Well, we are home from our awesome weekend of flyball. Koira totally rocked it, running in 6 races on Saturday and 4 races on Sunday, and starting 6/10 of the races. Koira's turns were low and none of them were four footed, but she had a lot of fun and was running her heart out. Her times were mostly in the 5.2-5.4 range, which is slower than I know she is capable of, but likely a result of her poor box turns. I think our best start of the weekend was a 0.015, which I thought was really good, considering that I have almost no experience with starting. Most of our starts were 0.1xx, so I just need to make sure we are consistent in whatever we are getting, then start changing things up a little at a time to see if we can't improve. We didn't get any false starts or early passes all weekend though. I think Koira only even got flagged once, for dropping her ball. She dropped it again on her rerun, but carried it fine the rest of the day, so I'm not sure what was up in that heat.
Pallo didn't run any flyball over the weekend, so spent a lot of time just chilling in his kennel. He did come out to play some fetch and frisbee on Friday and Saturday night though. We were car camping on site along with some fellow flyballers, so he had a whole field to play in and other dogs to play with.
Pallo did also have his own special event- the Low Rider race (which is basically a short recall on the flat, racing corgis, bassets, bulldogs, and mixes thereof). Last year, he won the Low Rider race after a preliminary heat and a final run off between him and fellow flyball low rider Tater (a dachshund/poodle mix). This year, Pallo was back to defend his title. He won his first preliminary heat easily, then beat out Henry the flyball corgi in the finals to hold onto his title for the second year in a row. We'll be back next year to keep the streak going!
I didn't take any pictures of any of the fun stuff, sorry!