What is Barn Hunt?
Barn Hunt is an exciting sport that uses a dog's natural scenting abilities to find rats in a barn-like setting. The rats are completely and safely enclosed in a large PVC tube with ventilation holes and are not harmed by the dogs at any time. Bales of straw are set up in courses that include tunnels and opportunities for the dogs to climb. The rat tubes are hidden around the course between the straw bales or under piles of straw. Dogs are timed as they complete the course by going through a tunnel, climbing on a straw bale, and finding the correct tube(s) containing a rat. The higher the course level, the more rats the dog needs to find on the course.