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Is a herding ball good for dogs? Herding balls are especially unsuitable for dogs who bite, scratch and chew large balls. As you will soon learn, herding balls can be dangerous for these dogs. You might want to consider a good chew toy instead. With patience and proper training, these behaviors can be discouraged.
How do you use a herding ball for dogs?
Why do dogs like herding balls? A herding ball encourages your dog’s instincts to shove, push and herd cattle. Dogs with this instinct need play that encourages these instincts. A herding ball isn’t like a ball you would use to play fetch.
What kind of ball is used for Treibball? You can start teaching your dog the fundamentals using any herding dog ball, a large space, and a “goal” area. Treibball can be played with regular exercise or pilates balls, or you can opt for herding balls specifically designed for dog herding practice.