RALLY INTRO LEVEL 1&2
Rally is a great way to learn how to start competing for the first time or with a new dog. You can talk to your dog, give praise, encouragement and body cues to perform each sign. Remember, all dogs including mixed breeds can now compete in AKC dog sports.
AKC rules, skills (turns, fronts, finishes, serpentines, & figure 8s) will be taught. Each week will include practice courses. Dogs perform on leash in Novice.
Pre-requisites: Dog can walk on Loose Leash while in the "heel" position. Solid Stays while handler circles the dog in a Sit, Down, & Stand position. To learn more about getting started in Rally, and how to register your dog with AKC, go to: http://www.akc.org/events/rally/getting_started.cfm
The Rally for Beginners course is split into two 6 week sessions to provide sufficient time to learn all the new skills and the 36 Novice signs. Graduates of Rally for Beginners - 1 will be invited to attend Rally for Beginners - 2 at a later date.