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Disc Dogs!

If you are looking to adopt or buy a discus dog, then you have come to the right place. Many dog ​​breeds for sale or adoption make good discus dogs, but in general you will probably be looking for a mixed breed. Border Collies, Blue Heelers, and Australian Shepards or mixtures thereof are historically the best breeds for disc training. Keep in mind that some of the best in the world have also been German Shepherds and Labradors, among others, so don’t limit yourself to a certain breed or mix. Do your research and determine which discus dog might be best for you as a pet and as a competitor.

Most people think that when they are ready to select a good discus dog, they should have a puppy and train him from eight weeks of age. This is not necessarily true. You should visit the dogs for sale or adoption that you are considering and see which ones are most interested in the disc. Some puppies may not be interested at all, but they grow up. Some may lose their interest as they age. Selecting an older dog that is interested might be a safer way to go if you are determined to train and get your dog to compete.

Sheepdogs instinctively want to herd things towards their owners. This can include pucks and balls, making chasing, catching, and returning behavior fairly easy to teach. When considering a sheepdog as a pet, keep in mind that its instincts are very strong. They need to work and run. Herding is a predatory behavior, modified by training. Border collies herd standing in front of the animals and looking at them. Blue Heelers will pinch the heels of the animals it is herding. If you plan to have a sheepdog around children, then it is very important to train the dog not to chase children. Constant contact and exposure to children is recommended. They can be very kind and compassionate to children and adults if they are used to being around them. If not, they will likely try to herd you, nipping at your heels or staring at you without letting you pass. When adopting or buying a sheepdog, be responsible for its training around people. Make sure you have the time and space to keep these active dogs entertained.

Make sure the dog you adopt or buy has the personality to be a good disco dog. Obedience training is important from the beginning. If you plan to train your dog to compete, choose one that has an even temperament so that it is safe to be off leash with other dogs and humans. Make sure the dog you are choosing is healthy enough to go through the rigorous training required to prepare it for competition. The hips should be in great shape before attempting high jumps and landings, so have your dog examined by a vet before starting. If you choose a puppy, keep in mind that it could be about a year before he is ready for disc dog competition training. Once you have adopted or purchased your dog, remember that rule number one is to have fun together.

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