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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

Save the date:
Saturday May 25, 2019
Sunday May 26, 2019
Location: Georgetown, Ontario

Click here for more info

CGN Test

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

Details coming soon

Barn Hunt Workshop

2019
Event dates pending
Stay tuned!
Location: Terra Cotta, Ontario

Details coming soon

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 soon

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! The premium list will be released July 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 keep tabs on this page. Info will be release here when available.

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

2019 Trial May 25th & 26th

Our 2019 Obedience and Rally-Obedience trial dates are set. Mark your calendar for May 25th and 26th, 2019. Click here to download our Premium List. To take advantage of the fillable PDF entry forms DOWNLOAD the file to your desktop or a folder on your computer, then open with FREE Adobe Acrobat reader. This will enable you to fill out the form for printing or emailing. See you at the trial!

Breaking news. More cash prizes!

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous Swansea Dog Obedience Club member, more cash prizes will be awarded at our obedience trial. These prizes are in addition to what is already published in our Premium List.


Trial 139 - Saturday May 25th
Highest qualfying score between both Novice classes $20
Highest qualfying score between both Open classes $20
Highest qualfying score between both Utility classes $20
Highest qualfying score in trial $50
Trial 141 - Sunday May 26th
Highest qualfying score between both Novice classes $20
Highest qualfying score between both Open classes $20
Highest qualfying score between both Utility classes $20
Highest qualfying score in trial $50
 

Our obedience trials usually sell out so don't delay. Send in your entry today and plan to win a bit of $$$ for your training efforts.

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