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Get active and have fun with your dog

Stop playing with your electronic gizmo, and do something real!

You think your dog wants to lie on the floor watching you update your Facebook profile? Of course not! Your dog wants to be out in the world doing fun and interesting things with you. Break out of your electronic stupor and do yourself a favour: Sign up for one (or better still) a variety of our exciting events. You will not believe how fun you can have with your dog.

Barn Hunt

Save the date:
Saturday September 7, 2019
Sunday September 8, 2019
Location: Terra Cotta, Ontario

Info coming March 2019

Obedience Trials

Trial dates pending
Stay tuned!
Location: TBA

Details coming soon

CGN Test

Get your dog's
Canine Good Neighbour title
Details coming in 2019
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Details coming soon

Barn Hunt Workshop

Event dates pending
Stay tuned!
Location: Terra Cotta, Ontario

Info coming March 2019

What is barn hunt?

For hundreds of years itinerant ‘rat catchers’ travelled the countryside ridding barns and properties of vermin, thus helping to conserve food grains and prevent disease. The Barn Hunt Association has created a sanctioned sport based on this traditional dog work for all dogs, not just terriers. In this new sport, dogs locate rats (safely enclosed in aerated tubes) hidden in a straw/hay bale maze. It will test your dog’s scenting ability, speed, agility and sure-footedness. Open to any and all dogs who can fit through an 18" wide by approx 20-22" high tunnel made of straw or hay bales.

info on our 2019 barn hunt coming in the new year

Our Barn Hunt trial will be returning in the fall of 2019. Barn hunters will again will be delighted with spectacular prizes and exciting initiatives which have become something of a trademark for us. We will be bringing back the giant tent to keep our competitors and spectators warm and dry! Look for the premium list in March 2019.

Don't miss our barn hunt workshop - Date TBA

This is an Introductory Workshop to the Sport of Barn Hunt. Your dog will start to learn what the quarry smells like, work on climbing the straw bales and tunneling skills. We will focus on marking the quarry and handling techniques. All this helps prepare you for your first trial, by explaining procedures and the Barn Hunt rules. Lmited to 12 dogs. We are not taking registrations yet but come back to this page in March 2019, or ask to be put on our mailing list, so you are not disappointed!

Barn hunt fun match... Drop in's welcome

Our workshop offers a Training opportunity for the Barn Hunt beginner to seasoned veteran. This is for dogs with an understanding of finding a rat and is perfect for dogs who are trialing or very close to trialing in Barn Hunt. Here you can perfect technique and work on skills!
Starting with Instinct class we will then go to Novice class and continue up to Master level class. When registration forms become available they will be posted here. Looking forward to seeing you...


Our spring obedience trials

Thanks for attending our 2018 Trials - see you in 2019!

Thanks to our volunteers, judges and exhibitors for making our spring 2018 obedience and rally trials a smashing success! We would also like to thank breed clubs and Swansea members who donated breed prizes and funds in support of our trophy fund. Thanks also to the folks at Campaign Dog Academy, in Georgetown, Ontario who provided their venue for our event.

Congratulations to all who were able to get qualifying legs, and/or group placements.

Date for our next trial to be announced late 2018, but it will be sometime at the end of May.

Looking to register for one of our awesome classes? Your dog will love you for it.