where Stars are born

Barn Hunt

Training

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Coming to Zodiac Ranch

See upcoming dates below

 

Barn hunt is an exciting new dog sport where dogs use their vermin hunting instincts to search through a course of straw bales and signal their owner when a rat target is found.  Rats are encased in a secure tube and are not harmed in any way.

 

November 2 we had a  workshop taught by Ellen Hizer, an experienced agility trainer, who has been trained in Barn Hunt by BHA judge Brenda Coffield.  Those attending are asking for more practice time, so we have set up some one hour sessions to come practice the barn hunt skills for fun or for future barn hunt competitions.

These training sessions are geared to introducing you and your dog to the exciting new sport of Barn Hunt.


Training session #1- Intro to Barn Hunting - If your dog is new to Barn Hunt, this is where you need to start.  You will introduce your dog to the rat, tunnels and climbing on bales.


Training Session 2- Instinct and Novice Training - Build on your skills learned in the Intro class, and teach your dog how to work and search for the hidden rat in a course of straw bales.  This class is for dogs that are working on their basic Barn Hunt skills,looking for one rat, and tunnels and climbs.


Training Session 3 - Open Training- As dogs progress in their skills, they need to learn to search for two rats at a time and do more complex tunnels and climbs.   Over the last few weeks we have started having people with the advanced dogs do all their practice runs at the same time, instead of taking turns throughout the hour.  So I am going to try for awhile having a two hour time frame for Open dogs, and each dog will get a 20 minute time slot, to do as many runs as possible during that time.  Many dogs get tired by the end of the 20 minutes, but if you are driving from a long distance, or have extra things to work on, like tunnels or ciimbs, you could sign up for an additional 20 minute session.    When I send your confirmation letter, I will assign you your 20 minute time slot, so you do not have to stay the whole 2 hours.   Price is still $12.00


Class size will be kept small so the dogs will get plenty of practice time, The safety of the dogs, rats and handlers are of paramount importance.  All breeds and mixed breeds are welcome. 

Sign up now for the following sessions, 

 

or email linda@zodiacranch.com to request a mail- in form to pay by check.  

For more information on the Barn Hunt sport visit

http://barnhunt.com/

First Fun Test at Zodiac Ranch

Hosted by Linda Lundstrom in Milford MI

April 12 -13, Ready for sign-up


Save the Dates - June 21-22 - Barn Hunt

Get ready for the first Barn Hunt Trial on the East side of Michigan.   I will be hosting this trial and it will be held In conjunction with the Macomb Kennel Club Dog show in Armada Mi.   More details soon.



First Michigan Barn Hunt Trial

Hosted by Ellen Hizer, Leaps and Bounds K9 Training in Holland MI The first Michigan Barn Hunt Fun Trial was held Saturday March 29-30 . A great time was enjoyed by all.  Many dogs that have been practicing here at Zodiac Ranch, did well, and either obtained their Novice title, or legs toward it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Intro Session 1/ 12-1pm

Novice Session 2/ 1-2pm

Open Session 2/ 2-4 pm


Wed, April 2, 2014

Intro Session 1/ 5-6 pm

Novice session 2/ 6-7pm

Open Session 3/ 7-9pm


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Intro Session 1/ 12-1 pm

Novice Session 2 / 1-2 pm

Open Session 3/ 2-4 pm


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Intro Session 1/ 12-1pm - Full

Novice Session 2/ 1-2pm - Full

Intro Session 1/ 2-3pm

Novice Session 2/ 3-4pm

Open Session 3/ 4-6 pm


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Intro Session 1/ 12-1pm

Novice Session 2/ 1-2pm

Open Session 2/ 2-4 pm


Wed, April 9, 2014

Intro Session 1/ 5-6 pm

Novice session 2/ 6-7pm

Open Session 3/ 7-9pm


Saturday April 12,

Sunday April 13

Zodiac Ranch Fun Test



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Intro Session 1/ 12-1pm

Novice Session 2/ 1-2pm

Open Session 2/ 2-4 pm


Wed, April 16, 2014

Intro Session 1/ 5-6 pm

Novice session 2/ 6-7pm

Open Session 3/ 7-9pm


Saturday, April 19

2014 Intro Session 1/ 12-1 pm

Novice Session 2 / 1-2 pm

Open Session 3/ 2-4 pm


Sunday, April 20, 2014  - Happy Easter


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Intro Session 1/ 12-1pm

Novice Session 2/ 1-2pm

Open Session 2/ 2-4 pm


Wed, April 23, 2014

Intro Session 1/ 5-6 pm

Novice session 2/ 6-7pm

Open Session 3/ 7-9pm




Saturday, April 26 2014

Intro Session 1/ 12-1 pm

Novice Session 2 / 1-2 pm

Open Session 3/ 2-4 pm


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Intro Session 1/ 12-1pm 

Novice Session 2/ 1-2pm

Intro Session 1/ 2-3pm

Novice Session 2/ 3-4pm

Open Session 3/ 4-6 pm






$12.00 per attendee/ dog team, only 5 working spots per one hour session for Novice. If bringing a second dog, sign up for a second one hour session. You can work more than one dog, in a one hour session. Each dog takes a turn in the training area, so you can set up your crates for your second dog, and swap them around while someone else is taking their turn. Classes take place in our unheated barn, so dress for the weather. If you are new to Barn Hunt, you can sign up for back to back sessions 1 & 2. If you have attended a workshop or training session 1 previously, you may go straight to Session 2. Observer/Auditors with no dog $5.00 per session.

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