I bought him this frisbee thing from Petsmart with lambskin (fake) and a rop around the edge. He started jumping for it last week and today he accomplished a mid air catch.
I am so proud of him. Especially since my other two do not play at all.
|go pepsi...now when you come over, you and panda can take turns catching the frisbee...or more likely...first catch first serve|
|Why do I picture the two of them bodyslamming each other while trying to catch the frisbee? Midair collision
It would be a lot of fun watching them play together & wear them out quickly
|Go Pepsi! That's great!
Beau has just started jumping to catch things, too. We're still a long way from a mid-air catch, but he's getting the hang of it slowly.
Lennon chases the frisbee and catches it in mid air while he's running, but he has not mastered the jump and catch, probably because I'm a lousy thrower.
Go Pepsi!!!! Congrats!
|Winston will not play with anything that looks like a frisbee. He does know how to catch a ball and he does jump for it. I am also teaching him to play football. He is catching on fast. But I wish I could teach him to play with a frisbee.|
|You're all lucky! I've never had a dog that can catch anything. They look at it, I throw it and it smacks them in the face. Ding dongs!|
|Go Pepsi Go!
Elissa, Pepsi inspired me last night to see if Barney could be a 'catcher.' I tied his hair back so he could see and then started tossing the rope toy at him. He ran towards it...jumped up into the air...opened his mouth wide...and then got hit in the face and the rope hit the ground. Every time I tried. But I have hope...
|Pepsi is so proud...and now with less hair he seems to jump higher
Don't give up Steph. That is how I started with Pepsi.
I know Barney can learn to do it. Just got to get the eye, mouth coordination. I practiced catching with Popcorn.
Go Pepsi Go!
I tied his hair back so he could see and then started tossing the rope toy at him. He ran towards it...jumped up into the air...opened his mouth wide...and then got hit in the face and the rope hit the ground. quote]
My Ben too! Although he is awsome with a soccer ball!!!
|I know it's a dumb question, but you do have to tie back the hair, right? I believe it was Carl that made the case for sheepies being able to see inspite of the fall over their eyes. But I guess the sight is not clear enough for catching things. Right?|
|The clearer view they have of the things you throw at them, the better. There's no harm done to them by tying their hair for a while, as long as there's no dust or things that can get their eyes irritated. Lennon can catch balls much easier if he can actually see them coming with his hair back.|
|Beau could not see (when he was in full coat) so, I had to tie his hair back in order to go for a walk or potty outside. I saw him many times running into the fence because his hair was in his eyes.
He now has a puppy cut and it is much easier on me and him.
|Yay Pepsi! What a cool dude!. Sounds like fun to do and fun to watch!|
|For all of you that your sheepie won't catch, I found out that if I throw the ball up in the air in the direction of my Winston he caught on pretty fast that he was suppose to catch it in his mouth. So try throwing the ball up instead of at your dog and I think they will catch on. My friend has a dog that catches popcorn in his mouth. I have tried that with no luck.|
|I am by no means an expert in sheepdog vision, but I've found that Barney sees better without the hair in his eyes. He is in a pretty full coat right now and his hair hangs over his eyes and he consistently runs into parked cars on walks and the chairs in the house, etc. When I tie his hair back I believe that he runs into fewer objects, but I haven't done a scientific study on it
As for the throwing the ball up versus at the dog, I throw the ball up, just in the general direction of the incoming dog, so it is both up and at Barns. He just needs more practice
My bearded collie as a kid could catch popcorn, but Maggie can't, which is surprising because she loves food so much (counter surfer extraordinaire!) so you'd think she's be able to do it. We don't feed Barney people food, so I don't know if he can catch popcorn...
|yay Pepsi! that is quite an accomplishment!
Did you do anything special besides just trial and error?
Callie can catch a ball no problem, running, jumping, the whole bit. But frisbees just baffle her! They fly differently than balls, so she'll take off running and then the frisbee will land far behind her. Then she is so confused!
Is there any hope? (or am I just a bad thrower?? hmmmm)
|You probably want to start out with one of those soft ones. Pepsi still won't go near a hard one.
What you would first do is throw it like you would a ball and get him to chase after it. Then fake it and hopefully he will be fooled and start to run. Then throw it to him. The first time with Pepsi it his him square between the eyes Some catch on faster than others.
Rags learned faster than Pepsi.
Now both of them go crazy when I bring the frisbee out. They both also catch it in mid air.
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