Didgie's first frisbee training!

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  1. Linds

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    Ok, I'm putting this in in the picture place mainly to embed it.

    So Sara finally has dragged me into her addiction of disc dog. Just what I needed, another obsession.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3BIDheTHfSU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I'm so in love with this dog. Everything I throw at her she's into it full steam ahead. She is so much fun to work with.
     
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    She is so lovely and wicked fast! :D you two work so well together!
     
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    Looks fun!
     
  4. Love that dog. Can't wait to meet her. Even if I will have to wear earplugs.

    ETA: Love your shirt... lol I'm really surprised you ended up wearing it. It's grey.
     
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    She's getting so big! Super cute too - I am very jealous of her retrieve :D I think it would be easy to get hooked on any sport with her - she definitely seems like she does everything with 110%!

    I've seen all those frisbee dogs going behind the handler's back like you were doing with her - what's the deal with that, out of curiosity? Just a style thing, or is it required?
     
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    She's just a blast to work with. Though she could do well with a mute button.

    I have no clue where that retrieve came from. She's a tugger, I do like no throwing the toy. I was completely surprised when I went out there today and she was like "Bring it back? Bring it back."

    From what I understand it's to get the dogs going back in the direction of the frisbee when you are throwing it back the same way they just came from. That way they can whip around you, reorient and start moving again in that direction.
     
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    Ah, that makes sense. I'll have to look into it more. I think Gusto would have a blast with frisbee, since bouncing off people's heads is pretty much his default behavior. I saw that though and got scared I'd have to teach him to go behind me - since I spent about 4 months teaching him not to do that for agility!

    She's clearly just a prodigy :D A loud, loud prodigy!
     
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    That was like, word for word my exact thought process with Traveler :rofl1:

    Here's Didgie after a couple days playing around. This is getting addictive and I haven't even started anything yet. She's getting better at grabbing them frisbee's while they roll

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    And here's Traveler, trying to get him into the frisbee more than anything. He gets stuck on certain toys (TENNIS BALL) and takes a bit to warm up but he's getting there!

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NfhOxS2vXxA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    Loving it! They're doing so well. Didgie is a natural!

    I will have a frisbee dog one day, I am obsessed. I've got Jackson to the point where he's pretty amped up about playing, which is really good, and he chases them and brings them back... but still no such luck on catching at far distances. He lets them drop to the ground first. lol. Maybe I need to do more rollers like you're doing!
     
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    She's fabulous.

    Bean's into the soft disc we have that I use with Steve in the house. I need to get video of Steve playing friz. It's his favorite game ever, even more than ball.
     
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    She looks like so much fun to be around. :)
     
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    She looks so happy and full of life!!
     
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    So would anyone be interested in a Disc Dog thread like the agility thread?
     
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    It's so that you can direct them like Linds said but also in the game Toss & Catch where dogs are giving points for catching throws based on distance, it allows the dog a head start.
     
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    Uh YES! However, the last time I checked on Chaz there weren't too many people interested in disc.. so it may end up just being a small handful of people.
     
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    Love the videos! They are both doing awesome. Can I just say though that it worried me every time I saw that leash almost wrap around your ankles every time Trav went around you? lol! You are fast on your feet!
     
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    I also have the scars on my ankles to show when I wasn't fast enough. I get so much rope burn it's not even funny but he'll take off ONLY in the yard if he's not on a line. Everywhere else he's amazing off leash.

    So I just try to kill myself multiple times daily with him
     
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    :rofl1:

    I've had a severe rope burn/cut around my ankles ONCE from a long line and I never want to feel that again. :eek:
     

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