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Each team has four dogs, and only one dog from each team will be on the course at a time. That is, the next dog isn't allowed to start until the previous returns.
The point of the game is for each dog to run a course with four jumps, reach a box where the dog has to release a tennis ball, catch the ball, and bring it back to the starting line - over the jumps. If anything goes wrong - for example a dog drops the ball, or runs to the side of a jump instead of going over - it must do the course again.
All dog sizes can participate. The jumps are determined based on the shortest dog in the team, so it's an advantage to have a small dog on a team.
To start training, search for a club and classes in your area. Your dog needs to have a good recall even with distractions - a flyball competition is a busy and noisy place with dogs barking, people running around, balls, and dogs running the course.
This is a great way to spend quality time with your dog, while making new friends.
~ Maria Sadowski