Hey Mighty Paw fam, Barbara here to talk to you about our dog frisbee discs!
They're a wonderful new addition to our line of active dog gear.
Why? Because they make the perfect fetch toy for ALL size dogs who love to chase fast moving objects!
Yep, you read that right - we specifically designed them in a one-size-fits-all 10" diameter size to appeal to small AND large dogs.
In this blog post, you'll learn about the 3 reasons why you should play fetch with our aerodynamic dog frisbee, as well as:
- What type of frisbee is best for dogs?
- Can a frisbee hurt a dog?
- Are plastic frisbees safe for dogs?
- Why is my dog afraid of a frisbee?
- Can puppies play with frisbees?
What Type of Frisbee is Best for Dogs?
First things first, is there such as thing as a best frisbee for dogs?
Why yes, there is.
Dog frisbees come in a variety of shapes and materials. They're typically made of rubber, plastic or cloth and you've likely seen at least one type.
In our experience, fabric dog frisbees are the best frisbees for dogs who like to play fetch.
That's because they fly so well given that they're light!
Heavier frisbees like rubber frisbees are more difficult to throw properly. You really need the appropriate amount of power to make them float long enough so your pup can catch them mid-air!
That said, fabric dog frisbees like ours are great for family fun because even kids can easily through them.
Can a Frisbee Hurt a Dog?
Yes, frisbees have the potential to hurt a dog, especially if they're made of heavy rubber or cheap plastic.
Because of their weight, rubber dog frisbees can easily cause eye injuries if they hit a dog at full force, even if it's a larger dog.
But believe it or not, although plastic frisbees are lightweight, they can also be dangerous frisbees for dogs. Here's why!
Are Plastic Frisbees Safe for Dogs?
The hard plastic can easily chip and cause your dog's gums to bleed as they catch it and carry it back to you. They can also wear your dog's teeth down if they turn the frisbee into an impromptu chew toy.
That's one of the reasons why it's really important to teach your dog how to properly engage with a dog frisbee. They need to understand that frisbees are not chew toys and it's our job as dog guardians to provide them with appropriate dog chews instead.
For example, actual chew toys or edible dog chews such as our Mighty Paw Naturals dog chews!
Why is My Dog Afraid of a Frisbee?
It's quite likely that dogs who are afraid of frisbees simply aren't used to them!
Dogs who aren't properly socialized as young pups have a tendency to be skittish around things they're not familiar with.
So if your dog seems to be overly shy around frisbees, take it easy at first and don't throw it right away.
Show them the frisbee while it's just laying on the ground and allow them to sniff it. If they're motivated by food, you could place some of their favorite treats onto the frisbee.
That's a good way of associating the new "thing" with something positive!
Can Puppies Play With Frisbees?
Yes, puppies can play with frisbees but the type of frisbee they play with matters.
The best dog frisbees for puppies are soft dog frisbees because they're easy to carry and fun to catch!
Frisbees are also a great training tool to use to introduce puppies to the concept of playing fetch in general. That's because they're much easier to catch than balls.
3 Reasons Why You Should Play Fetch With Our Soft Catch Dog Frisbee
1. It's much lighter and flies better than rubber or hard plastic dog frisbees
Our 10" soft catch dog frisbee is great for dogs who love to chase fast moving objects, for example:
- German Shepherds
- Australian Shepherds
- Belgian Malinois Shepherds
- Border Collies
- Mini Aussies
- Golden Retrievers
- and many more!
That's because it has a good flow time for dogs who like to jump and catch the frisbee in the air.
It's also really easy to throw for us humans!
2. Soft catch frisbees won't hurt your dog's teeth and gums
Unlike hard frisbees that wear down your dog's teeth and can cause bleeding gums, cloth frisbees are gentle on your dog's mouth.
The Mighty Paw dog frisbee is made of durable nylon webbing and features a soft ⅓” tube frame.
That makes it super gentle on your dog’s mouth and teeth and completely safe for them to catch, especially when they’re still new to the game and a little clumsy.
3. It floats for dog frisbee fun in the water
Our fabric dog frisbees are buoyant! That means you don't have to limit your doggie exercise time to dry land, especially if your pup loves the water.
Hello retrieving fun on the beach, in lakes, ponds and pools!
Bonus: Bright colors make it easy to see for your dog and for yourself, especially in the snow.
Mighty Paw Dog Frisbee: More Features & Benefits
Easy to Clean
You don’t have to worry about your dog frisbee getting mud and dirt on it! Because of its durable design, you can easily rinse it off under running water and let it air dry.
2 Pack is Great for Families with Two or More Dogs
Our 2 pack frisbees are the perfect solution for families with multiple dogs. Have one for each of your pups!
Use It As a Fun Reward During Training
If your pup needs to lose some weight, skip the training treats and replace them with a little game of fetch with our dog frisbee!
Tip: The Dog Frisbee is Not a Chew- or Tug of War Toy
That's why it's best to supervise all interaction with the frisbee!
Tip: Only pull the soft dog frisbee out for playtime! That increases its value and minimizes the chances of being mistaken for a chew or tug toy.
Recap Soft Catch Dog Frisbee
Our cloth dog frisbee provides great dog exercise and bonding time!!
Colors: Orange and Green
One Size: 10” Diameter | ⅓” Frame
- Easy to throw
- Great hang time
- Hours of high flying fun
- For all size dogs
- Soft to catch
- Gentle on teeth and gums
- Floats in water
- Retrieving fun on the beach, in lakes and pools
- Easy to clean
- Durable fetch toy
- 2 Pack
- Premium nylon webbing
- Soft tube frame
- 2 bright colors
- Modern design
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Barbara Rivers writes regularly for Mighty Paw. She is a blogger, raw feeder, former dog walker and maintains the blog K9s Over Coffee.