A rally course includes 10 to 20 stations, depending on the level. Scoring is not as rigorous as traditional obedience. (AKC Rally Signs (These may not include the 2018 changes))
Communication between handler and dog is encouraged and perfect heel position is not required, but there should be a sense of teamwork between the dog and handler.
The main objective of rally is to produce dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs, in a manner that will reflect positively on the sport of rally at all times and under all conditions.
The dogs must earn three qualifying scores under two different judges in order to receive a rally title. The titles that can be earned are:
• Rally Novice: RN
• Rally Advanced: RA
• Rally Excellent: RE
• Rally Advanced Excellent: RAE
The requirementfor the RAE title is that the dog must qualify ten times in both the Advanced B class and the Excellent B class at the same trial.
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