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Specific frisbee training question

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I've trained my 6 mo year old Mini Aussie puppy to catch a frisbee in the air, but only if it's a really short distance or if I use commands to move him in position away from me so he's far enough away to catch before I throw. I can't seem to get him to either start running before I throw the frisbee OR, even better, start running fast enough as soon as I let go that he can get there in time.

Does anyone have any tips on how to get him to learn that he needs to run faster in order to be in place to catch the frisbee? He's definitely trying, jumping at it and such but he's also not running as fast as he is capable of. So it always falls in front of him.

Thanks in advance!
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At six months old you do not want him to be jumping up and catching anything... either chasing or catching. His bones are not grown and his growth plates are not yet closed. Let him grow up more. He might be avoiding the taking off ahead because it may be painful for him to jump and land.

Try rolling an appropriate size ball on the ground. Hold his collar and kick the ball.. holding him back.. then release him to chase it. At this age that is a safe exercise. Holding him back will build drive to chase the ball as he sees it rolling away. He should run faster after it if you do this. When he is older (over 14 months) go back to the frisbee.
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