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.