If you’ve been hanging around MyDogLikes for any length of time, you are well aware that Charlie loves frisbees!
The Ultimate Frisbee Dog?
I guess it would be more accurate to say that Charlie is OBSESSED with frisbees. Nothing can grab his attention (and hold it) in the same way. When a frisbee is out, there is simply nothing else in the world – just a dog and his favorite toy.
As part of our daily walking routine, our first stop is in the open fields of a local primary school where he tears after his favorite discs to burn off some energy (and have a much calmer walk as a result). Charlie loves any kind of flying, disk like item, but he holds a special place in his heart for his namesake, Chuckit! toys.
He loves them so much, they are an “out for a walk toy” exclusively; he can’t even SEE them in the house or he can think of NOTHING else!
Frisbees in the Classroom?
On day one of his new agility class, our instructor Alyssa, let us know that Charlie needed to have a toy that was reserved for agility class only. It couldn’t be a throw away toy, it had to be something new and super motivating.
I knew what had to happen…
We visited our favorite PetSaver Superstore and headed straight for the display of Chuckit! toys, enthusiastically choosing the Chuckit Max Glow.
When he unwrapped it on Christmas morning, Charlie was sooooo excited!
If you had asked Charlie a couple of weeks ago, he probably would have said that his
drug of choice favorite toy was the Chuckit! Flying Squirrel or Amphibious Boomerang. Well, his new disc has quickly moved to the top of the list.
UPDATE: Click here to see Charlie’s actual list of the best frisbees for dogs!
Introducing the Chuckit! Zipflight
The Chuckit Zipflight is shaped more like a traditional frisbee than most others in the line. It is roughly 12 inches in diameter and has a hole in the center. The Zipflight comes in several colors and sizes and even has a glow in the dark option!
Would you want to catch a regular frisbee in your mouth? Ouch!!!
Not a worry with the Chuckit! Zipflight! It has a stiff but flexible rubber core and is covered in a soft but durable canvas fabric. After chasing his Zipflight around the school yard, Charlie loves to parade his favorite toy around the neighborhood and routinely carries it for the remainder of our walk.
One of the coolest things about the Chuckit! line is that each of their frisbees has a unique shape and flies in a very unique way. With a dog who needs to burn some energy, we love having some options! Chuckit! toys are versatile (easily transitioning from land to water) and durable (our toys get dirty, but they sure do wash up nice).
Testing it Out! Our Chuckit Zipflight Review
Trust me when I say Charlie can be pretty rough on toys. The Zipflight gets lots of play and by the end of our walk, it is typically dirty and soaked. The durable canvas material is easily cleaned and because it is designed to go from land to water (or drool reservoir) it always dries and never gets musty or stinky!
Hang 10 Time
With the longest flight of the Chuckit! disc items, the Zipflight really gets Charlie moving. Even on a windy day, the Zipflight can cover 50+ yards. Greater distance = tired pup!
The Zipflight can be thrown on a level plane for a game of chase, and a slight elevation can give you a little more hang time to give your pup the chance to catch it! Turn your volume down (it was windy) and watch Charlie’s first successful frisbee catch!! Hooray Charlie!
Light My Way
Part of the new Light Play line, the Chuckit! Max Glow Zipflight was designed with busy pet parents in mind. As the days get shorter, many pet parents leave and arrive home in the dark, making it challenging to get out to run those high energy pups! After being home alone all day, our boys (especially Charlie) need to get out burn some energy, it makes the whole night more enjoyable and relaxing for everyone.
Just like many of readers, our work schedules leave little flexibility for exercise during the daylight hours. Running Charlie is a necessity and we have more than once lost a toy while trying to play fetch under the moonlight.
Start Early! Play Late!
With its high-visibility fabric,glow in the dark 3D print, and Max Glow rubber, under stimulated pups are a thing of the past! Simply charge the Max Glow Zipflight for 5-10 minutes in the light and enjoy up to 30 minutes of glow! Alternatively, play during daylight/dusk and as it gets dark you will start to see the glow! In the words of our friends at Chuckit!: Start Early! Play Late!
Why MyDogLikes the Chuckit! MaxGlow Zipflight
We love the soft yet durable construction of the Zipflight. Despite daily walks that include rough play,endless chasing around the school yard, and carrying around the neighborhood, the Zipflight has held up remarkably well!! It can be easily cleaned and there is no worry of the toy getting musty or smelly from moisture because it is designed to be used in water and on land.
Of the many discs/frisbee style toys in the Chuckit! line, the Zipflight has the longest flight pattern and really gets Charlie moving. It has just enough hang time which can give your pups a little practice with their frisbee catching skills too! Best of all we LOVE the new Max Glow technology that allows us to play fetch into the evening, ensuring that all get the exercise that we need to be healthy!
Want to get your paws on a Chuckit! Zipflight?