That was great! Murphy has a long stride!
Does it matter that the smaller dogs have to actually jump up over the obstacle while the bigger ones just sort of glide?
Seems unfair for the smaller ones because they have to do more work.
The small dogs are called "height dogs"...they bring the jump heights down for the entire team. The goal is to have a good height dog that can single or double stride between the jumps...that way they're faster, thus the whole team is faster. For this team, we were just happy to have any height dog, so we were fine with the corgi who was REALLY slow.
It's part of flyball that the height dogs have to do more work...but on the other hand, they're put on a pedestal and are universally loved by the team...as they make it easier for those of us with big dogs (if we didn't have a height dog, our big dogs would have to run 14" instead of 7-8") We
our height dogs.
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo
"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw