Kennet Flyball Club

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What is Flyball?

Flyball is a fast and furious team sport for dogs, in which teams of four (plus up to two reserves) compete in a relay race over four hurdles to retrieve a ball from a spring loaded box and return back over the hurdles to the start line. The first team to get all four dogs to retrieve the ball and return without a foul wins that heat. The race is won by the first team to win best of five heats.

The Main Points:
1. The dogs race each other in lanes set no less than 12 feet and no more than 20 feet apart. They have to be well trained to ignore the dog in the other lane.
2. If a dog crosses into the opposing teams lane that heat is forfeit and the point is awarded to the opposing team.
3. The dogs must jump over all the jumps on the way out and on the return leg. If a dog "runs out" then it must be run again.

 

Blitz and Ozzy 

4. Each dog must carry the ball over the start finish line. If a dog drops the ball then it must run again.
5. No part of the outgoing dog must cross the start/finish line before the returning dog crosses the line. If there is an early crossover, then the outgoing dog must be run again.

Starters

Dogs who are new to Flyball are known as Starters.

Starters currently train with us is on a Sunday morning (it is outdoors so depending on the weather) set up at 9:00 AM to start by 9.30 AM for around 45 minutes depending on numbers. Sessions are £4.00 per week per dog, after 4 sessions you should know if you and your dog are enjoying Flyball and wish to continue.

From January 2019 we are introducing two six week training courses to be held in January and October each year, the cost will be fixed cost and at the end of each course we will hold a mini starters competition so that you can get a feel of what it is like to compete.

After the initial training period if you and your dog are keen to continue, we will ask you to become a member of Kennet Flyball Club, membership runs annually from August and fees are £20 for one dog £24 for two and £26.00 for 3+, the membership covers the cost of renting the ground and facilities at the hall.

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We have 3 Open flyball teams and a Starter team. 

Why not join our club and train your human!

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