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Intro to Rat Sports

Friday, 7:30-8:30pm

  • Started Jun 7
  • 240 Canadian dollars
  • Millennium Dog Sports

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Course Overview: Welcome to our Introductory Barn Ratting Dog Training Class, designed to introduce you and your dog to the exciting world of barn ratting in a safe and controlled environment. This class is perfect for dogs of all breeds and sizes who have a natural instinct for hunting and enjoy using their keen sense of smell. No prior experience is necessary, and all skill levels are welcome. Introduction to Barn Ratting: Learn the basics of barn ratting, including the history of the sport and its benefits for your dog. Safety and Handling: Understand the importance of safety for both dogs and rats. We prioritize the well-being of all animals involved. Scent Training: Engage your dog's natural instincts through scent detection exercises, teaching them to locate hidden rats using their nose. Search and Indicate: Train your dog to search for and indicate the presence of rats without physical contact. Obedience and Control: Improve your dog's obedience skills and ensure they can follow commands in a stimulating environment. Positive Reinforcement: Use positive reinforcement techniques to encourage desired behaviors and make the training process enjoyable for your dog. Rat Safety and Welfare: Our top priority is the safety and well-being of the rats used in the training sessions. The rats are beloved pets of the class instructor and are treated with the utmost care and respect. Here are the measures we take to ensure their safety: Secure Enclosures: Rats are kept in secure, escape-proof enclosures that prevent any physical contact with the dogs. These enclosures allow the rats to be hidden but still accessible for scent detection. Stress Minimization: Rats are rotated and given breaks to prevent stress. Their environment is designed to be comfortable and stimulating. Professional Supervision: All training activities are supervised by experienced professionals who monitor the interact Session Length: 8-weeks Class Length: 1-hour Fee (includes taxes): $271.20 Instructor: Julie Connor, Rats! Canada Judge No classes: June 21, July 5, August 16 and 23 1. Indoor shoes are required if using the indoor crating area (November to April) 2. There is a $25 cleaning fee for each potty accident that occurs indoors. 3. Crates are required for all dogs attending this class. This is for the safety of all dogs, handlers, and instructors. Instead of a crate handlers may keep their dogs in their car between turns.

Cancellation Policy

1. A full refund will be issued for all cancellations that occur more than 7 days before the start time of the first class/workshop day. Clients MUST complete the cancellation process themselves; log in to the website to complete your cancellation. 2. A 50% refund will be issued for all cancellations that occur more than 48 hours before, but less than 7 days before the start time of the first class/workshop day. Clients must email us at to begin this process. 3. No refunds or credits will be issued for group classes/workshops that are cancelled less than 48 hours before the start time of the first class/workshop day. 4. By completing this registration, you agree to abide by the refund policies stated above.

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