Flyball Classes

We offer Flyball class 2-3 times a year at Paws-Abilities training center in Fife, WA.  The next series will start on March 4, 2017.  Classes begin at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and include 6 sessions.  By the end of the beginning classes, most dogs, if ball motivated and without prior issues, are able to make a full run with a practice box. By the end of the intermediate classes your dog will probably be using the box and running with other dogs. All that is left is perfecting the box turn, working on passing, and introducing more distractions. At this point most dogs are ready to join a team and start practicing at local demos. Some are even close to entering their first tournament!

Is Flyball right for my dog?

Does your dog love tennis balls and enjoy running & jumping? If the answer is yes, your dog will probably enjoy Flyball. The jump heights are low and determined by the shortest dog on the team. Teams run against other teams of similar speed, so even if your dog isn't a greyhound, competitions are still competitive and fun. If your dog is a speed demon, there is some great competition in the area!

What are the prerequisites?

There aren't many. Your dog should love tennis balls and not be aggressive. Retrieving and coming when called also help speed the process along. Normal basic obedience such as sit and stay are unnecessary.

What to bring to your first class?

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to give yourself time to walk your dog. You should bring some water, amazing treats, and your dog's favorite toy. For the class, your dog should be on a flat collar and 6 foot leash.  A harness can also be helpful.  You can also bring a tab or a longer leash if your dog doesn't have a good recall yet.

How do I enroll?

The next series of classes will start on October 22, 2016.  To enroll, fill out the enrollment form below and then bring the payment with you to the first class.

What if I need more information?

If you have any further questions or need more information, please email

Enrollment Form