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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 15, 2018
Sunday September 16, 2018
Location: Terra Cotta, Ontario

Details coming soon

Obedience Trials

Save the date:
Saturday May 26, 2018
Sunday May 27, 2018
Location: Georgetown, Ontario

Details coming soon

CGN Test

Get your dog's
Canine Good Neighbour title
Details coming in 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Details coming soon

Barn Hunt Workshop

Details coming in 2018
Instruction & fun match
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 2018 barn hunt coming soon

Our Barn Hunt trial will be returning in the fall of 2018. Your comfort and convenience are very important to us. We are going to continue with many of the contests and initatives that made our 2017 Barn Hunt so successful, including the giant tent to keep our competitors and spectators warm, dry, and shady. One judge has been selected: Kim Kern from Michigan. We have heard great things about Kim and are confident that her courses will be interesting and a fun to work in. She is excited about her first Canadian assignment. Swansea's very own Jane McLaughlin may be judging too, but we just haven’t worked out the details yet. It is still early, keep checking this page. Watch for the Premium List. Limited entry.

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.

Barn hunt fun match... Drop in's welcome - DAte TBA

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. No need to pre-register. Just drop in.


Save the Date to our spring obedience trial

Same venue as last year

We have decided to keep our spring trial at Campaign Dog Academy, in Georgetown, Ontario. Exhibitors were happy with our move from Pine Point and we are sticking with what works! Your spoke and we listened.

Our famous raffle table is back

We know you missed our raffle table last year so we have brought it back, better than ever. Unlike a 50/50 draw our dazzling raffle table, overloaded with enticing goodies, offers you many chances to win.

Select breed prizes

We are still soliciting breed prizes from clubs and individual sponsors, who want to encourage their specific breed to come out and compete. We are not sure yet how many special prizes will be offered so stay tuned! Are you a member of a breed club and want to encourage your people to come out? Ask us how.

The Cavalier King Charles Club of Canada is first out of the gate with a commitment to provide a prizes to each Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the highest qualifying score per obedience trial. What is your breed club waiting for?

Premium List coming soon

Be first in line to receive our Premium List. Contact us to get on our V.I.P. mailing list. Be smart and mark the weekend of May 26th and 27th in your calendar right now! See you at the trial...

Save the date!

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.