This Spring Term I thought it would be good to go back and try a few Treibball basics. Most of us can get the dogs to push a ball, go left and right and go out to a mat. The problem comes when adding the ball and distance to get control over which ball the dog pushes first. Here are our first two weeks of training.
The first video demonstrates getting the dogs to line up and watch their owners. We started with owners standing in the middle of four mats and the handler standing in the middle.
Most of the handlers found this fairly easy as the dogs all understand going to the mat and following directions to go right and left.
So in this video we were trying to add more distance so we had 4 mats again but this time the handler and dog had to be on opposite mats. This got a lot harder as we tried to increase the distance between handler and dog.
We have started stage 3 which is introducing the ball and adding distance this video will be following shortly.This is a lot harder to maintain control because the dogs just love to push the ball!!!
Watch this space to see our Treibball progress
We offer training courses for every level of dog from puppy right up to advanced level. We're Kennel Club listed.
Agility classes for dogs from 10 months. Competitive, or just enjoyment and healthy exercise.
Our apps are written and hosted by The Friendly Dog Club's Angela Horsley. We currently have two apps, one for basic training and a follow up for 'the next steps'.
Our on-line shop supplies a number of useful dog items including our exclusive, hand-made flyball box.