We are a community FlyBall club who accepts all dogs, regardless of how fast they are or how quickly they learn. Our mission is to make this great canine sport available to all dogs who can safely play.
We teach all lessons on a drop-in basis. Send us an email if you would like to try it out!
Hello, FlyDogs and friends of FlyDogs! It is now the middle of July, and we wanted to provide an update for where things currently stand. We are sad to announce that we are choosing to remain closed indefinitely. We had hoped that as Oregon entered into Phase 2 we would be able to begin practicing again, but we wanted to wait and observe the outcomes of other businesses reopening.
Although we have been quite impressed with how local businesses are handling risk mitigation, it has become clear that the rate of COVID-19 infections has increased in Central Oregon. For personal reasons it is neither safe nor prudent for us to expose ourselves to greater risk. We love Bend FlyDogs, and we miss playing flyball more than we can possibly put into words, but we cannot justify putting ourselves, our teammates, and our friends at risk.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation, and when we are ready to begin practices again we will let you all know. Thank you for your patience and your understanding, and we hope you all are healthy and doing well during these tough times.
Learning the skills to play flyball will challenge dogs while having a lot of fun. Flyball is literally running and jumping in order to get a ball and bring it back. That is what most dogs love to do the most! Flyball will also allow you to spend time with your canine companions in a structured learning environment that is a big change of pace from all of the outdoor opportunities that are available here in Central Oregon.
We work with our experienced FlyDogs and SuperDogs from 6:15 to 7:15, then with new dogs, MightyDogs, and HotDogs from 7:15 to 8:15. All lessons are drop-in. No reservations are needed and no long-term commitments are required, although we do appreciate it if you can let us know ahead of time that you are coming.
At lessons we try to have each dog get 4-5 training mini-sessions, where we work on the skills required to safely play Flyball. This skills include jumping hurdles, retrieving a dead ball, and learning how to trigger the flyball box. We recommend bringing treats, and if possible a harness for your dogs. As your dog progresses, he or she will also need to be kept in a crate during training sessions as this is required at all FlyBall Tournaments.
Experienced FlyDogs and SuperDogs practice from 6:15 to 7:15, and lessons for new Dogs, MightyDogs, and HotDogs run from 7:15 to 8:15.
All lessons are drop-in, although we do appreciate it if you let us know you are coming ahead of time.
Visit Bend Pet Resort to learn more about the generous folks who provide us with space to practice every week!
Bend Pet Resort is at the end of a long, unlit gravel driveway that is about a quarter of a mile long. We are in the main building.
Bend Pet Resort, 60909 SE 27TH ST, BEND, OREGON 97702