We do try outs every year around December/January.
(We have not been doing flyball classes but may begin to offer them
again in the fall of 2011.)
If you pass the try out, you are invited to join our winter conditioning
and train with us for the next 2-3 months. At that time, you and
your dog will be assessed for a probationary one-year membership.
We are only interested, at this time at least, in people who are
about getting into this team sport as full members. The membership
requirements are sometimes too much for some folks. We practice
every Sunday from about 2-6 p.m. We host at least three tournament
weekends per year and attend another seven or so weekends, mostly
within N.B. and N.S. Our racing year goes from March to December.
Because we have had sponsorship and do performance shows, it does
cost us a lot to play right now. We used to have tournament fees
and practice fees. An away tournament weekend generally costs between
three and five hundred dollars with bridge, hotels, gas, and meals.
Most of us go to all three home tournaments and four or five away
In order to pass a try out, your dog should be able to come when
called, fairly reliably, with distractions. Your dog should be able
to hold, get, and bring a tennis ball. Your dog should know how
to work for you with a reward of treats or toys. Your dog needs
to be able to get excited but calm when asked. Your dog needs to
have dog experience and be able to work in very close and excited
quarters with unfamiliar dogs. Any hint of dog aggression is an
automatic fail in try outs.
We suggest everyone who is interested come to a practice, once
with the dog and once without, and to see a home tournament before
fully deciding to pursue this sport. The practice will give you
and your dog a chance to check things out close up. You can see
the training in action to get ready for a try out. Seeing a tournament
lets you see the sport all put together.
Now, if you think you are interested in visiting us or talking
more about classes and training, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, if you have questions about our club you can
mail them to the address below, or contact any member of our Board
Fast 'n' FURious Flyball
PO Box 84