Barn Hunt

Introducing Barn Hunt

What is Barn Hunt?

Barn Hunt is training for you and your dog. We’re going to introduce you & your dog to Barn Hunt and answer questions about how to get involved in this fast growing sport.

Lisa Quast Photography

The purpose of Barn Hunt is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in finding and marking rats in an above ground “barn-like” setting, using a straw/hay bale maze to introduce climbing and tunneling obstacles in the dog’s path. Rats in aerated tubes are hidden in the maze for the dog to find, and some tubes will be empty or only contain litter.

Lisa Quast Photography

Barn Hunt is for ANY breed or mix of dog who loves to hunt, Barn Hunt is all inclusive and fun for any dog and human who wishes to play the game.

  • Test hunting instinct in vermin hunting breeds (open to ALL breeds and mixes, you do not have to have a vermin hunting breed to play the game)
  • You tell the judge when the dog has found the prey, demonstrating your communication and partnership with your dog
  • At all times, the safety of the dogs, handlers, and rats is to be of paramount importance.


Visit our booth at the Mid-Michigan Pet Expo March 22,23 & 24, 2024 at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, Michigan to learn more about how to get involved with your dog. We will also be offering Try-Its each day

Mid-Michigan Pet Expo

BARN HUNT TRIAL- JUNE 7-9, 2024 at Woof Woods Dog Park Flushing Michigan

BARN HUINT TRIAL -SEPT 6-8, 2024 at Woof Woods Dog Park Flushing Michigan

Introduction to Barn Hunt & Practice Sessions will resume April 2024

Private/Semi Private Barn Hunt Practice Sessions

1 Hour Session – $40 per hour. (multiple dogs or people)

30 minute Session – $20 (single dog only)

Open to all Instinct, Novice, Open, Senior or Master class participants. Participants may run more than 1 dog from the same owner but please book an hour lesson. Due to the time required to set up courses and rats Senior, Master and Crazy8s require an hour time block.

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Barn Hunt Buddies

For more information about Barn Hunt view our Facebook page or contact Sharon at 810-659-5951

Photo’s provided by Lisa Quast Photgraphy to see more of Lisa’s great photos visit her website here.