Training is on Sunday mornings from 11am until 12 noon at the training field at Auchincruive- any changes to this will be notified via fb (especially if the weather is very bad).
There will be a beginners course starting soon! If you are interested, please contact:
Bernadette on either
- 01292 267 136 (Home)
- 07547 884 133 (Mobile)
All teams did the club proud with some excellent runs from FBI, HOT PAWSUIT and the YKC Juniors. FBI won through to the semi-finals on the Saturday and were narrowly beaten to a place in the final; Hot Pawsuit were unlucky to be beaten on the Friday quarter final; and the YKC Juniors had a great time competing on the Saturday and they all came home very happy. All in all, a fantastic effort by the teams and it was definitely an experience to be remembered by all who participated. Bring on 2014!
Crufts 2013 Photos:
|FBI||YKC Junior Team|
What is Flyball?
Flyball is a relay race with four dogs on a team. The course consists of a start/finish line, four hurdles spaced 10 feet apart, a box and a backboard. The first hurdle is 6 feet from the start/finish line and the box is 15 feet from the last hurdle. The backboard is placed 7 feet upwards behind the box. The dogs jump the hurdles and step on the spring loaded box that shoots out a tennis ball. The dog catches the ball and then returns over the 4 hurdles; when the dog crosses the start/finish line the next dog goes. The first team to have all 4 dogs run without errors wins the heat. Each heat consists of 2 teams in a knockout race.
Flyball Dog of the Year
presented this year to Sandra Van Heddegem, owner and handler of Cruz Missile (pictured with his trophy)
P&DDTC club employs motivational training methods and does not support harsh handling. Handlers are encouraged to reinforce desired behaviours rather than punish unwanted ones using food and/or toys as a reward.