Rally-O is a great dog sport that promotes teamwork with your dog and can be enjoyed by dogs and people of any age.
The dog and their handler are required to navigate a course of 10 or more stations. Each station has a numbered sign which directs the team to perform an exercise such as figure 8s, spirals, presents, finishes, serpentines, send over jump, changes of pace etc.
The main goal in Rally-O is to gain a score of at least 90% (Novice Level) and so earn a qualifying certificate. There are several levels of titles to work toward, each more challenging than the one before, with longer courses, more difficult exercises and stricter criteria for success.
Rally-O provides interest and the opportunity for the acquisition of a variety of skills for the young dog who has learnt basic obedience, such as sit, down, walk on a loose leash etc, and it also provides something for the older dog that may no longer be able to pursue more active sports such as agility.
For further information on Rally-O see: www.rallyonz.com