May 30, 2015

Rally Obedience

Rally is a great way to continue your training, increase your teamwork with your dog and have fun at the same time. Rally gives you measured goals to work toward, as you chart your progress with qualifying scores and titles. Our Rally program has fun classes for those that are brand new to the activity and also for those who are seasoned competitors. Best of all, you’ll be able to “trial where you train”. We host Cynosport Rally Trials at WAGD three times per year!

 

Class List


Rally Foundation Skills

Description: This introductory class presents the basic skills neededRally Theo Square 2 300x300 for success in the Rally ring, including attentive heeling, pace changes, cone work, call fronts and finishes. Using positive training techniques, the class will help build teamwork between handler and dog in a supportive environment.

If you’re ready to get started, but you’re not finding a group Rally Foundation Skills on our schedule, you may book Private Lessons to work through the same material.

Requirements: Successful completion of Manners 2

Class Fee:

  • $100 for 4 sessions, each 50 minutes long
  • Enrollment is for 4 consecutive class meetings at your designated day/time. No make-ups are available.
  • Note: this class will typically promote through the levels in this same time slot.

Rally Novice Skills 1

Description: Introduces the Rally Novice Stations, all of which are performed on-leash. Building on the skills developed in the Introduction class, we will be chaining behaviors together to follow a course. This class will provide an opportunity to continue working (and playing!) as a team. Basic ring procedures for AKC and WCRL Rally trials will be discussed, but the mental and physical exercise involved in performing the stations is equally fun for students who prefer not to compete.

Requirements: Successful completion of Rally Foundation

Class Fee:

  • $150 for 6 sessions, each 50 minutes long
  • Enrollment is for 6 consecutive class meetings at your designated day/time. No make-ups are available.

 

Rally Novice Skills 2

Students will refine their performance on the Novice stations. They will alsoRally3square learn to perform more complex courses and improve their confidence on course. Guidance will be given on how to prepare for Rally Obedience trials, including how to avoid common handler errors. At the completion of this class, students can choose to move into the Rally Ongoing Polish – Novice/Advanced class OR to move on to Rally Advanced Skills 1.

Requirements: Successful completion of Rally Skills 1

Class Fee:

  • $150 for 6 sessions, each 50 minutes long
  • Enrollment is for 6 consecutive class meetings at your designated day/time. No make-ups are available.

Rally Advanced Skills 1

This class presents the Rally Advanced stations while helping the teams further their mastery of the Novice stations. Transitioning to off-leash work, dogs will be introduced to the high, bar and broad jump. Dogs will learn to move their bodies to perform pivots and tight turns and cone work will now include distractions in the form of food and toys.

Requirements: Successful completion of Rally Novice Skills 2

Class Fee:

  • $150 for 6 sessions, each 50 minutes long
  • Enrollment is for 6 consecutive class meetings at your designated day/time. No make-ups are available.

 

Rally Advanced Skills 2

This class will integrate both Novice and Advanced stations in challenging courses. Students will learn to maximize their scores should they choose to compete in trials. Teamwork will continue to grow as coursework is refined. To encourage smooth handling on a course, tips will be shared to help students differentiate among potentially confusing signs.

Requirements: Successful completion of Rally Advanced Skills 1

Class Fee:

  • $150 for 6 sessions, each 50 minutes long
  • Enrollment is for 6 consecutive class meetings at your designated day/time. No make-ups are available.

 

Rally Excellent Skills

Introduces the most challenging Rally stations, including Stands and Downs in motion based on the Utility exercises featured in regular obedience trials. This class includes a sit-stay at a minimum distance of 15 feet and several exercises are performed with the dogs six feet away from the handler.

Requirements:

  • Rally Advanced Skills 2 or instructor approval

Class Fee:

  • $150 for 6 sessions, each 50 minutes long
  • Enrollment is for 6 consecutive class meetings at your designated day/time. No make-ups are available.

 

Rally Novice Polish (Ongoing)

This ongoing class will cover Novice, competition level courses with each handler’s run critiqued and suggestions offered on improving performances. Focus will be placed on developing your teamwork with your dog to produce an enthusiastic and high scoring Rally performance!

Requirements:

  • Rally Novice Skills 2 or instructor approval

Class Fee:

 

Rally Advanced / Excellent Polish (Ongoing)

This ongoing class will cover nested Advanced and Excellent, competition level courses with each handler’s run critiqued and suggestions offered on improving performances. This class is structured to flex each run based on each dog’s working level. Focus will be placed on developing your teamwork with your dog to produce an enthusiastic and high scoring Rally performance!

Requirements:

  • Rally Advanced Skills 2 or instructor approval

Class Fee:

 

Class Schedule


Note: Contact us for information on schedules and availability for our Ongoing (advanced) Rally Classes.