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Willow FD

November 24th, 2007, 04:02 PM
Well, after two loooong years of working Willow finally got to go to a flyball tournament this weekend. Today she was only supposed to do warm ups, get used to running in that setting, but we ended up using her in a race. Well, out of four heats our team only finished one (twice was Willow's fault as she was too excited and bobbled the ball), but it was enough to get her her Flyball Dog title!

We go back again tomorrow. :fingerscr That we bring home her Flyball Dog Excellence title. We only need to finish three more heats to get it.

November 24th, 2007, 04:04 PM
uhh no pictures?!?:frustrated:

good luck Willow!:fingerscr

November 24th, 2007, 04:17 PM
uhh no pictures?!?:frustrated:

Yes , where are the pics ? :sad:

Good luck Willow ! She'll get used to it and will become a champion :thumbs up

November 24th, 2007, 04:19 PM
It's impossible to take pics while running the dog!

I did buy this Christmas bulb to commemorate the day though. ( (

She also got a fleecy, I know she doesn't really need it, but it was only six bucks and it's damn cute! Also, if we're out in the car and I have to run and get something, I don't have to worry too much about her getting cold quickly. (

November 24th, 2007, 04:21 PM
Only 6$ ???? I want some for Nelly ! :yell:

November 24th, 2007, 04:22 PM
aawww she's so happy with her new coat :cloud9:

November 24th, 2007, 04:27 PM
ssshhhh it's not a 'coat' it's a 'fleecy', my dog doesn't wear a doggy coat!

Frenchy, I think that's the biggest size they have. How long is Nelly, I can check tomorrow and ship one to ya if they have her size, it might be a bit more $$ though because they cost by size, everything at the sales booth was 1/2 price.

November 24th, 2007, 04:30 PM
From neck to base of tail : about 34 inches , if you can find one , it would be great !

November 24th, 2007, 04:40 PM
ssshhhh it's not a 'coat' it's a 'fleecy', my dog doesn't wear a doggy coat!


November 24th, 2007, 04:44 PM
I'll see if there's anything that big.

November 24th, 2007, 07:00 PM
Oooooo Willow you are smart and gorgeous!

Molly wants a fleece too! so she can hang out with the other cool fleeced dogs :cool::laughing:

November 24th, 2007, 07:14 PM
:laughing: FD = Fleeced Dog :laughing:

November 24th, 2007, 10:25 PM
Willow is looking very happy with herself and her new fleecy.:thumbs up
Congratulations on the flyball dog title

November 25th, 2007, 01:47 AM
YAY Willow congrats on the flyball title :highfive:

Willow is cute in her fleecy (she'd be cute even in a coat :D)

November 25th, 2007, 07:48 AM
What a gorgeous dog!!!

What kind of dog is that? I see those a lot and there's a picture of one on a dog treat bag at the grocery store but I never knew what kind it was.

November 26th, 2007, 05:24 PM
She's an Australian Shepherd... red tri.

The title of this thread is wrong! She's now Willow FDX!!! She got her Flyball Dog Excellence yesterday! One of the dogs had to pull out due to injury so we ran every race and she did well, so well in fact that she also got chosen for Dream Team as best up and coming!!!

Our team came in third in Division 1 (teams in D1 are 18 seconds or faster). So, we got two ribbons, third and dream team, and two titles this weekend!
I would post pics, but I think I blew up my camera!!!!

November 26th, 2007, 05:48 PM
What an amazing grrrl...she is truly destined for excellence.:lovestruck:

November 26th, 2007, 05:59 PM
K, here's one pic, it's from my phone so it's kinda crappy, but it'll have to do until I figure out what's up with the camera. This is right after we got the Dream Team award with the ribbon.

November 26th, 2007, 06:54 PM
Oh Willow, you are my dream dog :lovestruck:.

