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Q: How do I teach my dog to catch a frisbee?

March 7, 2009 | By Peggy B. | 5 answers | Expired: 1950 days ago

Peggy B.

They just stand there and watch it and wait till it comes down. They will retrieve balls, but not very interested in the frisbee.

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Rose B.
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Mar 13, 2009

We can't get our dog to play with a frisbee either. Every time we throw it to him, he runs away from it.

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Karen M.
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Mar 10, 2009

Luckily, I've had dogs - past and present - who are very willing to go after the Frisbee. Although, not all of them came back with it! ;-) But I have heard that if you feed them using the Frisbee as the dish that might help make the association as a "good" thing. Good luck!

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Robyn
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Mar 07, 2009

I don't know, I have the same problem. One of my dogs takes the frisbee & keeps it, my other dog looks at me & wants me to get it.

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Pat T.
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Mar 07, 2009

Have you tried to play tug with the frisbee (and your dog, obviously)? If you can start by making the frisbee the "object of desire" as a playtoy then you could start throwing it very short distances and give your dog a BIG wonderful treat when they react AT ALL with it. You could drop the frisbee on the ground infront of them and if they even look at it say "YES" immediately and shove a treat in their mouth and say "good boy/girl". Just make it fun. If your dog/s are used to retrieving then you are half way there.

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Jeg3434
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Mar 07, 2009

Boy I don't know! My dogs love them and we can play for hours if I will last that long! Mabye some dogs do and some dogs just don't! Maybe throw them just a small ways more like a ball....

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