Rally Classes

 
Beginner and Intro to Rally

Prerequisites:  Dogs in this class must respond well to basic obedience commands such as sit, down, come, stay and be able to heel on a relatively loose leash.  Prior obedience training classes are recommended.  The dogs must be well socialized and be able to work and focus in a group environment.

Objectives:  Dogs and handlers will be introduced to Rally Obedience and all the signs, rules, and differences associated with the entry levels for the three primary venues of Rally which are WCR (formerly APDT), AKC, and UKC.  By the end of the session, students should be able to guide their dogs thru courses equivalent to Novice or Level 1 competition sequences all of which are handled with the dog on leash.

CLASS FEES:  $120 for members and $136 for non-members.  Class sessions are one hour for eight weeks with a maximum of 6 dogs.

AKC Beginner Rally Class

Alternate and Drop in: Yes, Student must be familiar with beginner rally signs.  Teaching is sequential and a new student would have missed learning signs.

Prerequisites: Basic Obedience performance required.  Sit, down, stay and heel on a loose leash.  Does not have to be perfect but have a general understanding of these commands.

Summary:  This class introduces all of the Beginner rally signs giving information on techniques for executing each exercise, how to run a course and basic training tips as needed. The instructor will cover rules and regulations that apply to rally competition. Beginner rally courses will be set up for practice.

CLASS FEES:  $120 for members and $136 for non-members.  Class sessions are one hour for eight weeks with a maximum of 8 dogs.

Intermediate and Advanced Rally

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of the Beginner Rally class or a qualifying leg from any Rally organization at the Novice or Level 1 level.

Objectives:  In this class, handlers will learn the Intermediate and Advanced signs for the three primary venues of Rally which are WCR (formerly APDT), AKC, and UKC.  All exercises are performed off leash but handlers may use a leash while learning new signs if necessary.  Dogs should be able to jump low bars as several of the signs at this level require jumps.

CLASS FEES:  $120 for members and $136 for non-members.  Class sessions are one hour for eight weeks with a maximum of 6 dogs.

AKC Advanced Rally
Alternate and Drop in: Yes, Student must be familiar with advanced rally signs.

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Rally.  Sit, down, stay and heel off leash.

Summary:  Advanced and Excellent level rally signs will be introduced and practiced. This class is perfect for those still working at the novice level so that they will be able to transition to the advanced level smoothly. It is also aimed at those exhibitors that are currently working at the Advanced and Excellent levels but need more practice. There will be input on how specific signs should be executed as well as training tips as each team works the course.

CLASS FEES:  $120 for members and $136 for non-members.  Class sessions are one hour for eight weeks with a maximum of 8 dogs.