Rally Obedience Classes:


Rally Classes: Cost: $25.00 per class 

Instructor: Marilou McCloskey (AKC Obedience Rally Judge)

Thursdays 9:30-10:30am Novice/Intermediate: 

Handlers will practice exercises on leash. 

Thursdays 11:00-12:00pm Advanced/Excellent: 

Handlers will practice exercises off leash. 

Drop Ins are Welcome. Please bring a crate for your dog that is easy to transport inside or be prepared to crate your dog in the car while walking courses. For More Info or to join a class please 

Contact Marilou: Email: mmccloskey555@comcast.net

What is Rally Obedience?

Rally is one of the most popular sports for dogs and their owners. It consists of simple obedience exercises put into courses using numbered signs. Handlers are encouraged to talk to their dogs and praise them while performing the exercises listed on the signs. This fun and exciting sport showcases and celebrates teamwork between you and your dog. Rally is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in trying a dog sport.
The instructor will teach you how to train your dog to perform several Novice level sign exercises. Most of these exercises will be performed on leash for this semester. Once the exercises are trained, teams will learn to sequence the exercises into short courses. We will cover heeling, turns, changes of pace, position changes such as sit and down. Even if you never have plans to compete, this class will teach you to train your dog, strengthening the bond you have with your dog. This Class will be a ton of fun for both you and your dog.

Earning Vitual Titles From The American Kennel Club: 

Rally Classes are ongoing with the goal of helping students with videotaping and earning an AKC Virtual Rally Title. AKC offers  Virtual Rally Titles at the Novice (RN), Intermediate(RI) Advanced (RA) and Excellent (RE) level through December 31st, 2021. A qualifying score (leg) earned virtually May be combined with one earned at a Trial with the goal of acquiring 3 legs to earn a Title.