History

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.