: What is the Right Age to teach a german shepherd to play Frisbee ?
i wanted to know when is the right age to teach a german shepherd to play frisbee my german shepherd puppy is 2.5 months and he cant hold a frisbee with his mouth so i just wanted to know the age :D ?
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Answer by cherry
Well obviously not yet. Patience lol.
Also, you shouldn't be stressing his bones/joints too much while he's developing.
Answer by Cookie
DO NOT allow your GSD to jump for a frisbee until the growth plates have closed in his legs, usually by 18 months to 2 years. In the meantime, you can teach him to retrieve, even at the tender age of 2.5 months.
Answer by King Les The Lofty
I’m sure there is a relationship between expensive ACL operations (which are followed by a very long recovery period) and frisbee catching. In the first address below, look in Links => Diseases_&_Disorders => Knees to read about anterior cruciate ligament problems.
Dogs are designed to land on the FRONT legs first, to absorb the shock/momentum imparted by gravity. But dogs leaping for frisbees or high-thrown balls tend to land on their rear legs, and pop goes one or both ACLs…
Diving into water to retrieve from the bottom of the river or pond is another activity that sensible dog owners will NOT train their dog to do.
And it’s time you learned that there is no word “german”, and that a “shepherd” is a person.
Our canine breed is the German Shepherd Dog – 3 words in the English translation of its real name, and so 3 capital letters needed.
• To ask about GSDs, join some of the 400+ YahooGroups dedicated to various aspects of living with GSDs. Each group’s Home page tells you which aspects they like to discuss, and how active they are. Unlike YA, they are set up so that you can have an ongoing discussion with follow-up questions for clarification. Most allow you to include photos.
Les P, owner of GSD_Friendly. “In GSDs” as of 1967
Answer by Sammy
Start off by playing with the frisbee with him when he can hold it, to increase his interest. Play tug with it for example. As he grows, start to throw it, but low to the ground, as you don’t want to stress his joints and bones while he’s growing. When he is grown fully, or at about 12 months, start throwing it a little higher. By 18 months he should be fully grown and almost completely developed, but it may be best to wait until 2 yrs, this would be the age where you can start him jumping for it. Hope this helps :)
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