Friday, 19 August 2011

Playing flyball in the garden.

Last week I said I would try and take a video of Tess practising flyball in the garden at home so I took one tonight for you to see.


As you can see Tommy likes to have a go and can do it albeit at a more leisurely pace. I noticed that on occasion when Tess was forced off course she made a point of cutting back in to go between the posts which I think must be something that will bode well for the future. I will just point out for those that don't know that a proper flyball course has four jumps but my garden isn't big enough so we just make do with two which are set the right distance apart, also we don't have a box so I set the ball on a plant pot. Just in case you are wondering, Tommys job is to stay and watch. When we first started he would chase after Tess and cause mayhem so I had to get him a job to do which is to just stand and let Tess get the ball and then later he gets to have a go by himself.

9 comments:

Sara said...

This was such a heartwarming video! Tess proves that you don't have to yell and scream to play flyball. I love your easy going manner with her.

And Tommy! His tail never stops wagging.

You have two wonderful dogs, and it is so obvious that they love and respect you.

Chicken lover said...

That was great, it is so nice to see dogs enjoying themselves and responding to humans in a positive way. Tess scrunches herself up just like our pug who then charges around the garden, lol
Great video Rob
Thanks
Jane

Gail said...

Good things to be said for the trainer.

Tess and Tommy are doing great jobs...so beautiful to watch them both work and learn.

Beth said...

I love the video. The dogs are marvelous and you are doing a good job at training Bess.

ellen abbott said...

I thought the jumps would be higher. Are they adjustable? Tess is getting so big and she just tears through them. Tommy did well too. A new game for him. And nice garden.

sagechronicles said...

What fun they were having! Tess sure is growing up and doing really well at flyball.

Matron said...

Rob - Tess has really long legs! She's going to be an athlete for sure. What wonderful progress she has made.

Darlene said...

Thanks for posting that, Rob! My daughter and I really enjoy starting our day with Tommy and Tess.

Doc said...

So much fun to see her progress.