Sorry I couldn’t be at orientation today, but we’re getting packed and heading to Indianapolis, Indiana for the flyball nationals, aka CanAm.
Normally we would do a flyball demo with our dogs for you, but today we’re going to show you a few videos.
Here’s a local news story about us:
This next video is of a flyball heat (there are 3-5 heats in a flyball race) of one of our Syracuse teams at a flyball tournament. The dogs racing are, 1-Ranger, a German Wirehaired Pointer, 2-Chet, a Border Collie, 3-Abbie, an Australian Cattle Dog and 4-Sherlock, an Australian Labradoodle.
If you play the video a few times, you can look for: 1)the start/finish line, 2) how far back from the start line we release our dogs (that’s to get them at top speed when they cross the start line) 3)How close we try to get our passing with the dog coming back and the dog going down, 4)how you can tell that they are going top speed by the fact that they all single stride the jumps, 5) Notice the racing lights between the two racing lanes and 6)notice the swimmer turns on the box. That’s to keep them as fast and as safe as possible.
Here’s a composite video of our annual flyball tournament. The next tournament that will be hosted here at SOTC will be December 8th and 9th, 2018. Come check us out!
The team practices on Wednesday nights at 7pm. Stop by sometime, introduce your self and watch us practice. Just be sure to contact us first because we don’t always have practice, like this week.
To read more about flyball, just go to www.SyracuseFlyball.com and be sure to check out the article AKC did about us and Flyball.
If you have any questions, just email me at Terri@SyracuseFlyball.com