Rally is the new dog sport that is taking the nation by storm, a successful stepping stone from the beginner dog class to the world of Novice Obedience or Agility. Rally offers both the dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. The canine team moves at their own pace, following direct signs (stations) while moving thru the training area. Rally was designed for the traditional pet owner, but it can still be very challenging.
Unlimited communication from the handler to the dog is to be encouraged and not penalized. Handlers are permitted to talk, praise, encourage, clap their hands, pat their legs, or use any verbal means of encouragement. Multiple commands and signals are allowed.
If you are competing at a Trial, the handler may not touch the dog or make physical corrections. At any time during the performance, loud or harsh commands or intimidating signals will be penalized.
It is recommended that the dogs complete the beginner class first.
Please Note: In the event that a class is canceled, you will be informed immediately of a lesson makeup date.
All breeds any age after beginner class
Instructors who have AKC Rally Trail titles
Class breaks into small groups for Individualized attention and instructions
Positive reinforcement stressed
Great fun and good exercise
Builds confidence in a bonding way
Friends and family welcome at class
Bring regular obedience collar and leash
Bring lots of bite size extra good treats
Bring a lawn chair and bottled water