With life settling back down a bit, and the kennel cough outbreak now a thing of the past, we are back to doing flyball practice on Thursday nights. Last night, I was lucky enough to get one of our team members to take some pictures of Koira on the box.
She is doing really well with her box turns. You'll notice we still have a prop in front of the box (in this case, a totally white stack of rain gutters). Unfortunately, she seems to need the prop to keep a good turn. Fading the prop is proving very, very difficult.
Here is a whole series of the same turn. First, she jumps onto the box
Then lands on the box solidly with all four feet, catching the ball
Then she pushes off, hard, ball in mouth, to come back down the lane of jumps to return to me and her tug.
Very proud of my girl. And, she has a great time playing flyball, even if her box turn gives me a training headache sometimes.