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I'm super excited, I just ordered a Hyperflite Frostbite disk.

Last week a purchased a rubber frisbee from petsmart. Don't get me wrong, Chester loves the thing, even better than his rope.. But once the rubber disk was slightly bent and then frozen (while playing with it) It no longer flew right. This happened within the first session. I had started teaching Chester to catch it, and he was doing well, but if I wanted to throw farther, it would go to quickly because it was not spinning properly, and then go to the ground in a quick drop due to the frisbee being bent. So I did some research and I decided that I the Hyperflite frostbite disk would be the best for my needs. I really hope it flies nicely and does okay for beginners.
This is the disk:
https://www.skyhoundz.com/store/product-info.php?pid17.html

I was also curious if any of you are into frisbee with your dogs. Any tips? What do you use?

Thanks for your time.
 

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Yep.
Always buy two alike, and use the second to reward your dog for retrieving the first.
Second, be aware that leaping straight up or jumping high is high impact activity and risky for dogs, especially large or heavy or long-bodied dogs. Dogs don't know when to stop, they will say Faster! Higher! So it's up to us to tone things down. Some days, just fly the frisbee low, or play a different game. Dynamo played frisbee every day, sometimes twice a day. She loved taking flying leaps straight up in the air, I limited my throws but probably still over did it, as she injured her knee (cruciate ligiment) and required surgical replacement at 6 yrs.
Have lots of fun and a little common sense (unlike me and Dynamo)
 
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Yep.
Always buy two alike, and use the second to reward your dog for retrieving the first.
Second, be aware that leaping straight up or jumping high is high impact activity and risky for dogs, especially large or heavy or long-bodied dogs. Dogs don't know when to stop, they will say Faster! Higher! So it's up to us to tone things down. Some days, just fly the frisbee low, or play a different game. Dynamo played frisbee every day, sometimes twice a day. She loved taking flying leaps straight up in the air, I limited my throws but probably still over did it, as she injured her knee (cruciate ligiment) and required surgical replacement at 6 yrs.
Have lots of fun and a little common sense (unlike me and Dynamo)
Alright, Thanks for the advice. Thankfully Chester is not a really big dog. He is just under 47lbs so he is kinda medium sized. But I'm sure any dog could be injured by too much frisbee, so I will be on the watch for that. I hope Dynamo's knee is restored to normal now.
 

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Alright, Thanks for the advice. Thankfully Chester is not a really big dog. He is just under 47lbs so he is kinda medium sized. But I'm sure any dog could be injured by too much frisbee, so I will be on the watch for that. I hope Dynamo's knee is restored to normal now.
She's a dog of my past, but yes, surgery was successul. Sports injuries come with the territory. If your dog really goes nuts, then you might want ask "how much, how often, and how high" from people who compete. If he's casual about it, no worries.
 

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My girl's 10.5 and is still playing frisbee. This is her absolute favorite. It flies well and is easy on the mouth, which always concerned me when using hard plastic frisbees. After a few months of having a new one, she decides it must die and then proceeds to rip the center of it into shreds. We may still get a few months' of play time until it utterly gives up the ghost. But her great enjoyment of "killing" it is worth the price of a new one.
 

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My girl's 10.5 and is still playing frisbee. This is her absolute favorite. It flies well and is easy on the mouth, which always concerned me when using hard plastic frisbees. After a few months of having a new one, she decides it must die and then proceeds to rip the center of it into shreds. We may still get a few months' of play time until it utterly gives up the ghost. But her great enjoyment of "killing" it is worth the price of a new one.
Oooh yay! That's wonderful.
I always used the soft floating nylon one, but never played tug with (because I'm that cheap).
 

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I'd always wanted a dog that would catch a Frisbee and never had one until Winston. He. LOVES. Frisbee. He knows the word "Friz" (my nickname for his Frisbee) and gets so excited when I say it. I started spelling it out "F-R-I..." when I'd talk about it but not want him to get excited. Crazy dog now knows what "F-R-I" means and that's become another nickname for the Frisbee! LOL! It's gotten to the point that all I have to do is say, "Do you want..." and he's staring at me with one lip tucked in his teeth, ears up, head cocked to the side as if he's saying, "Do I want what?? Do I want Friz?? Are you about to say FRIZ?????"

He has become very good at catching it and has always brought it back to me and shoved it into my hand to throw again. He also doesn't destroy his. He has three of them because he loses them occasionally (but they always turn up). I've left him with a Friz all day when I'm at work and he never hurts it. He meets me at the door with it in his mouth though, ready to go!

