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Activities


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.

New to Rally?
This section contains information for those new to  Rally, including how to get started and how to compete in Rally.
Rally Competitors
Find out more about competing and progressing in Rally, Kennel Club events, changes to Rally Rules and Regulations and the latest news for this discipline.
Rally Show Administration
If you are a Show Secretary or help organise Rally competition, there is a huge amount of work and administration to be undertaken. This section provides all the information you need to assist with the task in hand.
Club Administration
There is so much to remember when running a dog club. In this section you will find information and helpful advice to assist with the running of Registered and Listed Status Rally Clubs.
Rally Working Party
The Rally Working Party acts as a channel of communication between the Kennel Club and those who compete in Rally. This section details the members of the Rally Working Party and the 'Summary of Recommendations' from recent meetings.
Rally Judges' Training
Judges at Kennel Club licensed Rally competitions are expected to maintain and abide by the highest standards, judging in accordance with Kennel Club Rally Regulations and behaving in accordance with the appropriate Kennel Club Code of Best Practice.