Obedience, & Rally Obedience

Rally Obedience I Rally Obedience II Creating Rapt Attention Pre-Novice Competitive Obedience Novice Competitive Obedience Rally Freestyle Elements

RALLY WORKSHOP!!!!

Offered monthly, our workshop will spend some time on specific skills and then finish with several run-throughs. 

Each dog/handler team will be able to work at their level and learn some things to help them move forward in completion.  Whether you are in a class or just want more practice in Rally Obedience or are working toward an RAE, we can help you.

Next Rally Workshop (all levels welcome!):

TBA - (Contact Risë with your request)

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Rally Obedience (Rally-O!)

Rally Obedience is a great way to ease into the world of competitive dog obedience, and it also improves your dog's heeling skills.  A fun, low-pressure companion dog sport for you and your dog to enjoy. Rally Obedience is sweeping the obedience scene! At the judge's command of "forward", the dog/handler team heels throughout a course of "stations", each with a different challenge. Unlimited communication from handler to dog is encouraged and not penalized. Rally Obedience is now offered by several venues including AKC, APDT, and UKC. There are three levels: Novice, Advanced and Excellent.

    Class Information & Cost:
  • Class sessions are one hour per week for six weeks unless noted.
  • The cost is $115 for six week classes if paid at least one week in advance or $130 if paid the week the class begins.
  • Classes for returning students are $110.
  • Approximate class size 6
  • Eligibility: Pup Preschool or Training Basics in last 12 months (or equal skill level), reliable sit & down, 6 months, and can work around other dogs and people.

Rally-Obedience I Novice Classes

Rally-Obedience I Novice classes consist of six sessions, one hour per week. Eligibility: Training Basics, previous Rally-O! experience or instructor approval.

Next class begins:

  • TBA (Check Competitive Obedience)

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Rally-Obedience II Advanced/Excellent

Rally-Obedience II Advanced/Excellent  classes are one hour per week for six weeks. Eligibility: Rally-O! Novice Class, previous Rally-O! experience or instructor approval. Rally Win
  • TBA

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Competitive Obedience

Competitive Obedience

If your dog has a serious case of the smarts, you both might enjoy the fun, educational dog sport of competitive obedience. You will learn the skills you need to be successful in obedience trials and for a well-behaved pet. Classes include: Pre-Novice Competitive Obedience and Competitive Obedience which pick up where Pre-Novice ends and will continue on through Utility as needed. We use only positive methods to train in this class.  No pinch/prong collars or harsh corrections, please!  Our dogs do well because they are having fun!

    Class Information & Cost:
  • Class sessions are one hour per week for six weeks unless noted.
  • The cost is $115 for six week classes if paid at least one week in advance or $130 if paid the week the class begins.
  • Classes for returning students are $110.
  • Eligibility: Puppy Training Class or Training Basics.
  • Approximate class size 4-8

Pre-Novice Competitive Obedience . This 6-week course will give you an excellent start towards your dog's Companion Dog title! Teams work on building attention, heel work, and responsiveness.  Interested in Rally-O?  This is the best place to start!

 

Pre-Novice Competitive Obedience Classes

  • Eligibility: Mastery of sit, down, stay, and loose leash work.
  • Next class begins:  

    Because the level of expertise and progress of the dogs is so varied, I am not going to offer pre-novice or competitive obedience during the spring/summer.  Instead, I will be available for private lessons so that I can specifically address the needs of YOUR team.

    These are my private lesson dates for spring/summer.  A half-hour is $25. (Slightly more than you would pay for a class.) We can work on anything you choose for that time.  Many students have found an occasional private to be very helpful in their progress in training and handling.  Please contact me for specific times. 

     

    4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

    5/17, 5/31, 6/21, 6/28

    7/19, 7/26, 8/16, 8/30

     

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Competitive Obedience  Presented in six-week sessions, Competitive Obedience follows Pre-Novice (the last scheduled hour) and focuses on the individual trainers/teams' needs for advancing through Novice, Open, and Utility competition.  The class repeats every six weeks in this time slot.

Competitive Obedience

  • Eligibility: Mastery of sit, down, and short duration stays. Beginnings of attention and good heel work.
  • Next class begins:

    Because the level of expertise and progress of the dogs is so varied, I am not going to offer pre-novice or competitive obedience during the spring/summer.  Instead, I will be available for private lessons so that I can specifically address the needs of YOUR team.

    These are my private lesson dates for spring/summer.  A half-hour is $25. (Slightly more than you would pay for a class.) We can work on anything you choose for that time.  Many students have found an occasional private to be very helpful in their progress in training and handling.  Please contact me for specific times. 

     

    4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

    5/17, 5/31, 6/21, 6/28

    7/19, 7/26, 8/16, 8/30

Reserve my spot!

 

I'm interested but need more info.

Rally Freestyle Elements

"Rally-FrEe is a unique sport combining trick behaviors of Canine Musical Freestyle with the structure and format of Rally-Obedience. It emphasizes the precise execution of fundamental freestyle and obedience skills while encouraging creative and novel behaviors on a Rally-Obedience style course. Rally-FrEe encourages the use of positive-reinforcement training methods that strengthen teamwork and fosters a reciprocal learning process between dog and handler."

 

  • If you enjoy teaching your dog tricks and novel behaviors
  • If you strive for precision in obedience skills
  • If you want to strengthen the working relationship between you and your dog
  • If you want to be part of a progressive style of training
  • If you are looking for an enjoyable and supportive competitor experience
     
  • Wednesday at (11/6) 7:30pm with Carrol
    Please note:  Class fees are non-refundable.  Classes are to be attended as scheduled.