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Any barn hunters here?

Discussion in 'Obedience & Sports' started by MMSmith, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    I am super interested in getting Rhys and possibly Henry into barn hunt. The AKC will recognize I believe up to four levels of barn hunt titles for Rhys, which I think is pretty cool.

    Rhys is very drivey and his prey drive is starting to kick in. I'm going to buy some feeder mice (I have buddy with a snake who can have them after I'm done) and do a little preliminary intro to rodents with the dogs.

    Anybody else barn hunt?
  2. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    Funny you should mention this. Beret and I were just talking about this last week.
    Some training clubs are now starting 'barn hunt training classes'
    Have you looked at the BHA website yet? Lots of info to be had, including how to build a proper tube.
  3. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    I've registered Rhys with the BHA and read some of the info on their site. The next trial that is close to me is at the end of December, so we have plenty of time to prep.

    I'm going to watch some videos on youtube to try and get a feel for the course and the way I'll need to handle Rhys. Biggest things I can see, handling-wise, is that the handler needs to be able to encourage their dog through the course and correctly identify when they are alerting.

    I can't wait to try it!

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