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Seriously! That's the Face?!?!?!?

April 2nd, 2008, 06:53 PM
LOL These are from the All About Pets Show... quite the expression with the box turn. Geez, sometimes you just don't wanna see pics of your dog. ( (

Okay, how about something a little nicer. (

Streeeeetch (

Elizabeth Ann
April 2nd, 2008, 07:05 PM
I have always wanted to get Gizmo into fly-ball.

Those are some great pictures. I bet he/she was tired after that was all over.:sleepy:

April 2nd, 2008, 07:11 PM
Yeah, she enjoys it. She gets herself pretty worked up and gets exhausted. We need to work on that.

Elizabeth Ann
April 2nd, 2008, 07:15 PM
how long have you been doing it?

I was a dog show brat and I would always go to watch the fly-ball. I just love it.

April 2nd, 2008, 07:19 PM
Awesome photos !

April 2nd, 2008, 07:27 PM
This was our third flyball tournament.

April 2nd, 2008, 08:11 PM
I love the running pictures, they're great! That box turn face looks familiar... my aussie has the same expression at times :laughing:

Action pictures are always neat to see, the heats happen so fast it's great to see it slowed down :D

April 2nd, 2008, 08:38 PM
Willow looks like she is having the time of her life, great pictures Byrd.

April 2nd, 2008, 09:02 PM
LOL They all seem to make the same face on the turn... the eyes to the far right looking at where they're going next. I love action shots.

For her flyball is life!

April 2nd, 2008, 09:03 PM
That last picture is great. She looks like she's flying!

April 2nd, 2008, 09:14 PM

Well, technically she is On The Fly. :highfive:

April 2nd, 2008, 09:59 PM
Oh, I forgot about these, taken during the frisbee demo.

Back flip (too bad the frisbee's in her face) (

Leg vault (

April 2nd, 2008, 10:03 PM
Wow what stunning pics. Beautiful dog and so talented.She really looks like she is having a "ball"

April 2nd, 2008, 10:11 PM
those are amazing action pics! :thumbs up

April 2nd, 2008, 10:22 PM
That's some high flying action :thumbs up
It's really neat to see the "stop action" perspective :cool:.

I went to the all about pets show last year... that's where the search for Molly began :D It was a pretty good show but they only had agility, no fly ball, when I was there. Too bad.

Just out of curiosity Byrd, do you ever see older dogs doing flyball - maybe not at Willow's level but just "recreationally" :D. It looks like it would be right up Molly's ally :shrug: (unfortunately, no where to test drive it locally... we'd have to go out of town to give it a shot but i'm not so sure it's worth it)

April 2nd, 2008, 10:34 PM
otter - I signed up my Aussie to learn flyball, he's 7 years old right now. Were starting classes later this month, and veteran flyball teams are out there for dogs 7 years +. From what I understand a lot of teams have different divisions, sorted by regular, multibreed, and veterans (which are also sorted by time divisions). I'm travelling about an hour or more to get to classes as I couldn't find anyone locally to train with. I'm going up to the Superdog Central in Bowmanville, I live just outside Toronto so it's a bit of a hike to get out there. :D

So as to not completely thread highjack, lol, I love the disc dog pictures! It's pretty amazing how much air some dogs can get, they seriously look like they're flying!

April 2nd, 2008, 10:45 PM
Thanks Spatx... Molly is almost 10 so we'd have to join the geriatric league :laughing:

I am in absolute awe of Aussies and the acrobatics they can do :thumbs up and the speeed just blows me away, how can anything move that fast and still have such control over what it's doing. And best yet, they seem to get such pleasure from it :D

April 3rd, 2008, 01:39 AM
Great shots Byrd nice to have some "in action" ones :D

Willow looks like she was having a blast :thumbs up

April 3rd, 2008, 02:01 AM
Love the action pics. :thumbs up Willow really got some air in that last shot. :highfive:

April 3rd, 2008, 07:02 AM
Willow is just amazing, you must be so proud of her:lovestruck:.

April 3rd, 2008, 02:34 PM
awesome shots she looks like shes having a blast:) must be one relaxed pup after all that ..

April 3rd, 2008, 06:15 PM
Otter, right now one of my students is a nine year old cattle dog. He's doing great. Spatx and Cody are going to be one of my students!!!

the speeed just blows me away, how can anything move that fast and still have such control over what it's doing.

She's the third fastest Aussie in singles racing at 4.280 seconds. I'm sure we'll do better this year, she's running some 4.1's at the tournaments. If we get fastest Aussie (last year it was 4.155 so not much faster) we get a special certificate.

Willow really got some air in that last shot.

Yeah, because she used my leg to vault off of. I can't believe the air though in the backflip shot.

I am very proud of her. She's not relaxed after the tournaments, she's completely exhausted!!!! :highfive:

April 3rd, 2008, 07:24 PM
those are great shots! he has a mighty long jump!

April 3rd, 2008, 07:41 PM
In flyball the jumps are spaced 10 feet apart, each dog (no matter the size) is supposed to single stride between the jumps.

From what I understand a lot of teams have different divisions, sorted by regular, multibreed, and veterans (which are also sorted by time divisions).

Yuppers. There is regular which can be four dogs of any breed, multibreed which is four different breeds (mixes are considered a breed in this) so you can have a BC, Aussie, mix, and Whippet for example, open which can be pick ups from different teams, veterans is aged 7+ and then they go by divisions, division 1, division 2, division 3, so that all teams are competing against other teams of the same speed. We are usually in division 1 or open 1 which is usually teams under 18 seconds. Our fastest time at the last tournament was 17.63 seconds.