Treibball is a fun new game that’s been growing in popularity since it came over from Germany about 5 years ago. Treibball is played in timed trials, so you don’t need to have a group to play with; practice on your own! Not much equipment is needed, just a few balls, a make-shift goal and some training aids you can probably build from stuff you’ll find in the recycling.
Treibball in Europe and in many parts of the US is played outdoors on a large rectangular field, but sadly, there just aren’t that many large, rectangular fields of flat turf laying around for us to practice on. So, borrowing a concept from arena football, we can teach you Treibball indoors, a version that’s scalable and playable in any gymnasium, auditorium or dog training center you have access to.
And, since I’m a lazy trainer, I like to make things as simple as possible, so I’ve spent a lot of time making my Treibball training exercises into fun and interesting games that have you mastering basic skills in no time flat. No complex behaviors are necessary, just some simple basic skills you probably already have and we’ll teach you the rest!
Each workshop is 2 hours long and is guaranteed to give you what you need to get started; your dog will be moving balls around before you know it! You’ll love this dog training class!
Session 1 is Foundation. We’ll review some of the important rules and moves without bogging you down. You’ll get a general skills overview and learn enough practice exercises so you can start playing almost right away!
Session 2 is Moving the Ball. I’ll teach you all you need to know to help your dog learn how to line up, break the rack and start moving balls into the goal area. This is really where the game is played!
Session 3 is Going Out. If you’ve never taught a “go out” or “run out” before, no worries. I’ll also break this down into simple steps that you can use to have your dog heading out onto the field with confidence and hitting the mark every time. We’ll even get some practice at setting you up for directionals, too!
Each session can accommodate 8 participants and up to 15 auditors. Participant tuition is $45 per session for participants with a dog, auditors $25. All workshops held at our training center in Corona!