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Milwaukee Dog Training Club - Flyball


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Milwaukee Dog's Flyball is a division of the Milwaukee Dog Training Club (MDTC). MDTC offers beginning flyball class and has teams comprised of both mixed and purbred dogs. Our teams travel around the Midwest to compete in tournaments.


All members of our flyball team are also members of MDTX. The training requirements held by the club apply to its flyball division. Our flyball teams compete monthly (approximately) in both NAFA and U-FLI tournaments, and practice weekly at the indoor club building at 333 N. 25th Street (St Paul) in Milwaukee. We also do demonstrations for various community and dog-related events.


Our training is led by volunteer instructors with team captains chosen for each tournament. We offer beginning, intermediate and tournament-ready level training for all dogs and handlers that show enthusiasm for the exciting sport of flyball. Our main objective is to have fun while training our dogs and to enjoy and participate fully in the team aspect of the sport of flyball. Stop by any time to watch practice, meet the team and ask questions. 


Please note: Flyball is a team sport and is NOT suitable for reactive dogs.

Click here to see our

Tournament Results


Click here to view a great article about the sport of flyball entitled:


"It Takes a Team to Play Flyball" 


Learn more about our Flyball Team:


Active Team : In Training Team : Retired : In Memory


Team Records : Tournament Results : Photogallery of Tournaments : Calendar of Events : Team Guidelines (PDF)

Current Active Team
Classes and Training
Flyball News and Events



















Go to our Active Team page to [LEARN MORE] about each dog and their current titles.

What does that title mean?


LEARN MORE about Flyball titles each dog receives when racing in tournaments.




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Flyball Beginner Class and Testing Day


An Open House for flyball will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Not sure what Flyball is all about? Come and watch us play. It is a great sport for you to play with your dog. You will see that any breed or mix of dog can play Flyball. Please bring your dog to the open house.


Please note: Flyball is a team sport and is NOT suitable for aggressive and reactive dogs.


Dogs wanting to join the beginner class must participate the Open House on November 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM and in the “Try-Outs” on November 15, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Dogs should be 10 months or age or older, must be non-dog aggressive and comfortable being handled by others. They should have a fairly reliable sit, stay/wait, down and a reliable recall. Dogs with a strong toy drive (preferred) or food motivation are best suited for flyball. Flyball is a sport for all dogs, as any breeds (including mixes) are welcome. Size simply doesn't matter, although small dogs are highly desired!


Milwaukee Dog Training Club’s (MDTC) will start a new beginner flyball class on Tuesday November 29, 2022. This class is open to MDTC current and prospective members. Classes will be held from 6:00 - 6:45 PM on Tuesdays. This class is limited to 12 dogs and most will be ready to advance to the intermediate level of training after about 3 – 5 months in this class.  


Pre-registration for Open House and Try-outs is required. Register via e-mail: ( Provide your name, dog’s name, membership status and e-mail address. Bring small extra-yummy treats (hot dog or cheese bits) and a super favorite toy with you to Try-Outs. Dogs should be on a six-foot leash and wearing a flat, regular collar.


Tuesday, November 29th: Beginning Flyball Class starts at 6:00 PM for all dogs having registered and met the requirements through the try-out process.


Flyball skills such as the swimmer’s turn, go out to the box and the return are broken down into small steps which can be taught independent of one another. As the beginner dogs gains confidence in these skills they are slowly brought together to build a fast confident full flyball run. The dogs will also play games intended to increase drive, body awareness and to enhance their working relationship with their handler.



Intermediate Class


Dogs enrolled in MDTC Beginning Flyball Classes are typically ready to advance to the intermediate level after 3 – 6 months of training. Enrollment is open at any time for dogs with skills consistent with the learning objectives of our Beginning Class including dogs who have trained outside of MDTC. [MORE]



Team Training / Practice


MDTC’s competitive flyball team practices weekly and competes about once a month. Practices consist of working on improving dog/handler individual skills and practicing full line-ups in preparation for tournaments. Feel free to drop by during practice some time to learn more and see our dogs in action.



Class Times


Both the Intermediate Class and Team Practice are held from 6:30 - 8:00 on Tuesdays. When a Beginning Class is not in session (approx. June – December) this session time extends to 9:00 p.m.





All flyball classes and practices take place at our indoor training facility.


New Club Record!


Milwaukee Dogs broke their fastest race time again this year for a Regular/Standard Team on September 23, 2012. The previous record of 17.852 seconds was broken with a new fastest recorded time of 17.350 seconds. Racing dogs were Jersey, Pepper, Sprout, and Charlotte. Congratulations Great Balls of Fur!! 


See past Milwaukee Dog Club records for flyball HERE.



Milwaukee Dogs First Flyball Tournament Results








What Is Flyball?


Flyball is a sport for all dogs, as any breeds (including mixes) are welcome. Size simply doesn't matter, although small dogs are highly desired!


Great Flyball Clips from U-FLI National 2011


Flyball Organizations


North American Flyball Association (NAFA) The oldest and most established flyball association in North America, NAFA boasts over 400 active clubs. NAFA sets the standards for Flyball competition throughout the world.


U-FLI The United Flyball League International is also a major flyball sanctioning organization in the US. Founded in 2004, U-FLI focuses on maintaining the fun, family-friendly atmosphere of the dog sport of flyball. 






For more information on the sport of flyball check out the following websites:


Flyball Dogs Home Page : NAFA (North American Flyball Association) : U-Fli : : Flyball on Wikipedia : How to Create a Motivating Tug :


Flyball Fanatics

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