Intro to Treibball
What is Treibball?
Treibball (pronounced Tribe-ball) originated in Germany and means “push ball”. It is a low-cost, low-impact sport, any dog and handler can play. The game consists of “herding” a number of inflatable exercise balls into a soccer-like net and only requires a few fitness balls, some treats and a love of working with your dog.
What will I learn?
Skills that will be taught and used in this six-week class are:
Targeting objects with the nose
Pushing an object with the nose
Going around an object clockwise and counter clock wise.
Going to an object & recall
Sitting & Down positions from a distance
What Level do I need to be?
This class is for all levels.
Beginner dogs learn new skills while having fun and interacting with you.
Intermediate & advanced dogs can be participate in a new activity making the understanding of their skills more reliable.
What do I need to bring?
Dog: Any size / Any level
Treats: Treats should be soft food that are small and the dog can eat easily. Bring lots of treats. Examples: hot dogs or string cheese cut up into small pieces, pupparonies, homemade liver or salmon treats. Make sure you have LOTS of treats. Bring more than you think you will need. You can also bring a tug toy along with food treats.
Leash: A 6’ leash will work best
Collars: Any collar. The least corrective the collar the better.
A flat marker: This can be pretty much anything you can lay flat on the floor. It should be no more that 12” in diameter. The dog will be asked to go out to the marker and wait for the next command so make it pretty sturdy so it doesn’t get damaged or fly away.
Get a toy ball from Walmart to start. Find one that the middle of the ball comes to the dogs nose. It will be hard to find one that size for a big dog, but just get the biggest one they have.
Watch some of the Treibball videos online.