So, are you wondering
what is flyball?
Flyball is a dog competition where teams of four dogs, race over a
series of jumps to trigger
a box to launch a tennis ball, which the dogs each catch and carry back
over the jumps to their handlers.
You can find out more about training a box turn here.
Ball Shagger and Handler Designs
shagger in flyball is the person who stands at the back of the
runback area and gathers all of the tennis balls the dogs bring back
into a wire basket, which is also called a "ball shagger." This may
seem like a trivial role, but it is actually very helpful. Every race,
within few minutes, 12 to 30 tennis balls end up rolling around the
runback area. There are also dogs racing back and fourth, handlers
sprinting back and sometimes running backward, with all of their
attention focused back on their dog as it races. That runback area can
be a very busy place.
Junior Handler Designs
you looking for a gift for the Junior Handler on your team? Maybe
they want to acknowledge their first race.
The handlers on a flyball team line the dogs up, release
at the appropriate time, and then call them back across the finish
line. When the handlers line up their dogs to race, they often rev them
up by saying "ready." Some teams say it all together, as sort of a
group harmonic in the runback area. Flyball dogs tend to explode when
they hear the word "rrready."
Or are you just
enthralled by general
Browse through and find
the perfect gift for the dog lover in your life
- even if it's you.
But, gasp!, perhaps
you're not a dog-lover? Maybe you
they stink (literally). Perhaps Spider
and Scribbles are more your thing.
Then, again, some
of us are just looking for a funny
have flyball t-shirts, gifts for the flyball enthusiast and
the perfect practice tee shirt. We also have a variety of other
merchandise featuring dog cartoons, flyball artwork, and other unique
designs. All designs are protected by copyright. Do not use this
artwork without express written permission from the author.
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