FlyBall is a high impact sport where injuries can occur, mainly in the shoulder, back and stifles. The picture below shows hyperflexion of the carpal joint, or wrist, that occurs when a dog hits the box at speed. To help prevent injury warm your dog up for 10 minutes before training or competing. Keep your dog a healthy weight, this will help lower the risk of concussion injuries.
Having your dog treated during the competition season can help to indentify any tight muscles that have developed that could lead to injury if not recognised early enough. Treatment can also help if your dog starts to produce slower times or doesn’t seem to be enjoying himself as much as usual.