Friday, July 6, 2007

Spotlight Sport: Disc Dog

It's been around since the 1970's, born out of the recreational game of Frisbee, the sport of Disc Dog is continually growing in popularity and evolving in creativity!

There are two basic categories to compete in: Toss and Fetch and Freestyle.

In Toss and Fetch the object is simple. Your dog earns points for distance of which he catches the disc. You have an allotted time (usually 60 seconds) to toss out as many discs as you can, and have your dog catch them all. Many earn extra points if the dog catches the disc completely airborne.

Freestyle is the crowd pleaser! Single handler or Pairs, you choreograph a routine that includes tricks, jumps and of course catching that disc! Anywhere from 60 seconds to 3 minutes you have to wow the judges with your creativity and skill.

If you want a great sport to bond with your pup, or think you have what it takes to be a champion Disc Dog, check out these organizations for local clubs and events. You can also check out your local training centres as many offer classes and seminars for Disc Dog.
Sky Houndz
International Disc Dog Handler's Association
Flying Disc Dog Open
UFO World Cup

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