To compete, you will want to use a dog safe disc. Dog-safe means a solid disc without holes, that is made out of a material that will puncture instead of shatter, and has a rim that will not hurt a dog’s mouth when it is caught.
For plastic, the most common discs are made by Hero disc USA, Hyperflite, or Wham-o. All of these put a small mark on the underside of their discs, so you can flip them over to see. Other less common discs are the Latitude64 opto bite, as well as discs made by Dogstar, Frisbeescape, and Mamadisc.
Fabric discs are also commonly used – especially for new or tentative dogs or dogs who have a soft bite. The most commonly used one is the Chuckit paraflite. Other options include the Nerfdog flyer and the Booda tailspin flyer.
If you have a hard biting dog, you will want to go with a bite resistant/heavy plastic disc. These are more expensive, but will need to be replaced less often. As a bonus, they are a bit more resistant to the effects of our prairie wind.
RDDC maintains a collection of various different discs that are available so you can determine which disc feels most comfortable for you and your dog before buying your own set. If you want to try, let us know and we can bring it to find the best option for you and your dog.