Barn Hunt


Barn Hunt

Barn Hunt is a fun sport for your dog where they have to use their nose to locate rats (safely enclosed in aerated tubes) hidden in a maze of straw/hay.

Since sniffing is such a fun activity for dogs, they love this sport!

We offer a 2 hour Seminar as an introduction to this fun sport.
During this seminar

– We are introducing the dogs to the live rats in sight, scent, and sound.

– We are explaining and approaching the first steps of the hunt.

– We are going through the rules and etiquette for dogs and humans in the barnyard.

Plus we are letting the dogs and humans get their feet wet in hunting.

This Intro Seminar is the basic requirement to attend the drills on Tuesdays at 9.30am and 10.30am and/or joining our regular Barn Hunt Classes.

Barn Hunt Seminar August 20th, 2022

We offer a new Barn hunt Novice evening Class Starting August 10th, 2022

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Once they’ll “meet the Rats” accompanied by careful guidance and training most dogs will learn to follow their nature given Instinct in a barnyard like environment.

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The intermediate class is for dogs that are currently competing in barn hunt, are ready to compete or who have taken the novice class.

We will be refining the dog’s hunting skills and indication. Tunnel skills will be developed using tunnels having 2 or 3 turns in a variety of configurations. In addition, this class will continue to develop handler skills, and discuss the movement of scent, mapping and space pressure so the team may more successfully compete.

Classes are Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and evenings. Please contact us for details and availability.

6 weeks $90

Drop-ins for in-progress sessions may be available.

This is for the team that just wants to practice on their own with their dog.
The Barn Yard is set up for Novice to Senior Levels and each team has two hunts with up to three rats. A Rat Boss will take care of the rats and hiding places.
you need to have finished an intro seminar or a Novice Class with us.
$10 per Dog max 7 spots
If interested we will send you a link for sign up
We are offering private barn hunt lessons These are 30-minute sessions to introduce a new dog(s) to barn hunt and/or to work on skills for the Novice or Open level competitors.
Dogs should be people and dog social. They need to be 6 months or older to attend. You are welcome to bring 1 to 2 dogs per 30-minute session $40
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