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DISC DOG!- For Competiton Or Just For Fun!!
So we bet you are wondering just how much training might be involved in disc dog training?? Actually it is surprising how not only the disc dog requires training, but so does the handler, the one who throws the disc to the dog.
The handler’s portion of disc dog training is learning how to hold the disc properly with four fingers under the lip, and the thumb extended over the disc, as you might hold a dinner plate upside down that you fear breaking. Once you release the disc you will be following through not only with your wrist but you need to make a snapping motion with your entire hand, arm, and even shoulder and the best throwers utilize their entire body. To give the disc the stability it needs for proper flight, the disc needs to be spinning, and a follow through is what gives it spin.
The handler needs to learn how to throw the disc in a backhanded motion, so that frequently one will see handlers throwing it from the opposite shoulder in order to have all the spin and strength needed for the disc to fly up high and then float. Learning how to make good throws is tantamount to teaching your dog to catch the disc. If all your throws go wildly this way or that, the canine will not have the intelligence to figure out the throws until it can spot the disc, but if your throws are good, then you and your dog will begin to work with you as a team.
Of course the safety of the dog is always a prime directive. Thus be sure to have your dog immunized with all shots and keep your best friend dewormed as well. Check the nails and teeth of your dog before and after all disc dog training, for it is imperative that the dog be as healthy as possible. Some of the best dog trainers train their disc dogs exceedingly slowly starting by putting food or water into the disc so that the dog associates the disc with good things. When ready, after a few days, you might wish to roll the disc about and try to get the dog to chase it. If it does chase it, be sure and praise very highly and use tremendous excitement in your voice.
Never throw a disc at the dog directly, but allow the dog to be able to track the disc and prepare itself on how to catch it. For extra hover time, consider throwing into the wind.
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