by Nancy E. Hassel, LIPetPlace.com
Earlier today in Sayville a few hundred people came out in the morning despite the heat to watch the Frisbee competition, Everything’s Jake VI New York State Disc Dog Championship. Held yearly at Gilette Park in Sayville, many local and some out of town dogs and their owners competed in the Frisbee Dog Competition. Many of the breeds were the typical Border Collies and Australian Shepherds – but amongst the speed demons were a few that stood out, like Clancy the female Great Dane who jump so high into the air, seemingly straight up, to catch the Frisbee the crowd went nuts! I happen to love Great Dane’s and have known a few in my life, but have never seen one so agile as this girl.
Another dog was Bubbles an interesting mix, of Blue Heeler and Bulldog, small, but very cute and did a great job. And of course there was the Jack Russell, (Parson Russell for you purists out there), mix who did excellent too. (See the cover photo for an example!).
Frisbee competitions are rare here on LI vs. agility, obedience and rally competitions and it’s really fun event to witness – the crowd gets really into it too. I know I was cheering when the Dane jumped, what looked like 4 feet into the air! These dogs are really focused and if your interested in getting involved with your dog check out the Mid-Atlantic Disc Dogs website to learn more.
I would say as with anything with your dog, give it time, some dogs take to it quicker than others, and for some dogs the Frisbee may not be his thing. My own dog Max would rather chew the Frisbee than catch it, he prefers jumping for a tennis ball.
For more information on Everything’s Jake Disc Dog contact Dan Heuber email firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the photo’s below!
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