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 

These Private lessons are perfect for teams that are wanting to try Barn Hunt without committing to a full set of classes. They are also ideal for dogs who do not do well in a class setting and need a little more space and one on one time. 

Private times vary depending on the week. Please go to our booking site and look under Barn Hunt Privates to see the availability. 

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.

*Please be aware that our Introduction to Barn Hunt classes are held in our new location next door west of our main facility. 17559 108 Ave NW.

CLASS DATES

Upcoming Classes

Wednesday

May 15 – June 19: 7:30-8:30pm (Open)

 

Classes In-Progress

Monday

April 8 – May 27: 5:30-6:30pm (No Class April 29 & May 6)

April 8 – May 27: 6:45-7:45pm (No Class April 29 & May 6)

 

Wednesday

April 3 – May 8: 7:30-8:30pm

Friday

April 5 – May 31: 6:15-7:15pm (No Class April 12, May 3, May 24)

This is a 6 week class that will run at the same time each week. This class is designed for dogs who have taken our introductory class. Each class, your dog will get to run 2-3 times on different courses. In this class we will emphasize tube discriminations, indications, and novice courses.

*Please be aware that this class will be held in our new location next door west of our main facility. 17559 108 Ave NW.

CLASS DATES

Upcoming Classes

Wednesday

May 15 – June 19: 6:15-7:15pm (Open)


Classes In-Progress

Wednesday

April 3 – May 8: 6:15-7:15pm

Friday

April 5 – May 31: 7:30-8:30pm (No Class April 12, May 3, May 24)

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

Upcoming Classes

Tuesday

May 14 – June 18: 5:30-6:30pm (Open)

May 14 – June 18: 8:00-9:00pm (Open)

Wednesday

April 24 – May 29: 4:15-5:15pm (Open)

Thursday (5-Week Course)

May 16 – June 20: 4:15-5:15pm (Open) (No Class May 23)

May 16 – June 20: 6:45-7:45pm (Open) (No Class May 23) 

Classes In-Progress

Tuesday

March 26 – May 7: 5:30-6:30pm (No Class April 2)

March 26 – May 7: 8:00-9:00pm (No Class April 2)

Wednesday

March 6 – April 17: 4:15-5:15pm (Drop-ins Open)

Thursday (5-Week Course)

April 4 – May 9: 4:15-5:15pm (Drop-ins Open) (No Class April 11)

April 4 – May 9: 6:45-7:45pm (No Class April 11)

 

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. *Approval from instructor is required before registering for this class.

CLASS DATES

Upcoming Classes

Tuesday

May 14 – June 18: 6:45-7:45pm

Thursday (5-Week Course)

May 15 – June 20: 5:30-6:30pm (No Class May 23)

May 15 – June 20: 8:00-9:00pm (No Class May 23)

 

Classes In-Progress

Tuesday

March 26 – May 7: 6:45-7:45pm (No Class April 2)

Thursday (5-Week Course)

April 4 – May 9: 5:30-6:30pm (No Class April 11)

April 4 – May 9: 8:00-9:00pm (No Class April 11) 

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

These Barn Hunt Fun Run Drop Ins are designed for handler/dog teams that are at the level where they are getting ready to trial.  During the drop in, you will have multiple full runs like you would in a trial. We have multiple types of classes depending on the level you are ready to compete.