Rally offers both the dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. The canine team moves at their own pace, very similar to rally-style auto racing. Rally was designed with the traditional pet owner in mind, but it can still be very challenging for those who enjoy higher levels of competition. The Canine Star Training Academy, Inc. is offering a seminar. Please, print, complete and return the following form by mail. There is also more information below the flyer explaining the AKC levels of competition.
AKC Rally Levels of Competition
Novice – This is the first level for those just getting started in competition.All exercises are performed with the dog on leash.There is a requirement of 10-15 stations to complete with no more than five stationary exercises.The exercises performed vary from turning 360 degrees to changing paces during the course. Exhibitors at this level may clap their hands and pat their legs through the course. Signs 1-36
Advanced – This is the second level, which includes more difficult exercises throughout the course.All exercises are performed off-leash.There is a requirement of 12-17 stations with no more than seven stationary exercises.Exercises include a jump as well as calling your dog to the front of you instead of to a heel position. Signs 101-118
Excellent – This third and highest level of AKC Rally is the most challenging. Exercises are performed off-leash except for the honor exercise.There is a requirement of 15-20 stations, with no more than 7 stationary exercises.Handlers are only allowed to encourage their dogs verbally. Physical encouragement is not allowed at this level.The Excellent-level exercises include backing up three steps, while the dog stays in the heel position and a moving stand, while the handler walks around the dog. Signs 201 – 211, 298, 299
This 7 week class is designed to introduce the first 36 signs in rally obedience. This will be taught by learning the signs individually, then incorporating the signs in small courses, preparing the team for Novice competition.
The fee for the program (one day-a-week for seven weeks) is $75.00.
Please complete the pre-registration form below and one of our trainers will contact you regarding registering for a class. We have something for everyone and we want to make sure we are meeting your needs. After talking with our trainer, you will be registered in the class. You will be asked to pay when you come to your first scheduled class. We take cash, local checks, and major credit/debit cards. You may also contact us by phone at (321) 266-3531.