Titles: TFFC-I, FDCh-G
First Flyball Title: 2013
Handler: Rebecca Aiken
My name is Kendyll and I am an Australian Kelpie mix born on September 12, 2009. My mom, Rebecca, rescued me from the animal shelter on the day I turned 14 months old. I have always loved people and I get excited to meet every new person I can. I have had some issues getting along with other dogs but we found a great trainer that helped me learn how to be around other dogs and now I get along with most of them especially once I get to know and trust them.
My first canine sport was lure coursing, I just love to chase and everyone always said how fast I was! But that was a hard sport since I didn’t understand that I had to wait my turn and let the other dogs take their turns. I got so excited I couldn’t relax at all and my mom thought I would give myself a heart attack. My next sport was agility, which I caught onto really quickly and enjoyed very much. But I was so fast my mom had a hard time keeping up with me sometimes. I learned all the obstacles very quickly and wasn’t afraid of anything.
Then my mom decided we should try Flyball and we met this great team, SD Flyball, in February of 2013. After a few short months of practice I entered my first tournament in April in Fresno, CA. It didn’t start off well as I decided to chase my competition, but as the weekend wore on, I finally got the hang of it with the help of my dog friends, and made my first clean runs. I did well enough that weekend to earn my first title, and mom was very proud. Since then, I have run in a lot of other tournaments and haven’t chased any more dogs! In September of 2013 I traveled to Las Vegas and did so well that Beau said I wasn’t a ‘green dog’ anymore. I have run very consistently since then except for the occasional blooper (everybody has them). My favorite teammates are the border collies, I bark at them a lot and some of them bark back! I also love our height dogs so I can go faster over the lower jumps, my sister Kiyah is one of them and sometimes we get to race together. Since having my toe surgery in 2015, I have run faster and faster. I posted personal bests in 2016, my mom and Aunt Karen were so surprised when they saw my times, I was very proud of myself and I hope to continue to run like that as my foot no longer hurts. I keep earning titles and have lots of fun at practice and at the races. I hope I continue to run clean and I am working on my turn at the box (although it is looking much better) so I can be even faster! I am looking forward to many more years of flyball with all of my people and dog friends…
Besides playing flyball, I am also a Nosework dog and have earned several titles and am working on becoming an Elite dog one day. I also love Fiesta Island where I run and run and then I swim a lot to cool down! I also love to go hiking with my friends, go out on the town with my mom and Kiyah and then I rest in my mom’s bathtub during my down time because it is my favorite place in the house.
U-FLI Stats Page
NAFA Stats Page