How to Teach a Dog to Play Fetch with a Frisbee

Your dog doesn't care about Frisbee. Your dog doesn't want to catch Frisbee. In this article we are going to share helpful tips how to teach your four-legged friend to jump for a flying disk.

Frisbee Dog Training Tips

Many dogs like to play Frisbee, although most of them do not know how to catch a flying disc. Take a little patience and follow the tips - after this, you and your pet can turn this into a fun and exciting game.
Note: This article assumes that your dog already knows how to catch a ball or similar object. If not, then teach the dog to do that. In addition, it is assumed that you know how to throw the disc correctly. If not, then learn how to throw the Frisbee to the left and to the right.



1. Buy at least 2 discs. Flying disks for people ("Frisbee") can harm your dog. Choose the one that is specifically a dog toy.
dog Frisbee toys online2. Teach your dog to enjoy the game process, stimulating him with very positive things. For example:

  • Use the disc as a bowl for food during a week.
  • Rub the disc with a sausage and praise your dog after he brings it.
  • Play tug-of-war using the disc to. Always let your dog win. Do not tear the disc from the dog's mouth.
  • Reward for any behavior that leads to the capture of the disc. This means that even if your dog jumps up and snatches a disc from your hands without waiting for your throw, then this is also a positive result!
  • Never ask the dog to release the disc. Always use the second disc to induce the dog to spit the first one out. Remember, always encourage the dog for bringing the disc.

3. Throw "rollers". Instead of throwing a disk in the air, throw it so that it rolls on the ground like a wheel. This makes it easier to catch the disc.
4. Alternate throw "rollers" with throw into the air. Start with close, slow throws, also be very careful not to hit the dog with the disc. At first, your dog will most likely not be able to catch the disc before it falls on the ground. Moreover, before he catches it in the air, you need to make 100 or more shots. Be patient!
5. Eventually, your dog will get used to flying disks, learn to fetch it in the air, and, ultimately, catch it before it falls. This is what you've been waiting for! Congratulations, now you have a dog that can catch a disc.
6. Prepare to be surprised.

Young dogs

Frisbee toys for big toys1. Teach them to fetch. Bend a little, keep the Frisbee in your hand, horizontally to the ground, at the height of the dog's mouth. Then let him grab the disc, before you throw it. Ask him to spit it out and immediately grab the disc. Now graciously praise the dog, saying "good boy (girl)" and repeat the procedure several more times.
2. Teach to run and fetch. Now do the same exercise, just move with the disc in a circle, away from the dog, keeping it at the height of the dog's mouth.
3.Teach to jump and fetch. Now stand upright, hold the Frisbee above the level of the dog's mouth. So the dog needs to jump to grab it. After a while, release the Frisbee just before the dog makes the jump. Do this several times.
4. The tips described above are more suitable for adult dogs. If you are training a young puppy, you may have to repeat all that much more times before he is ready to chase the Frisbee.

Useful Advice

  • If your dog from the first capture leaves holes from the tooth in the disc, get a softer model.
  • Remember that any dog, regardless its breed and size, can learn how to catch a disc.
  • Remember that patience is a key to success, so do not give up!
  • Remember that for small puppies you can take a smaller disk.



  • If you start to get angry or upset, take a break. The only thing your dog will learn when you are angry is fear.
  • Do not use hard plastic Frisbee, which are sold at most pet stores. These discs cut the dog's mouth, and can even crack when it catches them.
  • If your dog doesn’t stand near you, you should work on this before working with the disc.
  • Do not let your dog chew the disc.
  • Do not allow dogs less than one year old to bounce behind the disc. It can badly affect their joints. Stick to "rollers", in which the disc does not take off into the air.