We are on a mission at MyDogLikes. Well, perhaps it would be more accurate to say that Charlie is on a mission.
His aim is to test out every single disc on the market and determine the absolute best frisbees for dogs. While it may seem like a lofty goal, he is determined (and a little obsessed). I have no doubt that he will make it happen!
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Blast From the Past
I was pretty pumped when I saw that NERF has made its way into our favorite pet store! NERF made some of my favorite toys growing up. Children of the 90’s (and their parents) will no doubt remember this…
Although the pet store selection wasn’t quite as exciting (to me) as my Bow ‘n’ Arrow (circa 1993), Charlie seemed quite interested in what Nerf Dog had to offer!
NERF Dog TPR Flyer
After a bit of browsing, we decided to try out the NERF TPR flyer. What made this one standout? Well, it seemed extra durable and simply designed! Charlie will put any disc through its paces, exposing and exploiting any weaknesses that might exist. So, in short, the simpler the better!
The NERF flyer is made of a thermoplastic rubber and comes in a variety of colors. We opted for the large (10in. diameter) orange disc. This frisbee is about .25” thick and although it retains it shape under normal conditions it is flexible enough to be bent in half.
The disc itself has a uniquely cut pattern that not only lends itself to an interesting flight pattern, but makes it easy for Charlie to carry and for us to throw (even after it has been covered in doggie drool).
Time for Fetch
We brought our new NERF flyer to Charlie’s favorite park to give him a chance to weigh in with his expert opinion. The first thing we noticed is that this disc flies fast and far! If you are looking for a disc to practice catch with your dog, this is not the right one for you. The NERF Flyer is best for long sprints and chases as it moves far too quickly and doesn’t have the hang-time of the lighter frisbee’s on the market.
The disc has a tendency to turn over in flight and land on its edge. This adds a fun element to play as it will roll on the ground for a good distance further while your dog joyfully chases along behind.
NERF Dog Flyer Features
For a dog that loves to run, distance is a very important factor in a frisbee. In a pinch we have used some of my frisbee golf discs to really get Charlie moving. If you are not familiar with this sport, these specialty discs can really fly (we’re talking greater than the distance of a football field)! The problem with them however is that they clearly aren’t made to handle dog teeth!
We love the range of the NERF dog frisbee. Depending on how hard you throw it, this disc travels a FAR distance; further than anything other than my frisbee golf discs.This allows Charlie to really get up to speed while fetching. This is especially important in a time crunch, as it lets us squeeze as much exercise as possible into our play sessions. Unlike some lighter weight canvas style discs on the market, this disc does not have a lot of hang time and, as far as we can tell, isn’t designed to be caught in the air. Charlie didn’t seem to mind at all. All of the rolling on the ground and changes of direction seemed to excite him!
Our little frisbee hound is not always easy on his favorite discs. He brings one along on every single walk, and after a rousing session of fetch at the park, carries it in his mouth the rest of the way home. While this little habit is adorable (and a real attention grabber), it is usually only a matter of time before they get that “well loved” appearance.
We are big fans of the canvas material discs but find that they do fray over time. The NERF Flyer is instead constructed of a flexible plastic that stands up well to those sharp puppy teeth. After using it for over a week, we can not see any indentations on our NERF dog flyer!
Easy to Clean
The durable thermoplastic rubber doesn’t collect much dirt and is easy to wipe down. Being roughly the size of a dinner plate we also thought that this would fit perfectly in the dishwasher (on the sanitization cycle!). We particularly love the ease of cleaning as our frisbees are known for becoming quite slobbery after a 1+ mile walk in a dogs mouth!
We are on a bit of a hiatus from swimming (until Harley’s skin infection improves) but we are super excited to try this flyer out on the water! Its lightweight material allows it to float on the water for easy retrieval. We will certainly report back after testing it out in a couple of weeks!
The Verdict – Our Nerf Dog Frisbee Review!
