Competing in Rally

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First Competition

Once you have started training your dog and understand how Rally works, you will want to think about entering a competition.

When entering a dog for a Rally competition, it must be entered in a standard class at the level for which it is eligible (as defined below). The dog may also, if desired, be entered in one further standard class at the next level up, if scheduled, plus one additional special class, if scheduled.

Progressing

Rally handler/dog teams compete at one of six levels which range from Level 1 to Level 6. Progression to the next level does not require wins or placings. Qualification is achieved by obtaining a score of at least 170 out of 200 on three occasions under three different judges.

When you have gained more experience, you are likely to set your sights on progressing into more advanced classes. To progress, you must achieve the qualifying scores as laid out below:-

Level 1

Open to dogs which have not achieved a Level 1 Title.

Level 2

Open to all dogs which have achieved a Level 1 Title, except those that have achieved a Level 2 Title. Dogs eligible for and entered at Level 1 may also enter at this Level.

Level 3

Open to all dogs which have achieved a Level 2 Title, except those that have achieved a Level 3 Title. Dogs eligible for and entered at Level 2 may also enter at this level.

Level 4

Open to all dogs which have achieved a Level 3 Title, except those that have achieved a Level 4 Title. Dogs eligible for and entered at Level 3 may also enter at this Level 5

Level 5

Open to all dogs which have achieved a Level 4 Title, except those that have achieved a Level 5 Title. Dogs eligible for and entered at Level 4 may also enter at this level.

Level 6

Open to all dogs which have achieved a Level 5 Title. Dogs eligible for and entered at Level 5 may also enter at this level.

Titles

In the following definitions, 'achieved a Level 1 Title', 'achieved a Level 2 Title' and so on mean that the dog meets the requirements for those Titles as defined in the table below.  Only the highest Level title achieved should be used. The title is designated as 'RL1', 'RL2', 'RL3', 'RL4', 'RL5', or 'RL6' and appears after the dog's name.

Transitional provision - a dog which has achieved a Level 2 or a Level 3 Title before 1 January 2014 (under the previous definitions) shall be entitled to the designation RL3 or RL5 respectively on and after 1 January 2014.

Level 1 Title

Requires three qualifying scores of 170 or better, earned under three different judges at Level 1, or at Level 2 while eligible for Level 1.

Level 2 Title

Requires three qualifying scores of 170 or better, earned under three different judges at Level 2, or at Level 3 while eligible for Level 2.

Level 3 Title

Requires three qualifying scores of 170 or better, earned under three different judges at Level 3, or at Level 4 while eligible for Level 3.

Level 4 Title

Requires three qualifying scores of 170 or better, earned under three different judges at Level 4, or at Level 5 while eligible for Level 4.

Level 5 Title

Requires three qualifying scores of 170 or better, earned under three different judges at Level 5, or at Level 6 while eligible for Level 5.

Level 6 Title

Requires three qualifying scores of 170 or better, earned under three different judges at Level 6.

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