Rally Obedience is a dog sport that incorporates aspects of competitive obedience and agility. Handler and dog make their way through a course with a series of stations. Each station has a behavior such as sit, down, stand, or heel (i.e. 180 degree turn), and more advanced courses feature behaviors such as figure 8s, weaves, and jumps. In novice levels, the dog is on leash and the owner is allowed to talk and interact with their dog, making it an easy dog sport to get into!
What you and your dog will get from Rally-O:
Knowledge and ability to prepare your dog for a Rally-Obedience trial so your dog can earn his or her Rally Novice (RN) title. After that, Rally Advanced (RA) Rally Excellent (RE) titles can be earned!
A dog that is a DREAM to walk. Rally-O is all about excellent heelwork, so there is no better way to teach your dog to be an incredible loose leash walker than to teach an outstanding heel.
A tired and happy dog.
Rally Level 1
Get started on your path to Rally Obedience!
Prerequisites: Completion of Foundation Skills at When Hounds Fly. Please note this class is only open to alumni who have completed Foundation Skills class.
Finish (using Silvia Trkman’s Hind-End Rotation method)
Sit, Down, Stand
20lb Drywall Bucket for medium/large dogs
Paint Can, filled heavy for smaller dogs
Target Stick (Homemade could be chopstick or wood dowel with a plastic spoon taped at the end)
SORRY - NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS OR EXCHANGES, PLEASE PURCHASE CAREFULLY
Instructor: Stephanie Tran
Start Date: Tuesday May 12
End Date: Tuesday June 9
Sessions: 5PM and 6PM
Number of Classes: 5
Maximum Number of Dogs: 5
Rally Level 2
Ready to take your Obedience behaviors to the next level? Get ready for trial calibre performances with Rally Level 2.
Prerequisites: Completion of Rally 1 at When Hounds Fly.
Behaviors and training concepts introduced or polished:
Finish/Hind-End Rotation – Perch faded out, Behavior on verbal cue
Front – transfer to verbal cue, add distance
Heelwork – precision on various turns, on verbal cue
Stimulus Control for Heel/Finish, Front, Sit, Down, Stand
Behavior Chains for long durations without primary reinforcements (no treats allowed in the ring!)
Precision for reinforcement delivery
Strategies to excel at your trial
Number of Classes: 5
Maximum Number of Dogs: 4
Level 2: Wednesday February 6th at 8:30pm
February 6th, 13, 20, 27, March 6th