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
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