But Phame, an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever, is up for the challenge, performing Disc Dog routines at halftime shows across the country.
Phame is used to remaining calm during intense situations as a Search and Rescue Certified Human Remains Detection Dog with her handler and owner Dr. Jennifer Brown, DVM.
The frisbee is Phame’s reward for this important and often draining work. She began competing in Disc Dog with Brown’s friend Gary Duke in 2015 and has qualified and participated in every UpDog Challenge International Final since it began in 2016. This year, she competed in Frizgility, Time Warp, and Greedy at the competition, which will air as the Disc Dog Challenge on ESPN2 on Friday December 9 at 2 p.m. EST.