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We are adopting a Rat Terrier (much Cooler than the name implies) from a Rescue outfit on thursday. I want to give him sometime to acclimate to the new surroundings, but then I want to get him out on the course with me. They are an Active dog, so I know he won't have problems keeping up.
I was playing at a home course last week and a guy showed up with a Golden Retriever. It had saddlebags that the guy had made that was his disc bag. The dog was his caddie. THEN, when he ganked a shot into the woods, he sent the dog in after it. When the dog found the disc, it stayed put and barked till he got there. How freekin cool is that?
So mostly, wondering if anyone golfs with there dogs and what kind of experience it is? Do you recommend it?
Yeah, dogs don't generally fly as well as plastic tho. Oh... wait... Nevermind.
They don't throw for crap either.
In the group I play with at my course there are 3 dog owners. 1 has a dog that just walks with us and waits to see a rabbit to chase. Another is more active, likes to go chase the disc until they land then waits for the next drive. The last one, that drives me crazy, will run around the teebox until you throw and chase you disc down. He pics up disc from time to time and the owner just yells at him. So all round I got a dog at my feet or picking up my disc, and a guy yelling loudly while im throwing. Very annoying.
So if i'm kinda iffy on dongs on the course, but if there dogs are trained I see not problem with it.
Yeah, we have some real dongs on our course!
When ever I've brought my dog with me to play I never seem to shoot well. My dog is a terrier and brining him is just more trouble than it's worth. I can't let him off the leash or he runs. I end up spending the whole round trying to untangle him from the leash.