Rally is the very latest dog sport to be recognised by the Kennel Club. It's fun and no matter what level you and your dog may be at it's easy to get involved and start training and competing.
Rally involves you and your dog working as a team to navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform; think of it as a sort of 'obedience exercise obstacle course' including simple exercises.
The course is set by the judge or trainer. There is no pause between exercises - you and your dog work briskly through the course without direction from the judge. You are encouraged to talk to and praise your dog during the performance. Any dog can get involved; your dog does not have to be a pedigree dog to take part, but if you want to compete it must be registered with the Kennel Club on either the Breed Register or the Activity Register.
If you'd like to know more about Rally you can find lots of information about getting started using the links below - why not look for local dog training classes doing Rally? Whatever competition you choose, your dog will be a happier pet for being trained.
- Updated Rally Regulations for 2016 are now available to download from the Kennel Club website, click here to get your copy. The updated Rally Regulation booklet will be available shortly to purchase from the online shop.
- Rally Show Management Seminar: a great way to learn more about the management of Rally competitions.