A regional flyball tournament at the Classic Center last weekend brought some very good puppers—and their people—to Athens from all over the Southeast.
In flyball, two teams of four dogs each race over a series of hurdles, then trigger a spring-loaded box to release a ball that they fetch and carry back to their handlers. The sport provides dogs with mental stimulation and physical exercise while creating camaraderie among teammates and building a bond between canines and their human handlers.
The annual tournament took place July 13 and 14 and was hosted by Double Dog Dare, a flyball club out of Winterville.
All photos by Flagpole intern Savannah Cole.