Flyball

Croydon Rockets Flyball Team

 

Flyball is a fun, fast paced relay race of heart stopping action, with dogs flying over jumps to retrieve a ball and then returning at top speed over the jumps.  Teams consist of 4 dogs racing against another team, with 2 lanes of 4 jumps set 5 to 10 feet apart and a Flyball box.  If a dog drops the ball before returning over the start/finishing line, goes over the start line before the returning dog, or goes around a jump then that dog needs to run again.  Teams that consistently run well and don’t make mistakes are usually the winners.

Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes compete in flyball.  The jumps are between 7 and 14 inches high, with the height set just below the shoulder of the smallest dog in the team.  This means that if you have 3 big dogs and a smaller dog then the jumps are set at the lower height.

 

Why choose Flyball:  The main reason is that the dogs absolutely love it. Flyball encompasses all things that dogs love to do- jumping, catching, retrieving, competing and striving to please their owners.  It is a fantastic stimulation, especially for active, excitable dogs and provides a great way to build your dog’s socialisation skills

 

Besides being great for dogs, Flyball is a lot of fun for people too!  It is a great way to meet people locally and interstate.  The team work aspects bring people together as they strive to improve their team’s performance.  Flyball can be as competitive as you want to make it.  The best part of all is just having fun with your dog.

 

Come and check it out – you and your dog are guaranteed to “have a ball”. Contact Deb Moody via email debramoody45@gmail.com or alternatively, just come and talk to us at club.

 

(Note: Dogs need to have passed Basic 2 obedience and must be at least 12 months old to safely participate in this activity)