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.