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 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.
November 22 – December 20: 6:15-7:15pm (Full) (5-Week Course)
January 3 – February 7: 6:15-7:15pm (Open)
December 1 – January 12: 6:15-7:15pm (Full) (No Class Dec. 29)
December 1 – January 12: 7:30-8:30pm (Open) (No Class Dec. 29)
October 6 – November 24: 6:15-7:15pm (No Class Oct. 20 & Nov. 17)
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.
January 2 – February 6: 5:30-6:30pm (Open)
January 2 – February 6: 8:00-9:00pm (Open)
December 6 – January 17: 4:15-5:15pm (Open) (No Class Dec. 27)
November 23 – December 21: 4:15-5:15pm (Open)
November 23 – December 21: 6:45-7:45pm (Full)
January 4 – February 8: 4:15-5:15pm (Open)
January 4 – February 6:45-7:45pm (Open)
November 21 – December 19: 5:30-6:30pm
November 21 – December 19: 8:00-9:00pm
October 25 – November 29: 4:15-5:15pm (Drop-ins Open)
October 12 – November 16: 4:15-5:15pm (Drop-ins Open)
October 12 – November 16: 6:45-7:45pm
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.
January 2 – February 6: 6:45-7:45pm
January 4 – February 8: 5:30-6:30pm
January 4 – February 8: 8:00-9:00pm
November 21 – December 19: 6:45-7:45pm
November 30 – December 21: 5:30-6:30pm
November 23 – December 21: 8:00-9:00pm
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.