Sandia Dog Obedience Club: Teaching people and their dogs for over 70 years.

Rally 

Rally - Novice (6-week class): The goal of this class is to introduce students and their dogs to the sport of Rally Obedience by teaching the Rally Novice signs with short courses and giving them a brief review of some of the basic AKC Rally regulations pertaining to showing.  Novice rally dogs will need to be crated when they are not performing exercises. The club has some crates, or you may bring your own.

Prerequisite: Obedience Basic Novice class: the dog must be able to walk on a loose leash, and sit, down, and stay on command.

Rally - Advanced and Intermediate Rally (6-week class): The goal of this class is to introduce students to the Rally Advanced signs and the exercises needed to perform them.  Exercises include preparation for and execution of pivots, jumping, side steps, advanced fronts, and other movements required to be able to perform the Advanced Rally signs along with choose to heel, chaining, and short courses to prepare the handler and dog to work off leash. Prerequisite: Rally Novice class or AKC RN title or approval of the instructor

Rally - Excellent Rally (8-week class): The goal of this class is to introduce students to the Rally Excellent signs and the exercises needed to perform them.  Exercises include moving stand, moving down, back up, remote work, send to jump, and other exercises along with short courses to practice what they have learned. Prerequisite: Rally Intermediate/Advanced class or AKC RA title or approval of the instructor

Rally - Master Rally (8-week class): The goal of this class is to introduce students to the Rally Master signs and the exercises needed to perform them.  Exercises include back up, back up and pivot, spins, send to cone, recall, and side steps and other exercises along with short courses to practice what they have learned. Prerequisite: Rally Excellent class or AKC RE title or approval of the instructor

Rally - Excellent/Master Combined Rally (8-week class): The goal of this class is to introduce students to the Rally Excellent and Master signs and the exercises needed to perform them.  Exercises include moving stand, moving down, back up, remote work, send to jump, back up and pivot, spins, send to cone, recall, master side steps and other exercises needed to perform the Excellent and Master Rally signs along with short courses to practice what they have learned. Prerequisite: Rally Intermediate/Advanced class or AKC RA title or approval of the instructor

Rally - Competition (8-week class): The goal of this class is to prepare upper-level Rally students to compete in either Advanced, Excellent, Master, RAE, or RACH depending on the level(s) being offered.  Very challenging full competition courses are run weekly.  Lecture topics include how to really learn the Rally signs, how to be prepared as the dog and handler team approach each sign, walking the course for competition, rules of the game (AKC Regulations), how to make judgment calls while in the ring, show preparation (short and long-term), ringside preparation, as well as how to prepare for unforeseen circumstances and other topics to help prepare the student to compete at this level in Rally. 

Rally – Drill: 

    1. The goal of these drills is to prepare dog and handler teams to compete in all levels of Rally at AKC trials and to perfect their performance with practice.
    2. Dog and handler teams must have a basic knowledge of all Rally exercises at the level they are entered.
    3. The instructor will develop and build courses at each level that will provide practical trial experience for dog and handler under competitive conditions.
    4. This is a sign-up drill weekly and dog and handler teams may attend after they have completed a class at the level they wish to attend drills and with the recommendation of their instructor or with approval of the drill instructor.