LATEST COMPETITION NEWS: We’ve just had two successful and fun ATA sanctioned competitions this year in North Carolina and in Colorado. For videos and photos of these competitions, check out the public Facebook page American Treibball Association. More exciting news to come! Thanks to all who sponsored the competitions and to all who participated. We are spreading this great sport to more states, and also in different countries!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST ATA CERTIFIED TRAINERS: The latest comprehensive certification academy was taught by CATT and ATA Board Member Lisa Holt at San Juan Island Dog Training in Friday Harbor, WA at the end of March. The talented CATT graduates and their dogs are:
- Christine Salazar and Oliver, Pleasanton, California
- Melissa Wallace and Uintah, North Pole, Alaska
- Lisa Wisdom and Pippin and Liberty, Portland, Oregon
- Allie Stelzner and Kylee, Friday Harbor, Washington
- Diane Garrod and Valor and Kody, Langley, Washington
To see photos of the March academy, click here! Great job, everyone!
ATA SANCTIONED COMPETITION: To be held in Denver, Colorado June 21, 2014. Click here for details.
JOIN ATA: ATA membership goes from January 1 through December 31 of each year. Take advantage of some new benefits this year, including updated Beginning and Intermediate Handbooks, a new board of directors representing various committees, new opportunities and locations to compete in trials, and much more! Click here to complete the process.
ONLINE TRAINING COURSE: Board of Director and Certified American Treibball Trainer Lisa Holt, owner of San Juan Island Dog Training, has developed an online Treibball course. It’s gotten great reviews! Click here to register.
ATA is dedicated to teaching and promoting Treibball, a new canine communications sport, in the United States. Join us, learn something new! Build a better bond between you and your dog!
What is Treibball?
Treibball is a new way to play with your dog! It’s a competitive sport for dogs of all ages and sizes–it promotes better teamwork and communication between a dog and his handler. It’s great fun for any energetic dog who works well off-leash and needs a job. Playing the game uses a combination of classic obedience and herding cues.
If you haven’t seen the game in action yet, watch the videos on our American Treibball YouTube channel!
Treibball began in Germany to give their energetic dogs some much needed mental and physical stimulation.
We think it’s a great game–perfect for American dogs and their owners, too! It’s fun for any dog that loves to play chase games, to herd, or just use their amazing, problem-solving ability. Competing in Agility takes special equipment, the ability to run with your dog and direct him through each obstacle. Treibball promotes the same kind of teamwork and communication, but does not put any physical stress on the handler. It also builds confidence for the shy dog, and helps reactive dogs with impulse control.
ATA, a non-profit membership organization, was formed to establish the sport in the United States. We encourage individuals, trainers and clubs to join ATA, form classes and start sanctioned ATA competitions throughout the U.S. As the sport gains wider acceptance, more people and their dogs will enjoy this new kind of teamwork! You can find out how to teach the game through a series of ATA handbooks or by finding an ATA trainer near you.
Individual, Trainer and Club memberships are available. See the Membership tab for more information about the benefits of joining. You can find a directory of member trainers under the ATA Trainers tab.