On surface playing Frisbee with your dog may seem like just a bit of fun, but this activity actually holds other benefits as well.
1. Certain breeds are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so, when they are forced to remain idle, they tend to create interesting diversions to entertain themselves. Unfortunately, their idea of fun may be something that you consider to be destructive behavior. Playing Frisbee with your dog may help to curb some of your dog's destructive behavior by giving your pup an outlet for all of his pent-up energy.
2. Playing Frisbee will also provide both you and your dog with a bit of exercise. This is a great way to help your pet keep in tiptop condition.
Herding dogs are more adept at fetching a Frisbee, but other breeds can certainly be taught. There are even different discs on market that are suited to different types of dogs. If you want to begin training at an early age, then you should look into purchasing a miniature disc for your puppy as a regular-size disc would be much too large for his tiny mouth.
Frisbee. It's What's For Dinner
Your first step toward molding your dog into a Frisbee-catching-master should be to replace his regular food dish with a Frisbee. Flip disc over and serve up some chow, but be sure to remove disc as soon as your dog has finished eating. The last thing that you want is for Frisbee to become a chew toy. Your dog, who will come to associate disc with supper, will gladly chase after it when you start tossing his "food dish" through air.
Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Play Indoors?
Well, for this next step you are going to have to go against mom's advice. Take a seat on floor and start rolling Frisbee a few feet along ground. Next, encourage your dog to chase after disc. If your dog obeys, then be sure to provide ample praise. If your dog doesn't go for disc don't become discouraged. Never become angry or frustrated with your dog during his learning experience. It is vital to process that your dog view this as greatest fun that two of you could ever share. Just keep trying. He'll get it eventually.
Now you are going to teach your dog to return disc to you. Play your usual game of roll Frisbee, but this time call your dog's name and tell him to come back to you with disc. Even if dog returns with out being told, this step must not be skipped as it teaches your dog to retrieve Frisbee. There are additional steps that you might need to try if your dog doesn't bring disc back to you when called.