Teach Your Dog To Play Frisbee – You And Your Dog Will Benefit From The Exercise
Playing frisbee with your dog can be great fun for you and your dog. Follow the steps below to make your dog a frisbee expert.
Step 1. Get your dog interested in the frisbee
Show your dog the frisbee and give her lots of encouragement when she shows any interest in it.
step 2: repeat this step
Keep showing your dog the frisbee until she is reliably showing interest in it every time you show it to her.
step 3: throw the frisbee a short distance
When your dog is reliably showing interest in the frisbee, you can throw it a short distance, enticing her to chase it.
step 4: use lots of praise
Remember to use lots of praise when your dog displays the behavior you want,
step 5: Roll the frisbee along the ground
The next step is to roll the frisbee along the ground. This makes it a bit harder to catch.
step 6: Hold the frisbee at head height
Your dog should now be chasing the frisbee as it moves away from her. Now you should hold the frisbee at head height and encourage her to get it.
step 7: teach "get it " from various positions
Teach your dog to get the frisbee from various positions. You should start from the sitting position, then the kneeling position and eventually, the standing position.
step 8: hold the frisbee above the height of the dog's head
Holding the frisbee above the height of your dog's head will help teach her that you still want her to get the frisbee at this height. A dog under 1 year old should not be taght to jump in this way.
step 9: give the frisbee a small toss
The next step is to hold the frisbee in front of your dog and just as she is about to get it give it a small toss. This is to train your dog to get the moving frisbee.
step 10: throw the frisbee a little further each time
Gradually throw the frisbee a little bit further. You may need to practice your frisbee throwing skills. The better you can throw it, the easier it will be for your dog to catch it. Be patient and persistent. Train your dog regularly. From time to time you made need to go back a step.
step 11: the results will be worthwhile
With persistence your dog will be able to catch the frisbee over reasonably long distances. It will be a great exercise routine for you and your dog.
Check out this training on video.