Disc Dog or Frisbee Dog is a popular dog sport where dogs and their human disc throwers compete in events such as distance catching and freestyle disc routines. These workshops are for people who want to learn how to throw frisbees better for their dog as well as teach their dog how to catch frisbees and land safely
It is also a great place to start learning some of the cool disc dog tricks!
These workshops are open to all dogs of all ages. However, dogs under 1 year will not be taught to jump for the frisbee yet – they will be chasing rollers, learning groundwork, and tricks. This is for the safety of young dogs.
Some workshops are human only sessions where we work to solidify throwing basics and accuracy for a number of different throws as well as teach the rules for some of the UpDog Disc Challenge competition games.
Disc Foundations is where we start to include the dogs during the workshop. We work to build your dog’s drive for the disc as well as perfect the timing of our throws for our dogs. We start some of the foundation disc skills your dog will need to know to be successful in the sport and be able to participate in UpDog Disc Challenge competition games.
It is highly recommended that you take a human only throwing workshop before Disc Foundations with your dog.
Disc Tricks is where we start to take those throwing and disc skills to the next level with “Disc Freestyle”! Get ready Tricks, Flips, and Fancy footwork! This workshop is fun for advanced teams as well as those newer to the sport.
Dogs must be able to wait quietly for their turn indoors, or be able to wait in your vehicle.
- Dogs must be at least 6 months old at the time of the workshop.
- Dogs must be able to work in a busy class environment.
This is to allow for an initial bonding period and health guarantee before attending class. You must have has the dog home and with no signs of illness for at least 2 weeks before the 1st class. If you signed up for a class, but your dog shows signs of illness please do not attend class the next class, and contact us right away.
If your dog barks excessively around other dogs (and cannot easily be stopped with a toy or food) we ask that you please contact us to schedule a private session before joining a group class, so that we can work on the barking before joining a more exciting group class. While we understand your dog may just be excited or nervous around the other dogs, if the dogs are constantly barking it is unfair to the students who cannot hear the instructor, and the instructor who has to try to talk over barking dogs.
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If your dog is reactive (i.e. lunges, barks etc towards other dogs and/or people), and requires a personal bubble of space from other dogs or people, we will accommodate your dog as long as you have previously or are currently working with a positive reinforcement trainer on your dog’s reactivity, so that you are skilled at managing your dog in a group setting.
Please note: Disc is very exciting and high energy sport! If other dogs running/barking/jumping would likely cause your dog to react or be uncomfortable, we recommend starting in a calmer class like Rally-Obedience or Good Manners before attending a disc workshop.
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