I am new to the splash dog competition. I have this yellow Lab who LOVES to run at full speed and dive into the water. However, I have a couple of questions.
1. Can I use a tennis ball instead of a dummy? (I did see the post about tennis balls but I am very confident Charlie would not have that problem retrieving a ball in the water as he has been doing this all his life, and a floating ball is not in motion)
2. How long is the runway? Charlie in currently using a patch of grass that is about 8' from the waters edge and he fly's about 15' before touchdown. I'm sure that he isn't even close to full speed yet. I think he can sail much, much farther with a longer runway.
Anyways, here are a couple shots of him. Thanks in advance for your answers.