Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Demon comes out

I was pretty sure Magic would like flyball. After all its composed of all his favorite things. Running, jumping, barking, balls and tugs.  Its like a doggy daydream.  He was pretty happy to be going out last night. Calmly resting while the talking was going on. More than willing to show that he understands a hand touch. Then the experienced dogs ran a few demo runs. And the Demon came out. We sometimes see the Demon at agility when other dogs run, or play. But last night when other dogs were running playing and a BALL was involved. So was the Demon.  Well it was just way to much to watch quiet and patiently.

The instructors asked us to do a dead ball retrieve.  No matter who said Get It Magic wanted to get it.  When it was his turn, not only did he grab his ball, but he took off across the room to grab another dogs ball since that dog clearly did not understand the game.  (Note- I was able to call him back before he grabbed the other dogs ball, but he just had a hard time seeing that person tell that dog to get it and the dog just stood there.) I am sure the Demon was just helping out. During our wait time, his head never stopped twitching-no matter who said Get It anywhere in the room, the sound had the Demons attention and eye.  Then it was time for restained recalls. and the instructor suggested we offer the dogs a tug   The Demon was clearly in charge then as he charged the whole way, grabbed the end of that tug in mid air and started shaking and growling.

A GREAT time was had by both of them.  I enjoyed seeing him so freaking excited. The barking thing has to stop though.

6 comments:

K-Koira said...

Glad you guys had a great time trying out Flyball. I'll warn you, it gets sort of addicting though. And, good luck with stopping the barking... Most flyballers just use it to mean their dog is jazzed up and excited, and shrug it off. My dog is a crazy barking beast at flyball, but behaves himself great elsewhere.

Sharrie said...

Thanks for the mid-day chuckle. It was also easy to picture the enthusiasm you describe. It isn't hard to tell when a Cardi is excited.

StubbyDog said...

Have you ever seen a flyball event? Pretty sure the barking thing doesn't stop LOL. I eventually took Brady out of flyball for two reasons...the barking/insanity, and because the dog can't jump. :) Especially when he's excited. He always had a blast though!!

Lani said...

Sounds like fun! I've just taken to thinking of barking as cheering. Magic is just trying to encourage his teammates. If that excuse doesn't work, ear canceling headphones or really good earplugs might....

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

He he, sounds like he had a fabulous time! Flyball dogs are crazy!

Sherilyn said...

LOL I needed that laugh today, thanks! Totally picturing Demon, um, I mean Magic, running after the balls. :) Sounds like he's a natural at it!! Go, Magic, go!!