What is Rally Obedience?
Rally Obedience is a form of dog obedience with a total focus on fun and excitement for both the dog and the handler. Dog and handler teams follow an obstacle course of obedience exercises, performing the exercises indicated by 10-20 consecutive signs. In Rally the emphasis is on the relationship between the handler and dog, therefore handlers may talk to their dogs and praise them throughout the course. Handlers can even use hand signals, point, and in Novice and Advanced levels, clap their hands as often as necessary–this is not only allowed, it is encouraged.
How Will My Dog Benefit From Rally Obedience?
There are many benefits to participating in Tecla’s K-9 Academyʼs Rally Obedience classes. Dogs enjoy having a job and when you take one of our Rally classes, you will be teaching your dog many fine-tuned obedience commands that will engage them mentally. Along with this mental workout, your dog is getting a physical workout. And, perhaps the most important benefit is that we have seen the relationships of dogs and their owners grow, strengthen, and reach levels owners never dreamed they could achieve!
How Do I Get Started?
To enroll in our Rally I class you can click the “sign up now” button, call our office at (410) 461-DOGS or email us. We do require our Purely Positive Puppy class or our Basic Obedience I class as a prerequisite to our Rally I class. If you have prior obedience experience, we are happy to meet with you for a one hour private session to evaluate your dog and get you started with our program so that you can make the most of your Rally experience!