I am thinking that although Magic finds flyball to be one fabulous time, perhaps its not the best occupation for his body. He is not holding his adjustments and quite honestly I am not willing to risk permanent injury, just because he loves it. Honestly though I can't say for sure its the flyball,. I don't know about anyone else's cardi's, but mine play very rough, and I often cringe when I see how hard they go after each other. And the boy can't be confined all the time, that is no life. I have already started refusing to tug with him which he finds very frustrating. He is constantly offering to play. I worry, I don't want to risk injury, but I also want him happy.
We haven't been doing any agility either because with Darryl not working, I couldn't afford to train or compete in any more events. I don't know if his body can handle agility either? Herding? Maybe I will have to see how it goes. I am planning on entering agility next Friday night, just to see how he holds up- there is only tunnelers, weavers and jumpers that day, so physically those are a little less hard on the body. He has another chiro appointment the following Monday so it might be an indication of how he is holding.
So in the end, Magic may become an obedience dog after all. Sadly that is not his preference and I haven't figured out how to help him find the joy in that, but we will work toward it. And maybe we will pick up on tracking or herding. He is only 6.5 so should have a long career ahead in something. Or maybe he can just be my best buddy, but trials wont be the same without him.
I guess I am just rambling on about the thoughts that have been in my head lately. Not sure really what the future will hiold, I just know I want to have Magic in my life as long as possible.