Flyball

2Flyball Classes

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Contact Bob Atol for information: 612-597-6989

 

Beginner Flyball is an 8 session course introducing the dog and handler to the fast-paced, exciting sport of Flyball.

In this class, dogs will be introduced to the following Flyball fundamentals:

  • Intro to Jumps
  • Building a box turn- using wall touch exercises and a training chute
  • Chase game- to build and increase drive back to you
  • Hups over Jump Board – to teach body control
  • Catching (mouth/eye coordination)
  • Restrained recalls
  • Passing – teaching the dog to pass another dog during a race
  • Box Hit-its – to teach a fast, yet safe, box turn

These skills will help your dog build muscle memory and drive, be more

competitive and love the sport of Flyball.

Each dog learns at a different pace and class instruction will be tailored to fit each individual dog’s needs and skill level.

So, if you have a ball crazy dog who loves to fetch, Flyball may be the sport for you!

Prerequisite:
Strong Recall – Some obedience is nice but not necessary, you just have to be in control of your dog.

*Note: Please arrive to class with your dog on a 4-6ft leash and a standard flat buckle or rolled leather collar, or body harness. No “flexi” type retractable leashes please.
Feel free to bring your dog’s favorite toy and/or small, soft treats for rewards.

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Bob Atol

Director of Flyball

612-597-6989

Breeds: Rat Terriers, Mixes

My last two dogs have achieved great status in NAFA flyball. Riley is the first Rat Terrier to 100.000 points title of Hobbes. Marbles, my mixed breed, is the fastest 8” height dog in NAFA at 3.757.

I am a NAFA flyball judge and enjoy the game. Some say that my passion alone is flyball. I am a very competitive person that does not like to lose.

I have been a flyball instructor since 2001. I have also instructed agility at BOTC. But my passion lies with flyball! I like to instill drive for the game of flyball.

I have attended many flyball seminars and have learned a lot of different training techniques. I am still learning! Since each dog learns differently, you have to learn all the different ways to train the dog for the desired sport.

If your dog enjoys the ball and loves to run, then Flyball may be the sport for your dog!

Sara Chouinard

Flyball Instructor

Sara has been training dogs in various venues for 7 years

Competes in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Lure Coursing, and Flyball

Breed: Shetland Sheepdog

“I want my students to gain a bond with their dog, learn a new energy outlet for their dog, and get excited about the fast-paced sport of Flyball racing! “