Disc Dog

“I have come to trust Your Dog’s Friend as an authority on all things dog, and the all-positive training has been terrific. If I could give the place 6 stars, I would!”
 – P.B., Washington, DC

About this Class:

If your dog loves retrieving, why not take it to the next level? You will learn different methods and styles for effectively throwing a flying disc, and you and your dog will learn various tricks with the disc. Disc Dog can be done for fun or competition.

Prerequisite: Since all class work will be off-leash, your dog must have a reliable recall. There also must be no indication that your dog will have any unprovoked aggression toward other dogs. Your dog should actively retrieve, although homework will help you improve this skill. Finally, it is highly recommended that you have an appropriate practice location outside of class where you can practice with your dog between classes. Peter Williams is a 4-time Disc Dog World Finalist and a 2-time Disc Dog Regional Champion.

The Sport: Disc Dog is another name for what is sometimes called Frisbee Dog. The term “Disc” is preferred because “Frisbee” is a trademarked term for a brand of flying disc. In Disc Dog competitions, one disc-throwing handler and one dog form a working team. Formats are usually “toss and fetch” or “freestyle” events. In toss and fetch events, the human throws a disc for the dog to catch at varying distances. In freestyle events, a team will perform a short routine, from about 90 seconds to two minutes, choreographed to music, with multiple discs in play.

Peter Williams

Fee: $160, includes competition disc

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