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I started Chloe in flyball about 3 years ago. There were hardly any GSDs in the sport (or at least in our region). Over this time, I have seen an increase of GSDs in flyball and I'm very excited. It's a great sport for the dogs and for us people and the dogs just love it. For more flyball information there are two organizations that hold tournaments NAFA and U-FLI

 

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Great action shot of Chloe. Always fun to find a sport you and your dogs can enjoy.

We tried Flyball but found our speed wasn't good enough. We had a great time, when the girls weren't trying to gather all the balls.
 

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Originally Posted By: TrackingPuppy
We tried Flyball but found our speed wasn't good enough. We had a great time, when the girls weren't trying to gather all the balls.
That is why I joined a team that does flyball for fun, we don't care about the speed, as long as the dog plays the game. We even have some Pugs that run on our team and they're not very fast at all, but they have a great time doing it! As with all sports, some teams are so competative they just get rid of dogs if they aren't fast enough.

When I started running Chloe, she was running somewhere around 8 second runs, with time, patience, and practice she is now running times in the low 5 seconds. Most teams would have turned us down, now she is one of the best dogs on our team, still not the fastest dog, but a very consistant dog.

My suggestion, if you and your dogs were having fun, keep doing it, but find another team!
 
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