Flyball - A Great Sport for Active Dogs

Flyball Flyball is great pet exercise and a fast and exciting relay racing team sport for dogs, dog handlers and on looking spectators. A flyball team consists of four main dogs, their handlers, a boxloader person, and one or two alternate dogs with handlers.

The sport is not limited to any one breed of dog, with both papered pedigrees and mixed breeds competing.

In competition, two flyball teams compete against each other on two lanes. They race down 51 feet and back 51 feet, 15 feet apart. These lanes contain four jumps set at exact distances apart, and at the far end is a "Flyball Box". A flyball box, is a box set up in a way that when a dog steps on it, a tennis ball is released and sent flying out. Hence, the name "Flyball".