Teach Your Dog to Play Frisbee

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Come On in My Kitchen
Your dog will dig his disk if you put his food in it. Take the platter away when he's finished eating so that it doesn't become a chew toy.


Shake, Rattle and Roll
When your pup feels peppy, get down on his level and talk excitedly to him. Then roll and shake the disk.

Fakin' It
Still at your dog's level, fake tossing or rolling the disk. When he realizes he's been duped and starts to run for the toy, hold it out. After he grabs it, give a tug to make sure he is grasping it firmly. Then praise him. Repeat several times.

Get It While You Can
Position your dog directly in front of you - so close you can almost hand him the disk. Now toss it to him. Praise him if he catches it. If he misses, don't let him pick it up. He only gets to keep it if he gets it in the air.

Go Your Own Way
Position your dog by your left side if you are right-handed and make the same sort of short toss you did in the last step. The difference is that now your dog is moving to the disk, rather than having it come to him. If he catches it, praise him. Then gradually extend the distance on subsequent tosses.

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Article courtesy of PETsMART.com

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