ODTC Barn Hunt classes at Branchwater Farm

Weekly classes
ODTC sponsors Barn Hunt classes held at Branchwater Farm. Most classes are a series of lessons, with several dog/person teams in each class. Classes are held at different levels (from beginner through to advanced). Please see the Branchwater website for the latest schedule.
Drop-in classes
Currently we do not offer drop-in classes.
Private lessons
Private lessons are by appointment only. Lessons cover all aspects of hunting for rats with your dog.

Please email branchwaterbc@aol.com for more info.
Bad weather policy
COVID classes are outside, under a pole barn. Generally, if the temperature for 6pm is forecast to be less than 32 degrees or more than 90 degrees, classes are cancelled.

NON-COVID classes are held indoors in a fully air conditioned building. Classes are normally only cancelled if there is severe weather making driving and access to the farm difficult.
Seminars
We offer half and whole-day seminars for newcomers. They usually take place on a Saturday or Sunday, and are in a group of about 6 to 10 people. Dogs still get individual time in the ring!

Starting in the Spring of 2021, we are planning a half-day advanced seminar. Participants must have handled (even if you didn't qualify) in at least a Senior class. The seminar is predominantly in the classroom, but participants will be given the opportunity for a run-through after the seminar.

Please email branchwaterbc@aol.com to be put on the wait list.

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