|Rocco got a chance to try his own paw at the toss and fetch competition|
First, we had a great outing at our first USDAA agility trial, and then we spent the day at the Disc Dog Southern Nationals where we got some great disc dog tips from our pals Melissa Heeter and Marni Brown.
Rocco's learning to grab the disc and retrieve it when I roll it on the ground. We haven't advance to catching it in the air yet, but it's still great exercise for both of us as we combine chase games (Rocco chases me) with fetch and retrieve to help build our bond, drive and focus.
If you're interested in having fun with your dog with disc games, check out this new book from Disc Dog World Champion Melissa Heeter.
Champion Disc Dog!: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Dog Airborne in 18 Days includes a DVD, making it a super value with easy to follow instruction and lots of photos. While the book and DVD provide thorough instruction on every phase of the sport, Heeter also emphasizes the benefits of exercise, safety and bonding with your dog.
Check it out! We're having lots of fun with it!
|Melissa shows her technique at an event we attended last year|
We had lots of fun and Rocco earned a couple of first place and qualifying ribbons too! This weekend we're heading to our first AKC trial. We'll let you know how that goes!
Does your dog like to play disc dog games? Or is agility more your style? Of course you can do both. The variety keeps it interesting and fun, and provides another cross-training opportunity to improve overall fitness for both you and your pup!
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