Does your Boston Terrier have boundless energy and enthusiasm? If so, teaching him or her to catch a Frisbee is the perfect way to put all that energy to good use.
Not only is it fun for your pup, but it’s also a great way for you and your four-legged friend to bond.
Read on for step-by-step instructions that will get your Boston Terrier catching Frisbees in no time!
Teaching Your Boston Terrier To Catch A Frisbee
Step By Step – Teaching Your Boston To Catch A Frisbee
Step One: Introducing the Frisbee
The first thing you’ll want to do is introduce the Frisbee to your Boston. Show it off and let them sniff it, but do not let them take it from you just yet! This is important because we don’t want our pup getting too excited right away; we need them to understand that the game isn’t over until we say it’s over.
After they’ve had enough of sniffing, start rolling the frisbee on the ground back and forth with them. This will give them an understanding of what they are trying to do later when they actually have to grab the frisbee out of midair.
Step Two: Getting Ready To Throw The Frisbee
Now that they know what they are doing with the frisbee, let’s get ready for their first catch! Give them a command such as “get ready” or “watch me” before you throw the frisbee so that they know something special is about to happen.
Make sure you throw the frisbee low and slow at first; this will help ensure that your pup has an easier time catching it in midair. You can gradually increase both height and speed as your pup gets better at catching it.
Step Three: Catching The Frisbee
When throwing the frisbee, aim slightly ahead of your pup so that he or she can run into position before catching it in midair. Don’t forget those treats!
If they do end up catching it, make sure you reward them with lots of praise and treats–this will help reinforce their positive behavior.
After each successful catch, be sure to have a game of tug-of-war or close quick fetch with the frisbee so that your pup doesn’t get bored too quickly!
Video Tutorial – How To Teach Your Dog To Fetch
If you are a visual person, we have you covered. Here is a great video that walks you through how to teach your dog to play frisbee.
Why should you teach your Boston Terrier to play frisbee?
There are a number of reasons why you should teach your Boston Terrier to play frisbee. First and foremost, it’s a great way to bond with your pup and give them some quality exercise. Second, it’s a fun and exciting activity that both you and your dog can enjoy. Finally, it’s a great way to help your Boston burn off some of its excess energy.
How long will it take to teach your Boston Terrier to play frisbee?
It is going to take, on average, 12+ tries before your Boston is going to pick up on this new command.
These findings come from a poll conducted on the Boston Terrier Society’s Twitter community. With over 44+ Boston Parents responding, the majority state it takes their Boston 12+ attempts before they learn a new command.
See the poll here…I may have spelled try funny, but the information is all the same 🙂
What are some other essential commands I should teach my Boston Terrier before we learn to play frisbee?
Some other essential commands to teach your Boston Terrier before learning to play frisbee include sit, stay, come, and down. If your Boston is already familiar with these commands, playing frisbee will be much easier for both of you.
Read this list of essential obedience training your Boston should know before you start teaching them tricks: The 10 Most Important Commands To Teach Your Boston Terrier!
How soon can I start teaching my Boston Terrier to play frisbee?
It is recommended to start training your Boston Terrier basic commands as young as 12 weeks old. This will give them enough time to learn the basic commands needed to successfully play the game.
Here is a list of the ten basic commands to learn: The 10 Most Important Commands To Teach Your Boston Terrier!
What should I avoid doing when teaching my Boston Terrier to play frisbee?
Do not throw the frisbee too high or too fast at first, as your Boston may have difficulty catching it. Additionally, avoid using words such as “no” or “stop” when playing frisbee; doing so may confuse your pup and make the game more difficult. Be sure to always use positive reinforcement (praise and treats) after a successful catch.
What other epic dog tricks can I teach my Boston Terrier?
Some additional epic tricks you can teach your Boston Terrier include rolling over, playing dead, and sitting pretty. With a little bit of patience and training, your Boston will be able to perform these tricks flawlessly.
Read this article where we cover fifteen amazing tricks you can teach your Boston: 15 Epic Tricks You Can Teach Your Boston!
Overall, teaching your Boston Terrier how to catch a Frisbee is both fun and rewarding for both you and your Boston!
With patience and practice, watch as your four-legged friend transforms into an expert catcher in no time at all! So grab some treats, head outside into some open space, and get ready for some fun times ahead with Fido catching his very first Frisbees!
If you want to learn more commands and tricks you can teach your Boston Terrier, be sure to visit our article, 49 Commands And Tricks You Can Teach Your Boston!