Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Flyball Try-out

The Flyball: Step-by-Step that Ms Owner taught me nearly 3 weeks ago really works. Now I know how to 'bash' the flyball box. Here's the photo shot last Sunday, my flyball training along with Groovy and Russell, the 2 JRT. Groovy is already a pro in this sport, as he learnt it long time ago. As for me and Russell, we only decided to indulge after we find out about the tournament. Therefore he just need to bear with the incompetence of us.

~ Me the flying mongrel, attempting Flyball, the combination should 'rocks' ~

~ Groovy, the 'land torpedo', no doubt, fastest in the inaugural team ~

~ Russell, the 'kangaroo hooper', who loves escaping with the ball ~

Unfortunately I still haven't get the idea of 'grab'. I tends to allow the ball to drop on the ground before picking it up. This is all because Ms Owner forbid me to grab it directly from the hole before I learn to hit the box. Whenever I approach the hole with my muzzle, she shouted 'No!'. Now, I was in dilemma.

And when the ball rolls off to the side, I ended up with a wide turn and skip the jumps. Maybe there's something wrong with my eye-sight, I tends to focus only on jumps that available directly infront of me. There's need for more efforts to put on. Firstly, I need to learn 'bash and grab' at the same time, and retrieving back without any miss jump eventhough the ball roll 10 feet away.

Flyball is much more fun than agility, as I can worked independently after being released. There's no need to follow orders from my poor handler, who tends to point me here and there. This cause plenty of frustration to me. Maybe she should think what she really wants before asking.

The Almighty King King presented me the 'Funky Blog' award. So now, I'm " Funk.... Funk... Funky.... Pacco ! " Thanks you, King King.


Moco said...

You are one busy pup. I hope you get lots of treats for all that jumping around you do. Keep up the good exercise.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Pacco!
Those are great pictures of you in action!
I am sure you will master the grab thing soon!
Kisses and hugs

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh you dogs run so fast, it looks like you're flying

~ Girl girl

Bella said...

Wow what great action shots - it feels like you are chasing towards me.
ps you blog kept re-directing me to some other unknown page :(

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow agility queen and soon to be fly ball queen. You're the healthiest pup ever Pacco.

Congratulations on your award funky gal!!!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Charlie said...

Bash and grab --- that sounds like fun!
- Charlie

Simba said...

Looks like you are enjoying that. Congratulations on your award.

Simba x

Maggie & Mitch said...

You're so talented, Pacco! Is there anything you can't do?!
Congratulations on your award!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, great Pacco! I really need to learn how to use that Flyball box becoz that's not the one that I'm using at my training grounds. I doubt I can win the the competition actually coz I'm no fast runner like you & Groovy.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Murphey said...

That looks like a lot of fun, but work too....Reilly would be pretty good, me, I don't even like balls, so no way would I try it.


Asta said...

You desewve the funky Blog awawd!!! and all the othews too! I love to watch you in and youw girl awe pawsome..That weally looks like a fun event
smoochie kisses

Gussie said...

Hi Pacco. That flyball looks fun! Enjoyed reading about you. Thanks for dropping by our blog. xxJake (& Gus, suppose she should get a mention for doing all the typing).

Thor said...

Hi Pacco! Great pictures! You seem to fly!
Congrats on your award!


Joe Stains said...

I am sure you will figure out that fly ball in no time, either way as long as you are having fun that is all that matters!

Girasol said...

Nice action pics!
Congratulations on the Funky Blog Award.

Penny & Poppy said...

Congrats on your award, Pacco! You are such a talented doggie! We love to watch you in action!

Poppy & Penny

Amber said...

Hey Pacco! Nice shots of you and Groovy! Glad you had fun with flyball! Congrats on your award!

Amber :)

PKPWV said...

Mom and I wanted Johnny Depp to win as well!!!


Sparky said...

Great pictures! Man, how I wish I could try flyball! It looks like great fun!

Congratulations on your Funky Blog award!


Mack said...

We don't have flyball where I live, dang it.
The nearest club is in North Houston and it's too far my mom to drive after work!
Poor me!

Gus and Louie said...

You keep working on it you will get it.. It just takes practice..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Peanut said...

I know you will get it Pacco. You are one smart pup.

Scruffy said...

Hey Pacco

This Flyboy thingy looks real fun. You look really pawsome leaping over the barriers.

The Mighty Scruff

Marvin said...

Dear Pacco, congrats on your Funky Blog award!

I hope you don't have to wear glasses!

love and concerned licks, Marvin xxxxx

Goofy said...

aren't u just too talented??? or isit i'm too dumb? or my mom too lazy to train me????

Harry said...

I have no doubt you'll be a flyball pro in no time!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Maya and Kena said...

Hey Pacco!!
Those pics are pawsome!! You look PRO!!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Hey Pacco! it looks like fun and congrats on being Funky Blog! Mommy thought it looked like fun but even though we like to jump and run we tend to go around the obsticales unless there is food involved. sill us

Love licks & waggin Tx tails