Redlands on Fire Flyball- Saturday 9th June 2018

Due to the wet weather over the previous week, our Birkdale grounds were too wet for a Flyball competition. As Flyball is a fast dog sport where dogs race against each other as a relay team over a line of hurdles, we had to come up with some quick thinking, rearranging and action the day before. We were lucky to be able to relocate our competition to the indoor complex at Wacol RSPCA. Thank you to Awesome Pawsome and the club members who came together on such short notice to give up their Friday night to help set up and allowed us to keep the competition going despite the bad weather. The venue was ideal as we could be under cover and run the races on the all weather rubber matting track.

 

Jasper at full speed and box loader Matt
Jasper at full speed and box loader Matt

 

Thank you to our two judges, Steve Pitt and Martin Watt, an interstate judge from South Australia.

Unfortunately 3 teams had to withdraw due to the change of venue, but we still had a total of 8 teams entered on the day.

Redlands had three teams entered: Burn N Bolt in division 1, Turn N Burn in Division 3 and Hit N Burn in Division 5.

Our teams ran exceptionally well with all teams winning their respective divisions and team Burn N Bolt winning the Champion Trophy Final.

We also had a few dogs earn their Flyball Titles. Lillian and Molly, the little black poodle, Nathalie and Virginia, and Judy and Honey gained their first Flyball Title. Kym with Mr Wilson and Annette with Rocco gained their Flyball Master Title, and Kurt and Jasper achieved their Flyball Master Excellent. Well done to you all, those are great achievements.

Our learner dogs also came along to experience the atmosphere as part of their training. Going to a new environment

A rebound with ball from Mr Wilson
A rebound with ball from Mr Wilson

can be distracting for young dogs and a Flyball competition where there are people yelling and cheering and dogs barking and running is an exciting place for any dog.

 

Everyone had a fantastic day of racing and went home with some happy and worn out dogs to show for it.

Our next Redlands Fly ball competition will also be held at the Wacol RSPCA grounds and by hosted by the Awesome Pawsome Flyball Club on the weekend of 14-15th July.  If you can, come along and see what it’s all about.

 

Cody at full speed
Cody at full speed

 

Thank you to Ruth for taking some amazing action photos on the day. Please click here see more.

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