Many of us are still not able to get out and about with our dogs due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Fortunately, there are some wonderful activities and titling opportunities in which we can participate while we wait for trials and shows to fully reopen around the country.
Information about the practice of showing your dog in an obedience or rally trial.
This is a maintenance concept I teach my dogs while learning the Broad Jump. It keeps their return to me after landing nice and tight.
If you’d like to have some challenging Advanced Rally course practice, I’d like to offer some to you.
As a collection of essays, this slim volume has the feel of a series of casual conversations with an experienced obedience competitor and instructor. Instead of discussing how to train particular exercises, Yunck shares her approach to training and trialing in stand-alone essays that run the gamut from weaning off food to dumbbell fit.
I am the program manager for the United Kennel Club (UKC) for Nosework, Obedience and Rally. UKC is a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company founded in 1898 and is the largest All-Breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries.
Because of the Pandemic, AKC laid off a substantial percentage of their staff and workers. The remaining staff must be overwhelmed trying to keep up amid the chaos. I have always counted on AKC to process the results of my efforts (scores from events), record and send the titles we’ve earned, and they have done a spectacular job.
If you make a mistake, so does your dog. Most of the deductions in Rally are caused by the Handler!!!
If you are considering judging obedience one very important factor is to be fair and consistent to all dogs that enter your ring.