Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Playful Attempt at Treibball!

   This isn't really a review of anything in particular, more a reminder that even regular household items can also be a lot of fun for our dogs!  For those of you who don't know, and I'm guess that's lots of you, Treibball is a new dog sport out of Germany that involves teaching your dog to herd large balls.

How it should look

   It's designed to work herding dogs (or any dogs really) that don't have a flock of their own to tend.  That pretty much sounds like us!  We tried to get into the class at a local training facility (not our usual one), but it filled up so fast!  Instead we had a go in our basement with an exercise ball my husband bought for $10 at Target.   Chris must have found a deal because I can't find it on the Target website for that price anymore.  Cassie loved it!  She even scored a goal...sort of.  
   This was a cheap and easy way to work on her herding instincts, (attempt) to teach her not to bite things that move and to get some fun indoor exercise on a day when the backyard looked like a mud hole.  Can't wait to get better at it!  Maybe someday she will start taking direction...though I doubt it!  Give it a try and let me know what you think!  Are there any other household items that work as dog toys?? Let me know!

Our 1st Attempt

1 comment:

  1. wow. i bet boscoe would have loved that when he was younger.