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Fiercely competitive but also fun, flyball is a fast-paced canine team sport. This activity builds team camaraderie and enriches team members’ bonds with their dogs.

Open to any breed of dog and people of all ages, flyball teams consist of four dogs and their handlers. The dogs race down a 102-foot relay course with four jumps to retrieve a ball from a spring-loaded box, while their handlers cheer them on. Teams are scored based on their cumulative timing.

For information about participating in or attending a flyball event, go to the websites of the North American Flyball Association ( and United Flyball League International (