I get asked that a lot. In 1995 my mom attended an Agility class with one of her former dogs. The city park and recreation department sponsored the class. They had one flyball lane set-up as an introduction to the sport. Mom’s dog really liked it, so my mom found a team that practiced near by and she has been playing flyball ever since. You can find classes in your area from your community recreation programs or by looking on the Internet for flyball clubs near you.
Flyball clubs often need more members and frequently offer classes to teach flyball. If you get the chance to go to a flyball tournament talk to the clubs from your area. They all will be happy to explain the rules and tell you about what their club offers. To locate clubs near you just go to the two different flyball league organization's Web sites; they both have club locators.
North American Flyball Association (NAFA) www.flyball.org/flyball_teams.html
United Flyball League International (U-FLI) www.u-fli.com/clublocator.php
Here comes my mom. If she catches me on her computer I am toast. Next time she is not looking I will try to tell you about how I learned flyball and what we do to train and stay in condition for the sport. Tugging is my favorite!
Flora’s Cool Hand Luke,
TFX-III, FDCh-G, NW2
PS: Yes, I really am cool!