All Rally Classes run for five weeks. Classes are one hour long. Limited to 8 dogs per class.
All participating dogs must have Parvo and Distemper vaccines that are current within a 3 year period. Rabies vaccines must be current within a 3 year period, and Bordetella (for kennel cough) is optional. Puppies under 6 months old are exempt from requiring a rabies vaccine.
Rally Obedience (RallyO) is intended to promote positive relationships between dogs and owners based on trust and respect. RallyO encourages participation of ALL dogs - purebred or mixed breed, pets or titled champions, as well as physically-challenged dogs and/or handlers.
RallyO is a program for dogs and their owners. Dogs and handlers use directional signs to go through a numbered course within an allotted time. RallyO goes beyond basic heeling by interspersing over 40 obedience movements with the sits, turns, and paces of traditional heeling. It also requires a brisk pace, positive attitude, and happy demeanor.
RallyO is designed so that dogs at all levels of training may participate. A beginner’s course may include heel, sits, turns, pace changes, sit-stay, and elements of recall. As the dogs gain skill, more difficult elements are incorporated into the courses which will improve your and your dog’s performance levels and confidence.
ATTITUDE is more important in RallyO than precision. Dogs and handlers "just gotta have fun."
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The concept of a single continuous performance, uninterrupted by orders from the judge, demands a sustained communication between the dog and handler. The handler may talk and give hand and body signals to his or her dog throughout the performance. This provides a mental stimulus for the handler, as the course outlines are different at each trial.
RallyO is a venue for those who desire an activity that is fun and games. It is neither simple nor easy, but challenges the handlers and dogs in a partnership that improves heeling and teamwork. The ability to work as a team during a RallyO performance and the handler’s ability to maintain the dog's attention and attitude at a high level are all challenges. This, along with variability incorporated into course designs and formats, creates a fast moving continuous performance.
Aggression is not tolerated in classes.
Dogs may be excused at any time without refund