What Is Rally Obedience

Rally obedience is a companion sport to traditional obedience, designed to showcase teamwork between the dog and handler.  This sport is a wonderful mix of fun, challenge, and action – so it is not surprising that it is rapidly gaining popularity throughout North America.  Dog/handler teams move continuously throughout a course of 10-20 signs with the dog under control at the handler’s left side. Each sign indicates a specific exercise to be performed. The exercises include numerous heeling moves, and at higher levels, jumps, sit/stay, and hand signals. 
Unlike traditional obedience, handlers may praise and encourage their dog throughout the course. Although each performance is timed, having a good race time is not the goal; it’s all about working as a team while performing the skills, with the dog under control.  Rally obedience classes and trials are open to all breeds and mixed-breed dogs.

Dogs are required to have successfully completed a beginner obedience class.  

Fee: $100.  Classes run one hour per week for 6 weeks

Registration is limited so register early to avoid disappointment.  If you are uncertain which class to register for, please contact the Training Director at 306-359-6909.

You will be required to have a collar that will control your dog and a six foot leash of either cloth or leather.  Harnesses, retractable, chain or rope leashes are not allowed.  No one under the age of 16 years will be allowed to handle a dog in the adult classes.  Equipment will be available for sale if you do not have it.  Please wear comfortable shoes. 

Students will be allowed into the building one at a time, five minutes before the scheduled start time.  All students must sanitize their hands upon entering the building.   Social distancing must be adhered to at all times.  Dogs are not permitted to be in contact with students or other dogs.  No other areas of the building will be accessible. Washrooms will not be available.  Due to physical distancing requirements and limits on crowd sizes, no spectators are allowed in the building at this time. 

 

Register

NoviceFee: $100.  Classes run one hour per week for 6 weeks

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed the Beginner Obedience class

In this class you will learn the rally novice signs that you would see in a rally novice course.

 

Intermediate / AdvancedFee: $100.  Classes run one hour per week for 6 weeks

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed the Novice Rally Class

In this class, you will learn all the new signs for these levels including the equipment signs (jumps, tunnels, and weaves).

 

Excellent /Masters Fee: $100.  Classes run one hour per week for 6 weeks

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed the Intermediate / Advanced Rally Class.

In this class new signs and equipment are introduced. Courses similar to what you would encounter in a trial are set up.