Stevie and I ventured off to Barn Hunt where we took the instinct test. I am so very happy to now introduce to you "Stevie" AKC CH/UKC RO1 CA GRCH/UCI HRNS CH Vendetta - GalaRoc's Gold Dust Woman CA TD SPOT RATI as she passed the Intinct test.
We also tried 4 times to earn her RATN title but no qualifying runs to be had. All 4 runs we easily found the Rat and did the climb but she refused to do the tunnel every time so we got the big fat NQ. In her defense we had NO previous training in Barn Hunt and Stevie has never seen a tunnel so we will get some training and try again.
Stevie and I tried her paws at Rat Hunting again this past weekend on 5/5/18 & 5/6/18 at the Revolution Dogs Barn Hunt Events that were held in conjunction with the Gavalin Kennel Club Shows in Tres Pinos, CA. Below are the results.......
5/5/18 - Trial 1 - Stevie gets her 1st Q in Novice and takes a 3rd place with a time of 1.39
5/5/18 - Trial 2 - I NQ'd Stevie when called Rat at the wrong time (not her fault)
5/6/18 - Trial 1 - Stevie gets her 2nd Q in Novice and takes 2nd place with a time of .50
5/6/18 - Trial 2 - Stevie gets her 3rd Q and a new RATN Title with a time of .52 seconds
At the Redwood Ratters trials in Yuba City, CA on 5/12/18 & 5/13/18 Stevie & I try our luck on Open since she earned her RATN Title the previous weekend in Gavilan.
5/12/18 - Trial 1 - Stevie gets her 1st Q in Novice and takes a 1st place & High In Class
5/12/18 - Trial 2 - I NQ'd Stevie when called Rat at the wrong time (not her fault)
5/13/18 - Trial 1 - Stevie gets her 2nd Q in Novice and takes 1st place
5/13/18 - Trial 2 - I NQ'd Stevie when called Rat at the wrong time (not her fault)
This girl has only competed in Barn Hunt 3 weekend now and has earned her RATI & RATN and is 1 Q away from earning her RATO. She has 3 times been 1st in class, 1 time been 2nd in class, 2 times been 3rd in class & 1 time been High In Trial and just missed a 2nd High In Trial by a mere .09 seconds. I have no doubt her RATO is right around the corner. We plan to go as far as we can with this so we will soon be working on her RATS Title and start competing in Crazy 8s. Stevie seems to have found something else she really likes.