What is Treibball?
Also known as Ball Herding or Drive Ball, this is the newest dog sport to hit North America. Started in Europe around 2007, in this sport the dog must herd eight large fitness balls across the field and into a soccer net within a specified time frame, usually 15 minutes. The dog uses his nose or shoulder to push the ball. No biting allowed! Your challenge is to direct your dog to each ball while you remain in place near the goal. This means your dog must respond to cues to move left, right, back and forward.
Who Does That?
Urban dogs, suburban dogs, retired agility dogs and their handlers all find ball herding a great alternative … no jumping for the dog, no running for the handler! Many of the dogs that come to my workshops and coaching sessions are dogs retired from agility due to injuries. Treibball is less physically demanding for the dog while still engaging their brain in a fun activity.
Contact me roxxdwyer at gmail.com if you would like to get started.
You can find videos on YouTube and at the American Treibball Association website www.americantreibballassociation.org.