Jet’s First Flyball!

Okay yeah I’m a nut. 🙂 Jet is not ready to be racing in Flyball… but I’ve been itching to enter him in something. LOL. So on Friday, a fun surprise happened, and they were accepting day of show entries for Singles and Pairs at the U-FLI Flyball Tournament!

Well of course I had to enter him. LOL

So now I’m watching the video and I’m thinking that he’s really hitting the box with his shoulders, and he’s not hitting it with all four feet. So I’m coming up with plans about how to get him to hit with all four feet.

See I’m a strange trainer in that I don’t want a dog super high to do flyball. Nope. I have worked very hard at Jet’s drive shaping and I want him to be able to do a controlled box turn before he gets into high drive to do it. I’m not going to get into that in this post, though. But I may put in some stride regulators, and take out the ball so he get’s more muscle memory of just doing his feet before he combines it with the ball. I plan on setting something up in the back yard and doing some video to see what I can do with him. Hopefully the husband will help.

Anyway the tournament was fun. Chase did awesome and ran fast, he got below a 4.5 seconds heat and I was thrilled. He was start dog. We didn’t get any 000 starts but that’s okay, we got pretty close. 🙂 I love running start dog. Not only does it make me feel special… LOL, I think it’s way easier than passing. Plus you get a really accurate time on your run.

I sure don’t need any after this weekend, since I was on my feet the whole time. I just need a few days to sleep now!