Life hasn’t stopped since your puppy entered the scene. The day now starts early with taking the little guy out to go to the toilet. Then by the time you’ve finished breakfast they seem to need it again. Somehow having a puppy is nearly as hard work as a baby, especially to start with. But you are making progress. They are learning the ropes and even picking up some basic commands, such as ‘sit’ and ‘roll over’. However, one thing they’re not so good at is catching. You’d love to be able to take ol' fuzzball out and play fetch with a frisbee. But for them to be able to do that they first need to catch the frisbee.
There are good reasons to train your puppy to catch a frisbee. The main one is that they will have an incredible amount of fun. So much fun that you won’t be able to resist putting 101 photos on social media.
If you’re enthusiastic and energetic then training your puppy to catch a frisbee is relatively straightforward. The biggest hurdle is getting them excited by the frisbee in the first place. Fortunately, even that’s pretty easy. You just need to get animated and associate it with toys and treats. Training will consist partly of showing them how it’s done. Then you just need to reinforce training with consistent practice.
Because they are a puppy, they should be fast learners and raring to go. This means you could see results in just a matter of days. However, if they’re easily distracted you may need up to 10 days. Get this training right and you have a fantastic way to exercise your pup, which is particularly useful if you have a large puppy with plenty of energy. In addition, this training and play could also be decent exercise for you.
Before you can set to work, you need to make sure you have a few essentials. The most important requirement is a frisbee. Brightly colored ones often work particularly well. You will also need plenty of space to practice, such as a large yard or local fields.
Set aside 15 minutes each day for training. You will also need a friend for one of the methods below. Toys, treats and a clicker will also be required.
Once you have all that, just bring patience and a proactive attitude, then work can begin!