Columbia Basin Dog Training Club - Richland, WA and Surrounding Area


Rally obedience (also known as Rally or Rally-O) is a dog sport based on obedience.

Unlike regular obedience, where handler and dog wait for the judge’s orders, the competitors proceed around a course of designated stations with the dog in heel position. The course stations consist of 10 to 20 signs that instruct the team what to do. Unlike traditional obedience, handlers are allowed to encourage their dogs during the course.

In AKC Rally (open to AKC breeds and mixed breed dogs registered in the AKC Canine Partners program), the team starts with 100 points, and the judge deducts points for mistakes. After qualifying three times under two different judges, the dog earns a title, which appears after the dog’s registered name. Each qualifying trial earned is known as a “leg.”

There are three levels in AKC Rally: Novice, Advanced, and Excellent.

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Use this checklist to verify if you are eligible to enter an AKC class at the "A" level of Rally competition (will open new window on the ShowEntries.Info website):