Treibball began in Germany to give energetic dogs some much needed mental and physical stimulation. It’s a sport for dogs of all ages and sizes–promoting better teamwork and communication between dog and handler. It’s great fun for any energetic dog who works well off-leash and needs a job, or any dog who likes to herd and doesn’t have sheep. It’s also a great low-impact activity for older dogs (and older handlers). And you can do it indoors too. The game involves eight yoga balls that the dog has to drive into a goal one by one, starting with the "point ball". Easier said than done!
Check out this dog demonstrating the basics of the game of Treibball:
In Treibball, dogs learn self control, build confidence, and get an appropriate outlet for physical and mental drives. Handlers learn to give dogs appropriate signals and direction. Teamwork is essential and every facet of Treibball fosters a completely reward based approach. Sounds awesome! Jet was very happy to pose with Jenn's certificate.