Nikon (Alta-Tollhaus Bono) earned his NAFA Flyball Dog Champion title (along with the two titles below it) last weekend in Davisburg, MI. This was his first NAFA tournament. He did really well and we got a lot of compliments. He stands out for his size (even though he’s only 75lbs) and was the only GSD in the tournament. One person on a world record team complimented his technique and my handling. He thinks he’s a lot better/faster than he is but that’s the most important thing, right? He just loves to race!

Passed out at the hotel

Guarding the door!

Doggie pacifier

Nikon’s latest flyball video. The “box cam” angle at the end is kind of cool. We’re working on his stride between the last jump and the box, hence the giant cavalettis.

11 thoughts on “Nikon NAFA FDCh

  • February 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Bravo Nikon and Lies. I really love the video, it looks like he is having a blast and really giving it his all.Great photo’s too.

  • February 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Woot-woot! Way to go, Nikon Flyball Dog Champion! Very nice video.

  • February 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Congratulations Lies and Nikon.
    We loved the video and Nikon looks great.

  • February 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Congratulations!!!! What a nice compliment! The pictures are great as always. I will have to watch the video when I get home.

  • February 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Congrats he looks great and gorgeous to boot :))

  • February 18, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Bailey sends a big congratulations to her bro and thinks she would like to try that sport too. Anything that involves a ball must be good!

  • February 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Best door alarm ever! Congratulations on your success in Flyball.

    DuKes’ Ma, Terri

  • February 19, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Congratulations, Lies! You must be so very proud of Nikon. What a team you are! You continue to strive to improve his runs, and he is so eager to please. In that last run, the direct camera angle really demonstrates his efficient smooth movement: like a top runner, his gaze is straight ahead, keeping his neck and back in perfect alignment. There is no diversion or wasted energy. His running is springy yet quiet in its fluidity. As exciting as it is to watch the video, it must be absolutely amazing to be there watching it live. If you attend an event in the Northeast, please let us know.

    Also, we loved the pictures! While the video demonstrates his remarkable athleticism, the pictures really highlight how beautiful and sweet he is. I think it was Julie that said, “not only are they top performers, but they look good doing it!”

  • February 19, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Nice job Lies and Nikon. He definitely does it all and he is such a handsome boy.

  • February 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Congratulations. Now GO HERDING and catch some sheep.

  • February 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I wish we had a like button!

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