Flyball

What is Flyball?
Flyball is a relay race with four dogs on a team. The course consists of a start/finish line, four hurdles spaced 10 feet apart, a box and a backboard. The first hurdle is 6 feet from the start/finish line and the box is 15 feet from the last hurdle. The backboard is placed 7 feet upwards behind the box. The dogs jump the hurdles and step on the spring loaded box that shoots out a tennis ball. The dog catches the ball and then returns over the 4 hurdles; when the dog crosses the start/finish line the next dog goes. The first team to have all 4 dogs run without errors wins the heat. Each heat consists of 2 teams in a knockout race.

Training
Training is on Sunday morning from 11 to 12 noon at the field at Auchincruive – any changes to this will be notified on Facebook page.

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New Beginners Course
Sign up* for the new beginners’ flyball course which will start on the 23rd of April 2017.
“The Hockey Pitch”
Auchincruive, Ayr, South Ayrshire

*Details needed:
Handler’s name and mobile phone number. Dog’s name, age and breed,
to Jim Blackley – contact details at the bottom of the page.


Membership of the club is currently £20 for single membership, £25 for a family membership and £10 for senior or junior membership.

Flyball Crufts Qualifiers
KC Crufts Qualifier will be on the 17th-18th of June at Rozelle Park in Ayr around lunchtime. It will be Prestwick and District DTC’s 50th Anniversary! The details for this can be found here.

The club also regularly competes at BFA (British Flyball Association) tournaments held across the country. The club has 2 teams competing at the moment, the Prestwick Piolets at starters and the Prestwick Pioneers running at division.

Prestwick Pups at Crufts 2017
Huge congratulations to our very own Prestwick Pups flyball team for qualifying for Crufts 2017! Well done, we wish you all good luck!

Team


Contact Us
Flyball training:
– Jim Blackley 07724 137400, jimblackley@hotmail.co.uk

P&DDTC club employs motivational training methods and does not support harsh handling. Handlers are encouraged to reinforce desired behaviours rather than punish unwanted ones using food and/or toys as a reward.