Rally-O Sample Lesson
Here is a preview of week one of Introduction to Rally. The pictures, signs and exercise descriptions intended to show what an actual course would be like. They are not the actual class materials.
HALT – Sit. While heeling, the handler halts and the dog comes to a sit in heel position. The team then moves forward toward the next exercise sign (station), with the dog in heel position. (Stationary exercise)
Right Turn. Performed as a 90º turn to the right, as in traditional obedience.
360° Right Turn. While heeling, the team makes a 360º turn to the handler’s right (Figure 3; arrow indicates the path of the team). 360º turns are performed as a tight circle, but not around the exercise sign.
360° Left Turn. While heeling, the team makes a 360º turn to the handler’s left (Figure 4; arrow indicates the path of the team). 360º turns are performed as a tight circle, but not around the exercise sign.
HALT and Walk Around Dog. With the dog sitting in heel position, the handler commands the dog to stay, then proceeds to walk around the dog to the left, returning to heel position. The handler should pause in heel position before moving forward to the next station. (Stationary exercise)
Before entering the course, always get the final instructions clear!
And a little encouragement never hurts, if the judge isn't looking...