As anticipated, Charlie loved this frisbee. The prolonged flight path really gave him a chance to get up to speed and burn off some of that excess puppy energy. The NERF flyer also proved easy for Charlie to pick up and carry. Despite being flat he used the cut-outs to easily snatch it up!
One of the most unique things about the NERF disc is the noise it makes while it flies. This frisbee travels quickly, and the hole pattern makes an interesting whirring sound as it travels. We love this feature as it seems to encourage the dogs to chase. We have even tried it at dusk and the whirring sound seems to help Charlie locate the direction of travel. We would love a glow in the dark version of this flyer for even more fun at dusk/dark or in the winter!
Why MyDogLikes: NERF Dog TPR Flyers
As a connoisseur of all flying discs, Charlie takes his review work seriously and loves to test out new toys at the pet store. After “loving” some of his others-to death, nostalgia tugged at us and we purchased a disc from a brand that we grew up with, NERF. The excitement and enthusiasm Charlie showed was certainly reminiscent of the feelings I had as a kid of the 90’s growing up as part of the “NERF Nation”. This disc made big claims, mainly that it was durable, floated, and flew long range. We are happy to say this baby delivered on all accounts! If you have an energetic puppy who loves to retrieve, this is the disc for you!
Overall, we love that this disc is durable, easy to clean, and easy for our sweet Charlie to parade around the neighborhood.
Oooh, these Nerf dog products look awesome!!
We are really excited to be able to try a few more! We loved this one!
We’ve seen the Nerf dog products and they all look awesome! I’m glad this frisbee is so durable. We’re definitely going to check it out since Charlie looks like he loves it! 🙂
He really does love it! I hope you enter the giveaway, but either way,you gotta get your paws on one of these!
It looks like such a fun toy and my dog loves to play and run. She would have a blast with this toy.
Oh my gosh, those Nerf bow and arrows were so much fun! This frisbee looks perfect for Haley and I love that it’s soft and makes a noise as it flies! It may just turn out to be better than the Kong frisbee.
Love that it is so easy to clean and durable! Great review.
I had no idea Nerf made dog products now… Memories of the 90s!
Bailie has a Nerf Frisbee. She loves playing with it, but it is rather bent from the way she chews and carries it around. She got a pretty orange one too.
That looks like alot of fun!
Mom remembers Nerf balls how great they make dog toys now! Charlie clearly enjoyed his flyer. Love Dolly
My dog loves to play outside all day.
I have 2 dogs that love to fetch.. they would love this thanks for sharing…
My dog is pretty stupid but my sister has a dog that would LOVE this toy!
Sure looks like Charlie loved that thing! (he’s so cute!) Rita isn’t into frisbee but her BFF loves it, so I’ll be sure to tell her mom. Not sure long-range would be good for them though – their backyard sits up above a canyon. Can see that thing zinging over their fence (it’s really low!) and into the canyon. 🙂
Cool! I didn’t know Nerf made dog products!
UMMM – because Karma LOVES Frisbees! This would be so fun to try, she would love to hold it like your pup in the pic!!
Our dog is crazy about frisbees and is ready to part of the nerf dog nation, she cannot wait.
Tonya would really like this toy! She likes discs, but she isn’t really fond of the hard plastic ones, and this one also looks like it flies great and is really durable, unlike some floppy discs I have tried in the past. ~Sarah D.
The beast is getting older, and it would be great for her to learn a new game! Thanks for the chance!
Diesel loves to bring me balls, toys, just about anything to throw for him he will just keep bringing it back over and over. He’s a very spoiled German Shepherd
My two Coonhound boys, especially would love this. They’ve gone through a lot of cheaper fly toys.
My big dog loves to chase anything!!
I think Coco would definitely like this. She loves to play ball and fetch for the ball so she would definitely play with this and fetch it.
Our dog, Wadsworth, loves to run and fetch, but has a serious tough bite! So a durable fun toy would be amazing for him! He would have so much fun!
