Barn Hunt Practice Sessions

These single session group classes are a great way to get in some extra hunting practice. These sessions are for intermediate/advanced level teams. The class will be modified to meet the level of each dog/handler team. You’ll want to make sure you bring high value toys and treats to class! All Barn Hunt classes are taught in the R2 facility in Richardson.

  • Instructor approval is required. Email pam@whatagreatdog.com before enrolling.
  • Must have attended an introductory Barn Hunt class and your dog should be hunting.
  • Must bring a crate (or crate out of your car) for in between runs
  • Enrollment is for a single, 60-minute class meeting at your designated day/time.
  • Class Fee – $30

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Your Instructors

  • Courtney Brown
    Courtney Brown is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer who joined the WAGD team in 2023. Courtney began her dog training career working with service dogs at Texas A&M University. She assisted in the raising and training of service dogs for four years, including one year serving as President of the organization. Courtney’s passion for detection work grew while volunteering as […]
  • Specialty & Pet Manners Trainer

    Gabi Vannini CPDT-KA
    Gabi Vannini CPDT-KA joined the WAGD staff in fall 2018. She teaches barn hunt, agility, conformation, rally and manners. She is an AKC CGC, trick, ACT test, temperament test and farm dog evaluator. Gabi competes in a variety of dog sports with her own dogs and has titled in obedience, agility, rally, conformation, lure coursing, dock diving, barn hunt, tricks […]
  • Barn Hunt Trainer

    Pam Opanowitz
    Pam joined the WAGD team in 2019, bringing extensive knowledge of both training and competing in Barn Hunt. She has been an integral part of launching Barn Hunt at WAGD. She is teaching all levels of Barn Hunt at WAGD Pam began training and competing in dog sports with her miniature schnauzer Lucy in 2012. Lucy has earned numerous titles […]
  • Victoria Johnson
    Victoria is a trainer for Manners classes, Puppy Preschool, Barn Hunt and private lessons at our Richardson location.  After joining the WAGD team in 2020, she completed WAGD’s Trainer Education Program and the Karen Pryor Academy Foundations course.  Absolute Dogs’ Pro Dog Trainer and Pro Dog Trainer Geek programs were completed in 2021 and she is enrolled in their ongoing […]