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 is currently held on Sunday morning 10.30am till 12 noon in the field at Auchincruive – any changes to this will be notified on Facebook page.
Contact: Angela Kelly, 07801 758721
Membership of the club is currently £20 for adult membership, £25 for a family membership and £10 for senior or junior membership.
Prestwick and District DTC train and compete under British Flyball Association (BFA) rules.
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!
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.