Newest dog sport ... know what it is?

Rally-O ... short for Rally Obedience ...  has been described by some as combining sports car racing, dog agility, and traditional obedience into a new fun sport.

To others, it's a new sport in which you dispense with much of the formality of traditional obedience - and have fun with your dog when it is in the ring - you can even talk to and praise your dog - and entry level is on lead!

Rally-O involves a dog and handler working together to navigate their way around a signposted course, performing a series of exercises as judges keep an eye out for penalties including excessive barking, pulling the leash tight, slow responses, or having to repeat an exercise. Each "exercise" is signposted with the dog to demonstrate the desired activity - sit, stand, stay.

Want to know more?

Please contact the club for further details.
Rally-O rules are available from the ANKC website (www.ankc.org.au)