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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!
Strong Recall – Some obedience is nice but not necessary, you just have to be in control of your dog. Your dog must be comfortable being touched and handled by someone other than the owner, including having their collar/harness grabbed and being touched or held on various parts of their body, etc.
*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.
Sara Chouinard (Director)
Flyball, Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Plus Instructor.
AKC approved CGC and Trick Dog program evaluator.
Sara has been training dogs in various venues for over 10 years.
Competes in; Obedience, Rally, Agility, Flyball, Lure Coursing and Barn Hunt.
Breed: Shetland Sheepdogs, Border Collie
Her first passion was Obedience, and she continues to share that passion with students in Puppy Obedience classes.
When she discovered Flyball in 2011, it didn’t take her long to get hooked on the sport and, a few years later, she apprenticed to become a Flyball instructor.