Flyball is a dog sport that has it all: speed, competition & entertaining to watch!
Any dog, pure breed as well as mixed breed, can be flyball athletes. They just need to be quick, agile, and willing to retrieve. If you have dogs that are just plain ball crazy , simply love to run fast & play fetch, this is the sport for you!
Flyball competition is a relay race with 4 dogs on a team. The course consists of a starting line, 4 hurdles spaced 10 feet apart and a box. The first hurdle is 6 feet from the start line and the box is 15 feet from the last hurdle for a 51 foot overall length. The dogs jump the hurdles and steps on a spring loaded box that shoots out a tennis ball. The dog catches the tennis ball and then runs back over the 4 hurdles. When the dog crosses the starting line the next dog goes. The first team to have all 4 dogs run without errors wins.