Bea Moore and “TJ” – New RATCH!
TJ got his RATCH in Barn Hunt on Oct 15, 2016 in Sonora. He’s the first Golden in California to get this title and the 2nd on the west coast. There are now 7 Goldens in the country with this title. The others are in FL, IN, LA OH & WA.
TJ has always loved scent games and Barn Hunt is just a big scent game to him! It’s challenging for him because some of the containers do not have a live rat, but instead have recently used rat bedding with no rat! He’s learned to tell the difference, and occasionally he’ll still hit on bedding, which is an NQ. In the master level, there will be 8 containers hidden every time. There will be 1-5 rats hidden and the rest are containers with bedding. He has to tell me when all the rats are found. He also has to go through a hay tunnel with 3-5 turns as well as climbing on hay. He has 4 ½ minutes to do this. As you can see in the picture, he is very motivated and proud of his find!