NEW DATE : K9 Ratting Workshop & Fun Runs
Time & Location
About the Event
Introduction to Ratting
We’ve long known that the dogs sense of smell is far more powerful than ours. Dogs have long been employed for their ‘sniffing’ capability. In recent years we have seen dogs take off including many sports requirement the dog to use its sense of smell.
Ratting uses the dogs natural ability to find and identify a rat in a surrounding similar to its natural hunting ground.
This workshop will allow provide you and your pup the opportunity to try the sport. The dog will be introduced to the rats and their unique odour. As a handler you will receive instruction on how to help your your pup identify and correctly find the rats. You will also receive guidance on the trailing and the rules of both Barn and Brush Hunt.
The afternoon will have mock trails, so you can get a feel for whether you pup and you are ready to compete. This will still be under the guidance of the instructor, so you can use it to learn or to test your ability.
You will also receive information on rat care.This sport is not breed specific, so yes your St.Bernard can take part, as can your Jack Russell
This workshop will be held outside, you are welcome to bring shade tents, lawn chairs and set up camp for the day.
Plan to bring your own lunch.
This is an excellent starter sport, and great for kids to take part in.
Please assume Covid Rules will be in place. Please follow the website as these are updated as necessary.
Limited number of worksing spots.
Instructor: Julie Connor is certified ‘Rats!' Canada judge, an active member of the organization since its start up in the spring of 2015.
Jullies companion, Remix achieved titles in his 1st year of competing:
IBAR (barn instinct), NBAR (novice barn), and 1 Q of his Advanced Barn title.
IBRH (brush instinct), NBRH (novice brush), and 1 Q of his Advanced Brush title.
Receiving a total of 4 titles earned in 5 months (for brush), and 6months (for barn
Cost is $70 per K9 and handler (family)