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What is Flyball?

The North American Flyball Association, Inc. (NAFA®) was established in 1984 and today has over 400 active clubs and 6,500 competing dogs, NAFA tournaments are divided into divisions so that teams compete against other teams of equal abilities. All dogs including mixed breeds are eligible to compete and earn titles in NAFA sanctioned tournaments. NAFA sanctions over 300 tournaments a year across North America.  To learn more about NAFA visit: http://www.flyball.org/

Flyball lessons are taught by the Panama City Beach Rovers Flyball Club in cooperation with the Greater Panama City Dog Fanciers Association located at 4909 E 11th St, Panama City, FL 32404-5934.  

The intro to flyball class will cover introduction to the equipment (for dogs and handlers) and basic recalls, ball retrieval, and jumps for the dogs.  All dogs must be vaccinated for rabies and other communicable diseases.  Bordatella vaccine is highly recommended. You will need to bring water for your dog, a leash, treats or a toy to motivate your dog.  Most importantly come ready to have fun and learn a new sport with your dog.

Interested in learning more or taking lessons? Send all inquiries to:  training@gpcdfa.org or beachroverpups@gmail.com

Come Fly With Us!

How do we compete?

Flyball is a high energy activity for dogs and handlers that is a team sport and is open to all breeds and size of dog; mix breed dogs are welcomed! 

In Flyball you have two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51 foot long course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down the jumps, trigger a flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps. The next dog is released to run the course but can't cross the start/finish line until the previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps and reached the start/finish line. The first team that has all four dogs finish the course, without error, wins.

Is Your Dog Ball Crazy?  Love to Jump?  Love to Run?

Greater Panama City Dog Fanciers’ Association

(GPCDFA)