Flyball is a popular sport. There are over 2,700 members of the British Flyball Association in the UK alone. In this video, Richie O'Neill, Team Captain of Hotshots Flyball Team
and newly qualified Divisional Judge, tells us about the sport of flyball.
In flyball, a team of 4 dogs competes against another team of 4 dogs. They jump over 4 jumps, trigger a box to release a ball which they retrieve, back over the four jumps.
In this video, Richie explains what the sport entails: how many dogs and people make up a team, what they have to do, what constitutes a penalty, what age dogs have to be to compete and what equipment is needed. Some equipment is chosen on the basis of personal preference and some is determined by the size of the dogs competing. Richie tells us why it can be to a team's advantage to have at least one little dog in the team.
Finally, he informs us where to go for more information should we decide this is something we'd like to do with our dog.