Want a fun new class that doesn’t require any of prior training? RAT may be just the thing for you! RAT is a fun sport for your dog where they have to use their nose to locate rats (safely enclosed in aerated tubes) hidden in every day objects found in an urban environment. Since sniffing is such a fun activity for dogs, they love this sport!
This class is great for handlers or dogs that are brand new to RAT or those that have hunted before . It will include an introduction to the rats, indication skills and will take you through the beginning stages of hunting. Dogs are worked individually in the class and can progress at their own pace.
Rodent Adventure Tracking (RAT)™ is an interdisciplinary sport that combines scents and obstacles to engage a dog’s five senses and express their instincts in an urban setting. Dogs apply their hunting instincts to find hidden rodents. Everyday objects found in homes and basements such as fabric, boxes, boards, etc. are used to hide the rodents and add difficulty. This tests the dog’s ability to hunt and the handler’s ability to read the dog.
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15 pm: 12 weeks: 9/27-12/13
All students must fill out a training survey.
Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class. Can now be uploaded at sign up, but not required.
class size limited to 6
Due to high demand, AnnaBelle's does not offer refunds on classes after the class has started.