Air Abby displaying her awesome "turn and burn" at a local Disc Dog Event.
Welcome to K9 Disc Thrills, my name is David, I live a little bit south of Riverside California with my pack of high drive Herding dogs. I have a few McNab Shepherds and an Australian Shepherd that I got from Aussie Rescue in Ohio. When not working with my personal dogs, I teach Disc Dogging also known as, Dog Frisbee to the masses. I've been an avid Disc Dog Competitor for the better part of 12-years and over the last three years have had over 250 students and their Canine Companions enrolled in my Dog Frisbee classes.
When I'm not teaching, you might find me out performing Disc Dog Demonstrations for the Bark for Life/Relay for Life activities and for local Animal Shelters Adoption Fairs/Events.
My other passion, which consumes a huge chunk of my time, is spent networking homeless dogs with the local (and not so local) Shelters and Rescues thru my own rescue: Top Gun Rescues. We Specialize in rehoming abandoned McNabs.
So without further ado let me introduce my personal dogs starting off with Air Abby,
The Amazing "Air Abby"
After a long and heartfelt search looking at over 200 different dogs in various Rescues, I came across this little girl in an Australian Shepherd Rescue in Cincinatti, Ohio. My friend, Stephanie Meyers was kind enough to go "check her out" and see what kind of Disc Dog drive she had, her report was favorable. Abby only had mild interest in the disc but her strong ball drive kept my interest high in her. Feeling a strong attraction for this little Aussie, I decided to follow those feelings and had her transported out to California.
The link below is from the August of 2012 in Littleton, Colorado. This was a UFO Major Event with over 50 teams competing in Freestyle. Air Abby and I placed 5th Open Freestyle and 7th Overall Open! It's been two years now and Air Abby continues to improve, we are looking forward to a great 2014 season!
My "Now Retired" Frisbee Demonstration Specialist
After a 2007 Skyhoundz Regional where Maverick placed “First Overall” in the Time Trial Expert Class Competition, winning the 2007 USDDN Open Freestyle Class at the Wags for Wishes Competition. After almost a year off from Competition, Maverick is back! He decided he didn't want to be just my valuable assistant in my Disc Dog training classes, but a top competitior. In his first competition of 2009 Maverick and I finished third Open, barely missing second by .4 points! Our next event was in Cypress and this time we did finish in second! As of the 2010 season Maverick has retires from Disc Dog Competition, so I will be busy helping out my students who show up for competitons and not taking our own too seriously, having fun is number one! Maverick hasn't given up on activites outside of the competion ring and last July, the Orange County Register showed up to do an article on the Frisbee Fun for Fido class, Maverick was featured in a photo spread that covered over half a page! But, Maverick’s biggest love? He absolutely shines when performing for an audience of kids. Here's a video from our performance. A big word of thanks goes out to the Fifthians for recording this!
My Agility Specialist
And then there's Sundance, this handsome fellow is all McNab and my main Agility dog who is a natural at this sport. This guy's not only "super-fast" on the course, but can change direction on a dime and give you 9-cents change! When he's not ripping around the course, he's looking for sheep to herd, which he's quite good at also. Sundance has just turned 7-year old and has become quite the example of a McNab (did I hear you say "McNab?" Never heard of them?) Look under the McNab Shepherd the Real Story.
And now introducing the
"new Kids on the Team"
This is MacKenzie, she is a Full McNab out of Ron Prentice's old McNab lines. She is quite the athlete and will give Air Abby a run for her money as to who goes higher and farther! She has joined out Demo Team and thrills the crowds with her acrobatics!
And introducing my other
"non-McNab" Disc Dog...
Meet Joker aka Jo-Jo, he is a two-year old Border Collie-Hangin' Tree Dog cross (look it up online). He is definitely an intellegent "high drive" handsome "powerhouse". Jo-Jo has some awesome Disc tracking abilities and he actually won the Pairs (Benny Wong and myself were the throwers) competition his very first competition.
Quote for the day
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. -author unknown
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