What is flyball?

Flyball is a fun, fast paced dog sport.  It consists of a relay race between two teams of four dogs. Each dog must jump over four hurdles, retrieve a tennis ball by triggering a flyball box pedal and jump back over the hurdles to complete their lap. As soon as the first dog’s nose returns across the start/finish line the next dog is off. The first team to have all four of their racing dogs complete their run cleanly wins the heat.

What titles can be attained?

The Australian Flyball Assocation (AFA) has a range of titles from Flyball Dog for any dog that receives 5 points to Flyball Dog Master for any dog that receives 1,000 points to the EZRI Award for any dog that receives 4,000 points.

Is my dog suitable?

There are no breed restrictions. However, this dog sport would be particularly suitable for dogs who love to run, jump, fetch and retrieve such as Whippets, Jack Russell Terriers, Border Collies and Kelpies.

The Australian Flyball Association Inc says any dog; regardless of breed, size, shape or formal training can participate.

Dogs must be at least 12 months old to compete.

Where can I do flyball?

Contact the AFA or find a dog club near you by contacting ANKC‘s State member bodies:

Dogs ACT

Dogs West

Dogs Queensland

Dogs NT

Dogs NSW

Dogs SA

Dogs Tasmania

Dogs Victoria