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My son and daughter love to throw to our dog and would love to try competition, but they are intimidated by all the adults that compete and who are far more experienced. What do you suggest?

In 2010, Hyperflite added the Youth Division at its World Championship. This means that kids will be able to compete against their 15-and-under peers in their own division. Of course, kids have always been allowed to compete in all of Hyperflite’s competitive divisions and many already compete with a parent in the always exciting Pairs…

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I am trying to learn to throw and I am not making as much progress as I would like. My dog is starting to give me the “stink eye.” Are there any additional resources that might help me improve my throwing?

There is an excellent throwing video/DVD produced by Peter Bloeme – the first and only person to win a human throwing title and a canine disc world championship. Disc Dogs: Throwing DVD! will teach you how to throw a flying disc so that you and your pet can enjoy the exciting and challenging world of…

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Are mutts eligible to compete in Skyhoundz competitions?

Not only are mutts eligible to compete in Skyhoundz competitions, quite a few have actually won World Championship titles over the years. Unlike some other canine sports, all Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Competitions have always been open to mutts as well as purebred canines. In fact, Hyperflite Skyhoundz events are even open to canines (or humans)…

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Freestyle looks so difficult. How can I ever teach my dog all those tricks?

There’s no better place to appreciate the intricacies of canine disc freestyle tricks than at a Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Competition. But, if you don’t compete, you can till learn a lot just from watching more experienced competitors perform their routines. Even if you can’t make it to the Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship,…

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Is it safe to play disc sports with my canine?

Any healthy canine that is not suffering from an activity-limiting condition such as hip dysplasia, a heart condition, or an injury can benefit from exercise. Naturally, we recommend that you have your veterinarian give your pet a thorough physical before engaging in vigorous exercise. Pick a suitable level grassy area that is free from obstructions…

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Where can I buy a disc-catching dog?

We like to say that, with patience and lots of positive reinforcement, any healthy canine can be taught to catch a flying disc. Over the years, we’ve seen it all — from Poodles to Pit Bulls and every size, shape, and disposition in between. Some dogs are easier to teach than others, of course. Some…

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What’s the best breed for canine disc play?

Any dog can make a great disc dog. In fact, most of the dogs competing at the World Championship were family pets long before they were champion disc dogs. Past World Champions have included many popular breeds as well as a sizable contingent of mutts adopted from shelter and rescue organizations. You can’t go wrong…

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How can I teach my dog to catch a flying disc?

Teaching your dog to catch a flying disc is not that difficult. For tips and techniques from the pros, visit the Skyhoundz website here. Hyperflite’s canine disc training offerings — which include “Disc Dog Training DVD,” the most informative and action-packed canine training DVD ever created, and “Disc Dogs! The Complete Guide,” a 358 page…

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What do the World Championship winners win?

Awards and Hyperflite apparel, discs, and other products are provided to all competitors who qualify for and attend the World Championship. The top teams receive heirloom-quality trophies and have their names permanently inscribed on the Skyhoundz Cup, the “Stanley Cup” of canine disc sports. To ensure that the focus is always on the well-being of…

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How do teams qualify for the Worlds?

Teams qualify for the World Championship by finishing in the top positions at Hyperflite Skyhoundz Qualifying events held in the U.S., Argentina, Canada, China, Belgium, Colombia, France, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Hungary, and Japan.

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Which World Championship is the most exciting?

Each World Championship is unique, exciting, and great fun to watch. The best teams in the world always put on a great show for spectators. Whether you are watching the small dogs battle it out in the MicroDog division, the exciting acrobatics of the Pairs Freestyle teams, or the insanely long throws of the Xtreme…

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What competitive events make up the World Championship?

The Skyhoundz World Championship now includes: Skyhoundz Classic World Championship (including Open, MicroDog Open, Sport, MicroDog Sport, Pairs Freestyle, and Youth Divisions) Skyhoundz DiscDogathon World Championship (Bullseye, Freestyle, Pairs Distance/Accuracy, Spot Landing, and TimeTrial) Xtreme Distance World Championship (MicroDog, Light Plastic, Classic Plastic, and Unlimited Plastic) Twenty World Championship titles are on the line.

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Which Hyperflite discs are suitable for water training?

Hyperflite’s light weight pro-line discs like the Competition Standard (Competition Standard Pup), Midnight Sun, FrostBite (FrostBite Pup), and SofFlite (SofFlite Pup), will float if tossed in the water. Hyperflite’s puncture resistant Jawz discs will not float, so keep them high and dry!

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Where I’m from, we have long, cold winters. The discs I use now shatter when my dog catches them if it’s below freezing. I keep a hot water bottle in my disc bad to keep the discs warm. Do you have another solution?

Hyperflite discs will not shatter in cold weather. However, you also want your discs to stay flexible when it gets cold to protect your dog’s mouth. Hyperflite’s FrostBite (FrostBite Pup), SofFlite (SofFlite Pup), and Jawz (Jawz Pup) model discs remain flexible in the coldest temperatures. Click (video coming soon) to watch the FrostBite shatter the…

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Will my dog’s teeth get worn down from catching the flying disc?

Our decades of experience in this sport have shown us that it is not the flying disc itself that causes tooth wear, but rather, dirt and grit that can act like revolving sandpaper on canine teeth. Hyperflite addressed this issue with the design of the K-10 (Competition Standard, FrostBite, Jawz, Midnight Sun, and SofFlite discs).…

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Which Hyperflite discs are best for really long throws?

All Hyperflite discs, with their aerodynamic profiles and opposed grip surfaces, can be thrown long distances. As a general rule, a heavier disc (that has the same profile as a lighter disc) can be thrown farther by an experienced thrower than a lighter-weight disc. However, since you will want your dog to catch your throw,…

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Why should I buy Hyperflite flying discs?

Hyperflite makes the world’s best flying discs for dogs. Hyperflite’s canine discs were designed by World Champions especially for canine disc play and competition. Hyperflite’s culture of innovation has taken the canine disc from a disposable “gnash it and trash it” item, to professional-quality athletic equipment for the modern canine athlete. But that’s not the…

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Can anyone compete at a Skyhoundz competition?

Absolutely! As long as you have an eager canine ready for action, you can compete paw-to-paw with enthusiasts of all skill levels. That holds true for nearly all Skyhoundz events (including Qualifiers). Only at the World Championship are you required to pre-qualify to compete.

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Where is the Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship held?

The World Championship has been held in cities all over the U.S. including Washington, D.C., New York, Atlanta, Orlando, and Dallas. Chattanooga, Tennessee is the current home of the Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship. Each September, in the shadow of Lookout Mountain, the best disc dogs in the world battle for World Championship titles…

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