Rally Obedience Toronto

Competitive Rally Obedience (Rally-O)

 

A class designed for passionate dog handlers with ambitions to test their dogs ability to work as a team and take it to the competitive level.

Rally Obedience training has many practical applications, including mental exercise for your dog, increased reliability and obedience in a variety of situations, improved focus, and, of course, a stronger bond between you and your dog.

This sport is a great progression for those who have completed advanced manners/foundations training and are looking for additional training experiences and challenges.

Dog on teeter

Competitive Rally-O 1: Fundamentals

 

Course Description:

  • How to tap into your dog’s motivation, focus and engagement
  • Strategic ways to use various reinforcements and methods of training to gain a solid working relationship
  • Handler and dog body awareness exercises
  • Obedience Skills: Heel, Stand, Sit, Stand, Down, Front, Left/Right Finishes, Stay
  • Introduction to trials, what to expect, how to prepare your dog with proofing and generalizing exercises
  • Learning to assess your dog’s knowledge acquisition and functional performance ability under distraction or stress

Prerequisites:

 

  • Completion of Foundation Skills 1 or 2, Canine Good Neighbour, Agility, Tricks or another advanced group class from another training school.
  • Your dog needs to have a desire to work with you and is eager to earn food reinforcement
  • Your dog needs a functional stay with some duration and distraction
  • Your dog needs to have the ability to be crated while other dogs work, or be able to settle quietly on mat, or be able to be crate from the car
  • Students may also arrange for 1 on 1 paid evaluation if they have not taken these courses or are unsure if they meet these prerequisites. Cost is $40 and will take about 30 minutes and can be conducted in person or virtually.
  • Please email diana@whenhoundsfly.com for additional info on prerequisites
    Dog on teeter

    Competitive Rally-O 2: Novice

    Course Description:

    • You will learn all CKC Novice Rally Obedience signs
    • Introduce Ring entrance and exits routines and how to use reinforcements
    • Continue to build on fundamental obedience skills to master such things as Call Front, Weave, Pivot, and Spirals
    • You will learn how to read a Rally Map and how to walk a course
    • You will learn how you are scored, what deductions are taken and causes for NQ’s

    Prerequisites

     

    • Completion of Rally-O 1: Fundamentals Course or passing a 1-on-1 paid evaluation
      Dog on teeter

      Competitive Rally-O 3: Intermediate/Advanced

      Course Description:

      • You will learn all CKC Intermediate/Advanced Rally Obedience signs 
      • Proof Ring entrance and exits routines and how to navigate courses off leash
      • Continue to build on your Rally Novice skills and become more proficient in new exercises like offset Figure 8, Turn and Call Front, Moving Down and Jumps
      • You will have the opportunity to practice various courses with Intermediate/Advance signs
      • You will learn how you are scored, what deductions are taken and causes for NQ’s

      Prerequisites

       

      • Completion of Rally-O 2: Novice or passing a 1-on-1 paid evaluation
        Dog on teeter

        Competitive Rally-O 4: Excellent/Master

        Course Description:

        • You will learn all CKC Excellent and Master Rally Obedience signs 
        • Learn to polish up you and your dog’s ring routine with an emphasis on focus and mental stamina for working
        • Continue to build on your Rally Advance skills and become proficient in new exercises such as back up, moving stand, distance commands/signals, spirals/serpentines with distraction and left/right spins
        • You will have the opportunity to practice various courses with Excellent/Master signs
        • You will learn how you are scored, what deductions are taken and the causes for NQ’s

        Prerequisites

         

        • Completion of Rally-O 3: Intermediate/Advanced or passing a 1-on-1 paid evaluation
          Cristina Ralph with three pointers

          Meet Your Rally Instructors!

          We’re partnering with the duo from For All Paws  – Diana Hsu and Cristina Ralph who are passionate about performance sports and are eager to share their unique experience trialing and competing their dogs in a multitude of sports included, Rally, Obedience, Scent Detection, Field/Water Hunt Tests, Barn Hunt and Dock Diving.

          After seeing many aspiring handlers encounter difficulties in competitive dog sports due to ring stress and inadequate trial preparation, they are eager to share their experience and perspective on how to combat these common trialing challenges. 

          Program Tuition

          $415 plus HST for Level 1, 6-week course

          $360 plus HST for Levels 2 and above, 6-week course

          Level 1 class is 75 minutes in duration (15 minutes is allotted for Q&A and troubleshooting and breaks). Levels 2 and above are 50 minutes in duration.

          1:3 ratio for Instructor to Students

          For details regarding class/training policies, please see our Policy page:

          Where and When?

          Competitive Rally-O 1: Fundamentals

          South Etobicoke – Thursdays, August 1-September 5

          Competitive Rally-O 2 & 3 Split: Novice/Intermediate

          South Etobicoke – Thursdays, August 1-September 5

           

          Okay, I’m Ready to Go!

          This is an advanced class.  Please see all the prerequisites.

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