Rally Classes

Here is a listing of GCOC Rally course descriptions. To register and pay for your enrollment in these classes, go to our Class Calendar.
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Rally Novice

This class is an introduction to the Rally novice signs, rules and regulations. Teams learn the correct performance of each of the AKC Rally Novice signs and practice running short sequences of signs. Upon completion of this class, teams may be ready to compete in Rally Novice (dependent on skill levels of dogs and handlers). Knowledge of both finishes is helpful but not required. This class is not designed to teach the skills needed to compete in Rally Novice; it is expected that participants are already proficient in loose-leash heeling, short stays and other basic obedience skills.

Prerequisite: Foundations class or Skill Verification
Length: 6 weeks

 


Rally Novice Ring Ready

This class is designed to provide experience in running AKC Novice level courses and to ensure that handlers are familiar with AKC Rally Novice rules and regulations. Dogs should be fairly proficient in heeling and short stays. Class participants will receive practice in running courses and will review rules and regulations including scoring requirement.


Prerequisite: Rally Novice
Length: 6 weeks



Rally Intermediate Skills


This class introduces teams to the skills that are needed to compete in Rally Advanced and Excellent. Teams will practice the following skills: stands, "leave its," off-lead heeling, moving down, moving stand, heeling backwards, and pivots. Rally Advanced and Excellent signs may be introduced.
 
Prerequisite: Rally Novice Ring Ready or Rally Novice Title on Enrolled Dog
Length: 6 weeks




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Teams learn the correct performance of Rally Advanced and Excellent signs. Class participants will also practice short sign sequences. The rules and regulations for Rally Advanced and Excellent are reviewed. This class is designed for students who are preparing to compete in Rally Advanced. This class assumes that students are able to perform (to some degree) the skills listed in the Rally Intermediate class, although the instructor will assist students who have difficulty with any of the skills. To successfully participate in this class, students should have some experience in the following skills: pivots, heeling backwards, moving stands, moving downs, "leave its" and stands. If not, students should consider enrolling in a Rally Intermediate class first.

Prerequisite: Rally Intermediate Skills
or Skill Verification
Length: 6 weeks
 


Rally Advanced/Excellent Ring Ready

This class is designed to provide experience in running AKC Advanced and Excellent level courses and to ensure that handlers are familiar with AKC Rally Advanced/Excellent rules and regulations. Dogs should be fairly proficient in performing all signs and skills required at every level of Rally. Class participants will receive practice and coaching in running courses.

Prerequisite: Rally Advanced/Excellent or Skill/Knowledge Verification
Length: 6 weeks



Introduction to APDT Rally

This class focuses on APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) style rally obedience and is taught by an experienced APDT competitor.  We will discuss APDT rules, as well as the various titles that can be earned. The signs for each level will be reviewed, and each week we will run a course using them.


Prerequisite: AKC Rally Novice or Skill Verification
Length: 4 weeks



For more information about the Greater Columbia Obedience Club's Rally program, please send us an email.


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