Ederashepherds
I am new to Barn Hunt. What is Instinct, novice and crazy 8 and what dogs can participate in each? Where would I start my new dog and where do I find fun tests to try before registering? 
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Mark Shaw BHAJ-043A
You can find the rule books at barnhunt.com. As far as training and the like, post your location and I'm sure someone in your area will speak up.
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Janet Oatney BHAJ-073A
the website also has an event calendar that you can search, and a club listing so you can see what clubs are in your area.  Welcome to Barn Hunt!
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Ederashepherds
Well, I cannot find any fun trials to test my dog in before I register her. I am in Griffin, Georgia.  Is there basic training my dog needs to know besides sit and stay?
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Pam Opanowitz BHAJ-100A
There are a few clubs in GA.   See if they have any classes near you.  Sit and stay don't really come into barnhunt.  Your dog will be searching for a live rat in a tube that is hidden in straw.  The most beneficial obedience command you'll need is a come so that you can leash your dog when they're done hunting.    A class would be beneficial. 
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Ederashepherds
Thanks so much!
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skautdog
Barn Hunt Trials at Perry, GA National Fair Grounds NOV 29, 30, and DEC 1, 2019.POC is dlacey10@bellsouth.net
 

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skautdog
Try contacting the Atlanta Kennel Club. They put on Barn Hunt Trails in Alpharetta, GA and likely know of a trainer closer to you. Also, there will be trials  at Perry , GA NOV 29 and 30, 2019 (1 AM and PM each day). Just go over there and someone will put you in contact with the host organization. You will be surprised at how helpful and friendly everyone will be!!! I would be surprised if at least on the 29th, first thing in the morning (likely 8:15) if there isn't an instinct test. You nor your dog need to do anything to prepare for that. POC for Georgia Barn Hunt is: dlacey10@bellsouth.net
  
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