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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 9, 2017
Sunday September 10, 2017
Location: Terra Cotta, Ontario

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Obedience Trials

Save the date:
Saturday May 27, 2017
Sunday May 28, 2017
Location: Georgetown, Ontario

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CGN Test

Get your dog's
Canine Good Neighbour title
Sunday May 14, 2017
Location: Toronto, Ontario

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Barn Hunt Workshop

Save the date:
Instruction & fun match
June 11, 2017
Location: Terra Cotta, Ontario

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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 2017 barn hunt NOW available

Our 2017 Barn Hunt trial will be returning in the fall. We have some spectacular new initiatives this year, starting with a giant tent to keep our competitors and spectators warm and dry! Click here for premium list.

Don't miss our barn hunt workshop - June 11, 2017

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. Hurry, register today!

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. Download entry form here. No need to pre-register. Just drop in.

 

Major changes to our classic spring obedience trial

All new venue

After hosting our trial for years at the venerable Pine Point Arena we have decided to move our spring trial to a new venue, Campaign Dog Academy, in Georgetown, Ontario. There are a few reasons for the move. The warm temperatures at Pine Point in recent years have made trialing conditions uncomfortable. Also, the large venue can be a bit overwhelming for some dogs, and given the number of competitors, the large arena is no longer needed. We hope you will like the change. Let us know what you think!

New early bird rates to save you money

In an age where prices are always going up, we are offering a 10% price break for all early bird entries. Our early bird trial entry is only $27, yet still a reasonable $30, for all other entries. See our premium list for details!

Select breed prizes

We are still soliciting breed prizes from clubs and individual sponsors, which, depending on your breed may provide added incentive to trial with us. We are not sure yet how many special prizes will be offered so stay tuned!

Send in your entry right now

We have made it so easy to enter. Click here to download the premium list Using FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader you can complete the form right on your computer or mobile device. No pen needed. Then print out and mail as usual. See you at the trial!

 

Click image to download flyer. Print some out, pass them out!

Click image to download flyer. Print some out, pass them out!

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