Who this workshop is for: If you are new to the sport of Barn Hunt and would like to learn more about the sport, see if your dog has a natural aptitude, and learn how to train better for the sport this workshop is for you!
Date: Feb 3rd
Open to: Any breed or mixed breed, no prerequisites for the handler. (if you have a reactive dog, a fearful dog, etc. please advise me ahead of time so we can make special arrangements).
What to expect: We will alternate between classroom work and hands on learning/training. This workshop will include, intro to barn hunt course, indications course, novice course, and barn hunt behavior training course.
Topics covered: We will cover a wide range of information including (but not limited to):
- An intro to the sport itself: the history of the sport, how to enter a competition, what a competition looks like, what the rules are, etc.
- How to properly train for the sport: how to encourage a proper indication, how to encourage better hunting skills, commands, handler skills, dog natural behaviors and breed based skills, etc. and;
- We will also include hands on learning, where your dog will have an opportunity to meet the rats, and do some barn hunting!
What to bring: Bring a kennel/crate for your dog, a leash and collar for your dog, a notebook & pen/pencil, treats for your dog, a chair (if you prefer to not sit on the hay bales).
Important Registration Information: Your purchase/registration for this workshop is good for 1 handler + 1 dog ("team") to attend. If you are bringing an additional dog(s) (thus running more than once and taking the same time as an extra handler/dog team), you must purchase/register each dog(s) separately. If you are bringing a friend or family member to simply watch, you must register them as an "audit spot" in order for them to attend the workshop.
*NOTE: Your dog must also have current vaccinations/health preparations to attend this workshop.