Fly Ball


Flyball races match two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51 foot long course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down the jumps, trigger a flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps. The next dog is released to run the course but can't cross the start/finish line until the previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps and reached the start/finish line. The first team to have all 4 dogs finish the course without error wins the heat. The NAFA World Record is now 15.22.

NAFA tournaments are divided into divisions so that teams compete against other teams of equal abilities. All dogs including mixed breeds are eligible to compete and earn titles in NAFA sanctioned tournaments. Titles are earned via a point system based on the time it takes a dog's team to complete each heat race. For more information, visit www.flyball.org


What equipment is used in flyball:

 Flyball box

 Flyball jumps - 4 (these are different than those used in Agility. They are made of wood and the bars are easy to break. This is to reduce the risk of injury to the dogs if they hit the jump)

 Tennis Balls

 Reward of choice (Many different items can be used. This should be something that your dog really likes)

 Key elements:

 *** A good recall ***

 Retrieving/Fetching a tennis ball (remember what they do at home, may not be what they do here. It is a new environment with a lot of distraction)

 Jumping over jumps

 Passing other dogs in close proximity off leash without going after them (we will work on this, don’t worry if they can’t yet. As they become familiar, it will happen)

    Classes meet weekly for one hour and are offered on Wednesdays at 6pm  for 6 weeks


    Class size is limited to 10 participants. Minimum of 5 to start the class.


    Click here for information on training fees


    To secure your place in the class payment in full must be received. If you decide not to participate in the class before it starts you may receive a 50% refund. Once class starts no refunds are given.


Dogs which exhibit aggression towards people or dogs may need to be pulled from the class and offered private training until deemed safe to return to a group class.


You Tube Flyball Video

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