What We Do?

We provide Barn Hunt 101 classes, private, group lessons and workshops.

Barn Hunt 101

In BH 101 we review the rules of the game, your dog will get to see a rat in a cage and then in barn hunt tubes. We will practice going through a tunnel and climbing up on bales. Towards the end of the class, we will put all those skills together in a Novice run.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are a time to work on specific training issues, proofing one of the three elements; alerting on the rat, tunnel or climb, reintroducing your dog to the sport, introducing barn hunt to a shy dog, or any other training issue that might come up for you or your dog.

Group Lessons

We offer Novice/Open Group sessions, C8s Group Sessions, Senior/Masters Group Sessions. Group lessons are great for a dog/handler team that wants some additional time to practice in the ring. Group sessions can also be a good time for your dog to learn how to be in a blind in preparation for trials.

Workshops

Workshops are provided on tunneling from Novice to Masters levels.

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FAQs

Barn Hunt is based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding farms, barns, crop storage areas, and homes of destructive vermin. Some breeds were specifically created to fill this role, and for many of those breeds, Barn Hunt provides their first true opportunity for responsible breeders to test proper working traits in their dogs. Barn Hunt is also open to any dog of any breed or mix who wishes to play the game and can fit through an 18-inch-wide tunnel. Barn Hunt has titles, levels of increasing difficulty, and championships.

Barn Hunt is a great sport for people newly into dog sports. While there’s a lot of rules in barn hunt, they are easy to learn, and your dog will have a great time hunting in the ring. This is also a low impact sport so it’s good for young dogs and older dogs too. Tripod dogs can compete, and so can deaf dogs. Blind dogs and dogs in wheeled carts can compete in Line Drive.

Barn Hunt holds rat care at the highest level of consideration. The rats used in Barn Hunt are beloved family pets. They jump eagerly into their safe, comfortable aerated tubes and truly enjoy interacting with the dogs.

We recommend everyone start with a Barn Hunt 101 class. You can click on our scheduling link and under classes you’ll find BH 101.