An estimated 150 dog owners from the Mid-Atlantic region participated in the Sweet Teas Classic Flyball Tournament Show at the Greensboro Sportsplex in North Carolina on April 21st and 22nd 2018. The first of two events put on by the Fur Fun Flyball group, the next one—the Coconut Classic—will be held in June.
Invented in the 1970s, Flyball is a competition between teams made up of four dogs each who race through a hurdle-filled course to retrieve a tennis ball in a relay-style race. The dog must catch the tennis ball after releasing it by stepping on a spring-loaded box and then race it back through the hurdles to the next dog on the team. The first team of four who runs the heat without error wins!
For more information about flyball, such as who governs the sport and where tournaments are played, check out flyballdogs.com.
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