Barn Hunts

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  1. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    Just found out about this new sport and there's a "fun test" near me in October! I think Snipe, and maybe all 4 dogs, will be trying it out. I especially love that in heat females are allowed as long as they wear pants. :D

    Anyone else here who has tried it?

    (more info at: http://barnhunt.com/)
     
  2. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    That sounds awesome! Wish there was one closer to me, and not on a day I've already got major plans :p
     
  3. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I would love to try this...in a few years after my girls pass, lol.
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Ahhh poor sweet ratties!
     
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    you're confusing them w/ the sweet colorful little guys people keep as pets. wild rats foul feed, spread disease and kill ckicks & rabbits
     
  6. Kat09Tails

    Kat09Tails *Now with Snark*

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    Where's my like button?
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Sarcasm, I Haz it.

    I have a close friend who does pest control with lurchers and fell mixes, I regularly tease him.

    Continue on.
     
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    This actually looks like a ton of fun! Both to watch and participate in.
     
  9. Snark

    Snark Mutts to you

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    Sounds like fun! I wish those had been around for my old terrier mix, Patch. She was an awesome ratter and mouser but too big to fit in earth dog tunnels.
     
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    Tankstar ~Lisa~

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    ive tried it with both mine a few weeks ago, along with a bush hunt and lure coursing lol. Blaze actually did better then solo at sniffing out the ratties. they were not harmed, kept in small cages surrounded by larger cages. lots of fun. it was a JRT event any one could join
     
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    In these tests, the rats are domesticated rats and not harmed :)
     
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    I wish they were closer, I would sign up all three of my dogs!
     
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    I will admit that I read the rules to make sure there were guidelines on rat care before I decided I liked the sport. ;)
     
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    I figured as much lol
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    ERMERGERD, Keeva would LOVE this. We have rats outside (live in the city) and she would just love "hunt" some.

    And Corgis were traditionally used for vermin control as well.

    Even though they are vermin. :D
     
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    I just spit my coffee out. :rofl1:


    I bet even Soggypants would like this sport.
     
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    They're just putting themselves in the mind of the enemy.
     
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    Looks like such fun for the dogs!!
     
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    Yes, I have done them a couple of times. They became an event at the JRTCA trials after I stopped going to those trials all the time. I entered Petie in it for kicks a couple of years ago when I was going to Nationals to judge another event. He had never done it before.......in the pouring rain, waiting for our turn and waiting in the line up outside of the barn Petie started to air scent and get excited. We entered and Petie indicated that the 'quarry' (lol) was on the right side. Judge asked me if I was ready? I asked if they were ready? Yep, dropped my dog and he flew forward and crashed into the cyclinder, cyclinder and dog disappear in between the straw bales. I yelled time. lol he won the National Championship for Barn Hunt in a wicked fast time.
    It was fun, the dogs enjoy it, but we would rather got hunting to some serious quarry.
     
  20. MafiaPrincess

    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    Cider and Mudge have played barn hunt, brush hunt, gtg, and racing with the JRT club. It's all super fun. While they hunt and kill wild mice and rats in the barn, the ones in events are domesticated rats club members keep. While unharmed, and most sleep through events they are so used to it.. Smudge says it's a carry out container... He's been known to try to toddle off with them.

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