Apple can now catch 90% of the frisbees! that's my girl!

  1. honestly, it's been one of the easiest experiences I've had with my dog, she will absolutely engage in whatever activity I'm doing (check that first, match your boy's energy with silly happiness lol )

  2. We started when she was a few months old. She didn’t get it until one day it just clicked. Keep trying and eventually it will click with your pup too!

  3. What age did you start at? Our breeder gave us this absolutely horrific packet of how impact can injure growing pups, and I am absolutely anxious.

  4. Don't want to scare you but my Aussie just tore her 2nd CCL and meniscus last weekend. Last year when the first knee went, she was running after a groundhog. This year, she was tossing a pine cone around not even running and it went. I know there's so many injuries to worry about but you can't predict when they'll happen. Thats how I got about it now. I can't worry about when she'll get injured. Just worry after.

  5. oh, i just started this year, my dog is 4 years old...basically my dog is a hand-me-down from a cousin who "no longer needed her" (she was used only for breeding :( )

  6. I wouldn't be too anxious - just do some research on appropriate activities to do with young dogs (free play, flat work, etc.). Growing puppies have spongy bones and soft tissues. Their growth plates calcify over by about 12-18 months old. So, you should absolutely limit high-impact activities (like catching a frisbee or even jogging on hard surfaces) until at least that age. It's for this reason that a dog can't even compete in ASCA agility until 18 months of age (it's 15 months in AKC).

  7. I was thinking - wow our Aussie just ran after the frisbee and knew to jump and catch it. No training at all. But then I remembered that he did watch another Aussie disc a bunch of times as a young guy. So I guess he knew what to do with it? Monkey See Monkey Do,

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