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Building the flyball dog.

Ham and I are taking a flyball class to get him up and running. He is different for me to train– he is DEFINITELY not a Border Collie. He doesn’t automagically laserfocus on a tug once he starts heading toward … Continue reading

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Fun with gutters.

We are working on trying to fix Steve’s striding in flyball. He jumps too early before the startline and he leaps at the box from too far away, which causes his whole body to collapse onto the box. Which isn’t … Continue reading

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Our flyball weekend in pictures.

I think it’s time for new skid boots for Steve. Steve took part of the box with him on one run. Boxes and balls. 14″ jumps. The world changes when your height dog craps out. The photographer happen to catch … Continue reading

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Bean FD, FDX!

I picked up Bean at this flyball tournament a year ago. I was so very much hoping that he would be able to debut there this year. I have been kind of… remiss… in training him, but he is so … Continue reading

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Bean flyball full run

Sorry I’ve fallen off the planet again. Life just gets in the way. But Bean turned a year old a month ago, and got his NAFA CRN flyball number. He’s got a warm up spot for our tournament at the … Continue reading

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Baby Bean flyball practice

He’s not doing the box yet, because I’m still waiting for him to be a little more physically mature, so he’s just going over the jumps and picking up a ball laying on the ground in front of the box … Continue reading

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Flyball weekend: running with the big dogs

Last weekend Steve’s flyball team borrowed a height dog and were seeded in Open 1. We were running against the big name teams from our region, and we all pretty much figured we were going to have our butts handed … Continue reading

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Steve CL1-R, CL1-F

So hi there. I kind of fell off the earth for awhile, but during that while, Steve had his second CPE agility trial, and he finished his Level 1 Regular and Level 1 Fun titles. He would have gotten his … Continue reading

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Reflections on Steve’s first agility trial.

It’s been a couple weeks now since Steve’s debut in CPE Level 1 agility. Now that the initial high of three qualifying runs out of three has worn off, I’ve been doing some thinking about agility, about my dog, and … Continue reading

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Family reunion!

Unfortunately, I hardly got a chance to see these pups other than our quick photo shoot (I managed three photos, and this is the only one in which everybody’s eyes are open). Our flyball tournament was tremendously hectic– set up … Continue reading

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