(Above photo was taken at the Annual Tails on the Trail Walkathon and Pet Expo. in Heartland Park, Park Rapids, MN. A fundraiser for the Headwaters Animal Shelter. Always the first Saturday in June! This was a flyball demonstration) Do you have a high energy dog or a dog that loves to chase tennis balls?!? If so, come and learn about the sport of FLYBALL! A relay race over hurdles, triggering a box that releases a ball while catching and carrying it across the finish line. Flyball is open to any breed or mixed breed dog: they go wild for this sport! Flyball training is good exercise for dogs and something different from traditional obedience, conformation or agility competitions. Handler of all ages, from young kids to senior citizens are involved in this sport. Your dog DOES NOT have to be top notch obedience dog to excel at flyball. It truly is a dog sport for everyone!
Here at Angie's Groom 'n Board, we will be offering flyball classes! Angie has successfully trained three of her own dogs that compete everywhere from Canada, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa!
The classes will be for 6 weeks (meeting once a week). We will focus on basic foundation work and building up from there. It is very important to know that Angie can teach you the basics, but you will have to do "your homework" with your dog and practice what you have learned at class for real success. Do not be discouraged, some dogs learn quicker than others and it takes a lot of patience and a positive encouraging attitude! Keep it fun! You and your dog will reap the rewards and benefits of a fun sport!
We have limited space, so reserve your spot early!
Classes will begin around 6:00 p.m., lasting approximately 1 hour. Give us a call to find out when our next class starts.
Prior to class your dog should:
Here is a fun video montage of some flyball competition!
And, here is the N.A.F.A. flyball page with rules, results etc.
WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS: