Start, Forward, Sit-Stay, Walk Around Your Dog, Fast, Left 90, Finish!
Rally is a sport in which dog and handler walk a numbered course with obedience commands for your dog to perform at each numbered spot. Commands range from easier to more advanced as your dog learns the sport (ex: sit, stay, come front, 90-degree right turn). Rally encourages lots of positive interaction and praise for your dog, while also building useful obedience skills.
Rally I: Welcome to Rally
Instructor: Suzi Hicks
A fun, thinking sport for any age dog and handler! Rally encourages lots of positive interaction and praise for your dog while the two of you negotiate course layouts. The numbered course includes a variety of obedience skills like a 360 degree turn, a walking down, weaving around cones, sit, come front, and so forth. The two of you will learn quickly while building useful obedience skills in this no-impact sport that is all done in a fun, social atmosphere! A recommended class for teaching obedience in a format that avoids the drilling of standard obedience classes. As a sport it also adds the option as a competitive outlet with titles and recognition!
This 7-week class is limited to 8 dogs.
PREREQUISITES: Your dog should be able to sit, down, come, stay, and walk on a loose leash.
Rally II: Let's Play
Instructor: Susan Hicks
This class is designed for those who have completed Rally I: Welcome to Rally or teams that are already competing. You will continue to finesse your obedience and off-leash skills.
PREREQUISITE: Rally for Beginners - OR - Instructor Approval