I spent the weekend in NC with a sheepdog friend and accompanied her to a local flyball tournament. I had never seen flyball, although Solo has been to a few classes, and had decided that nuh uh, it definitely wasn't for me. Until last weekend.
The run-back area looks like Solo's idea of hell, so Fly is going to be my flyball dog, if I can convince her that her job is getting the ball and not working the other dogs.
I don't know why people are so disdainful of flyball. Yeah, it's kind of mindless, but it looks like so much fun.

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I don't know why people are so disdainful of flyball. Yeah, it's kind of mindless, but it looks like so much fun.

I don't know who is disdainful. The dogs love it. The people involved love it. I can't stand all the noise, which is partly why I stopped. I also worry about the shoulder assembly, despite the swimmer's turn.
I spent the weekend in NC with a sheepdog friend and accompanied her to a local flyball tournament. I had ... know why people are so disdainful of flyball. Yeah, it's kind of mindless, but it looks like so much fun.

It does look like a TON of fun. I've done a few demo classes w/ Coda and he LOVES it. But...he's so crabby-ass about another dog getting his ball that I'm afraid he might get a big snotty. I'm just now getting to the point where Bodhi is really getting into toys...well, okay, two toys. He loves his little red squishy fleece ball, and goes completely crazy for the Riot Stick. Yay! I know what you mean about another sport, though. I just joined with a few local ladies that do tracking, and we're meeting weekly to lay tracks for each other & track the dogs. It's great, maybe, just maybe if I keep it up I can get Bodhi certified by springtime... Shelly & The Boys
I forgot to mention that there was a costume contest at the tournament. I've never gotten a costume for Solo, because I can't imagine an occasion he would enjoy that he'd need one for but here's Fly:

http://www.victorsteel.biz/images/Dog/DOG7b/031012-1117-13.htm

She didn't win though.

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I forgot to mention that there was a costume contest at the tournament. I've never gotten a costume for Solo, because I can't imagine an occasion he would enjoy that he'd need one for but here's Fly: http://www.victorsteel.biz/images/Dog/DOG7b/031012-1117-13.htm

hehehe...she's cute! I've never done the costume thing with the boys either. Coda does have a pair of reindeer antlers that we had for Christmas photos once, but they're just silly. They have all sorts of cute angel costumes, just once I want a good devil costume for Bodhi. I think this year, though, I'm just going to say he's a black coyote. Unless I can find him a cool pointy hat and use Beth's idea and say he's the dressed-in-black Spy from Mad's Spy vs. Spy.
She didn't win though.

She doesn't look like she minds. :-)
Shelly & The Boys
I forgot to mention that there was a costume contest at the tournament. I've never gotten a costume for Solo, because I can't imagine an occasion he would enjoy that he'd need one for but here's Fly: http://www.victorsteel.biz/images/Dog/DOG7b/031012-1117-13.htm

shes adorable!! Keep us posted about her flyball training!!
Kavik is going to be woody and tokie is going to be buzz lightyear.
The only time i saw flyball i decided it would be overstimulating for me!! Too much barking. We don't need any sports encouraging my guys to bark.
I don't know why people are so disdainful of flyball. Yeah, it's kind of mindless, but it looks like so much fun.

people are disdainful of flyball? what kind of people? it looks like a blast to me.
it figures that the dog sport i think looks fun would be uncool. oh well...
-kelly
here's Fly:

Perfect choice for Ms. Fly!
so Fly is going to be my flyball dog, if I can convince her that her job is getting the ... know why people are so disdainful of flyball. Yeah, it's kind of mindless, but it looks like so much fun.

Fun? Exhausting! But yes, FUN!! My dogs absolutely love it, and I love doing it with them (never think the human just stands there!). Franklin is just now competing full time. He's doing a great job and is a new experience for me. Lucy has been a "start" dog for almost 5 years and now I'm having to learn how to PASS! I know lights - they're consistent. The dog I'm following is not always so..
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