Quick Reference

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Games

Standard Game

In the Standard Game the dog is sent out to the other side of the ball or ball formation. The dog must  first drive the point ball into the handler/goal area after receiving a "push" command.  All other balls may be driven in to the handler/goal area in any order but before a time limit is reached. The dog lies down to stop the clock. Discrimination games, obstacles, etc. are not part of the Standard Game.  Each level of the Standard Game increases in difficulty by number of balls used, the distance at which they are placed from the goal line. Levels for the Standard Game are as follows:

Pre-Novice is an opportunity for teams to demonstrate and receive recognition for their mastery of the foundation skills of Treibball.  Dogs will bring in one ball at a time which is set 15 or 20 feet from the goal line. There are then two resets for a total of 3 balls. Standard course time is 2 minutes 25 seconds. This is the only Level at which food or toy or play rewards are allowed on the competition field. Pre-Novice level is optional. Teams may start at the Novice level.

Novice level uses three balls set in a triangle 15 to 25 feet from the goal line. Standard course time is 2 minutes. 

Intermediate level uses six balls set in a triangle 20 to 30 feet from the goal line. Standard course time is 3 minutes. 

Advanced level uses eight balls set in a triangle with three rows 25 to 40 feet from the goal line. Standard course time is 4 minutes. 

Master level uses eight balls set in a triangle with three rows 35 to 50 feet from the goal line. Standard course time is 4 minutes. 

Balls N Order Game

In the Balls in Order Game the dog must bring in the balls in a predetermined order based on color or number. The same distances are used for this game but the number of balls and formation is different. Levels for the Balls N Order Game are as follows:

Novice level uses four balls set in a diamond. Standard course time is 2 minutes 30 seconds. 

Intermediate level uses six balls set in a diamond. Standard course time is 3 minutes 30 seconds. 

Advanced level uses eight balls set in a diamond with three rows. Standard course time is 5 minutes. 

Master level uses nine balls set in a diamond with three rows. Standard course time is 5 minutes. 


Titles

The NATE Treibball Enthusiast (TE) title is earned with 3 qualifying runs at a level in a game. A dog is eligible to compete at the next higher level in the game after earning a level title.

LEVEL

STANDARD GAME

BALLS N ORDER GAME

Pre-Novice

TE-PN

-

Novice

TE-N

TE-NBO

Intermediate

TE-I

TE-IBO

Advanced

TE-A

TE-ABO

Master

TE-M

TE-MBO


The NATE Outstanding Treibball Enthusiast (OTE) level title is earned with an additional 10 qualifying runs at a level in a game. Teams may work toward an OTE level title after the TE title for that level has been earned. The Pre-Novice level does not have an OTE title.

LEVEL

STANDARD GAME

BALLS N ORDER GAME

Novice

OTE-N

OTE-NBO

Intermediate

OTE-I

OTE-IBO

Advanced

OTE-A

OTE-ABO

Master

OTE-M

OTE-MBO


Divisions

Divisions A & B

The A division is for dogs who have not earned a title at that level.

The B division is for dogs that have earned a Treibball Enthusiast title and are continuing to compete towards the Outstanding Treibball Enthusiast title in that level.


Veteran Division 

A special Veterans Division is available for dogs 8 years of age or older. Veterans compete on a smaller field and have shorter distances. The following additional time is given to complete the courses: Novice 15 seconds, Intermediate 30 seconds, Advanced 45 seconds, and Master 1 minute. 


Dog Height Classes

HEIGHT CLASS

DOG HEIGHT

BALL SIZE

Mini

9” (22.5 cm) & under

25 cm

X-Small

Over 9” (22.9 cm) up to 14” (35.5 cm)

35 cm

Small

Over 14” (35.5 cm) up to 18” (45.7cm)

45 cm

Medium

Over 18” (45.7 cm) up to 22” (55.8 cm)

55 cm

Large

Over 22” (55.8 cm) up to 26” (66 cm)

65 cm

X-Large

Over 26” (66 cm)

75 cm


Other General Information

Field Surface/Size and Goals

The initial stages of training can happen in a small yard or even indoors in a hallway or living room. If there is a park with a flat field near your home you could do training there as well. Trial fields may be indoors or outdoors. The playing surface should be level and made of grass, soccer turf, matting, dirt, dirt/sand mix, or other suitable material. Obstructions in the field should not make the game play easier.

There are two field sizes. 50’ L X 35’ W for A and B Divisions in the Pre-Novice level and Novice level. Veteran divisions in all levels. 75’ L X 50’ W for A and B divisions in Intermediate, Advanced, and Master levels. Video Titling allows smaller and larger fields with certain restrictions.

Goals are 15 feet wide by 5 feet deep and and made with solid back and sides at least 3 feet high.


Equipment

Training equipment can include: mats, cones, laundry baskets, food bowls, yoga mats, boxes, buckets and chairs.

Balls used are inflatable exercise balls. sized by dog height class which is determined by the dog's height at the withers. You can actually begin to train important foundation skills without even having a ball.







 


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