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Rally Skills with Anne
February 27, 2011 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am$90 – $120
Enrollment is now open, please email Anne Swan with the name of the class(es) you want to attend.
Sunday Class dates: February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 13, 27 **please note, no classes on March 6th or March 20th**
Cost for the 6-class session: $90/GVDC members, $120/non-GVDC members
The cost of the entire session is due at the first class. Please bring your check made out to GVDC.
Location: All classes will take place at the GVDC field at Girsh park
9:00am – 10:00am: Rally Skills Class
In this class we will work on skills needed for success in Rally Obedience, in both AKC and APDT. We will address training issues, skill building, and proofing for success. We will be working on improving skills for focused heeling, straight fronts, clean finishes (left and right), changes of pace, turns, stays and recalls (APDT), backing up in heel position, pivots, cone exercises, 1, 2, 3 steps forward and backwards, moving stop/walk around/down, needed footwork to cue the dog, and some work with jumps. Dogs should have attended at least one session of Novice Rally classes in the past. While the goal is to improve training and performance for Rally Obedience, this class can help create a focused working dog useful in any dog sport or a well-rounded pet. We’ll be working on short sequences but no full Rally courses.
Bring to class each week: dog on a flat buckle collar, front-clip harness, or head collar. Bring delicious meaty treats for your dog (bring a variety), water and a bowl, chair for yourself, shade for your dog, clicker, 4 or 6 foot leash (no flexi’s please), and ideally a crate or pen for your dog.