Rally I / Rally II

Class is not available for registration


Classes not currently available for registration. Upcoming class session is 2024 Session 1, starting on Tue 01-23-2024.
Public registration starts Sat 01-13-2024 8:00 AM. GSDOC members can register on Thu 01-11-2024 8:00 AM.
Registration closes on Sun 01-21-2024 11:59 PM.

Class Time: 7:15-8:30 PM
Class Length: 7 weeks
Class Tier: Tier C
Class Day/Location: Tuesdays/Versa Dog Sports
Class Session: 2024 Session 1

Please note all dogs must be crate trained for this class and handlers must bring a crate.

This class will be a blended class of Rally I and Rally II tiers. For those wanting to focus on Rally I curricula, it will be best if handler/dog teams are nearing advancement from Rally I to Rally II tiers. Rally I portion is designed to be the next step up from Rally Foundations. This is a perfect class for those who would like to improve their dog to handler engagement and focus. Exercises are all completed on leash. Handlers may talk to and encourage their dogs while walking the courses making Rally a fun and positive learning environment. Rally II (Excellent and Masters) portion is designed for dogs and handlers with prior Rally Obedience experience at the Rally Advanced Level or higher. Rally II will instruct dog and handler teams on the correct way to perform full Excellent and Master courses incorporating the Rally signs. This class will assist handlers with understanding the rules, interpreting AKC Rally signs, and performing the exercises. Students will focus on learning how to maneuver around an Excellent or Master course, but all levels of Rally signs will be incorporated. Rally II is designed for handlers interested in showing their dog in Rally Obedience, but also welcomes the pet owner wanting to develop their relationship with their dog in preparation for further obedience or agility training!

Participants must arrive 15 minutes early to assist in ring set up and stay to assist in ring take down-no exception.

Additional Information

Pre-Requisite: Dogs older than 6 months. Passed all Tier A classes: CGC, FIC, and Ob I or similarly structured training classes. Instructors may waive pre-requisites depending on previous training and the dog/handler team. Dogs should understand basic obedience commands and able to walk semi-quietly on leash.

Equipment Needed: All students should bring a flat collar or martingale; a 6-ft leash; many soft, easy to chew, and swallow treats; and crate for your dog.

All handlers should bring their dog and equipment to the first night of class.

Class Tiers

Our goal is for dog and handler teams to progress through a structured curriculum of classes that are grouped in levels of ability. Before students may progress from Tier A to Tier B, we strongly recommend teams pass all Tier A level classes. For Tier B through Tier D, progression depends on student ability.

* STAR Puppy
* Tier A classes (beginner): Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Focus and Impulse Control (FIC), and Obedience I (Ob I).
* Tier B classes (novice to intermediate): Tricks Novice/Intermediate, Agility Foundations, and Obedience II.
* Tier C classes (intermediate): Agility I and Rally I.
* Tier D classes (advanced): Agility II, Rally II, and Show N Go.
* Specialty classes (conditional).

We adapted the AKC STAR Puppy and CGC classes to fit our club needs. We offer AKC testing for these two classes at the end of every session. We suggest that teams first progress from STAR to CGC, which follows the AKC program design. Tier A level teams may then take FIC and Ob I to finish off Tier A class progression. Please talk with instructors or the Director of Training if you have questions about class progression or availability.