General Guidelines

DIVISION LEVELS:
There are three division levels you can compete in. Division 1 (Novice) is for first time and or beginning trainers with less than two years of competition experience. Division 2 (Advanced) is for trainers who are developing a freestyle and have been competing in the sport for at least two years, this division offers two class levels A & B for dogs. Division 3 (Professional) is the highest level and is open to experienced trainers who have competed in the expert class of other disc dog events. This division has two class levels A & B for dogs.

Novice (D1)
Overall and individual awards for Obstacle Course, Speed Disc and Distance Pyramid (no class differentiation)

Advanced (D2)
Class A: Overall and individual awards for Obstacle Course, Speed Disc, Distance Pyramid and Freestyle
Class B: Individual awards for Obstacle Course, Speed Disc and Distance Pyramid. Scores compete with class A dogs.

Professional (D3)
Class A: Overall and individual awards for Obstacle Course, Speed Disc, Distance Pyramid and Freestyle
Class B: Individual awards for Obstacle Course, Speed Disc and Distance Pyramid. Scores compete with class A dogs.

A division 3 competitor can not compete in divisions 1 or 2. A division 2 competitor can not compete in division 1. A division 3 dog can compete with a division 1 or 2 competitor. A competitor can compete with multiple dogs in a single division and will be eligible for all prizes being offered within the class.

Division Classes A & B
The intent to differentiate dogs into classes is so trainers will have the opportunity to compete with dogs who may be older or younger while still competing against trainers of similar divisional abilities and experience.

REGISTRATION:
Registration is available through local organizers . On site registration when available is on a first come first serve basis and begins at a designated time set by local organizers as promoted on the locations page. All competitors must pay the appropriate fees and sign the competition waiver to be eligible to compete.

DISC USAGE:
The Flying Disc Dog Open is proud to have always encouraged the ability for competitors to choose which disc they will use in FDDO competition. Official discs are approved through our unique Safety-Performance-Innovation disc survey. So far we are proud to have eight different discs which can be officially used in all our events: The Wham-O Fastback and Wham-O Eurablend. The Hyperflite K-10 and the Jawz, The Hero 235 and the SuperHero, the Aerobie Superdisc and the Kong Disc. An assortment of discs can be used during the competition. Discs may be switched to meet the needs of the handler and playing conditions or situations.

ADDITIONAL INFO:
The Flying Disc Dog Open can be an all day event, please be prepared by bringing your own water, shade and supplies to stay comfortable for at least 6-8 hours. We ask that all competitors use common sense when thinking about the welfare of their dog(s). All dogs must be leashed and under control around the competition area. A travel kennel or crate system is highly recommended to contain your dog(s). All vaccinations must be current and your dog in good health. Please, no females in any stage of heat.

Foot Faults:
A foot fault occurs when the handlers foot crosses a throw box line. A 1 point deduction in scoring will result. This rule applies to all events.

Two Paws in Rule:
Any two paws clearly touching in a zone.

Zone:
The zone area includes the line.

PRIZES:
All prizes awarded are at the discretion of local organizers.

COMPETITION FEES:
Novice Class - (Division 1) - $35 per dog
Advanced Class - (Division 2) - $40 per dog
Professional Class - (Division 3) - $45 per dog
 

Note : Costs are subject to change by local organizers.

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