6 months of age and older. The new dog sport that is taking the nation by storm, Rally was designed with the traditional pet owner in mind, but it can still be very challenging for those who enjoy higher levels of competition. A rally course includes 10 to 20 stations, depending on the level, and features a different behavior to be performed at each station. The main objective of Rally is to produce dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, public places and in the presence of other dogs, in a manner that will reflect positively on the sport of rally at all times and under all conditions.
This is the first level for those just getting started in competition. All exercises are performed with the dog on a leash. The behaviors at each station vary from turning 360 degrees to changing paces during the course.
This is the second level and all exercises are performed off-leash. The course includes more difficult behaviors such as jumping over a hurdle as well as calling your dog to the front of you instead of to a heel position.
This third and highest level of AKC Rally is the most challenging. All exercises are performed off-leash and handlers are only allowed to encourage their dogs verbally. Behaviors include, among others, backing up three steps while the dog stays in the heel position and a moving stand while the handler walks around the dog.
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