Introduction to Flyball Workshops

Ongoing
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

Please review our Covid-19 training class policies before attending your first class.

Instructor: Emily Neal

Prerequisite: Dogs should be no younger than 12 months of age, be familiar with basic manners, including a solid recall, and be able to work safely off leash around other dogs and people.

Flyball workshops are designed for dogs and handlers who have no previous Flyball experience. Looking for something new and different to try with your dog? This is the game for you! Flyball is an exciting, fast-paced sport where a four-dog relay team races over jumps. Each dog is sent over four jumps, hits a box spring-loaded with a tennis ball, and then returns over the jumps with the ball before the next dog goes! The jumps are set 10 feet apart, and the height is determined by the smallest dog on the team, so small dogs are welcome. The world record for four dogs to complete the course is 14.1 seconds!  Your dog does not have to be a ball fanatic or a speed demon to play this game—any dog who likes to have fun and work hard can be successful. Dogs of all shapes, sizes, colors, and breed mixes can play. We will teach your dog the foundations of the sport, such as jumping the four-jump pattern, retrieving the ball, and the basics of retrieving the ball from the box.

Dogs must be tolerant of other dogs and people in a high-energy environment. Your dog needs to be in good physical condition to run, jump, and make quick turns.

All dogs must be 1 year or older and current on vaccinations. Spaying or neutering is strongly recommended.

Workshops are one hour long and you decide how many to attend, with guidance from the instructor.

Workshops meet in the Track & Training Center. All sessions are with dogs.

Workshops are $20 per session and pre-registration is required. Please call or text Emily Neal at 804-467-6568 for details.

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