ANIMAL INN FLYBALL___________
Animal Inn flyball encourages
and promotes good sportsmanship, positive teamwork
with our dogs, and a competitive spirit in our
Flyball races match two teams
of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51-foot
long course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down
the jumps, trigger a flyball box, releasing the ball,
retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps.
The next dog is released to run the
course but can't cross the start/finish line until the
previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps and reached
the start/finish line. The first team to have all 4
dogs finish the course without error wins the heat.
Jump height is
determined by the smallest dog on the team--this
dog, called the "height dog," is measured at the
withers (with the minimum jump height being 7" and
maximum jump height is 14").
NAFA (North American Flyball Association)
tournaments are divided into division so that
teams compete against other teams of equal
abilities. All dogs including mixed breeds
are eligible to complete and earn titles in NAFA
sanctioned tournaments. Titles are earned
via a point system based on the time it takes a
dog's team to complete each heat race.