Size: FULL
Category: Specialty
Instructor: Sayli Benadikar


  • Classes are accessible for ONE (1) year from the date of purchase.
  • Purchasing the Course with Coaching option grants the student access to an exclusive forum where the course instructor will answer questions & provide feedback. Students will have access to the forum for SIX (6) months.
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds for online courses.

This course will introduce you to the basics of Barn Hunt while discussing how conformation dogs can benefit from this sport.

Barn Hunt is a modern dog sport that draws inspiration from the vermin hunting work performed by farm dogs and itinerant rat catching dog-human teams of the past. It is a dynamic and strategic game that incorporates elements of scentwork, agility and dog-human teamwork, and no rats are harmed.


Lesson 1 History and Context
Lesson 2 Rules of the Game
Lesson 3 Physical Skills
Lesson 4 Olfactory Skills
Lesson 5 Mental and Social Skills
Lesson 6 Troubleshooting
Lesson 7 Resources
Lesson 8 Parting Thoughts

No prerequisites necessary for this course!

All these are good to have items, none are required for this class:

  • A tunnel (an agility tunnel, or a makeshift tunnel made of cardboard boxes or the like);
  • Rats and rat tubes;
  • Bales of hay;
  • Objects that a dog can climb up on and down from are all good to have items though none are required for this class.

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