Double Dog Dare is an Athens, Georgia, based flyball racing club. We practice weekly and compete monthly in sanctioned events throughout the Southeast, usually making one tournament a year beyond this area. In addition, we currently host one event weekend a year.
Because we are located in a college town, our membership comprises individuals with varying levels of commitment. We have core members who participate on a regular, almost 100-percent basis, and we have peripheral members who participate as their schedules allow, sometimes on an infrequent basis. Similarly, we have dogs that perform at varying skill levels. We currently field one team of our fastest dogs and balance the remaining talent among our other teams.
We introduce new people to the sport through our 8-week Introduction to Flyball class and use that as a way to build our membership.
March 4, 2003 - Formed in Miami, Florida, as Raiders of the Lost Bark, a NAFA Region 11 club
July 4, 2003 - Debuted in Tampa, Florida, at K.E.T.C.H. Training Facility
February 21, 2004 - Hosted our first flyball tournament, Hollywood Adventure, in Hollywood, Florida, at Topokeegee Yugnee (TY) Park
January 1, 2005 - Relocated to Athens, Georgia, and NAFA Region 14
February 4, 2006 - Emerged from our post-move slumber, competing in Huntsville, Alabama, under the new name Double Dog Dare with an all-Georgia lineup.
July 12, 2007 - Rolled out Athens Dawg Derby flyball tournament at The Classic Center, with the inaugural event taking over as Region 14's best attended tournament and 47 teams in attendance
July 11, 2009 - Set attendance record for Athens Dawg Derby and Region 14, with 64 teams competing
September 30, 2010 - Named Champions for Multibreed Class, NAFA Region 14
January 28, 2012 - Rolled out the second of our hosted annual events, Flyball High, at Shocco Springs in Talladega, Alabama
March 31, 2012 - Placed first in the Eastern Regionals of Purina Incredible Dog Challenge, Centennial Park, Atlanta, Georgia
January 1, 2017 - Ran club fastest time of 16.406 with team Swift Kick (Shine - Whippet, Oh Boy! - Whippet, River - Mix and Tag - Whippet) at It's Twelve O'Clock Somewhere NAFA tournament, Play Dog Excellent, Chattanooga, TN