Sunday morning Gem and I headed over to Daventry to watch some of the flyball racing, catch up with some of our flyballing friends we haven’t seen for ages AND….collect our new flyball box!! Here it is…isn’t it totally lush!! Lol
(are all these pics a little bit sad??)
Although this is technically the same style of box we have been running on, a ‘boomerang box’…it’s very different from the Modern Dog Sports (Alvah) box the dogs have been used to running on. For starters it’s much lighter weight (and much easier to lug about!), it has a finer trigger so only needs to be touched to release the ball rather than hit with some force, slightly less curve on the front and a different sort of rubber surface which should allow for a much more grip (especially when wet) and the holes are set much further apart (12 inches) to aide a good swimmers turn. I’m hoping that it should quicken up some of our dogs turns; we’ll have to do some work with the training shoot for those dogs that don’t currently get all 4 feet on the box at the moment (Pip, Ethan and Teal). Looking forward to getting some more training underway, lots of work to do and our first comp in 2 weeks time…yikes!
Got home very late last night (early this morning!) as we did more agility training after tea until it got dark and then ran into some congestion on the M6 following a nasty accident (not literally of course!) but had a really nice time with Joy and Becca as always, just nice to relax with friends and have a good laugh…which we did…a lot! lol