You'll also discover that there's a bunch of interesting info you might be interested in learning about this fun sport of disc dogs.
LOTS OF DOG DISC OPTIONS
As a dog owner, you have all kinds of options for flying toys for your dog in the pet store, and for the most part, they're all great options. Most dog owners might go out once a day and spend a few minutes having their pup chase tennise balls, oddly shaped or flying and bouncing toys. It all depends on the pup.
Having ended up buying several dozen discs over the last year (Probably way over the 100 count so far), I've settled on a disc model and brand that best suits my dog, Vader. And choice of disc is just as much about preference, performance and dog favoritism as anything.
The discs I use, I purchase from Hero Disc USA and they're called the Super Aero. They were softer than most discs and still have decent flight characteristics. Though to date, the Super Aero I fell in love with was the gen-1, and they've recently come out with a gen-2 which is slightly stiffer. Still a good disc, but my pup is very selective in his discs.
WHY DOG MARKETED DISCS?
First up, you might notice that dog discs are thinner around the edge. That makes it easier for the dog to grab and hold on to. Some regular discs (or Frisbees) can be pretty thick around the edge.
Sure, I bet there are a few of you out there that say it's not been a problem. I understand that. But I'd hate to see you find out the hard way that it is or could be a problem.
Dog discs range from a touch softer disc material to a much softer material. Or, as marketed, they're more puncture resistant than most discs.
Some folks use the cloth discs but with Vader's hard chomping power, we've been warned that a cloth disc might not be best for him because there's no resistance for his chomping teeth, and thus, he could break his teeth.
So we graduated from cloth to plastic dog discs.
When we started using these, Vader was going through them pretty fast. I'd say one or two a week. That included our sanding down the edges.
A standard dog disc, after one session, had dozens of jagged tooth holes. A Super Aero, being more puncture resistant, we might see one break in the surface of the disc after one session.
I can attest, they last a lot longer than any other disc on the market we've tried. Well, to be more accurate, versus any other disc we tried out with Vader.
SANDING THE EDGES?
Yes, I mentioned sanding the discs.