Rally-O Classes

        Obedience With a Joyful Flare

What is Rally-O?

Think obedience is boring?  Think again!

Rally obedience is a fun sport where dog and handler navigate a course of 15-20 signs, each of which has an obedience skill or a trick to complete.  It is a great low impact sport for puppies, older dogs or dogs with a history of joint issues.

Rally allows you to talk to your dog and has less strict rules around heeling and execution of the obedience tricks.  This allows you to add a little bit of your own style to your performance.

I focus on developing strong foundations in engagement, enthusiasm and body awareness.

Find the Class that Fits for You!

PuppySTARS – Tricked into Rally-0

For dogs 8 weeks to 12 months
  • Focus, fun, engagement and more FUN!
  • Learn clear communication skills needed for rally-obedience and every day life
  • Learn fun tricks to build your puppy’s confidence and teach them obedience at the same time!
  • Arousal control – learn how to control your dogs excitement level including how to settle them when needed

Rally Foundations

Three Part Series
  • These indoor classes focus on the fundamentals of engagement.  How do we get it, what do we do when we don’t have it and how do we reduce the reinforcement needed to keep it.
  • Learn how to develop a fluent, animated heel.
  • Postiion changes – what are the best ones for rally-obedience and how do we teach them?
  • Access to WagTails Rally Facebook support group with unlimited video feedback

Part 1 - Heeling & Engagement

This class focuses largely on building offered engagement (a dog that WANTS to work with you) with the addition of some distractions. 

We also focus heavily on building the heel position.

Part 2 - Position Changes & Fronts

Sit, down, stand, stay with distractions and fronts (sit infront of you).  Did you know there are two ways a dog can sit?  One of them is better for Rally!

We also continue to build the heel position including adding turns.

Part 3 - Putting it all Together

Add duration to your heel and incorporate your position changes!

At the end of this class you will be ready to start testing out your skills on a rally course!

Rally Foundations

Novice Rally

Two Part Series
  • You have the foundations, now it is time to learn the signs!
  • Learn startegies to maintain enthusiastic engagement throughout a course.
  • What to do when things go wrong.
  • Access to WagTails Rally Facebook support group for unlimited video feedback