Introduction to Flyball

with JJ Belcher

Skill Level: Beginner

Length: 7 Modules

Access Period: 1 year

Price: $40.00

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Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball. Flyball is one of the fastest growing dog sports in the US and can be learned by any dog that is sufficiently motivated for food and toys. 

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“I was training and competing in Schutzhund when I discovered flyball. I originally got involved because it seemed like great cross training for my dog. In flyball training the dogs run a lot of sprints, you solidify recalls amongst distractions and build crazy engagement… The training was fun and the people I met were great but I never thought I would go anywhere with it until my first tournament. Everything changed after that! Racing a team of dogs against another team, people screaming, dogs barking, adrenaline pumping, it was amazing and I was hooked. My dog loved it too. It’s wild to see him get competitive and really push himself when racing another dog. My wife and I had the opportunity to train with and race on some amazing teams throughout the last 10 years before starting our own team in Tucson, Arizona. We won 5th place at the 2008 Cynosport Flyball World Championship racing with Online K9, 4th place at the 2009 Cynosport Flyball World Championship racing with INXS and had the honor of racing with the 2009 World Champion team Heat Wave for a couple years. We’ve raced at the worlds largest flyball tournament CanAm twice and plan to be back in 2016. We have a great group of people and dogs on our team Cirque Berserk. They all helped on this course for Leerburg and we hope you get a lot out of it. Our goal with this course is to share what we have learned over the years and hopefully inspire some people that don’t have a flyball club in their area to start one up.”

- JJ Belcher 

TAREGET AUDIENCE

Simple, easy to follow exercises make this course ideal for the general pet owner. Training enthusiasts or professionals can also benefit from some of the advanced concepts.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Students should have: a food reward, a toy reward, and most importantly a dog that is engaged in training.We also recommend that folks new to training consider taking a preliminary course in basic obedience and marker training to better grasp the training and communication system that will be used in this course.

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