Canine Disc (Frisbee) is gaining popularity in Australia. PADS is an affiliate of Canine Disc Australia (CDA) – the body which oversees the dog sport in Australia.
Purpose of the class:
The skill of the sport is for the dog to catch and retrieve the disc over certain distances within a designated time.
Freestyle skill is a new concept being promoted where the handler and dog perform various skills and movements usually to 90 seconds of music.
Instructors provide advice on proper disc throwing techniques and dog management with emphasis on health and safety issues.
Dog’s age: Pups can attend training and even competitions, from 16 weeks of age BUT you have to discipline yourself to only roll the disc for the pup. We don’t want your pup jumping for a disc until it is more developed (growth plates and joints have matured). This is to ensure a longer performance life for your canine athlete!
- 16 weeks – come to training AND compete with rolling discs (Not For Competition rounds)
- 12 months – OK to start jumping for discs at training
- 18 months – your canine athlete can jump for discs in competitions
Please make yourself aware of the PADS vaccination policy; see Club Policies prior to attending classes.
When are classes held?
Tuesday evenings 6.45pm for 7.00-8.30pm class.
Introduction to Disc is held on the first Tuesday of every month for anyone wanting to come along and try the sport.
$5.00 per training night per handler (up to two dogs). Must be a current financial member to train.