Looking for a creative ways to exercise your dog? Check out Treiball!
Posted by Kirby @ Dog.Nerd.101 at 7:27 PM
Sourced October 1st 2011
Lack of access, weather, expenses all affect the things we can do with our dogs. A creative bunch of folks in Germany must have had lack of access (to sheep) when they came up with this crazy new sport called Treiball.
In Trieball (which means “ball herding” in Germany) the dogs herd huge exercise balls (i.e. sheep) into pens or large nets (like in soccer.) Handlers have to learn to work their dogs at a distance, direct the dog to go out and around the “sheep,” collect the “sheep” and then drive them in the correct direction! Interesting concept eh? I suppose if you have a herding dog, or any dog that really needs and wants a job, but you don’t have access to sheep or herding lessons, this might be a great fit! Maybe Sophia could herd tiny, little exercise balls? If you are interested in learning more about Treiball, you can join the Treiball Yahoo Group here. What do you do with your dogs to exercise their mind and body, especially during those times when lack of access or resources presents additional challenges?