What is Flyball?
If you've never seen dogs competing in flyball, you have definitely missed a treat! A relatively new dog sport, the first tournament was held in 1983. However, it caught on quickly, thanks in part to a demonstration on The Tonight Show early in flyball's history. Now, flyball is a very popular dog sport, with thousands of dogs and hundreds of clubs all over the world.What is Flyball?
In a nutshell, flyball is a relay hurdle race between two teams of dogs. So where does the ball come in? Actually, if you watch a flyball competition, you have to look carefully to find the ball! Each dog races over jumps, catches a ball from an automated box, and returns over the same jumps with the ball. It all happens so fast, though, that we humans can barely follow the action.
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