1. How is Rally scored?
Each dog/handler team enters the ring with a perfect score of
200 points. Deductions are scored based on the exercise
requirements and the scoring guidelines. Deductions are made in
one-point increments from a minimum of one point up to maximum five
point deduction in relation to any one fault. The judge indicates
point deductions on the score sheet as faults occur on the course.
He or she may be assisted by a scribe steward in recording the
2. Are there any restrictions on who can enter Rally
Dogs entered for these competitions must be registered on either
the Kennel Club Breed or Activities Registers and must be a minimum
of six months of age to take part in Levels 1 or 2 Classes and 12
months of age for Level 3 upwards.
3. Can I take training aids into the ring?
Food shall not be carried or given to a dog under test and the
use of a toy as an incentive in the ring between or during
exercises is prohibited.