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Mookie's Rally journey!

June 2022 Each Wednesday and Thursday we go to Winnegamie Dog Club because I help out at rally classes..  We show up early and open up, checking out all the rooms as we go.  Sometimes we do platform or disk exercises and those activities are giving his a solid basis for RALLY and OBEDIENCE. In addition to doing the following exercises at home we work on them at the club: Heeling - Left and right turns Position changes (sit//lie down/on your feet) Up-up on a platform and if platform is long enough then backing up. Recalls and restrained recalls Circles and spins and fancy fun stuff Toy play with tugs and balls and bags

Rally & Obedience (AKC/UKC/IGP BH)

June 2022: Click here for Mookie's Rally journey! Yes, RALLY is a DOG sport! We will be starting with AKC Rally , however, UKC Rally Obedience   could be in the future also.  In Rally, a dog and their handler move together through a course made up of 10-20 signs. Each sign displays a skill to perform such as turns or behaviors like sit, down, or stay. The dog and handler work together and should show a sense of teamwork and enthusiasm throughout the course.    The AKC offers 4 Rally Titles: RN (Rally Novice) 10-15 signs, on leash (3 qualifying runs) RA (Rally Advanced) 12-17 signs, off leash  (3 qualifying runs) RE (Rally Excellent) 15-20 signs, off leash, 2 jumps  (3 qualifying runs) RM (Rally Master) 15-20 signs, off leash, 1 jump (10 qualifying runs) RAE (Rally Advanced Excellent). For the RN, RA, and RE titles, an exhibitor and his dog must earn 3 qualifying scores from two different judges at the appropriate level (Novice, Advanced, or Excellent). Other sports we plan to do