Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone Reviews

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Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone

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 o

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3 Responses to “Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone Reviews”
  1. Kathleen Byrne says:
    69 of 69 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Vague and somewhat confusing, October 3, 1998
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone (Paperback)

    I read this book as someone already familiar with the sport of Flyball. I found that it was a general overview of the sport as opposed to a training manual that would help you to teach a dog to play flyball. The training advice is somewhat vague and dated. Current training techniques are mentioned, but not explained for a novice to understand. This book utilizes the old method of pattern training and does not go into teaching or proofing the elements of the course. I found the book Flyball Training: Start to finish to be a much more thorough and concise guide of great use to the novice or experienced enthusiast.

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  2. C. West says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Detailed explaination of teaching through Back Chaining, August 5, 2004
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    Kathleen Byrne (Vona, CO USA) –
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    This review is from: Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone (Paperback)

    This books gives directions for construction jumps,including a wonderfully simple “puppy jump”, advice on solving problems (like getting a tight turn). She does sometimes seem to be relying on repetition to get your dog into the habit of what you want, but this would easily be used with clicker training to improve the time and reliability of these behaviors.

    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)

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  3. Anonymous says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Informative, July 9, 2006
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    This review is from: Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone (Paperback)

    Everything you always wanted to know about flyball including how to build most of the equipment at home.

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