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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:12 pm 
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Has a dog and a disc

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My 3 year old Aussie has been jumping to catch the disc for 2 years now, every time. He has figured out that he no longer has to jump to get the disc. He just runs, tracks it and ends up at the correct place where the disc comes to him. I had the vet check him out and he is fit as a fiddle. He still get really excited to play disc and will keep going and going and going but 1 out of 20 throws he jumps.

What do I do?

Any advice would be greatly appreached.

Dave and Bentley


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 8:27 am 
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How about teaching jump as a separate trick?

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 8:24 pm 
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Actually Dave, what usually gets a dog to jump for discs is to increase their drive for the disc. So, work on doing a lot of tugging, and bite work with him. Also rollers are good for helping to build drive. Keep your game short, always quit while he's high. Once the dogs drive increases he won't want to let it come down to catch it, he will attack it as soon as he can in the air. D@D

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 2:50 pm 
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Has a dog and a disc

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Thank you for the advice, I will work on that


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