Fly-gility

Flygility is a dog sport that anyone wanting to have fun with their ball loving dog can take part in.

Using aspects of agility such as jumps, tunnels and weaves, dogs are sent to complete an array of obstacles on their way towards a ‘fly box’. The ramp of the box, when activated by the dogs body weight releases a tennis ball. The aim of the game is for your dog to successfully complete the line of obstables, collect his tennis ball and return with the ball, completing the course in reverse order. Owners do not run with their dogs, unless a re-run is needed.

Two lanes of an equal level are set up next to each other, and the first dog back to the line will win that round. Best of three moves onto the next draw until one dog takes out the competition in each class level. Training your dog in flygility can greatly assist with your agility training, installing in your dog a drive to run on by themselves. Because flygility jumps are lower, dogs are able to compete from 12 months of age and many dogs compete well into their later years.

In New Zealand, the sport is administered by NZ Flygility Dog Association. http://flygility.org.nz/

Please Note: Rotorua Dog Obedience Club does not currently run a flygility class, but if you are interested, please register your interest using our contact form.

 

  • Basic Obedience Basic Obedience We provide training and handling skills for dog owners who wish to have well socialised, well behaved and well trained dogs. Owners will gain more control over their dog with basic obedience and socialisation.
  • Canine Good Citizen Canine Good Citizen The emphasis with CGC is to ensure that your dog will be a respected member of the community because it is trained to act with good manners in the home, in public, and in the presence of other dogs.
  • Agility Agility Agility is a fun activity using a range of agility equipment - jumps, tunnels, weave poles, A-frame, seesaw, and dog walks. Agility is fun and is great exercise for dog and handler alike, as they learn skilled control to negotiate a course containing a variety of obstacles.
  • Fly-gility Fly-gility Fly-gility is a dog sport that mixes elements of agility and flyball. The dog is sent away to fetch a ball from a flyball box while navigating tunnels, jumps and weaves before returning the ball to the handler.
  • Rally-O Rally-O Rally-O is a sport which contains elements of obedience and agility. The course has numbered stations with a different exercise performed at each station. Courses can include cones and jumps as well as turns, sits, downs and recalls.