Treibball (Try-ball) is for any dog that can work off leash, this is a good outlet for energetic dogs. Unlike agility there is very little equipment needed, in agility the handler needs to run with the dog and direct him through each obstacle. Treibball uses similar teamwork and communication, but the handler does not run with the dog. This sport can build confidence, help reactive dog or overly excitable dogs with impulse control.
Treibball is a positive-reinforcement, competitive dog sport. Originating in Germany in about 2003, formal competitions were first held in 2008 The dog must gather and drive large exercise balls into a soccer goal. Eight balls of various sizes are set in a triangle like playing pool in billiards. The object of the game is to get all eight balls into a soccer goal within an about 15 minutes. Timing starts when the handler signals to sending the dog out and around behind the balls and stops when all the balls are in the goal and the dog is lying down in front of the handler. The handler must stay within an 18-foot radius from the center of the goal.
$70 for 6 sessions:
You will learn the steps it takes for your dog to push an exercise ball. You will teach your dog to go to mat at a distance so he will go around the balls, and to push the ball into a goal.