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Getting Started in Flyball

If you’ve learned all about Flyball and think your dog is suitable and maybe even checked out some Flyball organisations and you’d like to give it a go, it’s time to get started!

There are many Flyball clubs all around the world and honesty, the easiest way to find one is to go on Facebook and search “Flyball near me” as although some do have their own websites, the overwhelming majority are recruiting members and running courses via their Facebook pages instead now.

There are countless dog clubs, dog fields and dog parks now popping up all over the place, especially in the UK, and these are all excellent venues for Flyball training. If you start by speaking with your local club, if they don’t currently offer flyball then why not suggest it?

Even if you don’t fancy joining a club but would like to try Flyball as a fun activity that you can share with your dog, you could build a basic Flyball box to have fun with.

A basic Flyball box for the purpose of training is reasonably simple to build and can be made light enough to pop in the back of your car and taken to the local field for some practice. Two people are needed – one to send the dog downrange to the Flyball box and recall it back, and the other to stand at the box and keep reloading it with tennis balls. Training boxes don’t need to be spring-loaded as the training aspect is more about learning the box turn and grabbing the ball.