Rally Classes

AKC Beginner Rally Class

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

Prerequisites: Basic Obedience (AKC Beginner Novice/Novice) performance required- this includes heeling on a loose leash, sit, stand, down, come to front, and returning to heel from a front position in both directions. Does not have to perfect (instructors are happy to work on improving these skills), but a must have a general understanding of these commands.

Summary:  This class will introduce all of the novice rally signs, as well as some of the intermediate signs over the course of the 8 weeks, including techniques for performing each exercise, basic training tips as needed, and how to run a course. The instructors will cover rules and regulations that apply to rally competition. A practice novice/intermediate course (12-15 stations) will be set up to practice weekly, with emphasis on the signs taught that week (additional signs not covered yet in class may also be used but explained during the course walk-through). The instructors will add skills/signs in weekly at students’ requests

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

AKC Advanced Rally

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

Prerequisites: Students should be working at an AKC Advanced Rally level.  Sit, stand, down, come with returning to heel position in both directions, stay, and heel off leash (or working towards off leash heeling).

Summary:  Advanced, Excellent, and Master level rally signs will be introduced and practiced. Heeling while backing up, moving stands, and moving downs will be among the skills taught in this class, in addition to covering the signs. 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 aimedat those exhibitors that are currently working at the Advanced and Excellent levels but need morepractice. There will be input on how specific signs should be executed as well as 4training tips aseach team works the course. A practice advanced/excellent/masters course (12-18 stations on average) will be set up to practice weekly, with emphasis on the signs taught that week (additional signs not covered yet in class may also be used but explained during the course walk-through). The instructors will add skills/signs in weekly at students’ request

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