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
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
- 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.