Sunday, October 14, 2012

Watching CanAm is Dangerous

I've been sick the past few days, but have had a chance to watch the CanAm racing happening this week in Indianapolis, Indiana. For those not in the know, CanAm is basically a HUGE flyball tournament put on by NAFA at the end of the racing year. I've never been, but have watched the live stream for the past two years.

You can still catch some of the live stream, including the Classics Finals, at

I have to say, though, watching CanAm makes me want to do things I should. Like, spend a bunch of money to travel to Indiana to run flyball. Or get a new puppy. Or spend a bunch of money on training seminars or videos to help "fix" Koira.

I don't get to have a puppy yet. Two dogs is my limit, so unless I move, it will be quite a few years before I can have another dog. But watching CanAm makes me want a brand new, untrained, blank slate of a dog who can be trained up to be an amazing, super fast flyball dog. Seriously, some of these dogs are running times as fast as 3.5 seconds! Its scary fast. And makes me really want a border staffy, or border jack, or any of these other dog breeds I know I don't want to live with long term, but who are rocking the flyball lanes right now.


  1. Hope you are feeling better real soon. I don't think I could handle training anything quite like that!

  2. Depending, there are things that I read or watch that make me want another puppy, from a GOOD breeder. One to clicker train from the start. One to socialize properly. One to join a Schutzhund club with.

  3. Oh gosh, I have that problem too! If only I had a puppy that I could train from day 1... but then I remember that puppies (and their teeth) are no fun at all. It helps.

  4. Hi Y'all!

    Wow! What a conundrum!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  5. I have the same problem in agility! My breed of choice around the house is my clownish Cardigan Corgis but in truth they just don't have the physique for agility. The mind, absolutely!, the body not so much. This makes me want a border collie pup....but I can't have 3 dogs, and I truly don't know if I could live with a BC. A borderjack is very interesting too...;-)

    Hope you feel better soon!

  6. Go to CanAm next year (: I'm going!

    Also, why happened to Koira with flyball?


  7. My agility instructor has a really nice Borderjack and she told me on Tuesday that they're repeating the breeding. OH THANKS FOR THAT.