Beginning Rally

This class provides an opportunity to enhance basic obedience skills in a less formal setting, and prepares you and your dog for Novice Rally competition, if that is your goal. Courses follow consecutive numbered cones with signs instructing the performance of a particular skill. All exercises are on lead. Handlers are encouraged to frequently communicate with and praise their dogs. Most of all, this class should be fun for both of you. For dogs 6 months and older.
Topics include:

  • Learn the signs used in Rally
  • Practice course navigation
  • Learn rules for competition

Equipment needed:

  • 6-foot leash (leather or fabric, comfortable in your hand)
  • An appropriate collar for training purposes
  • If using treats, a pocket with small, soft, tasty treats


Dogs should able to participate safely in a class situation around people and dogs. Handler/dog team must have completed Beginning Obedience or can demonstrate the dog’s ability to walk on a loose lead, sit, down, come, and stay on lead. Exceptions allowed with instructor’s approval.