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What is disc dog frisbee?
Disc dog frisbee, is a dog sport also known as Frisbee dog. During competitions, dogs and disc throwers compete in freestyle and distance catching. The sport celebrates the bond between a dog and handler by enabling them to work together. The basics include throwing, catching, and returning the disc.
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Can any breed participate?
No, disc dog Frisbee is not for every dog. Because of potential back injuries, dogs that weigh less than 50 pounds, are lean, and have enthusiasm for retrieving objects are well-suited for playing flying disc games.
What special equipment is needed?
Disc dog Frisbee equipment is reasonably priced and the training environment requires only a large, open field. There are discs of all sizes to accommodate the vast diversity of dogs involved in the sport. Make sure to choose a disc that is the right size and weight for your dog, and is comfortable for him to handle.
What are the events?
- Toss and Fetch
How is it judged?
Disc dog Frisbee has three judges that are responsible for assessing one of the three categories in the Disc Scoring System:
- Drive and athleticism
- Sequences and flow
Are there clubs I can join?
Check online for disc dog frisbee events in your local area. There are events and dog clubs throughout the country and the world. This is an ideal method for dog lovers and disc sports supporters to get together and sharpen their talents at any level.
What competitions are available?
- United States Disc Dog Nationals (USDDN)
- Skyhoundz Disc Dog Championships
- Purina Incredible Dog Challenge (IDC)