Daisy’s first time at a Flyball Comp

Just to make it clear, Daisy was not competing. We simply went along to spectate and to help Daisy with her socialisation with other dogs. And what a place to do it, I am sure Daisy has never seen that many dogs in her life. It has to be said she behaved well, she found a Springer Spaniel who she had a good sniff with.

It didn’t take long for Daisy to realise that there was something going on which involved jumping around, lots of excited barking and chasing tennis balls. Which made her pull on her leash and look at is with crazy excitement in her eyes saying “Mummy, Daddy look at that! It looks like so much fun. Can i have a go? Can I? Can I? Can I? Can I? Can I? Can I? Please? Please? Please?!?”. The weather was glorious and we all really enjoyed the day. Even Daisy relaxed after a while and I found her and Daddy James snoozing in the sun whilst watching the action.

We got to see Emma with Elliot from Ruffdogs HQ and got to see Elliot competing for the Tyne Tailwaggers. It has to be said he is a just a little bit quick. And I love his matching harness and leggings. Very handsome indeed.

Daisy eventually got a little weary and grumpy at watching all the action and not being able to join in and it being such a nice day we headed down to Ilkley to see if the water had gone down enough for her to  be able to have a paddle. It had and so Daisy had a nice cooling dip in the river. Running about all over the stony beach and in and out of the water.

Then back home where  a totally tuckered out Daisy took up residence on the sofa for a long nap, her little paws moving around like crazy, no doubt dreaming about competing in the fly-ball arena.

A good day was had by all.

Love Maddie and Daisy x

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2 Responses to “Daisy’s first time at a Flyball Comp”


  1. 1 Saint Lover August 27, 2008 at 1:36 am

    How cool! Do you have the flyball bug now?

  2. 2 oopsiedaisy August 27, 2008 at 7:08 am

    Oh yes we do. We were thinking of getting Daisy doing flyball or agility as she is an active little dog. She is not so amazing at obedience so we thought flyball would be a good thing for her.

    We also took her as she is not all that well socialised, in fact we had to have one on one training with her last year as she got all stressed at puppy class, so we took her to watch other dogs and to meet other dogs. But she really loved the day and seemed to enjoy being with the other dogs. I guess it is different to them being out and about on walks when she just meets them for a few seconds.

    We have put her name down on the list for new starters at the Leeds Owlers club.


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