Treibball is a new, exciting dog sport, that originated in Germany and was invented by Dutch trainer Jan Nijboer who lives in Germany. This sport that was virtually unknown a year ago in the US, is making a booming entrance. Large exercise balls are used as substitute sheep in a fun activity to "herd" the ball or multiple balls over a field into goal. This introductory course will teach the basic skills of Treibball, which includes driving the ball towards a goal, basic ball control, and distance work. This sport is based on the premises on sheep herding, but has the benefit of being able to be played basically anywhere without the expense of sheep herding. Basic obedience is a prerequisite for this course.
Treibball is a very fun sport with great physical and mental stimulation for any dog of any age and size.
What does it look like in a real competition in Germany? Please check the following clips: Clip One
- Clip Two
(you will be re-directed to YouTube).
Out And About
This class is only a nice follow-up for graduates of the C.L.A.S.S. program. In this 4 week class we will be meeting in different locations, like stores, parks and restaurants to practice what was taught in the previous classes in a real life setting.
Tricks And Games
This new class is geared towards the dog owner who wants to explore some new ways to have fun and build their relationship with their canine friend. Basic obedience skills will be a prerequisite. The class will combine learning the skills to teach your dog simple and intermediate tricks using the methods of internationally known trick show performer and trainer Kyra Sundance as well as fun games that are based on the dog’s natural instincts and drives.
Dog Activity Sampler
This is for the dog owner who wants to go beyond the average dog obedience class, but is not sure what is suited for him and his dog. The dog Activity Sampler allows you to explore different aspects of dog fun.
Week 1 and 2:
We will explore the wonderful world of basic dog tricks.
Week 3 and 4:
We will try your dog’s hunting skills with nose games.
Week 5 and 6:
Your dog will get in touch with the herder in him trying his paws at Treibball. (This is not just for herding breeds, as others have been known to excel.)
Urban Hunting Dogs™
Urban Hunting Dogs™ is based on the training philosophy, that dogs, just like people have basic needs that have to be met in order to raise and maintain a healthy individual.
The need to eat is primal in all creatures and is very strong in dogs. Dogs love and need to explore, search and hunt.
Several activities address this need to hunt in dogs: Lure Coursing, Herding, Tracking, Earth Dog, Nose Work, Barn Hunt and now, Urban Hunting Dogs™!
Urban Hunting Dogs™ adds another dimension and activity to your dog's life. You and your dog "hunt" together, anywhere, anytime.