Activities For Frisbee Players With Dogs

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Introduction

While tossing a frisbee around may be fun to play with you and your friends, what about playing with your dog? Did you know that dogs also love to play frisbee? Think about it - it is like playing fetch with a ball that can be suspended in the air, making it a lengthier, more fun game! So, if you like playing frisbee, try some of these frisbee related activities that your dog will go crazy for. 

Play Frisbee

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Frisbee
Treats
Activity description

For a frisbee player like yourself, the easiest way to tie in your love of the game to your love for your dog is to simply play frisbee with them. After all, you are great at frisbee already so it will be easy enough to toss a few discs to your pup, right? This guide will help you greatly if you don't know where to begin; however, once you are outside with your pup, frisbee in hand, it is all going to come naturally to you and your dog. Get ready to have some frisbee fun and get ready to watch your dog go crazy over their new game. 

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Perfect space
Find a location where your dog can run free with enough space to chase and catch a frisbee. Finding a fenced in location is ideal so that you don't need to worry about your pup running away. You can play inside if needed but, as you know, playing frisbee outside is much better so the disc can catch the wind!
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Getting familiar
Show your dog the frisbee and let them take it from your hand to play with a little bit before you throw it. This way, your dog knows it is a toy! Then, have your dog sit while you hold the frisbee. Toss the frisbee nice and far and try to get it to hover in the air for your pup to align under and catch.
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Play all day
Once your dog has the frisbee, call them back to retrieve it and throw it again! This game can go on forever! You can throw frisbee's into the water or across a field all day long and your dog will never grow tired of it. Oh, and the whole time you are playing, you are also getting some great frisbee practice in!
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Double Frisbee

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Sunny Day
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1 hr
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Frisbee
Treats
A dog Friend
Activity description

No one can play frisbee alone, or you'd be throwing the disc with no one to catch it. So why not play with your dog…and another dog! Playing frisbee with multiple dogs is beneficial in so many ways. First, playing alongside another dog will help your dog become socialized. Your dog should always feel comfortable and friendly around other dogs and playing a game with a friend is the perfect way to encourage this. Playing frisbee with two dogs will also help your dog learn to obey commands and follow your directions. After all, you will be the leader of this game and the pups can only play if they listen to the rules! 

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Two can play
Grab your dog and a pup friend and head to a large field (one that is preferably fenced in). Have them both sit and show them the frisbee to get excited. Say your dog's name and give them the command to "fetch" while you say the other dog's name, followed by the command "stay".
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Fetch or stay
Repeat the commands again and then throw the frisbee, once again reiterating that your dog is to "fetch" while the other dog is to "stay". Your dog will most likely go running (which they should be doing) while the other dog may stay or may also try to chase the frisbee. If the second dog does try to run, retrieve them, return them to sitting and "help" them stay.
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Switch
When your dog has retrieved the frisbee, it's the other dog's turn to fetch. Have your dog sit and stay while you throw the frisbee for the second pup. Go back and forth, taking turns with which dog can play and which can stay. A perfect lesson in listening, playing and being with friends!
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High Jump

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Any Day
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30 min
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Blocks, Furniture or Mats
Frisbee
Treats
Activity description

As an avid frisbee player, you know that throwing the perfect frisbee is the easy part. Catching a frisbee can be much more challenging. While you can try to teach your dog to throw, chances are, your pup will be stuck on the difficult side of the game - the catch. However, your dog is born to be a frisbee catcher! In fact, your dog's catch can be quite impressive if you work on it with them. You can train your dog to jump and catch frisbees at great heights in the air with such precision that any human frisbee player will be jealous! 

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Play first
Teach your dog to play frisbee and ensure that it is a game that they love. Once your dog is hooked on the game, it is time to teach them a little skill. The best place to start is with the high jump. To begin, naturally throw the frisbee higher and higher in the air and see how high your dog can reach naturally.
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Get higher
Grab a mat, pillow or chair for your dog to run up on to and jump off of in order to catch the flying disc. Have your dog stand on top of the object and then throw the frisbee to them and see if they jump off the prop just to catch the frisbee. Jumping off a starting point will allow your dog to get even more height.
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Jump really high
Keep flying the frisbee higher and give your dog a chance to jump. Practice jumping off objects or running and jumping off things like rocks, the couch or specially designed dog ramps. Your dog will soon have a knack for running and jumping and be flying as high as the frisbee before it floats down!
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More Fun Ideas...

Frisbee Treats

Balance some treats on top of the frisbee before you throw it. Toss the disc and watch as the treats go flying in every direction. Your pup will love retrieving them, for sure!

Running

Bring your dog for a short run around the block. Frisbee can require endurance and strength so getting your pup in running shape will improve their game

Conclusion

Frisbee is a perfect game for a dog. In fact, it is almost as if frisbee was designed for pups! You will never have to train alone or look for someone to play frisbee with as long as you have your dog around. Playing singles or doubles, jumping high or diving to catch the disc, your pup will love the game! So grab your frisbee and head to a nice field, lake or beach where you can throw far and for as long as you'd like.