I planned on attending a local dog walk Saturday morning but lagged and arrived late. The event was still on but the disc dogs were done. This is the group of disc dogs and their owners that Tilley and I had the chance to play with a few times. Disc dogs in Southern California is an impressive group of flying canines and their human partners. I was disappointed that I'd missed the chance to shoot some flying dogs but Benny Wong was a member of the Purina Incredible Dog Team offered to throw the disc for one of his dogs for me. He brought out the youngest member of his pack and gave us an amazing disc flying display.
Below are a few of the images that I captured of Benny and his dog Skid; a three year old Border Collie who was more than happy to oblige.
Skid keeps her eye on the prize
Leaping, diving and running are all part of the fun of discing.
Disc dog anticipation.
The close bond between dog and handler is evident as they play.
With a disc in her mouth she looks for the next toss.
It's a serious workout.
For a dog with high drive; disc catching can be one of their favorite things to do.
Yep, dogs can fly.
Just imagine catching everything with your mouth; add in the amazing leaps and flights.
At the end of the day it's all about the human, canine connection.
Thank you Benny and Skid.