Flying Disc is another separate events or competitions set to test the skill, agility, speed, endurance, leaping strength, coordination of the dogs and handlers. These events are still new in Singapore and I'm trying to get more attention to this new sport. Flying Disc competitions are the norm in countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia etc In the flying disc competition, it is broken down into three components.
Namely the distance test, where the dogs and handlers are tested on their throwing flying disc skill (the distance the flying disc covered) and the ability of the dogs to capture the flying disc before landing on the ground.
Secondly, the repetition test, where the dogs and handlers are tested on their skill, endurance, agility, obedience, flexibility, speed and coordination between the dogs and the handlers. In this event, the dogs and handlers are required to throw the flying disc, where the distance covered is the determinant of the points awarded, the numbers of successful retrieval of the flying disc on the air is another determinant of points awarded. In the given stipulated timing, the repetition test, thoroughly tested the dogs and handlers, their skill, endurance, speed, coordination to repeatedly throw the flying disc and successful retrieval of the flying disc on the air.
Lastly its the final and most interesting test, the freestyle events. In this freestyle events as the name suggest, it depends mostly on the dogs and handlers ability to combine their skills, variation, and style of display. The combination of freestyle display is leaping high through the air to catch the flying disc in motion. Chest vault, knee vault, backflip, catching more than one flying disc at the same time.
On the next issue, we shall discuss how to train your dog to be interested in flying disc and gradually getting dogs and handlers performing all these 3 tests in the flying disc competition.