In the last of my Disc Dog competition series, I want to share some photos of dogs and handlers during Distance/Accuracy at the start line.
This little corgi was a lot of fun to watch, and actually did really well.
A lot of the dogs get going, then look back over their shoulder to make sure their handler is doing their part of the job right.
Some of the dogs were so fast though that once the disc was in the air, the dog was way past being in the frame for a picture.
I love this picture, celebrating after the end of their minute up for D/A. If you look closely, the border collie is giving dad some kisses.
Ilsa, the dog, is staring at her person, wanting her to get this show on the road.
Koira is a jumping maniac when I pull her disc out, and she was not happy that Pallo got to go first. Another handler took this on my camera when we went up, but no pictures of Pallo's runs.
A happy happy bouncy Aussie.
A lot of the handlers have their dog run either around them completely (which is what I do with Koira) or else around one or the other of their legs between each throw. The dog must be behind the line on the first throw of the session, and this is a good way to train your dog to return all the way with the disc.
Since there were a lot of newcomers that wanted to try out disc with their dogs, people were allowed to use whatever frisbee-like toy they wanted. Floppy discs aren't as easy to throw and don't go as far, but some dogs like them way better.
Here are Pallo and Koira's score cards from the event. Anyone want to guess which card belongs to which dog?
And last but anything but least, a couple cute pictures of Koira and Pallo in their crate waiting their turn to play.