Disc Dogs is a frisbee-based sport affiliated with an American Association, UpDog. UpDog was introduced to Australia in February 2016. Competitions consist of various games requiring different throwing techniques and strategies. Handlers have the options of throwing discs in the air for their dogs to catch or rolling them on the ground. This enables all types of dogs to participate in Disc Dogs. All dogs are required to catch rollers if under 18 months of age. This is to ensure growth plates are fused before training jumping techniques.
Disc Dog classes involve learning disc throwing techniques, bite work (teaching your dog how to catch the disc) and how to play UpDog games in preparation for competitions.
Before commencing training in Disc Dogs, your dog must have completed at least the Beginner Canine Companion level. To sign up, put your name down on the Disc Dogs waiting list at the BDOC Office or please send an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org including the age your dog and Companion Class level completed.
For more information, please contact the Disc Dogs coordinators at email@example.com.