A little of this and a little of that and everything in between…
For years, informal barn hunts have been done in conjunction with earthdog events and terrier fun days, using various rules, and as something to enjoy with no pressure on handler or dog. But these informal events have never been a sanctioned sport. The Barn Hunt Association, LLC has created a sanctioned sport honoring the traditional role of “ratcatchers” in ridding barns and properties of vermin. Barn Hunt opens this fun sport up to any dog, of (almost) any size, type, breed or mix. In Barn Hunt, you can earn titles and placements at levels from Instinct through Master, and even Championships and beyond.
As Barn Hunt rapidly expands and grows, we want to hear from you. Join our facebook page and yahoogroup . Look above at the Events link to find fun tests, trials, training, and judge workshops; and at the club locator map to find clubs in your area.
Dogs must be registered with the BHA to enter sanctioned trials. The registration form can be linked to on the right or through the top menu.
I didn’t get any photo’s of Glory. First she got to sniff the rat in it’s cage. The rat people then took a rat and put it in a tube with holes in the tube so it could get air. It was a see through plastic pvc like tube. They placed the tube in the straw bales that were stacked up. Glory then went into the snow fenced off area and had to sniff out the rat. She went through the bales that were set up like a tunnel and then she crawled all over the bales until she found the rat. She was super excited the second time she did it she stuck her paw in the hole and pulled out the tube with the rat and rolled it around on the ground.
Something different to do and no rats were harmed during this event.
A little of that:
Since I won’t be blogging while I am hunting I wanted to make mention of Sept 28 being World Rabies Day.