BARN HUNT

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 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

EVERY DOG WORKS AT THEIR INDIVIDUAL LEVEL 

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.

CLASS DATES

Thursdays Oct 15- Nov 19: 7:15-8:15pm- FULL

Mondays Nov 2- Dec 7: 6-7pm

Mondays Dec 14- Jan 18: 6-7pm

Fridays Nov 6- Dec 11: 6:30-7:30pm

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. 

CLASS DATES

Thursdays Oct 15-Nov 19: 6-7pm

Thursdays Nov 26- Dec 17: 6-7pm (4 weeks set because of Christmas)

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.

 

Thursday Oct 8: 6-7pm

Sunday Oct 25: 10:30-11:30am