Flyball is a head to head relay race consisting of two teams, a Flyball box and a ball!
The aim of the sport is for each individual dog (4 per team) to pass through a set of sensor gates, jump over four hurdles, trigger the flyball box to release a ball, catch the ball and then return over all four jumps carrying said ball. Then allowing the next dog to pass, nose to nose, into the lane via the sensor gate. All the while an opposing team is doing the very same in the other lane. Each team trying to complete the sequence, cleanly, in the fastest time possible!
Flyball is a high adrenaline, energetic, fast paced and addictive sport for all ages, abilities and breeds. It is the ultimate inclusive sport for both human and canines alike.
The UK Flyball League has teams across the country who compete and train using a variety of methods with the safety and welfare of their dogs at the forefront.