Flyball is the fastest growing dog sport in the world. Started in California in the late 70's Flyball is continuing its spread across the United States and several other countries. New teams and clubs are popping up all over.
Playing the Game!
Teamwork, Speed, and Precision is the name of the game in the sport of Flyball. Flyball is a four-dog relay race between competing teams. The Flyball course covers 51 feet in length and consists of four hurdles leading to the Flyball box. Each dog must jump the four hurdles, retrieve a ball from the box, an return over the hurdles and cross the finish line. Each dog must be highly trained to work on a team with three to five other dogs and be highly focused amid great distractions. The world record time for four dogs to complete the course is 16.06 seconds.
Flyball is open to all dogs, mixed or pure bred. To locate a team in your area, go to the Team area of this site.
Who makes up the rules?
The governing body for most Flyball competition is the North American Flyball Association (NAFA®). The association was founded in the interest of promoting good sportsmanship in the training and exhibition of dogs competing in Flyball. More information can be found by visiting the NAFA web site.