Local Team to Host First Barn Hunt Trial in Versailles

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Sit Means Sit Dog Training of Lexington and Lexington Barn Hunt Club will host sanctioned barn hunt trial for local dogs to compete

Sit Means Sit Dog Training and Lexington Barn Hunt Club have teamed up to host the first ever barn hunt trial in Versailles, KY. The event is sanctioned by the Barn Hunt Association, so competitors will be able to work towards recognized titles in addition to winning placement ribbons and awards. The trial is set to be held January 30th and 31st and will be starting at 8:00 am each day. Lexington Barn Hunt Club will be running the trial at Sit Means Sit Dog Training in one of the historic tobacco barns on the property. The show venue is located at 2365 Lexington Road in Versailles, Kentucky. The group's goal of hosting a trial in Versailles is to open the community to the sport of barn hunt and to allow dogs of all ages and breeds to compete.

Barn hunt is a dog sport in which dog and handler teams search for and identify rats hidden in a course of hay. The rats are kept safely in PVC tubes and not harmed during the event. On the course, there are also tubes with rat bedding in them so the dog must use their nose and indicate to the handler which tubes have a rat. There are five levels of competition, which allows the sport to be accessible to beginners while still challenging for experienced teams. Beginners can enter the Instinct and Novice levels and the highest level is Masters.

The trial will be held on January 30th and 31st and is accepting entries at this time. Exhibitors can find event details, or enter by mail or online by visiting: http://sitmeanssit.com/dog-training-mu/lexington-dog-training/barn-hunt-trial/. Exhibitors can also enter the day of the event by simply showing up at the trial site.

Beginners looking to learn more about barn hunt are invited to Sit Means Sit's Intro to Barn Hunt Seminar to be held on January 29th at 5:00 pm. Instructor Arwen Price will cover the main objectives and rules of barn hunt while providing a hands on introduction for each dog. Immediately following the seminar will be an open practice for dogs of all levels to practice competition runs on the course. For additional information about the Intro to Barn Hunt Seminar, please visit: http://sitmeanssit.com/dog-training-mu/lexington-dog-training/barn-hunt/ or call Sit Means Sit at 859-619-1310.

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Sit Means Sit Lexington Ky
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