What is Flyball?
Flyball is an adrenalin pumping relay race between two teams, each of four dogs. Each dog must run a course over four hurdles towards a Flyball Box that ejects a tennis ball for the dog to catch and return to its owner after jumping back over the four hurdles and through an electronic timing gate. Flyball can be fast and furious depending on the team of dogs, slower dogs have just as much fun as the fast dogs and are very entertaining.
Our Flyball teams compete under the name of CDC X-Factor. Our dogs range from the very slow (10 seconds) to the very fast (4 seconds) but they all love it.
Is my dog suitable?
Every dog, regardless of shape, size or breed, can learn Flyball. The CDC X-Factor team includes border collies, jack russells, kelpies, labs, retrievers, spaniels and mixed breed dogs.
For more information on Flyball, please visit the Australian Flyball Association Inc.
When are classes held?
Flyball training is held at the following times:
Beginners - Wednesday 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Intermediate - Wednesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Advanced -Tuesday 6.45pm to 8.45pm
Individuals and competition preparation – Sunday 4.00pm to 6.00pm (on demand)
How do I get involved?
Flyball has 2 intakes per year in March and October. To attend classes, you will need to become a member of the club. Flyball is a popular sport at CDC, so we suggest registering your interest early.
The Flyball intake form is available from the club office. Email your completed form back to the office.