What a great weekend!!:thumbs up Might take you a few weeks to rub away that triumphant smile:D :D :D :D :D :D

Way to go.... Byrd I think you get some of that credit too:clap::clap::clap:

November 26th, 2007, 07:40 PM
:laughing: Yeah. Our trainer's running around all weekend saying how proud she was of us. Now that we have the 'dream team' she almost cried and is bragging I think more than I am. Willow's going to headline the website!!!

November 26th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Okay, go here:

We are going to take more tomorrow night at the hall with the flyball box and such, those should be cool, we need a good one for the website.

November 26th, 2007, 09:36 PM
Way to go Willow! Good doggie :D

November 26th, 2007, 10:02 PM
Awesome job Willow & Byrd :thumbs up :highfive: :pawprint:

November 27th, 2007, 04:56 PM
Thanks!!! :D

November 27th, 2007, 05:10 PM
Good job !!!!!:thumbs up


December 2nd, 2007, 09:07 PM
Willow's paws are on fire! We went to a U-Fli tournament this weekend and today she ran a 4.290 second run which ranks her the third fastest Aussie in U-Fli. The fastest is 4.199, second is 4.255, third is Willow at 4.290, and fourth is 4.297, average speed for an Aussie is 4.5. We're just in the middle of the pack. The fastest of each breed gets a special award at the end of the year, so that's the coveted!

December 2nd, 2007, 09:11 PM
Good job Willow :pawprint::highfive: hope mum gave you somethin' special for being so fast :dog:

December 2nd, 2007, 09:25 PM
:laughing: Yup, her tug toy.

December 3rd, 2007, 01:25 AM
WOO HOO Willow. :highfive: Beauty and talent rolled into one. :thumbs up

December 3rd, 2007, 05:46 PM
Yeah, doesn't happen often, but occasionally it does.

December 8th, 2007, 12:24 PM
Willow's brag finally made the SDC website:

December 8th, 2007, 02:27 PM
WOO HOO Willow.....that's awesome. :highfive:

December 8th, 2007, 03:37 PM
Thanks! Even if they did spell Australian Shepherd wrong. LOL

December 8th, 2007, 03:54 PM

I've never seen Flyball live (or on TV) just in a doggie-magazine years ago, but it looks like so much fun!

Congrats :highfive:

February 18th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Well, I'm not sure if we got our next title last weekend, the points haven't gone up on the NAFA site yet. But, check out these awesome pics of my little flyball girl!

"Nope, I don't like this sport, not at all" (

"Just doing my job. Don't I look fantastic?" (

February 18th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Yes, she looks Absolutely fantastic!!!! I saw a dog like her up for adoption at the kitchener humane society (same breed) yesterday and thought of her.

February 18th, 2008, 04:48 PM

Awwww poor little Aussie. :sad: I can't wait until I'm able to adopt.

February 18th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Well Byrd, u did say ure hubby wants his own fly-dog someday :goodvibes:

February 18th, 2008, 06:42 PM
Yes, someday, but currently I'm still in a basement apartment, so there is definitely not enough room for a second dog.

February 19th, 2008, 06:52 AM
Those are wonderful pics of Willow. What a great sport for active dogs.

February 19th, 2008, 08:38 AM
Byrd - my daughter wants to get Iggy into flyball, what education would you suggest he need before even attempting it. Are there any prequisites (sp), he has good recall, trying to stay focused isn't too bad, but not 100%. Do you go to a place in Oshawa for training, I know there is one there but the name eludes me. By the way Willow looks fabulously happy.

February 20th, 2008, 06:21 PM
She is happy, she loooooves that sport!

We go to Bowmanville, to SuperDog Central. I help train the flyball course there too. We've just started our own team, we're calling it "On The Fly" :thumbs up There are really no prereqs for flyball, good recall is great, love of balls and tug toys is good to have but we have been known to teach that. It's good to have some basic obedience.

February 21st, 2008, 08:25 AM
Thanks for the info Byrd. I've heard of SuperDog Central. A girl who used to work at the shelter, I think she taught there, she was only young her name was Natasha. Willow looks so good, did you find out if she got her title yet?
Iggy is a tall, lean Husky X, do you think he would be too big and if so, do they do agility trials?