Rally Obedience (Rally-O)
Start Date: Tuesday, November 12, 8:30pm (Level 1 only this time)
Location: Dundas West
Duration: 5 classes (November 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10)
Maximum number of students: 5 dogs and their handlers. (1 Spots Remain)
Prerequisites: Please see subsections between (Rally Level 1 vs Rally Level 2)
Rally Obedience is a dog sport that incorporates aspects of competitive obedience and agility. Handler and dog make their way through a course with a series of stations. Each station has a behavior such as sit, down, stand, or heel (i.e. 180 degree turn), and more advanced courses feature behaviors such as figure 8s, weaves, and jumps. In novice levels, the dog is on leash and the owner is allowed to talk and interact with their dog, making it an easy dog sport to get into!
What you and your dog will get from Rally-O:
- Knowledge and ability to prepare your dog for a Rally-Obedience trial so your dog can earn his or her Rally Novice (RN) title. After that, Rally Advanced (RA) and Rally Excellent (RE) titles can be earned!
- A dog that is a DREAM to walk. Rally-O is all about excellent heelwork, so there is no better way to teach your dog to be an incredible loose leash walker than to teach an outstanding heel.
- A tired and happy dog.
Rally Level 1
Get started on your path to Rally Obedience!
Prerequisites: Completion of Foundation Skills at When Hounds Fly. Other schools equivalents are accepted at our discretion (please check), but all handlers and dogs must be clicker savvy and motivated to work. Previous attendance at our Dog Sports Fundamentals classes is helpful but not necessary.
- Finish (using Silvia Trkman’s Hind-End Rotation method)
- Sit, Down, Stand
Cost: $200 per dog plus HST
Rally Level 2
Ready to take your Obedience behaviors to the next level? Get ready for trial calibre performances with Rally Level 2.
Prerequisites: Completion of Rally 1 at When Hounds Fly. Equivalents accepted at our discretion (please check), but all handlers and dogs must be clicker savvy and motivated to work. Dogs should have basic levels of the following behaviors: Finish/hind-end rotation (dog rotates on perch – we will fade out the perch in this class and put finish on verbal cue), front, heel, sit on cue, down on cue.
Behaviors and training concepts introduced or polished:
- Finish/Hind-End Rotation – Perch faded out, Behavior on verbal cue
- Front – transfer to verbal cue, add distance
- Heelwork – precision on various turns, on verbal cue
- Stimulus Control for Heel/Finish, Front, Sit, Down, Stand
- Behavior Chains for long durations without primary reinforcements (no treats allowed in the ring!)
- Precision for reinforcement delivery