THE RALLY COURSE BOOK
AKC Novice Through Master
This 2017 Update includes all new AKC Rally course designs for AKC Rally Novice through Master classes plus explanations of all the new signs and exercises. Exhibitors, instructors and judges will all find it invaluable for practice, teaching, designing courses or judging. AKC Rally signs are pictured and clearly explained. In addition, the author gives exhibitors some great tips and explains the scoring, rules and rule changes. You are invited to copy and use these courses in your practice sessions, training programs, or class judging.
AKC RALLY – TEACHING, DESIGNING AND JUDGING AKC RALLY COURSES
• AKC Rally signs explained.
• AKC Rally signs updated for 2017.
• New Rally course diagrams and designs to copy for your own use.
• Learn how to design Rally courses.
• AKC Rally rules and regulations for each level.
Softcover workbook, 8.5 x 11 wire bound, 90 pages with diagrams
AUTHOR JANICE DEARTH
Janice Dearth has judged thousands of handler/dog teams in AKC Rally venues over the past 15 years. She is an AKC Rally judge, all classes; ASCA Rally and Obedience Judge, all classes; AKC Novice Obedience Judge; AKC Non-Regular Obedience Class Judge, NADOI Certified Honorary Life Member, and Pikes Peak Obedience Club Life Member.
RALLY COURSE BOOK CONTENTS
SECTION ONE — Creating Rally Courses 1
AKC Rules/Requirements for Each Class Level 2
Guidelines to Creating a Master Course 3
Guidelines to Creating an Excellent Course 3
Guidelines to Creating an Advance Course 4
Guidelines to Creating an Intermediate Course 4
Guidelines to Creating a Novice Course 5
Notes About Jumps 5
SECTION TWO—Rally Exercises – Levels and Signs with Explanations 6
Rally Exercise List – Novice, Intermediate and Advanced 7
Rally Exercise List – Excellent and Master 8
AKC Rally Signs with Explanations 9
Glossary of Terms 31
Scoring and Deductions 32
SECTION THREE – Rally Courses 33
Novice through Master Courses 34
Judge’s Score Tally Sheet (2 on a page) 84
High in Trial and High Combined Tally Sheet
REVIEWS FOR RALLY COURSE BOOK
“The only informational book on Rally obedience that includes useable courses and instructions on how to create new courses.”
– Dog & Kennel magazine
“The author's insights come from judging 1000’s of handler/dog teams.” –The Midwest Book Review,
“Excellent Book! As a dog trainer and I really appreciate the courses provided. There are easy to look at "at a glance", and there's also nice and visually clear explanations to each sign. A definite must have!” – a reader
“This book is a great guide to setting up courses and I use it as a base for my Rally classes all of the time.” – a reader