is a great way to build a relationship with your dog.
your goals are just a CD (basic heeling, stays, and recall) or the
higher titles of CDX, UD, UDX, or even an OTCH (involving jumping,
retrieving, and scent work,) this is a great way to demonstrate
teamwork between owner and dog. The AKC
recently introduced new levels of classes and a new advanced title of
Obedience Master, which offers something for every competitor. Obedience
skills build a useful foundation for other performance sports such as
is a wonderful way to start a dog in obedience. In
rally you follow a series of signs depicting exercises that make up a
exercises are all obedience related. It’s
a fun way to learn obedience in a less stressful atmosphere. And the
first level is all on leash!
recommend finding a good local trainer and taking a class.
make great obedience dogs with the right training techniques. The first
step is finding the right instructor with the right techniques that
work for you and your dog.
your goal is to compete then look for an instructor who also competes. If
a class is not available there are several good books and magazines
that can get you started. Rally signs
and descriptions can be found on the internet and there are good
internet lists where you can go for help.
Annual Collie Rally Rankings