Sometimes we teach our dogs that we don't like it when they run, chase and bite at things...but what if we could offer them an opportunity to release that natural instinct safely? That's one of the great things about lure coursing - it allows your dog to do something they like to do naturally! The lure consists of some type of article, typically a plastic bag or animal skin, that is attached to a spindle. A staff member operates the battery run spindle to move the article, or "lure" around the course. The course is designed in a square or rectangle, and can include several changes in direction. The idea is to simulate prey, such as a rabbit, running away while the dog chases. Some competitions are limited to Sight Hounds, but more "all breed" competitions are popping up every month!
Solo Rental / Private Lessons
The Ranch's lure coursing equipment is available for private use with staff assistance. This ensures that the equipment is maintained in a safe manner, and that any mechanical issues are dealt with quickly and safely. Let us help your dog learn to run, chase and bite appropriately. We'll have different types of lures to choose from (plastic bags to fake rabbit skins) and can set up a small course to help your dog learn the fun of lure chasing. We often bring out instructor owned dogs to help “show the way” to dogs learning the lure. The cost of solo rental reflects staff assistance.
On certain days, we will open the Lure for all dogs to come and practice. Rather than require a commitment for multiple dates - just "drop in" when your schedule allows! Each week the lure will be re-configured and moved around the property. See Calendar for dates and availability.
If you'd like to have a group party using the equipment, we can prepare the course prior to your arrival. The cost of group rental reflects staff assistance.
Please keep in mind that all services at the Ranch are by appointment only, so please call 678.493.8040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your appointment.
Private Lessons - starting as low as $25 per lesson