Dogs love to play fetch. As such, you may throw a stick, ball or toy for your dog to retrieve and bring back to you. However, after a while, fetch loses some of the benefits for your dog as it gets boring and repetitive. If you are looking to spice things up and challenge your pup, consider Frisbee. While Frisbee may seem like just another type of fetch game, it provides additional benefits beyond the standard game of fetch. Here are a few of the additional benefits as well as information on dog safe discs.
More Physically Challenging
One of the benefits that Frisbee has over regular fetch is that it is more physically challenging. This helps to keep your dog in shape and helps them work out other muscles that they don't work out when playing fetch. When you play fetch, you throw a toy or rope and your dog catches it on the ground. With a Frisbee, you throw it in the air, and your dog typically jumps to catch it, which increases the physical challenge of the game.
Challenges Your Dog's Mind
In addition to being more physically challenging, Frisbee is more mentally challenging for a dog. They have to think about where the disc is going and focus on their coordination. It takes skill to run, jump and catch all at the same time. You can also work on your obedience skills, such as catch, retrieve or return, all of which also stimulate the mind.
Continues to Challenge the Dog
The last benefit that Frisbee has over fetch is that the game can continue to challenge your dog. It won't get boring or become routine. You can continue to develop skills and help keep things interesting. You can throw the disc higher, further or start doing tricks like throwing it over your shoulder. This keeps the dog active, their mind engaged and helps to prevent the game from becoming routine.
The Best Discs for Dogs
When you are looking to buy a Frisbee disc, be sure to purchase one made specifically for dogs. Regular Frisbees can be made from a hard material that can be rough on your dog's teeth and jaw and is not shaped to fit in their mouths. Some of the best ones include the Booda Tail-Spin Flier, Zogoflex Zisc from West Paw Designs, Chuckit! Flying Squirrel, KONG Rubber Flyer and Floppy Disc Soft Flying Disc Toy. All of these discs are designed to be safe for your dog and fun. If you are looking for a little more encouragement, just look at what these two have accomplished with practice, practice, practice! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM_YGFQH8iw
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