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Canada Barn Hunts Event Calendar

CANADA BARN HUNTS™

WHAT'S THE NEWEST CRAZE IN DOG SPORTS?
Location: K9 Country Inn
5776 11th Line
New Tecumseth (Cookstown), ON L0L 1L0


Course Outline All Events

A dog's sense of smell is about one thousand times more sensitive than that of a human's and is how dogs gather information about their surroundings and environment. People utilize this attribute in many ways; most notably for search and rescue and detecting narcotics, bed bugs, mold or diseases. Every dog possesses this amazing scenting ability and they love performing tasks where they can use this skill.

The purpose of Canada Barn Hunts™ is to sharpen and develop a dog's natural hunting ability through nosework in finding and marking rats in a setting similar to what you would find in a barn.

In the preliminary introduction to vermin, this seminar is performed in an open area with no straw, distractions or obstacles. Here, dogs will experience rats, in many cases for the first time. As the day progresses, so do the obstacles and training. Throughout the day both straw and obstacles will be added; by the end of the day, dogs will have completed a full course and qualified for their Rat Instinct Test.

The cost is $75.00 per working spot, which includes lunch; limited to 20 people. Audit spots are also available at a cost of $40.00 per person, which includes lunch, limited to 15 people. All fees must be paid in advance via an email transfer. Please send all funds to k9pmg@zing-net.ca and use CBHRATCATCHER as the password.

To register for this event, please click here. All entries must be received and paid in full no later than 3 days prior to the event. No entries will be accepted after the event closes.


T R I A L   Judges Apprenticeship

This event will consist of two separate components; a full trial for Canada Barn Hunts™ and a Judges apprenticeship, offering one spot for judge shadowing. This spot is limited to individuals who have submitted their request to become a certified Canada Barn Hunts™ judge (see the Judging Criteria).

Hours:
9:00 am - 11:00 am - Level 1: Beginner Rat Catcher
11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Level 2: Junior Rat Catcher

In order to compete in this event, all dogs must have completed and qualified from Level 1: Beginner Rat Catcher and registrants are required to purchase their Canada Barn Hunts™ dog ID. The dog ID is a number unique to each dog and handler team. Every dog must have their own ID number. This fee is a one-time only fee that must be used when entering all Canada Barn Hunts™ trials and events.

No dogs will move to Level 3: Senior Rat Catcher until they have successfully completed and qualified with three legs on their Level 2: Junior Rat Catcher. Complete rules and regulations can be found here.

To register for this event, please click here. All entries must be received and paid in full no later than 3 days prior to the event. No entries will be accepted after the event closes.

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