New to Barn Hunt?
Start with Rat Familiarization to see how your dog reacts to a rat and move up to Instinct from there. Keep moving up in level as your dog shows interest.
The 3 tubes mentioned above are hidden on a course of straw bales. Your dog must find and indicate the live rat as well as climb a bale with all 4 feet and go through a designated tunnel made of bales.
Your dog greets a rat in a cage up close and gets praised for showing interest.
Mile High Barn Hunt Club
Same requirements, but 4 rats, 3 dirty bedding tubes, and one empty
3 tubes are placed on the ground or in a cradle. One has a live rat, one has dirty bedding, and one is empty. Your dog must indicate which tube has the live rat.
Same requirements as Novice, except there are 2 rats, 2 tubes of dirty bedding and one empty.
Unknown number of rats (1-5 rats possible). Handler must clear course after they believe all rats have been found
Event Costs Per Dog Preregistration* Day of
Rat Familiarization: $ 4 $ 5
All Other Runs: 8 10
Punch Card: 6 Runs $50. They never expire!
*Email Caitlin to preregister