Old Trainer

Jack Haskins: Teaching your dog to catch a Frisbee

Q. Your column on whether a beagle can be a Frisbee dog started me thinking. Luke, our 8-month Lab/boxer mix, loves to retrieve a ball. I’d love to see dogs leap into the air and grab a Frisbee. How do I teach Luke to be a Frisbee dog?

Old Trainer

Training begins by deciding to do it

Dear Old Trainer: We thought Digby, our 2-year-old golden, was too wild to train until we tried that “hold” command you recommended and he learned it so fast he inspired us to start working with him. You said that is the fourth command you teach. What are the other three and where do we begin?

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