Barn Hunt Classes

Barn hunt is a fast growing sport that challenges your dog to use his sense of smell to locate live rats secured inside PVC tubes. These tubes are 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!


Intro to Barn Hunt

This class 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.

Prerequisites: n/a


Novice

This class will continue building on the intro to barn hunt class. Focus on reinforcing alerts, reading body language and 

working towards Instinct and Novice competition levels. 

Prerequisites: Intro to Barn Hunt

Class Schedule: May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9, 23   5:00-6:00pm 


Open

This class will continue building on the Novice barn hunt class. Focus on reinforcing alerts, reading body language and 

working towards Open competition level. 

Prerequisites: Novice title completed

Class Schedule: May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9, 23   6:15-7:15pm 


Senior/Master

This class will expand on previous classes and focus on those competing in advanced levels. Additional attention will be paid to alerts, advanced tunnel configurations and searching for multiple rats.

Prerequisites: Open title completed

Class Schedule: May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9, 23   7:30-8:30pm


 

*** All Agility classes will be held at The Playground. Class times include set up/tear down.***

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

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