Group Play Dates

Group Play Dates

 
Weather permitting; our group meets monthly during the months of March- October for play dates. Disc dog training dates will be canceled if it is raining or temperatures are above 85 degrees by 10 am. Follow us on facebook and we will post updates if we are forced to cancel or postpone training due to the weather.  These sessions are meant to practice with our dogs, gain experience, get advice from one another and discuss other club information. We invite and encourage anyone to attend these sessions.  Whether your just starting out playing disc with your dog, never tried but want to learn how, or just want to see what this sport is all about, come on out.  No experience required.  All we ask is that you follow a few simple rules to keep everyone and their furry friends safe. 



1. It takes constant training and a close bond with your dog to gain full trust that you can take your dog off leash in an unfenced area. If you do not trust your dog not to run off, please keep them on a leash. In our club, we have dogs of all different personalities. It is understandable that some dogs do not like others dogs, are defensive of their discs or are nervous around strange people or situations they are not familiar with. If you have a dog that displays aggressive tendencies, we ask that you keep the dog on a long training leash.   This way we an keep everyone safe.  Squirrels, discs and other dogs are constant distractions to some dogs and having a long training lead can let you train your dog while also having control over them from running off.   
 
2. The main focus of our play dates is to have fun and build that extra special relationship that you can develop through playing disc with your dog.  We will try to help you build the foundation of your training and give you tips that have worked for us to shape tricks and work through training road blocks. We will also teach you about our sport, talk about competition opportunities, introduce you to the games we play, and show you what is possible when you put the work into dog training.  Keep in mind that this is just the beginning.  A great trained dog doesn't happen overnight.  It's up to you to build a relationship with your dog and really get to know them just like you would to another person. 

3.  Have fun! The St. Louis Disc Dogs is about having fun and strengthening the bond you have with your dog(s) and sharing that bond with others like you.    


***We welcome you and your dog to join us in our fun and informational training sessions. However, in instances that rules are not followed, St. Louis Disc Dogs reserves the right to ask that dogs are not brought back to trainings.
   


***We welcome you and your dog to join us in our fun and informational training sessions. However, in instances that rules are not followed, St. Louis Disc Dogs reserves the right to ask that dogs are not brought back to trainings.