Well, I'm impressed by the Monkey man.
Working on reinforcing his retrieves. I like throwing the ball out- it makes him look for it once it's landed, in front of him. I'm hoping in Flyball, this translates to looking forward at the ball in the box. I'm working on releasing him now, I want the behavior of releasing to be second nature to him. He's really good about holding still when being released too, unlike the Lab who's repeatedly digging her back legs into my thighs.
I have practice this weekend with one of my IDOL teams. I love this team- they're fast, they're intense, they're driven. I cannot wait to practice with them- I'm driving 2.5 hours each way to get there. I'd drive more than that, too. If it gets my dogs and I ahead of the game and further than where we were before, it's worth it.
If you treasure the destination, you will never get there. If you treasure the journey, you're already there.