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Mark Muir and his 8-year-old Border Collie, Rocket, have earned a number of titles since Rocket caught his first disc in 2005, including a World Championship and five National Championships. The pair competed in two events at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge on Oct. 1: The Freestyle Flying Disc and a brand new event, Speed and Catch, where the pair took the top spot.
Muir, a fire captain in Atlanta, always had a positive attitude toward training and competing with his dogs, but after suffering a stroke last year, he renewed his commitment to enjoying every minute he spends with his Georgia Irish Disc Dogs, and when he and Rocket took the field, that attitude showed. But he puts just as much emphasis on keeping his dogs safe and injury free.
In this Vetstreet.com original video, he offers some tips on how to get started in disc dog sports and how he trains his world champion canines while preventing any injuries.
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Mark Muir and his dog Rocket took the top spot in the Speed and Catch event at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge on Oct. 1 at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Mo. Muir shares how he got started in the sport and shares tips on how to play and exercise with your dog.
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