Rally Obedience

Classes

 

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Big Stick’s Rally Obedience Classes

We teach Rally Obedience in the style of CARO – The Canadian Association of Rally Obedience. Our classes are specifically designed for you two learn the rules and signs for CARO. However, all of these skills will be useful for other rally obedience trialing associations (such as CKC, AKC, ASCA, etc.) as well, just be mindful that rules may be different for each venue!

Come to class and tighten up your heeling, focus and connection, but most importantly, come have fun!  

Lily makes every attempt to make her classes welcoming to sensitive dogs. She does this by ensuring that dogs have space in class, this sometimes includes using x-pens as visual barriers. Lily’s smaller class sizes are helpful for sensitive dogs. Feel free to email and Lily and ask her any questions you may have, you can reach her at: bigstickdogtraining@gmail.com.

Available Classes

Novice/Advanced Rally Obedience

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm at Nova Dogsport

July 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14

$210 for 6 weeks

Space Available

Advanced/Excellent Rally Obedience

Wednesdays 6:40-7:40pm at Nova Dogsport

July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

$210 for 6 weeks

Space Available

Versatility Rally Obedience

Mondays 8:10-9:10pm at Nova Dogsport

July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26

$210 for 6 weeks

Space Available

Novice Rally Obedience

Mondays 3:10-4:10pm at Nova Dogsport

July 15, 22, Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2

$210 for 6 weeks

Space Available

Intro to Rally Obedience

Mondays 7-8pm at Nova Dogsport

Dates to be announced

$210 for 6 weeks

Space Available

Private Lessons

Private Lessons at Nova Dogsport are $30/15 minutes, with a minimum of 30 minutes.

Lily is available on Mondays for Private Lessons – please email her to set up a lesson.

More Information About our Classes

Intro to Rally Obedience

A perfect introduction to dog sports! We build beautiful heeling, handler focus and canine confidence. We cover skills like sit, down, stand, and stay. The skills required for Rally Obedience will prepare you for any other sport, like learning how to relax in class, learning how to work around distractions, and how to move through spaces together. This class is all on leash.

Current Session:

Mondays 7-8pm
June 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29

Next Session:

To be announced – please contact us if you’d like to be placed on the waitlist.

This class is held indoors at Nova Dogsport: 31 Weavers Lake Dr, Harrietsfield, NS B3V 1A4.

This class is weather dependent. If it is raining, class may be postponed.

Novice/Advanced Rally Obedience

CARO Novice/Advanced, this class starts on leash, and slowly builds your off-leash rally skills, your heeling skills and connection with your dog. CARO Advanced has a jump, food bowl distractions, and a “judge walk around” where the judge walks around your dog.

We teach dogs all of these skills using baby steps, and always going at a pace that suits each dog. Dogs who have completed a Novice Rally Obedience class (CARO or CKC), or are proficient in another sport like agility are welcome to join this class.

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm
July 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14

$210 for 6 weeks
Space Available

This class is held at Nova Dogsport: 31 Weavers Lake Dr, Harrietsfield, NS B3V 1A4.

Advanced/Excellent Rally Obedience

Build your skills for CARO Excellent, and fine tune your Advanced Rally skills.

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm
July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

$210 for 6 weeks

Space Available

This class is held at Nova Dogsport: 31 Weavers Lake Dr, Harrietsfield, NS B3V 1A4.

Versatility Rally Obedience

 

Ideal for experienced Rally Obedience teams, and any new skills required to compete in CARO Versatility. Versatility is a departure from regular RallyO because it has both left and right side heeling, sending dogs to obstacles from both sides of your body, and fun side changes. Dogs tend to love Versatility because there is a lot of spinning left and right, it is dynamic and freestyle-esque.

Mondays 8:10 pm-9:10 pm

Current Session

May 27th, June 3rd, 17, 24, July 8, July 15

Next Session: 

July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26

$210 for 6 weeks

Space Available, Drop in spots available

This class is at Nova Dogsport: 31 Weavers Lake Dr, Harrietsfield, NS B3V 1A4.

Please email Lily at bigstickdogtraining@gmail.com to sign up for a class. Include a brief description of your current RallyO experience in your email so I can help you choose the right class for you.

What makes CARO so great?

The Canadian Association of Rally Obedience is an all-breed inclusive rally obedience trialing association.

CARO allows dogs of any breed to compete in their trials, and is very accommodating to dogs and handlers of different abilities.

CARO allows food rewards in the ring in Rally Novice and Advanced and Working Class. Food rewards are a great way to build ring confidence at competitions.

CARO Excellent and all higher levels have tunnels, weaves, bar jump and broad jumps!