- Paperback: 182 pages
- Publisher: Howell Book House; 1 edition (August 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0876056303
- ISBN-13: 978-0876056301
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,093,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone Paperback – August 1, 1997
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Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone
Imagine four dogs, competing against each other side-by-side on two separate racing lanes. Then picture a packed crowd of spirited spectators waiting to hear "Get Your Ball" and the excited barking of the competitors at the cue to start the race. If you can envision racing lanes with four jumps, spaced ten feet apart, and a Flyball box at the end of each lane?you know the thrill of Flyball Racing. The anticipation of a great race is just one of the resaons that Flyball Racing has become such a popular sport for dog enthusiasts all over the world. The enthusiasm pervades this comprehensive book that includes all of the details about this fun and friendly competition.
Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone is the perfect guide for everyone from the novice participant to the experienced competitor. You will be taught how Flyball Racing has developed from its humble beginnings in a wood shop to a sport that, due to its large number of participants, has become a more formalized competition. You'll find out that all breeds (including mixed breeds) are eligible for play, how to train your dog for the sport, the equipment you need and the rules and regulations that direct all facets of Flyball Racing.
Other chapters include teamwork and how to build your own team, the role of the North American Flyball Association, how to get into competition and how to host a tournament. There is even a special section that breaks down the individual parts of flyball training in a performance checklist. The text of Flyball Racing is enhanced by numerous photos of competition in action that illustrate the spirit of the sport. An indispensable guide to a thrilling relay race, Flyball Racing is the ideal book to own, learn from and refer back to as you enjoy the competition.
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction
About the Author
Lonnie Olson is the president of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructor and is an Obedience and Flyball judge.
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The most impressive part of this book though, was it's step by step detailing of how to teach your dog to run using BACK-CHAINING. She breaks the behavior into at least 12 different segments - starting with the last jump on the return and back-chains to the total run, including proofing the return to the 4th jump should your dog miss the ball and have to retrieve it before it's return run. (if you don't know what back-chaining is, check out Karen Pryor's clicker site - it's a GREAT learning tool)
Written in 1997 when Flyball was in it's relative infancy, Lonnie Olson has crafted a book that covers all aspects of the sport from the initial stages of training your dog, to participating in tournaments and exhibition events.
It's all here, Equipment Needed, Equipment Construction, Flyball Basics, Training Regimen, Teamwork, Getting Into Competition, Hosting A Tournament - just some of the chapters in a highly informative and very easy to read book that is well worth the purchase price. You just can't go wrong.Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone