New Members, like this lovely Boarder Collie, need to take the jumps one at a time, with lots of love and encouragement from their families. Usually the handlers get as much of a work out as the dogs, as they have to run along side thier dog until it is trained, like this fellow with his Manchester Terrier. One of our trainers sits on the flyball springboard box and gets the dogs reved up to practice the jumps. She teaches them to perk up as she loudly growls "RRRRRRREEAADDDDDDDYYYYYYYYY". Then she nudges the dog off and away he runs over the jumps.
This old boy, is the lead dog. Does he look as though he is smiling? I think so.
It is a wonderful activity and social time for the dogs and handlers alike. It puts a smile on my face to see these pups have such fun every week. As long as Binzen continues to get so much enjoyment from it, we will keep going.