Have a Nice Dog

Rat Games Tournament

Feb 09
Rat Games Tournament7:00am - 6:00pm

ABRT Canine Lifestyle Center - 410 1/2 E. Fillmore St, CS, CO 80907

RG Tourney

Join ABRT on Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10, for our first 2 day Rat Games Tournament !


Rat Games are, in essence, exercises that have been shaped into competition. For more information about the games we will be offering, please go to the end of this post for more information.


All tournament spots are on a first come first serve basis.


Please email Heather@HaveANiceDog.org for questions about the trial.


Tickets are available online through the Square store.


Inside crating will be available in the same room as the tournament.


***** Rat Games Tournament *****

Online Entry is available HERE

PLEASE SEE THE PREMIUM FOR MORE INFORMATION

Time: 7:00am - 5pm


Pre-entry for a single game is $20, and $175 for all 5 games on both days (over 10% savings!)


After February 4, late entry for a single game is $25, and $225 for all 5 games on both days (10% savings!).


Briefing will start at 8:00am, and the games will begin at 8:15am


Judge Judy Katz heads the first 2 day Rat Games tournament at ABRT! Each game is capped at 20 runs, so get yours today!


In no particular order, the eight different Rat Games that we will have over the 2 days are:


Mad Hatter 

Have we gone mad?! Ten rats on course every time is a doggie smorgasbord and total fun for the dog! Have fun and find rats.


There is no penalty for running out of time, as long as you have correctly called at least one rat.


Tunnels

Is the tunnel your dog’s strong suit? Then this game is for you! There will be as many as 8 tunnel opportunities of various turns and difficulty levels, using only a few rats. The game is scored on tunneling only.


The judge will announce the turns and point values of each tunnel. Rats have no score, but can be called and removed as per the regular rat removal rules.


There is no penalty for running out of time, as long as you have done at least one tunnel.


Heads or Tails

Have you ever worked your dog at a distance, or gotten stuck in a distance challenge? In this game, you will get the opportunity to work your dog at a distance with limited rats on course – two on the half you are on and two on the other half at a distance.


The course will be split in half with cones, and the map will be marked with heads on one side and tails on the other. The judge will flip a coin as the team enters the ring to determine which side the handler is on. The other side is a distance challenge which the handler cannot cross unless RAT is called. (Regular rat removal rules apply.) After the praise period, the competitor must immediately go back to the original side in the most direct path possible.


There is no penalty for running out of time, as long as you have correctly called at least one rat.


Distance

There are three rats on course and the handler line until RAT is called. Regular rat removal rules apply. period, the competitor must immediately go back to behind the in the most direct path possible.


There is no penalty for running out of time, as long as you have correctly done at least one element.


Speed

In this game you learn how to handle stress by focusing on finding 4-10 rats within 30 seconds or less for each rat and clearing the course. 


Hurdlers

Versatility plus! Hurdles, rats and recall, oh my! This is a points game running head to head or single at the discretion of the club. Best out of three.


Bet the Farm

This is a points game based on speed and similar to Mad Hatter with a twist! You don’t know the number of rats on course and you must call finish when course is clear of rats.


Me First!

This is a head-to-head competition where 2 dogs run in a ring split in half.  The first dog to identify the rat wins.  This is played as a single elimination, double elimination, or round robin tournament.


All breeds of dog are eligible to play! Any age of dog is eligible! (Use your best judgement)

Location in relation to I-25:



All Breed Rescue and Training © 2017
410 1/2 E Fillmore St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 264-6460
info@haveanicedog.org