Disc Dog Training

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  1. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Future puppy's sire is a disc dog, I'd love to try it with new puppy! Any ideas on how to start?
    Are floppy/soft discs better? I of course would be focusing on floor rolling and basic stuff (no jumps or anything on puppy joints)
     
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    Awesome channel -- never seen this one before! I LOVE that he has a little dog in some of his instruction videos too. Pretty much all frisbee videos have demonstrations with BC's, or herding breeds, and while I obviously love them... it's a lot different getting a little terrier into it than a BC! So it's nice to see some training videos with another breed lol.
     
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    Floppy discs are great for puppies especially when they are losing teeth. Zinga has always been crazy for the fastbacks but I'm thinking that's because she's watched Zuma go nuts over them so much. However, when she started losing teeth she absolutely would not tug on them (understandably so), so we ended up switching to soft discs for that time.

    Building tug, throwing rollers and doing takes (where they grab the disc from your hand when it's held horizontal to the ground) is a great place to start. The other thing to do is teach a reliable drop as well as a retrieve to you, both are necessary for a successful disc dog (drop on cue for freestyle, retrieve for toss and catch). Watch both Didgie and Zinga's videos and they will give you a good idea of what to work on. :)

    ETA: Public safety announcement: keep jumping to an absolute minimum until your puppy is older and absolutely no vaulting until 18 months or so.
     
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    Here's Zinga's latest session. I like the catches she's getting, I like her clockwise go around. Her counter-clockwise is still sticky but that's my fault as I default to clockwise so much. Tugging is improving, bringing the disc to hand is getting there, her drop is still awesome. Sorry it's long, I didn't trim it at all.

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    I'm sitting here in pain because I'm stupid.

    My right thigh is a perma-bruise (yes the entire thigh) because I keep practicing our stupid leg vaults. I just can't get the timing down, I'm getting frustrated. Every playdate we go to I ask everyone for help with leg vaults and I always get the same answer, that I'm late with my throws. We have gone back to takes instead of throws and she nails those, but once I add the throw in it all goes to crap again. I'm frustrated.

    /vent.
     
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    Zuma's latest freestyle session. Some crappy throws in there from me, I'm still working on them!

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nB9ufdYU5Dw?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    Okay, this is awesome and looks like a lot of fun!!
     
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    Zuma is so awesome!

    I wanna frisbee dog!
     
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    Awesome awesome and more awesome. I have so much respect and envy for you guys and your disc dogs.

    Starting disc is a MUST with my next dog. I'll be visiting this thread over and over to watch all your progress!
    So impressed with the koolie pups!
     
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    I love all the videos!

    ....and I want a frisbee dog! :(
     
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    Wow.... Zuma is seriously full of awesome. And so are you! My problem is I am sooo uncoordinated and Jackson could probably pull off a lot of the stuff if he had a human behind it who knew what she was doing, LOL.

    Seriously Zuma looks great.
     
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    You guys all rock, thank you for the comments! As you could probably tell from my previous post, I've been getting a tad frustrated lately. I'm glad I took a step back and went back to takes on our leg vaults instead of throws, it put the fun back into it. All of your comments made me smile!

    Thanks!! It is so much fun. So. Much. I'm 100% addicted. What I love is the ability to just create tricks, you get scored higher for being unique so I love it!

    Fromo can catch frisbee. You just have to throw it low. :cool:

    Thanks!!

    Get one!

    Oh tell me about it!! I am so uncoordinated. About half of the playdates that are put on by my club are centered around throwing. They bring out a huge bucket full of discs and everyone just throws. I've learned so much from that. I have to remember to make more time to just sit outside and throw because the only way to get better with something like this is practice.

    You can see in the video the toss where I throw it behind me is really wonky. I just added that and apparently need to practice it a ton more.
     
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    Which do you think is better for a first time beginner puppy disc (just for rolling them around and teaching basic fetch and stuff) Soft disc or Kong puppy flyer kind of soft rubber?
     
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    Either! I love the West Paws rubber disc, holds up so much better than the Kong puppy disc.
     
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    Zuma is amazing. Just so you know.

    Fran, I used this

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    Mainly because I got it for dirt cheap but Didgie was really attracted to the sound the canvass material made. It's help up well too.
     
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    <iframe width="640" height="360"src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bH60YzQhUgQ?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Here's to hoping the disc dog gene can be genetic! He looks like he is having so much fun!
     
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    Nice toss and catch!! He does look like he's having fun!
     
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    Eeekkk, Jackson caught his first somewhat long distance throw... I was sooo happy and he was SO into the game today -- very energetic and pumped up for the disc. Of course, I've come to realize it's probably my throws causing him to not be able to catch lol. It was a really good, nice, smooth sailing throw that began to fall *just* at the right time... I think what I was doing before was maybe throwing it too high for him (he's a little dude) and then when it's almost falling down directly on him from a high distance, that's why he would let it drop to the ground first and then retrieve it. But today it was a great low yet long distance-ish throw and he caught it perfectly! Of course I couldn't copy that throw again.... so I'm going to have to practice without him, and try to get it down!
     
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    Woooohooooo! Go Jackson!! Throwing really is the trickiest part of disc.
     
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    woohooo! I think I solved my vault problem! We did some killer leg vaults and some great back vaults today!

    Here's a video of our back vaults, the last 3 were awesome. Can't wait to start adding height to it, but one step at a time!

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