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     Membership Meetings

    3rd Tuesday of the month

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    Rally-O Classes

    Rally: Aline Brisendine

    Wednesday 1:30 PM /  Thursday 7:15 PM / 7 weeks

    costs: Non-member $95.00 / Members $80.00

    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. A rally 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.

    Rally Novice

    Novice – this is the first level for those just getting started in competition. All exercises are performed with the dog on leash. There is a requirement of 10-15 stations to complete with no more than five stationary exercises. The exercises performed vary from turning 360 degrees to changing paces during the course. Exhibitors at this level may clap their hands and pat their legs through the course.

    Rally Advanced

    Advanced - this is the second level, which includes more difficult exercises throughout the course. All exercises are performed off-leash. There is a requirement of 12-17 stations with no more than seven stationary exercises. Exercises include a jump as well as calling your dog to the front of you instead of to a heel position

    Rally Excellent

    Excellent – this third and highest level of AKC Rally is the most challenging. Exercises are performed off-leash except for the honor exercise. There is a requirement of 15-20 stations, with no more than 7 stationary exercises. Handlers are only allowed to encourage their dogs verbally. Physical encouragement is not allowed at this level. The Excellent-level exercises include backing up three steps, while the dog stays in the heel position and a moving stand, while the handler walks around the dog.