German Shepherd Dog Forums - Reply to Topic

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread: Signed up for an Intro to Flyball class - what to expect? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces):
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
08-29-2014 08:35 AM
blackshep Yep, box work is never done!

That is so awesome, I'd LOVE to see a vid. Wait until you get racing, it's so much fun!
08-28-2014 09:09 PM
Cassidy's Mom
Quote:
Originally Posted by VomBlack View Post
We are working on fine tuning the box turns, since he is such a large/long dog.
Our club is ALWAYS working on fine tuning the box turn - every dog, every week at practice! No matter how good it is, it could always be better, and even if it is really good, working on it consistently will help maintain the turn so it doesn't degrade and get sloppy. That's probably the single thing we spend the most time on.

Great progress so far, and definitely addicting!
08-28-2014 08:42 PM
VomBlack
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackshep View Post
Expect awesomeness!!

At the beginning, it's not a lot of fun, just like starting any sport. You have to get a good foundation down. We always started with restrained recalls for pups, as they get older we introduce lower jumps, spaced closer together. Then we introduce turns on the box, then add a ball and then send them down from the first jump etc.

If your dog is older, you may actually progress faster, because you have to be careful with what you do with pups.

Have fun!! It's so addictive!

Yeah, the nice thing is since he's 5 he really picked up on the game quickly and progression has been really nice since we had a lot of good foundations from training in other venues.

We are at the point where I can send him down over 4 jumps, to the box for the ball, and back. We are working on fine tuning the box turns, since he is such a large/long dog. It is certainly addicting though!
08-28-2014 08:40 PM
VomBlack
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaRen616 View Post
Where are the pictures?!

I haven't seen photos of your crew in a very long time!!!
I know! I've been terrible with pictures lately. No flyball photos yet but maybe I can drum up a few others of the crew, haha.
08-28-2014 11:58 AM
blackshep Expect awesomeness!!

At the beginning, it's not a lot of fun, just like starting any sport. You have to get a good foundation down. We always started with restrained recalls for pups, as they get older we introduce lower jumps, spaced closer together. Then we introduce turns on the box, then add a ball and then send them down from the first jump etc.

If your dog is older, you may actually progress faster, because you have to be careful with what you do with pups.

Have fun!! It's so addictive!
08-28-2014 10:40 AM
LaRen616 Where are the pictures?!

I haven't seen photos of your crew in a very long time!!!
08-28-2014 08:32 AM
Caja's Mom Good job. Will probably see you around at some point.

We have been doing mostly Ontario tournaments this year and not much in our own region.
08-26-2014 08:28 PM
Cassidy's Mom Fantastic, congrats!!!
08-26-2014 08:08 PM
VomBlack So we finished our intro class and we got absolutely hooked! Odin loves it, and now that he has the hang of how it works he is absolutely crazy for it. We decided to continue training weekly with the team in hopes of being ready for competition.

It was just the sport we needed to add a little excitement to our usual obedience and rally routines.
06-28-2014 10:04 PM
Cassidy's Mom
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackshep View Post
But it takes a while to get there.
It definitely does - don't get discouraged if what you're working on doesn't look much like flyball for awhile. Our club works very incrementally, breaking it all down into much smaller pieces and only putting it all together as the dog masters the prior steps. How long that takes depends on the particular dog.

It sounds like he's fit, with a good foundation of training already so I definitely don't think it's too late to start. Good luck and have fun!
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:49 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com