Capital Flyers is one of the first and oldest flyball teams located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Our team was first started when after a trip to Texas, Neil Jennings found out what the wonderful game of flyball was all about. We started training our dogs shortly after that. Back then, we used tuna/cat food cans on the end of a wooden pole and the box had a small trigger plate on the front. Mind you this was in 1983, before outdoor lights and training facilities! Flyball boxes have come a long way since then. As the years have passed, we have had teams split off from Capital Flyers and No Speed Limit. Now there are 15 teams across Maryland and Virginia that play flyball.
Currently, we are looking for new members to create another team. As mentioned previously, we practice in Silver Spring, Maryland. Practice is held Saturday night at the Capital Dog Training Clubhouse (CDTC). Each session is eight weeks and costs $100 for non-CDTC members. For additional questions, please contact Dona Dwyer at email@example.com. More info about flyball as well as CDTC can be found on this website https://cdtc.org.
Tampa Bay Barkaneers was established in 2007 and is one of the longest running active clubs in Florida. We train at The Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg, St Petersburg, Florida.
Our goals has always been to have fun…and we do! Our members pull together, support each other and help each other to train and compete. Being a team is what makes flyball unique as a dog sport. It is this TEAMWORK that makes the Barkaneers such a great team!
Outside of the flyball lanes, we like our dogs to be versatile and members have earned titles in Agility, Conformation, Dock Diving, Obedience, Rally, FASTCat and Barn Hunt.
We offer regular, weekly ‘Intro to Flyball’ Classes and our Team Flyball Practice is held on Sunday evenings. Contact us at the above links to find out times and confirm availability.
Arizona Supercharged Flyball promotes inclusivity and fun on our club – we are friends first, and work together to train and compete. We use the most up-to-date training methods to get the most out of all our dogs. Our club captains attend seminars consistently and also participate in online training with some of the top flyball competitors in North America.
Small dogs, large dogs, unusual breeds are all welcome – we currently have the following dog breeds on our club: Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, Jack Russell Terrier, Belgian Malinois, German Shepherd, Chihuahua, Shiba Inu, American Pit Bull Terrier and also sport bred mixes and rescued mixes. We often accept re-trains as well, and place a lot of emphasis on proper technique.
Our club enjoys scrimmages with other local clubs and hanging out outside of flyball. Other activities we enjoy together include team dinners, parties, game nights, dock diving, kayaking and disc. We attend all local tournaments and often travel to surrounding states 2-3 times a year as well.
Arizona Supercharged Flyball is celebrating over 10 years together! We are looking for goal-oriented people, who enjoy a team environment, that want to share in this fun, high-adrenaline sport with us, to send us a message or email. Contact us at our Facebook page listed above, or drop us an email to find out more about flyball and how to get started with lessons!
Founded in 2002, Pawmetto Pack is a small flyball club looking to grow. Our positive-based training sessions include dogs at many different levels of learning at the same time. We welcome all breeds and sizes and really most enjoy our junior handlers – we foster a family atmosphere.
Many members of our Pack enjoy other sports and challenges with their dogs: field work, dock diving, disc, barn hunt, obedience, rally, agility and conformation. We also have certified therapy dogs in our club, visiting nursing homes and other facilities. Even though we have members in North Carolina and areas well outside Florence, we enjoy gathering together to support all our teammates and have fun.
We currently host the only tournaments in South Carolina, one in December and on in February. We regularly travel to tournaments in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, and have participated in the NAFA-hosted October CanAm tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana, as well. Occasionally, a team member of two will travel to other eastern states to participate in tournaments.
Our mission is to have fun with our dogs and each other. We believe each dog and handler is an important part of our Club. We support each other throughout the positive training process and into the tournament setting. We celebrate each and every milestone our dog and handler teams reach – and have a lot of fun doing it! Our dogs steadily earn points to gain higher titles, but it’s the joy of the game and participating with each other that makes us winners! We are proud to say we have Iron Dogs (Ten consecutive years of running NAFA Flyball) as members of our Club!
We offer free demonstrations of this awesome sport to any and all that ask. We have provided demos to the Florence Humane Society, Health South (rehab facility), the River Jamboree at Lynches River State Park and Central United Methodist Church, as well as dog training facilities in Myrtle Beach and North Carolina, and the Santa Paws Dog Pageant at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Contact us at the firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to learn more about Flyball and become part of our Pack!
