Rally Obedience (Rally-O)
The purpose of Rally Obedience is to demonstrate a dog's usefulness as a companion of mankind, not merely the dog's ability to follow specified routines in the ring. Dogs who participate in Rally-O are dogs that have been trained and conditioned to compete at Novice level and in the presence of other dogs.
The objective of Rally-O is to provide a fast-moving and motivational sport for both handler and dog that demonstrates competency in basic Obedience exercises without the precision of the formal Obedience Classes. Dogs in Rally-O events should demonstrate willingness and enjoyment. To that end, handlers may use verbal praise and encouragement of the dog on the Rally-O course.
Rally Obedience is available to dogs who have been trained to a Class 3 obedience standard. Dogs and handlers who wish to participate in Rally Obedience must be assessed by our Rally Obedience Training Coordinator on a Monday night training night prior to admission to Rally Obedience classes.