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Barn Hunt

Welcome to Barn Hunt Lessons!

An amazing opportunity for any dog, size, breed and skill level!

This is the perfect challenge to strengthen your relationship with your canine companion and test their ability to seek, find and locate our hidden rodents in a barn setting. Given the fact that rats don’t exist in Alberta 😉 we have hidden our Cultured Gerbils in hay and it’s you and your dog’s job to find them!

We love creating opportunities to challenge and train our dogs, and barn hunt requires them to utilize all of their senses in a group setting. The end goal is to locate the live tubes before time runs out and have an absolute blast either learning a new skill and building on your current relationship with your dog!

This is a fantastic opportunity to enter the world of dog sports. We are proud to offer lessons that will build confidence, communication, and improve your relationship with your dog!

Our approach will be to prepare you and your dog to be successful in official Barn Hunt trials. Group lessons give you the opportunity to have your dog in a “blind” so it’s a more authentic practise session. Lessons will always be tailored to each individual dog even in a group setting.

Courses

Intro to Barn Hunt

Start here if your dog has never tried barn hunt before. This course will introduce you and your pooch to the sport and lay the foundation for future success! You will learn all the rules of the sport and your dog will be safely introduced to the gerbils.

The details

  • Group classes
  • Dogs ages 6 months and up!
  • Max 6 dogs per course
  • 1 class a week
  • 1 hour long sessions
  • The course is 6 weeks in length
  • Course cost $300 + GST

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Novice and Open Barn Hunt

This course is for those who have tried barn hunt before but want and need more practise for trialing!
(Or just for fun… not everyone is hyper competitive and that’s okay! You’ve seen the ribbons they give out though… right?)

We will cover common trial issues such as weak indications, refusing to tunnel, blind anxiety (for the dogs and humans) and general naughty behaviour in the ring!

The details

  • Group classes
  • Max 6 dogs per course
  • 1 class a week
  • 1 hour long sessions
  • The course is 6 weeks in length
  • Course cost $300 + GST

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Senior/Master Barn Hunt

This course is for those who are struggling in Senior, just graduated from open, or just got into masters. This course will prepare you to get through senior and ace it in masters!

As anyone who’s been “stuck in senior” knows, senior is THE WORST! Going from 2 to 4 rats is a huge jump and many dogs aren’t ready for it. For those still in senior, if your dog is ready, you’ll get opportunities to try out master courses.

For those that are already in masters, this course will give you the ability to practice in a trial-like scenario so you can walk into your next trial and confidently call “clear!”

The details

  • Group classes
  • Max 5 dogs per course
  • 1 class a week
  • 1 hour long sessions
  • The course is 6 weeks in length
  • Course cost $300 + GST

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