Have you heard about Treibball? Be among the first in the Denver Metro area (and in the U.S.), to learn and play this fun, new, competitive dog sport! As a founding member of the American Treibball Association and Certified American Treibball Trainer (CATT), we team teach Treibball classes in the Boulder/Denver metro area. We also hold periodic competitions, workshops, game days, and trainer academies. My classes are held at Rocky Mountain Dog Training in Broomfield, Colorado.
If you have high-drive, energetic dog who needs a job, or any dog who’s good off-leash and loves to chase balls, give it a try! Call 720.432.6447 for class schedules, or check the Upcoming Classes & Events section of our home page.
Treibball, known as “herding” or “drive” ball, was developed in Germany a few years ago and turned into national competitions.
Treibball is played with eight fitness-type balls and a goal. When the handler blows the whistle, you direct your dog to a ball, usually the one farthest from the net. The dog can only use his nose or shoulder to herd that ball and the other seven into the net within 10 minutes. When all the balls are in the net, the dog lies down in front with a “that’ll do,” just like penning sheep! Smaller dogs drive smaller balls, larger dogs drive bigger ones. Or, you can mix the ball sizes for more of a challenge!
Here is the first-ever sanctioned American Treibball Competition held in May 2013. Since then, there have been dozens more!
For more Treibball information, see:
- The American Treibball Association
- Facebook: The American Treibball Association
- YouTube: The American Treibball Channel
- Twitter: @AmTreibball
Check out the American Treibball Association’s promo video!