In this class we will introduce you to the various signs and corresponding exercises used in rally competition. We'll work on various course configurations to develop your comfort level with various transitions between exercises. UKC signs will also be introduced.
AKC Rally Competition allows a dog and handler team to work at its own pace, with the dog heeling at signs placed throughout the course. Each sign contains an exercise illustrated with symbols. In total there are 50 exercise signs that judges may use to design the courses, and the number of required exercise can increase with each level of competition. “AKC Rally is a fun, low-stress way for people to enjoy their dogs," said Patricia Krause, associate vice president, Companion Dog Events. "AKC Rally takes the average pet owner a step beyond Canine Good Citizen and basic obedience training and into the exciting world of AKC canine sports."
Obedience & Rally Classes
Our competition level obedience classes will help your dog become ring ready for any level of competition. Although these classes are geared to American Kennel Club (AKC) obedience trials, many people who don't compete with their dog enjoy taking these classes to develop increased control and a stronger bond with their dog.
Reinforcement of all the Basic exercises, introduction to precision performance, effective corrections, contact exposure, and AKC obedience ring protocol.
Reinforcement of performance of all standard American Kennel Club (AKC) trial requirements, additional effective corrections, and introduction to off-lead performance.
Reinforcement of all standard AKC Open exercises with dogs who are reliable retrievers and steady jumpers. Emphasis on AKC trial requirements for Open competition.
$100 for one 9-week session, $160 for a punch card covering 2 consecutive 9-week class sessions ($40 savings). These cards must be used in two consecutive obedience sessions (for example summer and fall, or winter and spring) and only by the person who purchased it. The punch card provides a cost savings on class tuition for non-members who are not sure they wish to become members, but do want to continue training with us.
Introduction to and reinforcement of scent discrimination, directed retrieving, directed jumping, and signal exercises. Emphasis on AKC trail requirements for Utility competition.
Pre-Novice and Novice, as well as Grad-Novice and Open may be combined at the discretion of the Training Committee when inadequate class registrations exist.
W1314 Cedar Drive
Ixonia, WI 53036