Mutter Chaos Flyball Club has been Bringing The Chaos in Des Moines, Iowa (Region 21) since 2016. The philosophy of Mutter Chaos Flyball Club is to give our dogs an outlet for their abundance of energy, and have fun doing so. We strive for each handler and dog to perform at the best of their ability. We do not limit membership to those dogs who have the greatest potential – we’re open to all. Flyball can provide an outlet to dogs of any breed and skill level. The goal is to build a stronger relationship between handler and dog.
We have had a variety of pure breeds and rescue dogs run with our team, including Weimaraners, Australian Shepherds, Miniature Schnauzers, German Wirehair Pointers, German Shorthair Pointers, a Swedish Valhund, a Field Spaniel, Huskies, a Dutch Shepherd, Border Collies, and mixes. All are welcome!
Our club enjoys sharing our love of Flyball with the community. We have performed a number of Flyball demos in support of Puppy Up (Companions Against Cancer), the Great Iowa Pet Expo, and even on center ice (with carpets and mats) for the Iowa Wild Pucks N Paws Night in support of the Animal Rescue League.
Mutter Chaos humans and dogs enjoy a variety of activities together in addition to Flyball. In summer 2019, several of our dog/handler pairs earned a variety of Do More With Your Dog(R) trick titles. We also enjoy occasional backyard agility training, backyard flyball/dog romp sessions, and even doggie birthday parties. The humans also enjoy getting together for social activities such as corn mazes, game nights, ‘Friendsgiving’, and more.
Find us on Facebook @mutterchaosflyball or contact us at email@example.com
Contact Club owner, Jeanne Harem: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dixie Flyers club, based in Birmingham, AL, was organized in Jan 2011 by Jeanne Harem and 8 other founding members. Our mission remains the same – to be a club that is all-inclusive, allowing any family dog with a desire to play to enjoy the sport. Although there is indeed a healthy spirit of competition, no dog that loves the sport is turned away.
The tone for the Dixie Flyers was set at our founding: Love the sport, love your dog, love your team. That tone has attracted many members over the years, seen by the fact that members, born in every decade since the 1940’s, now hail from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Indiana and Florida, with one vagabond RVer. Dixie Flyers are truly a family and we live by our motto, “Dixie Flyers Rock!” Whether it’s for a celebration, a time of loss, or a job to be done, Dixie Flyers come together.
We welcome new members interested in the loud and fast-paced sport of flyball. Introductory lessons are given by Jeanne in her training building outside Birmingham. Her success as a trainer is a result of her experience, her creativity, persistence, and the ability to see every dog as an individual. We transform family dogs into family athletes. Optimum dog health is fairly effectively maintained by avoiding Jeanne’s dreaded pronouncement, “Your dog is fat!”
Team members gather weekly for practice sessions. Here, green dogs, Iron Dogs (newbies and 10-year+ veterans), and all levels in between, along with their handlers, hone their skills and deepen their friendships. Commitment to practicing is reflected in competing consistently. Four of our Dixie Flyer dogs have achieved the 100,000-point Hobbes Award, with several more closing in on this title. The Dixie Flyers have also regularly been Regional Regular and Multibreed Champions.
Dixie Flyers travel out of state to support other clubs hosting tournaments and host five tournaments a year locally. We try to make these tournaments fun for our competitors by having a particular theme complete with decorations, a photo booth, and of course, great southern hospitality. Recently, we have opted to provide lunch for all competitors in lieu of awards, allowing all competitors time to enjoy each other outside of the lanes.
If this article has piqued your interest, contact the Dixie Flyers on our Facebook page (Dixie Flyers Flyball) or contact Jeanne directly at the links listed above.
Ruffin’ Tuff Flyball is a small club in the Seattle area made up of people who absolutely love to play with their dogs. Our dogs are family members first and they love to play the game of flyball with us. Our philosophies are based on two principles – fun and safety of the dogs and handlers, and we train and race with these two things always in mind.
We spend a lot of time together outside of the flyball lanes as friends and believe in the true meaning of the word ‘team’. Many of our members compete together in other sports with their dogs – disc dog, dock dogs, agility, and lure coursing.
We attend 8-10 flyball tournaments a year and train weekly in Sumner, WA. We have dogs at all stages – some still in training, one about to retire. We love sharing this fun sport with folks who are looking for new training opportunities with their dogs, and occasionally offer classes and workshops to teach the basics of the sport and discuss how to continue training. Find us on Facebook (link above) or email us at Ruffintuffflyball@gmail.com for more information.
