Prerequisite: Manners 102
Rally is a sport in which the dog and handler complete a course that has been designed by the rally judge. A successful stepping stone from the AKC Canine Good Citizen® program to the world of 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, very similar to rally-style auto racing. Rally was designed with the traditional pet owner in mind, but it can still be very challenging for those who enjoy higher levels of competition. The class will teach the skills needed for the AKC, UKC and ASCA Rally titles. Rules and regulations and handling tips will be covered.
A fun, thinking sport for any age dog and handler! Rally encourages lots of positive interaction and praise for your dog. It gets you & your dog moving together, having fun negotiating the course layouts, while also building useful obedience skills. All done in a fun, social atmosphere! A recommended class for teaching obedience in a format that avoids the drilling of 'standard' obedience classes. Hard to describe, but when I tried it with my dog it was a blast! Fun because you succeed right from the beginning. As a sport, it also adds the option as a competitive outlet with titles and recognition!