Introduction to Rally (Competition Track)
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Do you enjoy teaching your dog commands and tricks?
Then the sport of AKC Rally might be for you. In Rally, a dog and their handler move together through a course made up of 10-20 signs. Each sign displays a skill to perform such as turns or behaviors like sit, down, or stay.
What should your dog know before starting?
Because Rally is based on beginner obedience skills, your dog should know the basics before taking a Rally class. A dog that can walk on a leash, sit, down, and stay can be successful in training for AKC Rally. Other helpful skills include your dog being comfortable around other dogs and people as well as coming when called.
What will we do in class?
*Become familiar with how to perform the Novice level signs, such as ‘Right Turn,’ ‘Left Turn,’ ‘Halt – Sit,’ ‘About Turn Right,’ etc. There are 42 signs that may be used at the Rally Novice level.
*Teach your dog the skills for the Novice signs.
*Work on teamwork and attention between you and your dog as you practice the signs.
It is required that the handlers provide a crate for their dogs, so that they will be free hear explanations and ask questions as they learn the signs.
This class is limited to six teams.