my backyard and tigger's solution was to dig a small divet under the frisbee, just enough to get his chin under so he can grab it.
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