Have a Nice Dog

Rat Games Workshop and Tournament

Nov 18

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

Games Workshop & Tourney

Join ABRT on Sunday, November 18 for a Rat Games workshop in the morning, and our first Rat Games Tournament later that afternoon!


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 and workshop working spots are on a first come first serve basis.


Please email Zack@HaveANiceDog.org with any questions about the workshop and 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 workshops.


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Schedule for Sunday
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8am - 11am -- Rat Games Workshop

12pm - 5pm -- Rat Games Tournament


***** Rat Games Workshop *****

Time: 8am - 11am


Working Spots

$75 until Nov. 4
$100 after Nov. 4
Limited to 10 working spots


Audit Spots

$25
Unlimited Registration


This rat games workshop will go over some of the rules of the various Rat Games (there are many more than we are going to have at that day’s trial!). If you want to compete in the afternoon but you are not sure what’s what, or if you want to get that extra edge during the tournament, this workshop is for you!


Prerequisites: None


Age Requirement: 20 weeks or older


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

Online Entry is available HERE

PLEASE SEE THE PREMIUM FOR MORE INFORMATION

Time: 12pm - 5pm


Pre-entry for a single game is $20, and $70 for all 4 games (over 10% savings!)


After November 4, late entry for a single game is $25, and $90 for all 4 games (10% savings!).


Briefing will start at 12:00pm, and the games will begin at 12:15pm


Apprentice Judge Judy Katz and Supervising Judge John Fisher head the first Rat Games tournament at ABRT! Each game is capped at 15 runs, so get yours today!


In no particular order, the four different Rat Games that we will have in the afternoon’s tournament 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.


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

Location in relation to I-25:



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410 1/2 E Fillmore St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 264-6460
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