Interested in the sport of Rally-Obedience? Come see why we love this sport!
Rally focuses on teamwork; You and your dog will work together as you navigate a course of signs with various skills presented on them. Heel from sign to sign and perform the exercise. It is a fabulous way to bond with your dog, work on your skills, perfect your communication and have a great time! We will be focusing on World Cynosport Rally; which allows rewards in the ring at certain times to make the experience super positive. There is no sterile obedience here – we want happy, prancy dogs and handlers having fun!
For September, we are offering a ‘Crash Course’ in the sport to teach everyone the basics. Following up in October will be workshops and private sessions with highly sought after WCRL Judge Taylor Brooks. Hone your skills and come compete at our epic trial in November, held in Louisa, VA!
Sept 1: Sign Language. (No dogs at this class). Learn all the basics of rally; rules, etiquette, interpreting signs, proper walk throughs, etc.
Sept 8: Stationary Positions. (Bring your pups!) These include sit, down, stand, front and finish, as well as walk arounds. We will also touch on the all important concept of getting focus and handling distractions.
Sept 22: Moving Exercises. (Bring your pups!) These include turns, front to forward, cone exercises, and basic heeling. We will also talk about communication and giving clear cues to your dog.
Sept 29: Putting it together. (Bring your pups!) We will run mini courses to put the skills together.
Classes will run from 6:00p – 7:30p
Cost: $120 (passes can be used at face value)
Open to all ages/breed/skill level. (Your dog must be at least 6 months old to compete). You should have general control over your dog and be able to work with other dogs present. Questions? Let us know!