WHAT IS TREIBBALL? TREIBBALL is a German word meaning push or drive ball. It is a sport that started 12 years ago in Germany, and was designed for high energy or easily aroused dogs to showcase their incredible talents with intricate skills, self-control under pressure, solving concepts and reasoning while in motion, and the ultimate Team work. From its first day this sport has been about training at the highest level with positive reinforcement training skills, to gather and drive balls from one end of the field and then into a goal with the handler.
WHY TREIBBALL? Treibball is like a moving puzzle between you and your dog, and creates great mental and physical exercise on both ends of the leash. The skills for this sport include – distance, directional (steering at a distance), changing pace and speed, and being able to communicate with each other while far apart, and it builds incredible Team work. Treibball is working as a Team both close together and far apart, which can be applied to most every other thing you do with your dog during your day. Treibball is for all ages, puppy to senior, as the dog chooses their pace/speed. Treibball equipment is super lightweight and affordable. Treibball can be played in the yard, a park, or a larger field. Treibball can be a daily puzzle solving game for you and your dog, or a competition sport. Treibball never gets old, working with distance, directional, steering, pushing, and Teamwork, there are absolutely endless ways to play!
LEVEL A: 9am- 12pm This Mini Workshop is for everyone interested in learning about THE ELEMENTS OF TREIBBALL. It will be Fun, fast paced, and the perfect amount of time to get to know a new sport! Level A is for all energy levels – from easily aroused to calm to high energy. Level A Is for puppies (16 weeks and older) thru senior. Must be in good health and fully mobile. Level A is for beginners, as a refresher, refinement of elemental skills, or wanting to build a strong foundation. Level A will start with relationship in motion skills. Level A will introduce a paw target/mat as a go-to. Level A will introduce Team focus. Level A will introduce the foundation for building distance. Level A will introduce both clock and counter. Level A will introduce the purpose of the ball/s and the foundation for pushing. If you have been looking for something new, affordable, and fun to do with your dog, something that will work both body and mind, sign up today. Working spot cost: $79 - FULL Auditing: $39
LEVEL B: 1 pm – 4:30 pm The afternoon Elements Workshop is for Teams that have advanced or budding advanced training skills, and have solid skills with both directional and distance. Level B will have relationship in motion exercises – the foundation to self-control on both ends of the leash. Level B will be working with patterns and sequences, while building behaviors at a distance. Level B will be learning how to push a ball correctly, and building on that behavior with some distance. Level B will be clarifying counter and clock directionals, up close and with distance. Level B will be mapping out a couple of World Treibball League Matches, and going through the steps from start to finish. So, if you have been interested in this awesome sport, are looking for a cross-training discipline between your seasons, are hoping to build better distance and directional, and would love sport that acts like a giant puzzle in motion, this is it! Sign up now. Working spot cost: $79 - FULL Auditing: $39
If you are working in one of the mini workshops and wants to audit the other one, your auditing spot is only $25. Please notice, that there are limited working spots. When you sign up, you will receive an invoice via text message. Not until your payment is received, is your working spot guaranteed. Once registered there are no refunds, please make sure the date and time work for you. NOTE - No refund unless Nancy Tanner or Blue Creek Canine cancels the event due to weather, acts of God, or elephants! All dogs are welcome, no matter age or size or breed. However, this is NOT a good sport for low energy or coach-potato dogs! (If your dog is very reactive in a group class setting, consider auditing instead of a working spot. This will ensure you can fully focus on the instruction being given and take wonderful notes without having to worry about your dog or how he/she affects the other teams.)
Crate – crate cover if needed
Leash, harness, collar
Mat (carpet square or bath mat)
Ball – right at your dog’s chin (exercise balls/no sand – 45, 55, 65,75cm) - go to Scheels
Bowl and water
Rewards – no store-bought treats – bring your dog’s food, PLUS whole cooked meats (chicken, turkey, beef, bison, lamb, whatever you have) NO DELI MEATS! Raw freeze-dried meals (Steves and Stella and Chewy’s are great and nutritious) – BRING A LARGE VARIETY, more than you think you will need, because you don’t want to run out. Nothing with salt please.
Bully stick, or stuffed bones or Kongs, etc, for your dog to chew on while crated.
Appropriate clothing – Appropriate shoes for a barn – coat for your dog if needed.
Pen and paper
Snack and lunch for yourself. We will provide beverages and additional snacks for you.
CEU’s are available for CCPDT trainers
When: Saturday, April 17th, 2022 Where: 3947 Blue Creek Road, Billings. Driving and parking instructions will be emailed when closer to workshop date.