Thank you for your interest in flyball! We are currently in transition and are working on a process that will allow us to work with beginners again.

At a minimum, dogs should have basic obedience training with a good recall, be dog-friendly and people-friendly, be in good physical shape, and be up-to-date on their vaccinations. With patience, many dogs can be trained to play flyball, but the best prospects are those who are strongly engaged with their handlers while training and have high drive, especially tug-drive (i.e., they love to play tug with their handler)!

For more information, send an email to Curtis Smith:

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For more information on the sport of flyball, visit the North American Flyball Association (NAFA) at or download the NAFA brochure (pdf, 1.9 MB).

The following article also offers some good information about this team-oriented adrenaline-charged sport: Flyball is a high energy team sport for dogs and humans.