A Game of Hide & Seek for Dogs

The new canine sport that is sweeping the nation, in which dogs and their handlers work as a team to locate and mark rats/gerbils (which are always safely held in aerated tubes) hidden in a maze of straw or hay bales



During a run, your dog is required to find all the hidden gerbils, while not alerting on empty or litter tubes which are also hidden in the straw


Your dog is also required to do a climb (get 4 feet on a bale) as well as a tunnel (specifically designed tunnels within the straw configuration)



The more you advance, the harder the challenges become


More gerbils

Harder tunnels

more distractions (empty and litter tubes)





At In-Sync, we strive to make all training fun for the people and their dogs through positive reinforcment 








This class is geared towards dogs who have little-no barn hunt experience.  During the class, we will be introducing the gerbils to the dogs and encouraging them to find/hunt them. Once the dogs are enjoying the hunt, the secure PVC tubes will be placed in the straw course for your dog to hunt them. We will be going over the rules of the game, and teaching  you learn how to help your dog succeed when in the straw. Your dog will also gain confidence climbing on the bales and will be introduced to the tunnel system in the straw.


Thursdays August 5 – September 16: 8-9pm (No Class Sept. 2)

This class is designed for dogs who have barn hunt experience and want to practice full runs. Each class, your dog will get to run 2-3 times on different courses. We will also be working towards proofing away from false alerts on empty and litter tubes. 


Thursdays August 5 – September 16: 6:45-7:45pm (No Class Sept. 2)

Drop in spots are available for classes that don’t fill

This class is for more advanced Barn Hunt Dogs that can differentiate between a gerbil tube and an empty or litter tube. These dogs should be capable of running at a senior/master level. During the class, you will be helping in the ring while it is not your turn to learn all the volunteer positions you will be doing in a trial setting.


Thursdays August 5 – September 16: 5:30-6:30pm (No Class Sept. 2)

Drop in spots are available for classes that don’t fill

Are you interested in trying Barn Hunt with your dog but don’t want to commit to a 6 week course in case your dog doesn’t like it? In this 1 hour drop in class, we will introduce your dog to the gerbils and if they are interested, they can start trying to hunt them in the straw. Dogs will be worked at their individual level to help them succeed. We have multiple training aids to help your dog show interest in the gerbils including clear hunting tubes, glass aquariums where your dog can see them as well as plastic containers that your dog can smell and see them.

No Drop-Ins Scheduled at this time.