Barn Hunt

Aleta Channell's  Barnhunt Seminar

9 September 2017

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Barn Hunt Seminar – Presented by Aleta Channell To include: Indicators/Reading your Dog, Time Management, Common Handler Errors, Proper Praise & Reward, Master Distant Challenges, How Scent Travels with the option for individual team instruction ( owner and dog)

Seminar: Sept 9 2017 - 9 AM to Noon Cost $ 75.00 ( Unlimited) Individual Team Instruction (Registered Seminar Attendees are eligible to sign up)

Owner with one dog - 30 Minute Instruction: ( Limited number, on a first come basis)

$ 40.00. By Appointment Sept 8th 3:00PM – 8:00 PM Slots Sept 9th 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Slots

Note: Seminar Attendees may make an appointment for one additional dog, at the cost of 40.00

Snacks and drinks are provided Saturday only. You must have a seminar slot to add the Individual team instruction.

Fill out the registration form from the link above.

If you have any questions the point of contact is Gloria Smith Seminar Chairman


About Aleta: Over the last twenty-one years Aleta has trained and titled her own dogs in Obedience, Flyball, Dock Diving, Agility, Herding, Field, and Barn Hunt, to include Rottweilers, Labs, Border Collies, and a Papillon. She is trained in Search/Rescue and has conducted in-home dog behavior consultations/training for eight years to include a variety of breeds. Aleta was first introduced to Barn Hunt in 2013, became certified as a Barn Hunt Judge in April 2015. She currently runs the #1 Papillon in Barn Hunt w/ a RATCHX3, three BC’s w/ RATCHX6, RATCHX4 and RATCHX3 titles. Her BC’s, Buzz and Ripp ranked high in the 2015 & 2016 BH Nationals. Aleta has enjoyed teaching others to hunt rats with their own dogs of various breeds over the last two years. She has directed her studies the last nine years to dog behavior, successfully completing a twenty-one day advanced dog training and behavior course. Course content included behavior counseling, behavior modification programs, behavior problems, house-training, separation problems, fears and phobias, dog/dog aggression, and dog/human aggression. Practical training included exercises and training concepts, obedience competition training and handling, tracking, detection, and hearing dog work.




Barn Hunt Indication and Tunnel Clinics

9 November 2017

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Come for one seminaror for both. Karen and Eva will also be offereng half hour individual instruction earlier in the day before the seminar. At these individual sessions  Karen and Eva will help each team address specific challenges for a fresh perspective from the judges for the weekend!

9AM - Noon Half hour Individual Instructon

1 PM - 3 PM Indication Clinic

4 PM - 7PM Tunnel Clinic

Email Pat Stearns: 

for availability, scheduling - $35.00 per half hour





BarnHunt Trials

November 10, 11 and 12

Premium will be posted soon

Point of Contact:

Elizabeth Staley:




MDTC Barn Hunt Activities

MDTC is pleased to offer Barn Hunt Classes and Trials. Barn Hunt is the new and quickly growing dog sport across the country! In a Barn Hunt, there is a simple maze of straw bales, with plastic tubes hidden in the maze containing live rats. The dog must climb on a bale with all four feet, go through a tunnel, and alert the owner to the rat -- all in a specified amount of time. Barn Hunt has titles, levels of increasing difficulty, and championships. Barn Hunt is an independent sport, but titles are recognized by the American Kennel Club

For a brief overview about Barn Hunt click here.

For a copy of the lastest rules go to