Flyball is an exciting sport for dogs to play. It involves some of the things dogs love the most, running around and chasing a ball. Through Florida dog training sessions certain traits of your dog come to the surface allowing you to decide if this sport is for your pet. Observe your dog during training sessions to make an accurate assessment. Take note if your dog runs faster, picks up on commands quickly, and remains focused regardless of other dogs barking. If this sounds like your dog, then your canine may be a great candidate for this fun sport.
What is Flyball?
According to Wikepedia, “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.”
So what does it take for your loving dog to become a team member? Here is a basic breakdown of some traits to look for.
A dog needs to be smart, curious and able to focus under tough conditions. There are distractions, other dogs barking, lots of noise, and different activities going on during a flyball event. If your dog has a hard time focusing, then your dog may not a good candidate.
If your dog exhibits speed, agility and excellent socialization skills, then this game may be a great fit. It allows your dog to be around other dogs while doing something fun and engaging. It gives your dog the opportunity to expend much energy, which is something every dog needs to live a healthy life.
To learn more talk to a Florida Flyball instructor today!