Introduction to Rally Obedience

Are you unsure about which class to take at the Gas City Dog Club? The following is a comprehensive description of each type of class offered at our club. Ranging from basic obedience to specialized courses like agility or scent work, there's a lot for your dog to learn!

Important notes regarding all classes

Introduction to Rally Obedience

When?

Mondays - 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Next Session: September 2022

Description

Registration Fee - $140.00/6 weeks

Rally Obedience is a type of dog sport based on obedience. It shares aspects of both obedience and agility.  In this sport, the dogs and handlers progress through a designated course performing obedience commands based on the signs posted along the course. This course covers the basics of rally obedience, including a variety of commands and an overview of following directional signs through an obstacle course. In rally obedience, attitude is more important than precision.

Training Prerequisite: Dogs must have completed an introductory obedience course, such as the Small or Large Breed Obedience class held at the club.  Handlers must be able to control their dogs.  Dogs must be of sound body, have good joints and muscle tone.  Emphasis will be on control, safety and fun; this course isn't a contest or a race!

Lessons Covered:

  • Reviewing basic obedience commands including Sit, Down, Stay, Stop, and Go
  • Learning a variety of more advanced maneuvers, including Figure-8, Spirals, Fronts and Finishes, and a variety of pivots and turns.
  • Following directional signs through a course of ten to twenty commands
  • Staying tuned into the handler at all times, fostering a sense of teamwork and cooperation
  • Working in an environment with other dogs around
  • Developing the bond between handler and dog by working together toward a shared goal
  • Other areas are covered as well, with any questions answered.

Next Steps: Dogs who complete Rally Obedience may enjoy courses in agility or scent work, among others

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When?

Mondays - 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Next Session: September 2022

Pre-Registration Not Required

Registration Fee: $10.00/drop-in session or $100 for a12-session punch card

NOTE:  In order to provide the best possible experience for dog and handler, the Gas City Dog Club reserves the right to control the number of dogs present in the training room during the drop-in session.

Other Classes

Important Notes Regarding All Classes

The following points apply to all classes offered at the Gas City Dog Club.

For more information, please call (403) 528-DOGS(3647). You can also call Sterling Hinch at (403) 526-6779. Please leave a message if not answered right away.