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Welcome to the Sydney Psychos Flyball Team!

Standing left to right: Migel, Imogen (Dogs- Harry and Georgia), Jason (Dogs- Storm and Rock), 
Robyn (Dogs- Apache and Skye), Ian (Dog- Hazard), Heather (Dogs- Anarchy, Dart, Bentlee, Pickles 
and Charlie), Shaun, Ellisha (Dog- Basil), Emily (Dogs- Storm and Jindi), Charlotte (dog- Chrissie) 
Left to right sitting: Kathia (dogs- Kaiser), Sandra (Dog- Ty), Beth (dogs- Winnie and Watson), 
Justin (dogs- Shep and Snooks) 
Photo provided by Pawsnap Photography

Sydney Psychos is a family friendly flyball team, who use motivational and behavioral techniques to train our dogs.

Unless it’s raining or we’re away at a competition, we train every Sunday at Dogs NSW in Orchard Hills.

There are 3 dress rules: no thongs or sandals, no choker collars and no chain leads. That means you must wear a safe shoe and your dog must have a soft collar and webbed lead.

After training and packing up, we invite all dogs to join in an off-lead playtime. It’s an important part of team building for the dogs, where they meet and run with the other dogs, learn how to get on with one another and how to behave politely off lead. They also love it.

Every training session is designed to meet your dog’s individual needs. The one-on-one training provided is unique to the Sydney Psychos. If you ever feel that you are not been provided appropriate training, just talk to one of our instructors so that the situation may be rectified.

Every dog is different. Some dogs learn quickly, others have to overcome fears or special issues before they seem to settle in to Flyball. We can’t predict how long it will take to teach you and your dog, but we can say your dog will eventually learn Flyball and we won’t give up if you don’t.

Having the basic equipment is really helpful. As a minimum you’ll need a bum-bag for doggy treats and a motivator. Both of these items are for sale at very reasonable prices.

A crate is a necessity at competitions, and it’s better to start crate training your dog sooner rather than later. Believe it or not, your dog will actually grow to love its own crate – its own portable bedroom and safe haven for resting between races.

You don’t have to commit to travelling to competitions to be part of the Psychos Team. Those of us who do compete do so for the fun and fellowship of travelling with our dogs and our team mates.

If you have any questions at all about flyball, email us at info@sydneypsychos.net.au

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12 Comments

  1. Hi my request is a little out of the ordinary.

    I am a co-president of Newington Gunners Soccer Club who you used to share Wilson Park with. There is an application currently being considered by the Department of Planning and by my interpretation there was a requirement that the applicant consult with previous users. They did not really consult with us properly I am wondering whether they contact and consulted with you. Happy to discuss it with anyone from your club on 0417 200 938 if you are interested. If you were not consulted I would appreciate it if you could put in a submission.I would be happy to write it for you all you would need to do is make sure you are happy with the working and submit it to the Department of Planning –

    Thank you in advance

    Rob

    1. Hi Rob,
      We were not consulted with on the loss of the grounds.

      We have relocated to Dogs NSW grounds at Orchard Hills, were we a erecting a purpose built facility.

      Good luck with your your dealings with the Dept of Planning.

  2. Hello
    Looking to start flyball training with my 8 month old Kelpie!!
    Any information would be appreciated

    1. Hi Alisha, apologies for such a long delay in my reply.
      For any future correspondence, please use info@sydneypsychos.net.au
      We are not able to train at the moment due to ground restrictions at Dogs NSW, however we are hoping that we will be back to training in the next week or two. You are welcome to come along and see how we train and meet with us. I can explain all the information then as it will be easier than by email. We usually train on Sunday mornings from about 8.30 to 9.30 for beginners but train much longer with the more experienced dogs and you are always welcome to stay and watch/help. The first 2 weeks are free so that you can decide if you would like to join, then it’s $50 joining fee which includes the first year’s membership to the AFA. Training fees are then $10 per week that you attend. If you send me your email address I can let you know when we are commencing training again. Would love to see you, we can never have too many kelpies 🙂

      1. > Hi Alisha
        >
        > We are back at training.
        > You are welcome to come and join us this Sunday (weather permitting)
        > from 10.00am to approx. 1pm We train at Dogs NSW, Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills. We are located behind the Rotunda (the white round building).
        > You can either watch, or join in (which is much more fun).
        > You will need
        > some treats,
        > your dogs favourite toy, preferably a tug toy,
        > water bowl,
        > crate if you have one,
        > a chair and any food or drinks you need for yourself
        > personal hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes if you require them.
        >
        > If you intend to come, can you please let me know as I need to plan the program factoring in numbers for Covid-19 limitations.
        > Looking forward to meeting you.
        > Robyn Ferguson
        > Sydney Psychos Flyball Team
        > 0410891251

  3. Wondering if you will be training this Sunday. My dog has been learning Flyball but the small club we are part of have not returned.

      1. Possibly long term. Our girl still needs some work. She can do full runs but she has no experience running on to other dogs. And I would like to expose her to different environments.

        1. No worries, Our policy is for all new and potential members to attend for 2 weeks free of charge, that gives us all an opportunity to see if Psychos is for you. After this period you can either decide to join or not. We normally charge $50 joining fee and this includes the first weeks training fee and membership fee to the AFA, however if you are already a member of the AFA this can be deducted.
          You are welcome to come and join us on Sunday 20 September (weather permitting)
          from 10.30am to approx. 1pm We train at Dogs NSW, Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills. We are located behind the Rotunda (the white round building).
          Can you please let me know what team you have been training with.
          Thanks
          Robyn

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