The basic objective of rally trials is to produce dogs that have been trained
to behave in the home, public places and in the presence of other dogs in a
manner that will reflect credit on the sport of rally at all times and under all
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What is Rally®
AKC rally® is the new dog sport that is taking
the nation by storm, 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
course includes 10 to 20 stations, depending on the level. Scoring is not
as rigorous as traditional obedience. Communication between handler and
dog is encouraged and perfect heel position is not required, but there should be
a sense of teamwork between the dog and handler. The main objective of
rally is to produce dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, in public
places, and in the presence of other dog in a manner that will reflect
positively on the sport of rally at all times and under all conditions
But what AKC's definition fails to mention is
that is fun! In a Rally®
class you follow a course set up by the judge that has signs of what is expected
of you and your dog. You can talk to your dog all you want (something you
can't do in regular obedience) but you cannot touch or treat your dog. The
novice signs are simple things like sit, down, call front, weave turns and fast
or slow. There are 3 levels to rally, Novice, Advanced and Excellent.
For the current Rally® class schedule, contact
Wendy McCleery at 801-571-5250 or email@example.com.
site for more information on Rally®.