Flyball

 


This is what flyball looks like.
The dog starts on the right or left with his owner.
Then the dog jumps hurdles, usually 4.
When he reaches the box, he presses his feet on the box ,
and out shoots a tennis ball!
The dog grabs the ball, runs back over the hurdles,
and gives the ball to his owner.

A Bichon grabs the ball.

To play flyball your dog should know how to:
1. come when you call him
2. be well-behaved around other dogs
3. hold a tennis ball in his mouth
4. run after a ball, pick it up, and bring it back to you (retrieve)
5. jump over short hurdles (talk to your vet before you teach your dog to jump)

A Bichon jumping a flyball hurdle.

Why is it called flyball?

A Chessie catching the ball.

 Because the ball flies out of the box!
Or maybe it's because the dogs
fly over the hurdles!

Whippet jumping over hurdle.

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