Start the Ball Rolling: Intro to Treibball

Saturday Oct 5

4:00 PM

Experience Level: All

Want to build your distance control and connection with your dog while participating in a great new sport? Or maybe you’ve always been fascinated by herding, but don’t have sheep. Check out Treibball!

Sometimes called “ball herding” or “urban herding,” treibball is a cross between billiards and soccer that you play with your dog. It’s perfect for a dog who is retired from other sports, dogs new to the sports world, or reactive dogs (since most venues restrict access to the competition field).

During this lab, we’ll cover the basic rules of the game and the foundation skills to get you started! Come learn about this relatively new dog sport!

Presenter Bio

Melissa Breau

Melissa (she/her) is FDSA’s resident marketing geek. She is the owner and primary designer of Click and Repeat, a marketing agency that offers web design, logo design, and marketing coaching for dog trainers. She also co-owns Dog Trainer’s Umbrella, which is dedicated to helping bust the myth that dog trainers have to choose between doing what they love and making a good living. As part of her work with DTU she helps run the facebook group DTU: Marketing & Running an R+ Dog Business.

She teaches several marketing classes here at FDSA, including: Marketing for Pet Professionals and Building a WordPress Website. In addition to her marketing classes, Melissa teaches FDSA’s Treibball Classes and workshops, and created the Pet Professional Self Study presentation, Show Don’t Tell – Games for Teaching Complex Ideas (without Delving into the Science).

In addition to teaching, she hosts the Fenzi Dog Sports Podcast, coordinates webinars and workshops, handles much of FDSA’s email marketing, and completes other random odds and ends as needed. She is currently owned by a 2-year old lab named Huey, a 6-year old English cocker spaniel named Levi, and a small tuxedo kitty named Piper. Melissa’s GSD, Riley, who had a championship in treibball, passed away in March of 2020. You can learn more about Melissa on her website: