• Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race each other over a line of hurdles to a box that releases a tennis ball. They, then carry the tennis ball back over the hurdles and to their handlers.
  • The race is run as a relay with teams of four dogs.
  • The sport began with a group of dog trainers in Southern California in the late 1960’s. They made a race of hurdles where a person threw a ball at the end as a reward. This prompted the creation of a ball launching apparatus.
  • Flyball races offer fast paced action with plenty of excitement for dogs, handlers, and spectators. Many teams run all 4 dogs through the course in less than 20 seconds!
  • The North American Flyball Association has over 400 clubs around the country.