...start on May 1st!! YAY! Can't wait! Anyone else participate in flyball with their labs?
Riley will be my little flyball guinea pig. The yellow boy and I have been involved in agility in the past, but I am not crazy about the ONLY instructor I can find around here. :-\
I am sooo ready to get back into some canine fun!
Murphy, Riley, and Piper
Sounds like fun!!! Would love to try it someday.
Please let me know how it goes. I really need to get Cissy involved in agility or flyball. The girl is ball obsessed! You guys will have a blast!! Does he get a special flyball collar? LOL
OMG! Flyball is so much fun! My Riley LOVED it. Unfortunately with his eplilepsy and his overheating/seizing issue...we had to quit. We never competed, but we practiced with a team for a little while. Riley picked it up pretty quickly and since he is ball driven, he liked it a lot.
Have fun and I'd love to see some pics of flyball action!
That's so awesome!! Good Luck in class, and let us know how it goes!
I think abby would do well in agility because she is ball obsessed (hee hee)
~Abby, Molly, and Penny (the honorary lab)
I hope you enjoy it.
I had the misfortune of being set up next to the flyball area at a local "pet fest". By the end of the weekend I HATED FLYBALL. Those dogs barked incessantly. I really could not stand it any longer.
Wear earplugs, that's my advice
You'll have a blast!
I played flyball for a while with my jrts but once I started conformation and hunt tests, there just weren't enough weekends in the month It's a common misconception that your dog needs to be ball crazy to do flyball, but that's actually not the case. It's more important that your dog can focus on a play item (such as a tug toy) because that's the reward for taking off, jumping the jumps, retrieving the ball, and returning over the jumps. There are many balls in play at any one time, because you race at least one other team during a tournement, and you don't want a ball crazy dog going after the wrong ball Rugby was my best flyball dog...he couldn't care less about balls but he learned quickly that they were the "key" to getting to play his favorite game...tug!!