I use the soft ones kind of like BellaScarlett linked to, only I buy the $5 ones at Tractor Supply with the TSC logo on them. Winston came from TSC, so I figure it's fitting. LOL.

I will say sometimes he'll go so hard after them that I cringe. He's flipped himself completely over trying to get one before it hits the ground, and he jumps very high when he goes after some of them. He's only 1.5 years old, and has been "Frizzing" for quite a while now. He's a 67 lb. dog, so he hits the ground fairly hard. So far he's been fine. I will limit him when it's really hot out because I swear he'd chase the thing until he passed out from heat exhaustion. And he doesn't really like doing it when it's super wet/muddy out. He lets me know when he's not into it for whatever reason, he just doesn't bring it back. It's very unusual for him to do this, so I take it that he has his reasons. 99% of the time I have to end the Frisbee session because contrary to what he thinks, I cannot stand outside for hours on end throwing him his slobbery, nasty Frisbee to his little heart's content. It's kind of addictive though. Every time he makes a super cool catch, I can't help but reward him by throwing it again for him. Such great exercise for him. I can tell a difference when we haven't gotten any Frisbee in for a couple days.

Have fun!
 

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Kong frisbee ( flyer toy). Stays pliable in the coldest weather and is durable as any and more than most. No problem using it as a tug toy upon proper delivery after a good catch.

Not the best floater by any means so one has to play into the wind to get adequate hang time and give the dog a fair chance.
 

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He. LOVES. Frisbee. He knows the word "Friz" (my nickname for his Frisbee) and gets so excited when I say it. I started spelling it out "F-R-I..." when I'd talk about it but not want him to get excited. Crazy dog now knows what "F-R-I" means and that's become another nickname for the Frisbee! LOL! It's gotten to the point that all I have to do is say, "Do you want..." and he's staring at me with one lip tucked in his teeth, ears up, head cocked to the side as if he's saying, "Do I want what?? Do I want Friz?? Are you about to say FRIZ?????"
Testimony to how quickly a dog can learn and how perceptive they are when anticipation is involved.
 

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Testimony to how quickly a dog can learn and how perceptive they are when anticipation is involved.
So true.
He probably has the biggest "vocabulary" of any of the dogs I've ever owned. Maybe it's because I talk to him like he's my child instead of my dog. His two main "in house" toys are his rope "Tugsy" and a stuffed "Penguin" that he just got after Christmas. Tugsy was always his favorite, and he got very good at playing hide-and-seek with it. I put him in sit-stay in the bedroom and go off to the other side of the house and hide Tugsy, then come back and tell him to go find it. Off he goes and he looks and looks until he finds it, then comes romping back with it and we celebrate with a little tug-o-war. Now that Penguin has hit the scene, he seems to prefer him to Tugsy for hide-and-seek. But the cool thing is, if they are both laying on the floor, I can say, "Bring Penguin," or "Bring Tugsy," and he will bring the correct one. When we're outside, if I say, "Where's your Friz?" he'll go running off to find him and bring him to me. (Yes, Friz is a "him" LOL!)

And don't get me started on, "Do you wanna go to Granny's?" Oh boy! He runs to the truck ready to load up!

He's his mama's smart boy. :)
 

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I've been using the Hero Air 235 https://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_ID=2370 I don't leave toys like this with my dogs when I'm not home, they're only for interactive play with me, so I haven't had a problem with destruction. My puppy is only 30lbs as well so she's unlikely to destroy it quickly through regular play and tugging.

If you want to play more often with less risk of injury, learn to throw rollers. This is basically all I do with my pup right now since she's still under a year old. You can practice tricks and get your dog running without them jumping up or landing awkwardly. You can switch up some throws with some rollers to keep from overdoing it.
 
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I've been using the Hero Air 235 https://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_ID=2370 I don't leave toys like this with my dogs when I'm not home, they're only for interactive play with me, so I haven't had a problem with destruction. My puppy is only 30lbs as well so she's unlikely to destroy it quickly through regular play and tugging.

If you want to play more often with less risk of injury, learn to throw rollers. This is basically all I do with my pup right now since she's still under a year old. You can practice tricks and get your dog running without them jumping up or landing awkwardly. You can switch up some throws with some rollers to keep from overdoing it.
Hero makes some pretty nice disks. For summer use, I am thinking about the hero aero, which is the lighter version of the super hero, or a Hyperflight jawz k10. I really the the disks that hero makes and there prices are reasonable too. I just wish I could find a retailer near me, so I don't have to pay a shipping fee every time I order.
 
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