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Fly Ball

Discussion in 'Dog Sports' started by Josie, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    This looks amazing - has anyone done it? been to watch it?

    Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball. Flyball is run in teams of four dogs, as a relay. Info found here: Flyball

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    We tried it at a local fun dog event. But as Timber isn't bothered about balls in any way whatsoever, it was never going to be a moment of glory for him.
     
  3. Josie

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    Ah that would put a spanner in the works. Maybe if it was food that was released at the end it would be a different matter!
     
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    You have got him sussed! Ooh - fly bowl?
     
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    Dil the Dog New Member Registered

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    I think my springer would love this! I've just got in touch with a club that is running locally & I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks for this great forum!
     
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    I was advised never to do this with Jasper - it can be obsessive for some dogs and he's got a fragile brain that is easily fried:D

    I'm always cheering for the teams that have lurchers in them and not just collies when watching Crufts. Not that I'm biased or anything;)
     
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  7. Josie

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    amazing! yes please do let us know how it goes... with pictures to (we love dog pictures) :)
     
  8. Josie

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    fly bowl :D:D:D:D
     
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  9. Violet Turner

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    I love to watch it :)
     

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