AKC Rally® is a companion sport to AKC Obedience. It requires teamwork between dog and handler along with performance skills similar to obedience. Rally provides an excellent introduction to AKC events for new dogs and handlers, and can provide a challenging opportunity for competitors in other events to strengthen their skills. All dogs are eligible to compete in rally. Handlers can talk to dogs, repeat commands and use whistles/claps and other sounds to encourage dogs while competing in Rally in front of a judge.
Rally I and Rally II classes run concurrently. Rally II will run course set up, while Rally I students are learning signs. Then Rally II students work on new signs while Rally I students run course. All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs, are welcome to participate in our rally classes!
Contact: Sharon Hartjes at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
$110 non-members; $55 members
$10.00 discount to non-members if completed application is received at least 1 week before class start. Coupon Code: EBD
Additional $10.00 discount to non-members with a continuing class coupon provided by previous instructor.
This 6 week class has an established curriculum. This class is for dogs who already know basic obedience (heel, sit, down, stay) and want to learn Rally Novice. All 36 AKC Novice signs will be taught and reviewed. Students will receive ring experience running courses. Many trainees take this class more than one time to learn the rally signs and then to improve their skills with the signs for Rally competition. Week 7 is a Mock Trial.
Dates: Saturday February 3-March 10
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Instructors: S. Hartjes, Assistant:
This class will teach Rally Advanced and Excellent skills, signs and courses. This class is for dogs who have been through Rally Level 1 or have been trained to a Rally Novice level and are ready to move on to learn Rally Advanced and Excellent skills. This class may be taken more than once since all of the Advanced and Excellent signs will be introduced in a 6 week session, few dogs will improve the skills to a competition level in just 6 weeks. Week 7 is Mock Trial.
We will not be offering Winter classes
Dates: Sundays, Mar. 5th thru April 23rd
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Instructors: K. Albright/S. Hartjes
Note: No classes March 19th or April 16th
Dates: Tuesday, September 5 thru October 10
Time: 7:35 - 8:35 PM
Instructors: K. Albright /S. Hartjes
Obedience & Rally Run-Thrus
Fee: $6 first run/$5 second run
Contact Kelly White: email@example.com