Introduction to Rally Obedience
Rally Obedience, Rally-O, is a new sport being launched in the UK. It is based on the original sport developed by Charles Kramer in the USA 10 years ago.
It aims to bring a fun new challenge to pet dog owners, all that is needed are some basic obedience skills. Rally-O is an easy sport for handlers and dogs to partake in and yet is very good for both re-inforcing existing handling skills and assisting in developing new levels of obedience and control.
Set obedience style exercises are written out on signs (referred to as 'stations') and placed on numbered cones for the team (dog and handler) to negotiate their way around. It is an Obedience Obstacle Course.
Participants have to complete the Obedience exercise at each station before moving on to the next. At beginners level their are around 14 stations to complete. Each team is marked on its performance at each station (or rather marked down for lack of performance...!) and the team with the best score at the end of the runs is the winner. The competitive aspect of Rally-O encompasses the others taking part but, particularly at the early stages, primarily it is the personal challenge of each handler and dog to perform as well as possible.
There are 3 levels of difficulty to compete in, determined by course layout, length and station exercise. With 75 different station exercises there is plenty to work towards.
We aim to take you from beginner level onwards, as far as you wish to go, right up to competition level.
As well as Intro to Rally Obedience workshops we run a series of classes for those wishing to pursue the sport after an initial taster.
Intro to Rally Obedience Workshops are run on occasional Saturdays and are designed to give you a brief over-view of the sport and a chance to have a go. Weekly classes are then available for those wanting to continue as a bit of fun, as an alternative to other sports or as a means to keep their obedience training fresh and exciting.
Please call for further details.
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