Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
[QUOTE=lauren43;5748185]Liesje, how did you work with your pup appropriately for disc dog ( I'm super interested in the sport)...but I know it can be high impact for growing puppies.
Keep him on the ground. I don't throw far anymore. When I started, he could catch pretty long throws but never jumped up to get them. I was using a disc that's actually a water toy, heavy and soft. He would get under it and let it fall into his mouth. Once he started jumping for it, I quit those long tosses. Now I only toss in my front yard about 10-20' tosses, or I throw longer "rollers". I also waiting until he had his hips and elbows checked before doing any disc at all. We do stuff that doesn't involve jumping and catching, like going around my body both ways, going through my legs, *waiting* in front of me and actually paying attention to my hand signals (not just running in circles until I throw a disc). He's never going to do the trick type stuff like vaults and flips, he will to the toss and catch and some of the UpDog games that are more appropriate for the breed/size.