Dog teams race during flyball tournament at the fairgrounds

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – There has been all kinds of animal action at the fairgrounds on Sunday.

This weekend, Indianapolis is hosting the 2018 CanAm Classic. Teams from across the U.S. and Canada came to run their dogs in a FlyBall tournament.

If you haven't seen it before, it starts with a light tree, kind of like drag racers do.


Then teams of four send their dogs out to retrieve a ball that they get by hitting a board at the end of their lane.

Two teams face off against each other at a time to see who can make the quickest and cleanest run.

"I had a dog that could do everything. I just wanted to add one more thing to it," said Suzanne Rider, who is from Florida. "His name was Rev and our team, 'All Revved Up,' is named after him. He's no longer with us, but he lives on with all of us in our racing."

Big dogs, as well as little ones, are sometimes on teams together.

Competitors say the best part is working together with their teammates and the dogs they brought.

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