Flyball -dog drives and getting started
I've been interested in flyball for a while, and it looks like a really fun sport! I was wondering what types of drives a dog should have to do well. Minnie has a GREAT ball drive - she would probably drop from exhaustion if I didn't stop throwing the ball when she gets tired. She doesn't really like to tug, though, which I see a lot of people using the tug as the reward at the end of a run.
Tanner loves to tug, but he is not socially stable and I don't think that the flyball environment would be a good fit for him.
Is flyball tough on the dog's joints? I see that some dogs hit the box pretty hard.
Where's a good place to get started? We live in IL, about an hour south of Chicago. I'm willing to drive, but I'd like to keep it under 2 hours.
Minnie - CGC