Fetch! Flyball tournament at trade center this weekend

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Posted: Saturday, August 2, 2014 12:43 am

The Barkham Asylum Flyball Tournament returns to Dalton for the second straight year, with the dog relay racing competition at the trade center today and Sunday.

Each team of four dogs competes for the fastest time in retrieving a tennis ball one after another while jumping over four hurdles — twice — and covering 102 feet. The North American Flyball Association world record is 14.768 seconds.

One tournament will be held each day, and 11 clubs with 28 teams from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee will take part. Competition lasts from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is free.

The competition is sponsored by Lunatic Fringe, an Atlanta flyball team. To learn more, visit lunaticfringeflyball.com or flyball.org.

 

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