We are a small group that meet weekly to train our dogs in flyball. We are always looking for new people to join us in Colorado Springs. We are not associated directly with a Flyball club, as those of us organizing the group belong to different teams in the Denver area. Getting together enables us to practice in Colorado Springs, have fun together, and keep our dogs in the best shape for their next flyball tournament!
Aside from weekly flyball training, we also like to meet at dog-friendly establishments to celebrate from time to time. We also do some yard work together to keep our training area clear.
Our motto: Let’s keep it fun and train our dogs!
Come check us out! Contact Julia Belmont at Westygreen@sbcglobal.net
Contact: Susan Morrice at email@example.com
Can-do Agility Team (“C.A.T.”) Flyball Club is made up of all types of dogs and handlers of all ages. We run for the fun of the game and the fitness of our dogs.
Our club has been training flyballers for 40 years! We accept people of all ages and any type of dog. We are a group of friends with a common interest in training dogs to be good canine citizens as well as great flyball dogs!
Our motto is..all dogs are flyball dogs. All dogs, any size or breed can do the sport. We typically accept new members for training in October as there are typically less tournaments over the winter. This gives us an opportunity to devote more time to ‘green’ dogs. Learning flyball is a great way to bond with your dog and get out of the cold during those long winter months.
If you are interested in learning more about flyball please contact Susan Morrice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blazin’ K9s is a small group of dog lovers who enjoy playing with our dogs and hanging out with each other socially. Our club is an extension of our family. We love spending time together outside of the flyball lanes, whether it is going out to dinner, or doing a team outing, such as “Paint your Pet” night! Many of us have multi sport dogs and like to compete in all these sports together whenever we can.
Flyball is a team sport and we are looking for committed people who also want to have fun! Our #1 priority is to have fun with our dogs first and still be competitive in the sport!!! In addition to local tournaments, we travel to several tournaments throughout the year, including events in California, Utah and Nevada. Our team also hosts 2 tournaments a year (November and February) in Arizona.
As a way of promoting this amazing dog sport and responsible dog ownership, we periodically put on flyball demonstrations in the community. We welcome all dogs – our team is made up of a mix of many breeds including rescues.
A near future goal of ours is to attend CanAm, the annual NAFA Championships tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana (the largest flyball tournament in the world!).
Our practices and classes are currently held at Gilbert Crosslands Park in Gilbert, Arizona on Sunday mornings. Interested potential flyballers are welcome to come out and watch our regular team practice as well. Please contact Carol Osterhaus at email@example.com for more information.
Founded in 1997, A.R.F.F. (Awesome Racing Flyball Fanatics) is the longest running flyball club in New England. We are on our third generation of flyball dogs and are looking for a few enthusiastic new flyballers to become part of ARFF 3.0! Our members participate in other dog sports as well together (canine disc – freestyle and Updog games).
We keep competition in perspective. Our mission is to provide our precious dogs and their handlers fun, safe times – at all times. Teamwork is our highest goal and greatest challenge. We use the latest training methods, and constantly strive to improve our training technique.
Our club is happy to train anyone who really wants to learn the game and is willing to commit to weekly practices. Flyball is a sport with a lengthy learning period. If you are serious about putting in the time required to master this awesome team sport, you and your dog will be well rewarded! Contact our team captain at the email listed above, or through our Facebook page for more information.
Denver Speed Demons really focus’ on the fun aspect of Flyball. We all realize that this is just a fun game to play with your dog. However, don’t be fooled by this, just because we are laid back and like to have a good time doesn’t mean we don’t have the competitive spirit and can kick some major dog booty!!
Denver Speed Demons was founded with four purposes:
1) To promote the sport of flyball without discrimination based on breed, pedigree, age, athletic ability or competitive drive, while emphasizing teamwork and fun;
2) To promote responsible pet ownership and the strengthening of the human-canine bonds through education, demonstrations and organized events;
3) To promote and encourage members’ involvement with and the public’s support of animal welfare and animal rescue efforts by conducting demonstrations at fundraising events sponsored by national and local animal welfare and animal rescue organizations; and
4) To support animal welfare and animal rescue via volunteer work for national and local animal welfare and animal rescue organizations, including but not limited to providing financial support to animal welfare and animal rescue organizations.
Check our our website or Facebook page to get in contact with us.