Rally

The rally classes require prior instructor approval.  Classes are $80 member/$120 non-member for eight weeks, unless otherwise noted.

The three basic class descriptions are:

Beginner – 

Advanced – 

Drop-in



Beginner

Target Dog and age range:
Those needing beginning rally skills, 1 year and up.

Goals:
To prepare dogs who have some basic obedience skills for competition in Rally Obedience Novice/Level 1, obedience, and/or agility and to practice obedience fundamentals in a fun and exciting way.

Prerequisite skills:

  1. Some degree of stationary attention
  2. Some degree of moving attention
  3. Walk at the handler’s left side on a loose leash
  4. Sit, down, and come on command

It is recommended that the dog and handler complete a basic obedience class, which covers the above skills using positive reinforcement methods before enrolling in this class. The Beginning Clicker and/or Canine Good Citizen classes are recommended. Other dog/handler teams will need to be evaluated before or during the first class.

Skills covered in class:
AKC Rally Novice Exercises and APDT Level 1 exercises, including on-leash heeling, several types of turns and pivots, sit, down, stay, come, finish, spiral and others.

Promotion requirements:
Passing score on complete Rally Novice/Level 1 course

Class size and duration:

  • Maximum 8 dog/handler teams
  • 8 weeks
  • 1 hour per week

Equipment provided by the handler:

  • Collar (buckle, quick release, or martingale)
  • Leash (4-6ft fabric or leather)
  • Variety of soft, bite-sized treats
  • Clicker (optional)

Equipment provided by GLKC:

  • Obedience Jumps

Contact:
Education Committee Chair for more information



Advanced 

Target Dog and age range:
Those ready for Advanced/Excellent or Level 2/3 Rally skills, 1 year and up (growth plates must have closed to perform jumps).

Goals:
To prepare dogs with Rally 1 experience for competition in Rally Obedience Novice/Level 1 through Excellent/Level 3.

Prerequisite skills:
Completion of the Beginner Rally Class or equivalent

Skills covered in class:

  • AKC Advanced and Excellent exercises
  • APDT Level 2 and Level 3 exercises
  • Review Novice/Level 1 exercises
  • Transition to Off-lead Heeling
  • Advanced stationary exercises
  • Advanced pivots
  • Advanced fronts
  • Offset figure eight
  • Jumps
  • Stand for exam

Promotion requirements:
Not applicable

Class size and duration:

  • Maximum 8 dog/handler teams
  • 8 weeks
  • 1 hour per week

Equipment provided by the handler:

  • Collar (buckle, quick release, or martingale)
  • Leash (4-6ft fabric or leather)
  • Variety of soft, bite-sized treats
  • Clicker
  • Retrieve object for APDT Level 3 bonus exercise

Equipment provided by GLKC:

  • Obedience Jumps
  • Ring gates
  • Mats

Contact:
Education Committee Chair for more information



Drop-in 

Target Dog and age range:
Those competing in Excellent/Level 3, who have mastered all current rally exercises and have attended multiple continuing rally classes, who are no longer in need of instruction but wish to practice rally courses.

Goals:
Practice courses

Prerequisite skills:
Completion of the Advanced Rally Class or equivalent

Skills covered in class:
Not applicable

Promotion requirements:
Not applicable

Class size and duration:

  • Unlimited as no instruction is proved
  • Times announced by email to interested handlers
  • 1 hour per week

Equipment provided by the handler:

  • Collar (buckle, quick release, or martingale)
  • Leash (4-6ft fabric or leather)
  • Variety of soft, bite-sized treats
  • Clicker
  • Retrieve object for APDT Level 3 bonus exercise

Equipment provided by GLKC:

  • Obedience Jumps
  • Ring gates
  • Mats

Contact:
Education Committee Chair for more information