Canine Sports- FlyballJun 07
Flyball is a fun, interactive team sport for both you and your dog. Four dogs and 4 handlers work together in a relay race. The race is timed and includes low jumps and the retrieve of a ball that is triggered by a spring loaded box at the end. The dog races down the lane over 4 jumps, triggers the ball and grabs it and runs back over 4 jumps. The second dog passes the first dog over the start/finish line and so on. The dogs are released one at a time until all 4 dogs have run their turn. Two lanes of dogs race side by side. The first team to have all four dogs complete the course wins the heat. It is fun and exciting, for the dogs, handlers and spectators. The only requirements are lots of energy and a desire to work. All of the other skills can be taught.