January 1, 2023
If you enjoy doing obedience and playing with your dog but competing in obedience seems daunting and strict, consider participating in AKC Rally. AKC Rally is similar to obedience with a dash of agility. You and your dog complete obstacles. Like obedience, your dog should be able to heel nicely and follow you through patterns. There are maneuvers such as spinning, weaving, sit, and down. Unlike obedience, you’re allowed to communicate with your dog. Treats are still not permitted, though, so you still need to have your dog’s focus without bait. To begin in Rally, just start working on obedience! After all, rally is just a more laid-back obedience trial! If you’d like to get help with obedience training, give us a call at (443) 926-4335 to get started. After that, all you have to do is look at AKC events near you and start competing with your pup!