Rally is half way between formal obedience and agility. Its the quickest growing recognized AKC competitive sport. Come out and see what fun you can have with your 4-legged partner, while you build your companion’s skills or motivate your dog for higher levels in obedience or agility. Rally encourages talking with your dog as the team negotiates a course or practiced routines.
The team of dog and handler moves continuously at a brisk, but normal, pace with the dog under control at the handler's left side. There should be a sense of teamwork between the dog and handler both during the numbered exercises and between the exercise signs; however, perfect "heel position" is not required. Unlimited communication from the handler to the dog is to be encouraged and not penalized. Rally provides a link from the Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) program to obedience or agility competition, both for dogs and handlers. In addition, rally promotes fun and enjoyment for dogs at all levels of competition.
Brenda Young teaches and competes in Rally and Obedience and has also taught Puppy Class for the kennel club. Brenda has been training dogs for about 8 years and Ruby was her first "competition dog". Brenda's dogs have titled in obedience, rally, draft and are certified for therapy work through Delta Society and Therapy Dogs International. Brenda says: "I train using positive reinforcement. My dog training idol is Brenda Aloff of Heaven on Arf and my favorite 'starter' training book is The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller."
Companion Dog (CD)
Novice Draft Dog (NDD)
Therapy Dogs International (TDI)
Delta Society Pet Partners
Rally Novice (RN)
Rally Advanced (RA)
Rally Excellent (RE)
Canine Good Citizen (CGC).
"Ruby" Charming Ruby Angel, CD, RE, NDD, Delta Dog, CGC
"Cruise" Highview In Motion At Aladiana, CD, RE, NDD, TDI, CGC