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The difference between Barn Hunt and Nose work

With dogs coming to barn hunt from so many different sports, there is often a specific challenge for each.  For example, agility dogs may already know tunnels but be accustomed to “jumping” rather than “climbing”, or might fail to recognize the stack of hay we call a tunnel in barn hunt.  Obedience dogs may have trouble learning to hunt independent of their handler after so much time spent learning to perform precise behaviors when cued.  And it surely is a new experience to run across prickly bales of straw rather than a comfortably matted ring.  As humans, we easily generalize the individ