Dianna L. Stearns MA, CPDT, CDBC
APDT Professional Member #63433
Serving the Greater Denver Metropolitan Area
Have you heard about Treibball?
Do you have a "high-drive", energetic dog that needs a job? Treibball, or "herding ball" is a new, competitive sport for dogs with lots of energy or just dogs who need a job. While herding breeds may have a bit of an edge, any dog that has some off-leash skills, and who wants to have fun with his owner, can play.
In Treibball, dog's have 10 minutes to move 8 fitness balls into a goal. The dog must use his nose or shoulder to bring the balls to you, at the goal line. Treibball is all positive; there are no corrections used! Playing the game is all about becoming a team with your dog and communicating effectively. Training your dog for Treibball improves your dogs' off-leash reliability, and strengthens his attention to you.
Waggin's West Dog Training and Behavior Consulting is proud to present sanctioned American Treibball Association training classes, in Wheat Ridge and Denver.
Fall classes starting Wednesday, September 4th, and Saturday, September 14th at Zinn Dog Training, 12200 W. 52nd Ave in Wheat Ridge. Come learn something new, and have fun with your dog. Call 303-718-7705 to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, September 4th:
Introduction to Treibball @10 a.m. 8 week class, 45 minutes per session, $200,includes all equipment for new students .
Intermediate Treibball I @ 11 a.m, 6 weeks, 45 minutes per session, $150 for returning Introduction students.
Check out pictures and videos from our classes on the American Treibball Association home page at www.americantreibballassociation.org and become a fan on Facebook, www.facebook.com/americantreibball. Pictures courtesy of Fred Stearns, Stearns Photography.
Would you like to teach Treibball?
Owners, positive reinforcement trainers, breed and training clubs are all welcome to join the American Treibball Association, learn the game, teach and then compete!
If you're a professional dog trainer wanting to bring ATA Treibball to your clients, you must be a Level II or III ATA member/trainer to attend the academy, be certified to teach, host or judge ATA sanctioned competitions.
Come learn something new, and have fun with your dog!