Posts with tag flyball

In flyball, as in many dog sports, owners must restrain their dogs to keep them from taking off too soon. Here a dog is released to take his jumps, grab his ball and return. Photo courtesy of Leerie Jenkins.

My Favorite Things: Performance Event Videos

One of the great parts of my job is writing about the amazing dogs and people who compete in agility, flyball, lure coursing, dock jumping and other performance events. As an added bonus, I often come across videos of these trials and competitions. Some videos are professionally done. Others almost look professional. And still others… read more


Community Comes Out for Responsible Dog Ownership Days

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds was the site for the 10th annual American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Days event on September 22, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. Nearly 4,000 area residents attended the event, involving more than 70 local dog clubs, pet-related organizations, retailers and AKC departments. AKC encourages organizations throughout the country to hold… read more


It Takes a Team to Play Flyball

Flyball is virtually the only dog sport which requires multiple people and dogs to perform together as a single team. In almost every other canine performance event, one handler and one or more dogs make up the competing unit. It’s true for agility, dock diving, conformation, obedience, flying disc and sledding, to name just a… read more