Dog lovers find it hard to leave their pets at home. You may be torn between enjoying your outdoor game and keeping your dog company. The good news is there are many courses where you can safely bring your furry friend for some exercise and fresh air.
Whether your pup is an avid disc golf enthusiast or you want to introduce your buddy to the sport, this blog has tips for taking your pet to a disc golf course.
• Taking your dog to disc golf is a good bonding experience
• You can leash your pet for total control
• Most courses allow dogs
• Dogs are naturally curious animals, so taking them to disc golf can give your four-legged friend a new type of stimulation
• Disc golf courses can be a great place for you and your dog to socialize
• Other players will have no interest in your pet. It's up to you to take care of it
• Your pet can become a nuisance with endless barking. Most players hate barking dogs
• Your dog may get too distracted and start charging at other dogs or people on the course
• Many hazards are waiting for your dog on the course
• Allowing your dog off-leash on courses can result in dangerous encounters with wildlife
Just like for all disc golfers, there are also some golden rules when it comes to dogs on the disc golf course.
• Keep your dog quiet
When you decide to bring your dog to a golf course, make sure it will not disturb other players with loud barking. Other golfers will not be interested in it, and unwanted noise can mess their disc golf experience.
• Leash your dog
Dogs can wander if left unleashed and quickly turn into a problem for you and disc golf players. Keep your furry friend leashed until your game is over. Besides, some states require you to keep your dog on a leash whenever you are in a public area.
• Don’t let your dog wander around
Letting your dog free roam can create a lot of chaos. Remember that dogs are still animals and they have the instinct to explore. Keep an eye on your dog and make sure that your four-legged buddy doesn’t bother other players.
• Don’t let your dog steal discs
Keep in mind: your dog can't steal discs from other players. Because of their instinctive desire to chase after anything that moves, your dog can run up and bite a disc which can be annoying or frustrating for some players.
• Train your dog
Your dog must learn how to cooperate with the game. Your dog will need to learn how to come when called, watch for traffic, and not jump up on people.
• Clean-up after your dog
You always want to make sure that the course is clean after your dog visits. Don’t forget to bring poop bags and a pooper scooper.
• Don't force your dog
Not every dog wants to go to a disc golf course. If you notice that your dog is highly disturbed when on the golf course, avoid taking them back. It will take you a few minutes to figure out if your dog loves disc golf or not. Just don't force it.
Have plenty of treats to entice your pet and keep it under control. It keeps your pet happy, and it won't run in the forbidden areas even when unleashed.
We all know that it's hard to resist the temptation to take your dog with you when they're crying from the backyard. Besides, taking your dog to a disc golf course is a great way to get exercise and spend quality time with your best friend.
Just make sure that you follow what we talked about and other disc golf course dog rules to have an enjoyable round.