TheRedQueen wrote:Whoohooo! A long time coming!
You got that right. She came back just about two years ago, shortly before the last tournament in Charlotte, and didn't even want to walk into the building with me. She spent the whole time inside just wanting to leave. Yesterday she actually started tugging with me next to the lane. I know I put her into a line up way too early, but I've pretty much come to the conclusion that flyball isn't really her thing, and she won't ever be a speed demon, so I'm not too worried about ruining her turn.
Oh, and I forgot to add...she got her first two titles!
Here's some videos. I apologize for the poor quality...of the videos and the flyball
This one is Bart, Cho, Hannah, and Molly, in that order. If you look really closely, you can see that all four of Hannah's feet do touch the box. And Molly does not run until the other team finishes because she had a bad chasing episode in the race before this, after doing so well all weekend. (It was a Toller, who apparently just looked a little too different than any dog she's ever run against before.) Oh, and Hannah comes back slower than normal because Molly and her mom are right in the middle of the lane closer to the line than usual (again because of the chasing episode). Her times were mid to high fives this weekend, rather than high fours to low fives. And I think this is the race where I forgot her tug, as I was line judging the race right before. So all I had was food, and I think she's finally started to run faster for the tug. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wJhqKKzFDw
And same team againhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5CpOt5nFXo
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...Renee's team! This is Buster, Renee, and Hathaway (Fletch ran 4th, but he's not on the video). Buster is our new Border Collie, and one of the first dogs I've helped train, so I'm very happy with his turn. Renee looks awful, but at least she did her thing. I didn't notice until I watched these just how much she slows down (actually stops) at the box. I guess I need to keep working on her motivation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-A8FREarF0
Same thing againhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM8yiQkvaS8