• Fri, November 29, 2019 5:06 PM | Monica * Pielage

    The NATE Election is now complete.

    We are pleased to announce the 2020 NATE Board members are:
    Carolyn Bigley (middle of 2 year term)
    Susan Brogan (middle of 2 year term)
    Kelly Ernewein-Stilson (middle of 2 year term)
    Monica Pielage (middle of 2 year term)
    Chris Roeder (reelected)
    Eric Sanford (newly elected)
    They will determine the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer for the year at the 2020 January Board meeting.
    Thank you to everyone willing to be nominated for the Board and donate their time serving on the Board.
    A special Thank You to Marcia Barkley and Alyssa Borek for all their hard work on this years's Nominating Committee.

    Susan Brogan
    Nominating Committee Chairperson

  • Sat, November 02, 2019 9:36 AM | Monica * Pielage


    to the recent NATE Titling Teams

    Chris and Mickey from Indiana (Novice through Master Balls N Order, Outstanding Master Standard and Outstanding Master Balls N Order)

    Lisa and Logan from Washington (Novice Standard)

    Sandy with Splash and Ally from Indiana ( Novice Balls N Order)

    Alyssa and Lia from Washington (Intermediate Standard)

    Pam and Lexi from California (Novice Balls N Order)

  • Tue, October 15, 2019 8:52 PM | Monica * Pielage


    The Skill Certification Program is an excellent way for NATE members to assess their progress as they train for the Standard and Balls N Order titling games. We have revised the program to align with the 2019 Rules Handbook, clarify the directions, and simplify the process for handlers and evaluators.

    Our website has been updated and expanded to cover all the changes including video samples of each level and skill. Check it out!…

    For those already using the program we have a one-page Summary of Changes you can access from the Skill Certification Program page. These changes will not impact Skill Certifications already earned. If you are in the middle of the program, you will be able to continue from your current position. There is no need to repeat any level.

    Members: Save the date for a Clubhouse Chat 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST Wednesday, October 23rd where we will review the improvements and help you integrate skills tests into your training.

  • Sat, August 10, 2019 3:27 PM | Monica * Pielage

    Treibball Week a huge success!! Congratulations to:
    Margaret Colvin, our T-Shirt winner
    Marcia Hodes, the winner of a new ball
    Kerrie Piper, Bloopers Winner

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  • Thu, July 18, 2019 2:32 PM | Monica * Pielage

    Sunday - Treibball Challenges 

    Monday - Post Your Bloopers 

    Tuesday - Training Tips Q & A on Facebook

    Wednesday - Clubhouse Chat - New Balls N Order Game  4pm PST/ 7pm EST

    Thursday - Clubhouse Chat - New Standard Rules  4pm PST/ 7pm EST

    Friday - Video Titling Q & A on Facebook

    Saturday - Photo and Bloopers Contests and Challenge Winners Announced

  • Mon, July 15, 2019 4:31 PM | Monica * Pielage

    New NATE Game!

    2019 Handbook!


    Major rule changes focus the game on bringing in the point ball first and allows for individual dog working styles. No longer will your dog need to hold a static start position or wait 3 seconds behind the point ball.

    Our new Balls N Order Game will involve bringing the balls into the goal in a designated order. This requires excellent directional skills and impulse control. It is challenging and very fun to play!

    Click here for the complete revised NATE Official Rules Handbook including the Balls N Order game.2019 Handbook

    For a quick overview of the changes, review this handy Summary of Changes.Summary of Changes 

    The last page of the Handbook is the handiest page ever! Have you been down at your training field or working with a group of Treibball students and tried to keep it all straight as you set up for a practice or Video Titling run? How far is the point ball? What is the Maximum Course Time? Was that a fault? 'ACK!' you say as you flip through the Rules Handbook. Now you can print out this handy dandy Super Quick Reference Guide to laminate or tape it to the back of your training clipboard:

     Quick Reference Guide 

  • Thu, February 28, 2019 3:22 PM | Monica * Pielage

    Treibball Hot Spots

    Since Video Titling began in late 2016 we have had 61 titles awarded in all areas of the country. NATE celebrates below our passionate trainers and how hard they have worked to grow Treibball in their areas.

    In Indianapolis, Indiana at the Pawsitive Partners Dog Training Facility, Chris Roeder has shepherded her teams to 15 NATE titles. 

    In Asheville, North Carolina at the A Good Dog’s Life facility, Carolyn Bigley and her teams have achieved a total of 11 titles.

    In Helotes, Texas at The Pet Palms Pet Resort, Irma Bice has instructed teams who have been awarded 10 titles.

    In Santa Cruz County, California at the Living With Dogs field, Sandi Pensinger has trained up teams who have been awarded a total of 10 titles.

  • Thu, February 14, 2019 10:39 AM | Monica * Pielage

    Congratulations to Angie and her dog Cali from Australia. on earning their Novice Title! Cali is our first Finnish Lapphund and they are our first team to title from the Southern Hemisphere. Cali has great ball control for a Novice dog. They are having a world of fun together! It is also a great example of a pop-up field and you will love the call 123 go in “Australian.”

  • Tue, February 05, 2019 8:44 AM | Monica * Pielage

    Congratulations 2018 Title winners! There were 17 Titling Teams and a total of 26 Titles Earned! New states that joined this year were NC and VA! 
    We are looking forward to continuing to grow the sport of Treibball and our NATE family in 2019.

  • Mon, December 17, 2018 1:10 PM | Monica * Pielage

    We have an amazing accomplishment to celebrate….Sandy White and her dog Splash have been awarded their Novice title. Now Splash is really something special. She is completely deaf but she is so smart and accommodated herself so well, that it took until she was 6 months old for Sandy and her trainers to realize that she couldn’t hear. So watch this video and be amazed!  Congratulations to them on their outstanding achievement!

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