Apollo is a BIG chewer, so he would love how durable these are
Dexter doesn’t have any outside toys (other than balls) so this would be a fun thing to try out
Such a cool product, wish it was open in Canada too!
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This looks like fun!
Ranger would adore this toy! He’s such a playful pup.
I can’t believe that it would last very long with my dogs
We have been surprised Heidi! I think this sounds like a challenge! I hope you win and can tell us all about whether it holds up!
My dog will love this because he very very playful. 🙂
My dog is a retrieving nut and of course would love IN on this drawing! Tennis balls are his favorite and any type of frisbee is his second favorite. The problem is we have ZERO frisbees right now because he’s destroyed them all! Happy to hear this one holds up pretty well against strong chompers!
Lindsay this sounds like one that you have to try. We love lots of other frisbees for the way that they fly but this is the first one that we found that goes the distance both literally and figuratively!
Looks super cool!
My dog loves to run and chase things, he would love this toy.
My Jade would love this – the color is wonderful and it looks fun.
My dog loves to fetch so she would love this toy.
looks like a fun toy, Gambler would love that as he loves to fun and fly.
I would love to see Gambler chase after this! He is such an athlete!
Seriously this is awesome, I know Laika would love it and I could get all nostalgic 🙂
I know! I am really tempted to go dig through my parents basement and see if any of my old nerf guns are still there!
Of course I’m ready! I wuv to play with toys and this would give me something to chase!! Wooferoo!
Milk you would do a great job as part of the Nerf nation!
My dog needs this because he needs to run and something he can’t destroy on day 1
Ha! This does sound perfect for you!
My dogs love playing fetch so they would love this disc. I love that it’s durable and floats!
We can’t wait to try out the floatability once their skin infections clear up! If you get one before that, be sure to let us know!
My dog loves to play fetch and would without a doubt love to play with this!
Yay! Good luck! We love active and healthy dogs!
I have Jack Russell terriers who love to play fetch and they would love this.
Sounds like they would have a great time with the 7″ size!
My high energy shelties love frisbees and playing fetch.
Shelties are so cute! I would love to see him/her chase after one of these!
Sometimes it’s difficult to keep Luke focused on his toys…he loses interest or is easily distracted. This sounds like it does some different things that might hold his attention!
Aww, we love Luke. This does sound like a good one for him!
Absolutely LOVe how far it goes- I’ve been looking for something that tires my energetic dogs out quickly!
jaxon loves to play fetch.
My dog loves his toys, he plays with everything he has, and I want to give him something I can throw and he can catch with ease.
They’re shelties – they love to jump and go airborne!
My dog would love this because he loves running and playing. This would be a perfect gift for my sweet boy!
My almost 1 year old Boston Terrier would love to win this. He loves to play play play! Its hard to keep up with the destruction he make of some of them!
This may be a great option for him. Charlie continues to put this NERF frisbee through its paces and it can take the abuse!
I have a Labrador Retriever that lives up the the retriever part of her name. Yeah, she’d love this.
Awesome – Good luck, Rick!
My dog is a Siberian husky he loves loves playing fetch and has a ton of energy
I would give it to this homeless VET’s dog as she loves to chase balls etc and what a wonderful surprise it would be for them 🙂
Mine would love it!!!!!!!!!
we already tried the Frisbee and she loves it but it hard for her to handle, this would be great for her
My baby girl, JoJo, would love this toy! She loves chasing things and catching toys. She’s our bouncy chocolate lab and I would love to win this for her.
I want to be friends with your dog and play nerf frisbee!
Bentley and Pierre would love this because they could grab it with their teeth in the openings!
Yes! Charlie loves that aspect too!
I’ve just got to get one of these! Jason is a HUGE frisbee doodle. The only problem is – I can’t fly one to save my soul. PAWhaps this is one that I can learn how to fly correctly. Thanks for a great review on a product that I didn’t even know existed.