Barn Hunt Workshop Descriptions
December 21, Saturday - 9:00 - 12:30 with Kelsey Hawn
Barn Hunt tunnels are not agility tunnels! If you have an agility dog, we take the tunnel for granted in barn hunt, but they are NOT the same thing. Even dogs that don't do agility struggle with them, a lot. They are very dark and twist and turn so most dogs need to be taught the value of going through them. This workshop will focus on your dog’s ability to understand they are not scary but a fun place to go! We will work on building commitment to tunnels so you get to send, trust your dog to take the tunnel and come out the other end. This workshop is open to all levels.
December 21, Saturday - 1:00 - 4:00 with Kelsey Hawn
One of the newer additions to barn hunt rules is the distance challenge. We see competitors get confused by these challenges in competition when it is really very simple to understand. This workshop will cover the rules of the challenge so when you walk in the ring you are ready. We will also teach the dog to work away from you with games so that your dog knows how to be independent and is rewarded for this behavior. Lastly, we build your confidence by talking about strategies for a successful challenge. We want you to know that you and your dog will get the job done even if you are across the ring from him or her or both tunnel entrances are in the challenge.
This is a Master level skill, but this workshop is open to anyone that wants to learn the skills needed to complete these challenges successfully.
December 21, Saturday - 9:00 - 12:00 with Barb Krause
Do you have a hard time reading your dog? Do you wish they had a clearer signal? Then this is the workshop for you! We will first see if we can get their prey drive involved, the easiest way to get their signal better. If not, we will have some shaping games, creating value for that rat in the tube. Bring their absolute favorite treats (no kibble for this game!) a toy if they love toys, and a hungry dog! Seriously, no breakfast, they will get plenty!
Where's the Rat?
December 21, Saturday - 1:00 - 4:00 with Barb Krause
Does your dog seem to always miss those rats in the corner? The high ones? Do you point and say, "check here" because the dog isn't looking everywhere? We will work on some of the common places dogs miss rats to help them understand better how to find them. Your dog will gain experience as we focus on those places. Open to all levels.