Valle del Sol Golden Retriever Club
~ Dedicated to the Golden Retrievers of Arizona ~
~ Since 1972 ~
Do you like the idea of working with your dog but not quite ready to be off-leash? Rally is a place where you and your dog can get your feet wet, working in tandem through various exercises. You can progress to 3 different levels.
Unlike regular obedience, instead of waiting for the judge's orders, the competitors proceed around a course of designated stations with the dog in heel position. The course consists of 10 to 20 signs that instruct the team what to do. Unlike traditional obedience, handlers are allowed to encourage their dogs during the course There are three levels in AKC Rally:
Novice, the beginner's class. The dog is on leash and there are 10 to 15 stations, the title is RN.
Advanced, for dogs who have completed their novice title. Dogs are judged off leash, and the title is RA.
Excellent, the highest class, for dogs who have earned their advanced title. 15 to 20 stations, including 2 jumps, are used in this class and the title is RE. Additionally, there is the Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title, in which the team has to qualify in both Advanced and Excellent in 10 trials.
VDSGRC is Dedicated to the Golden Retrievers of Arizona