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Old 01-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to teach my year-old puppy to catch the frisbee without jumping for it. I throw it about 30' keeping it low, a slow toss. I know that a high throw is bad, and I've seen other dogs leap up, twisting their backs, and then land hard. But my puppy still does like to take a jump at it. I was wondering just how much of a jump is safe?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not just jumping. Jax blew her knew out coming to a sudden stop. Keep the throws low and short so he's not coming up to top speed and coming to a jarring stop. Personally, I'll never play frisbee with a dog again. $10 frisbee = going on $5000 in diagnosis, surgery, after care of ACL and almost 2 years of lost time for her.
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Yikes! Poor Jax, and poor your wallet! I definitely don't want to go that route. I'm just playing in my yard with it, and so far the only injuries he's gotten are small sores on his legs, below the hocks, from rubbing them against the rough frozen snow. If it's not one thing, it's another...
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I was playing in my yard too.

Keep the throws short and low. Make sure the grass isn't wet.
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I think certain breeds are less prone to injuries when it comes to jumping high to catch the frisbee.
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