Barn Hunt Classes

Barn hunt is a fast growing sport that encourages your dog to use his sense of smell to locate live rats secured inside PVC tubes. These tubes are then hidden in various locations within a ring of stacked straw bales. All dogs can learn to locate them, even if it isn’t part of their natural breed tendencies. Barn Hunt is a fun sport both you and your dog will enjoy!


All class levels will focus on reinforcing alerts, maintaining value for finding the rats, reading body language, and provide a better understanding of olfaction and odour behaviour.  Clearing and distance challenge exercises may also be added in at any level.


Intro to Barn Hunt/Novice

Those starting out will focus on introducing the dog to a rat, pairing the scent with reward, learning a climb and to tunnel. Focus will also be placed on discriminating between litter and empty tubes.

Class Schedule: Aug  11,  25, Sept 1, 8, 15, 22   5:00-6:00pm 

Cost: $125 (GST included)


Open

This class is for those working on their Open title. 

Prerequisites: Novice title completed

Class Schedule: Aug  11,  25, Sept 1, 8, 15, 22   6:05-7:05pm

Cost: $115 (GST included) 


Senior

This class is for those competing in the Senior level. 

Prerequisites: Open title completed

Class Schedule: Aug  11,  25, Sept 1, 8, 15, 22   7:10-8:10pm

Cost: $115 (GST included) 


Master

This class is for those competing in the Master level. 

Prerequisites: Senior title completed

Class Schedule: Aug  11,  25, Sept 1, 8, 15, 22   8:15-9:15pm

Cost: $115 (GST included) 


 

*** All Barn Hunt classes will be held at The Playground.***

PLEASE NOTE: All classes must be paid for within 24hrs of registration in order to secure your spot. 

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