NOTE:- Our Flyball instructors will be competing on the following dates, so there will be NO TRAINING on:-
To be advised!
Flyball is a sport that the club has been involved in for a number of years, with our first competition at Melbourne Royal in October 2000.
It is a fast, thrilling and action‑packed sport involving jumping, catching and retrieving. It is an opportunity for dogs and handlers to work together and with their team mates, and above all it is FUN.
Flyball is conducted as a relay race between two teams of 4 dogs. Each team usually consists of 6 dogs so the dogs can be rotated throughout the day.
The course consists of a starting line, 4 jumps (hurdles) and a box. Each dog runs down the lane, jumping over the hurdles and step on a spring loaded box that shoots out a tennis ball. The dog catches the tennis ball and runs back over the hurdles. When the dog crosses the starting line the next dog goes. The first team to have all 4 dogs run without errors wins the heat.
The height of the hurdles is dependent on the height of the shortest dog running in the heat.
Competitions are sanctioned by the Australian Flyball Association and are held throughout the year. Dogs compete as a team in divisions determined by total team time, and each dog also competes for their own individual titles.
All breeds of dog are welcome to participate.
As with agility, a fixed collar or flyball harness is used. You and your dog can begin training once your dog is 6 months old and is under effective control.
Teams: 11.30 am to 12.15 pm
Teams & Intermediate: 12.15 pm to 12.45 pm
Beginners: 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm
OR 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm
Please see a flyball instructor to nominate which beginners session suits you the most
Please Note: Flyball training will only be held if instructors are available on the day.
How to join
New beginners can join the club on the 1st Saturday of the month from February to November unless that Saturday is a long weekend.
Check “Upcoming Events” (on the right) for our next New Members’ Day
Experienced new members can join the club at any time throughout the month
PLEASE NOTE:- New members will be accepted, but NO training will be held, if the predicted high temperature on the Friday evening (6pm) news is greater than or equal to 32°C
There is no need to book!
Join up is between 12:30pm & 1:20pm. Please don’t be late as your class starts PROMPTLY at 1:30