Another fun activity you can do at home with your dog that can turn into something you can compete with is DISC. Disc Dog or also known as Frisbee Dog is a legitimate dog sport with competitions across the country. In these competitions, dogs and their people compete in different categories such a distance catching or free style catching. Freestyle catching is when the dog jumps over and around his handler catching discs. Distance is exactly how it sounds, you and your dog are judged by the distance of the throw/catch. Disc Dog is a way for dog and handler to build a close working bond together. The equipment is very inexpensive, it’s simply a few frisbee discs you can pick up at any pet store. There are discs in different sizes for different sized dogs.
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Flyball is a fun, interactive team sport for both you and your dog. Four dogs and 4 handlers work together in a relay race. The race is timed and includes low jumps and the retrieve of a ball that is triggered by a spring loaded box at the end. The dog races down the lane over 4 jumps, triggers the ball and grabs it and runs back over 4 jumps. The second dog passes the first dog over the start/finish line and so on. The dogs are released one at a time until all 4 dogs have run their turn. Two lanes of dogs race side by side. The first team to have all four dogs complete the course wins the heat. It is fun and exciting, for the dogs, handlers and spectators. The only requirements are lots of energy and a desire to work. All of the other skills can be taught.