Sunday, August 14, 2022


Flyball is the only dog sport where you compete as part of a team (with other dogs & handlers). Two teams of four dogs each race side-by-side over a 51 ft long course. Individually a dog runs down a series of jumps, triggers a flyball box which releases a tennis ball. The dog grabs the ball and returns over the jumps. When the dog returns the next dog on the team starts, like a relay race. The fastest team wins.

If you have a dog that loves to run and fetch this might be a sport to try! There are regional clubs that hold classes and tournaments.


Experience Needed for Trials/Events:

Physical requirements of dog:

Physical requirements of human:



  • Fun and exciting sport to watch
  • Flyball is a great way for dogs to burn off energy!
  • This is a loud sport, as the dogs are often barking with anticipation.
  • Dogs must be 15mo of age or older to compete (fully developed joints, no longer a puppy)

Example of a Trial Search (NACSW)


  • North American Flyball Association (NAFA) – US and Canada
    • AKC recognizes titles from NAFA
  • United Flyball League International (U-FLI) – US and Canada

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