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Old 10-03-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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Good books/resources for flyball training

Hi! I'll be getting my new Rough Collie pup in November. Can you point me in the right direction for training techniques, books etc. etc.?



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I bought "Don't Shoot the dog" because I read most flyball participants use this book. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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I haven't read that one - I'll have to check it out.

To be honest, I haven't read any of the books specifically on flyball training. The best resources I have found have been my teammates, information presented at Touch 'N Go Seminars, watching what people do in tournaments, forums like those on the NAFA website and http://www.flyballforum.com, other people's flyball blogs, some of the canine sports training books by Dr. Zink, aand books like Control Unleashed and Canine Culture Clash.

A lot of it boils down to: Train that box turn first. Don't over-emphasize ball drive, tug drive is as or more important. Socialize the jeebers out of the puppies and young dogs. Recall recall recall reacall recall recall recall recall recall recall recall recall Play with your dog, lots of highly interactive games in distracting environments. Condition your dog - weekend warriors are prone to injury. Don't overdo the jumping - especially for puppies. Puppy = under 18 months. Train your dog in other stuff, as well. The learning skills and attention skills carry across for flyball. You get out of the dog what you put into the dog, so if you want him to run like mad, you chase him to the startline, scream his name, wave the tug like a maniac and run like he's rabid on the recall, even in practice. Don't let your dog play chase games with other dogs until he can reliably do side by sides with strange and familiar dogs with no chasing issues. Nip any lane crossing or chasing in the bud. Nip any demonstrations of aggression in the bud. Give the dog as many opportunities for success as possible and let him know each and every time he does good. Have fun!

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