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Video of Shirley and Raferty completing a Rally O training course


Rally Obedience is a new sport that was officially introduced in Australia in 2012.

It is like a cross between obedience and agility - all obedience exercises carried out in a course situation.

Rally Obedience - or Rally O for short - is a more relaxed competition that allows us to interact a little more with our dogs and approach obedience from a different angle.  Having to follow a course layout keeps us and our dogs thinking and there is no time for boredom to set in. 

For a breed like the Boxer that learns quickly and can get bored with lots of repetition, Rally should be a great opportunity to compete in obedience but have fun at that same time.

Rally O will be a great opportunity for those who don't want to compete in traditional obedience or as  a useful transition from class work to competition.  The close contact format of Rally  (working around and between the signs) means we will have to pay attention to our dogs positioning and our footwork and control.

It's going to be a lot of fun.

A number of obedience clubs are starting Rally O training.  If you are interested, ring your local Dogs Qld affiliated club or contact the Qld Boxer Club.