|WHAT IS RALLY?
"AKC Rally is the new dog sport that is taking the
nation by storm, a successful stepping stone from
the AKC Canine Good Citizen® program to the
world of obedience or agility. Rally offers both the
dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and
energizing. The canine team moves at their own
pace, very similar to rally-style auto racing. Rally
was designed with the traditional pet owner in
mind, but it can still be very challenging for those
who enjoy higher levels of competition.
A rally course includes 10 to 20 stations,
depending on the level. Scoring is not as rigorous
as traditional obedience. 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."
"PURPOSE OF AKC OBEDIENCE TRIALS
Consider taking obedience training with your dog
to a whole new level. Enter the world of AKC
obedience and help your dog realize its full
potential by competing in obedience trials and
earning obedience competition titles. AKC
Obedience Trials demonstrate the usefulness of
the dog as a companion to man. Obedience
trials showcase dogs that have been trained and
conditioned to behave well in the home, in public
places, and in the presence of other dogs. AKC
trials and tests allow exhibitors and their dogs to
enjoy companionship and competition as they
proudly earn AKC titles."