Rally Obedience Exercises (AKC)                       Novice #1-31 / Advanced #1-45 / Excellent #1-50

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Exercise

Description

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Start

 

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Finish

 

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Halt – Sit

The team halts and the dog sits. Heel forward from sit.

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Halt – Down

The team halts and the dog sits. Down the dog, then heel forward from the down.

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Right Turn

Make a 90º turn to the right.

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Left Turn

Make a 90º turn to the left.

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About Turn Right

Make a 180º turn to the handler’s right.

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About "U" Turn

Make a 180º turn to the handler’s left.

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270º Right Turn

Make a 270º right turn (tight circle: about turn + right turn or 3 rights).

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270º Left Turn

Make a 270º left turn (tight circle: U turn + left turn or 3 lefts).

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360º Right Turn

Make a 360º right turn (tight circle: about turn + about turn).

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360º Left Turn

Make a 360º left turn (tight circle: U turn + U turn).

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Call Dog Front – Finish Right – Forward

While heeling, call the dog to the front position, taking several steps backward as the dog turns and fronts. Then the handler moves forward while the dog goes around behind the handler and into heel position (around finish - no sit).

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Call Dog Front – Finish Left – Forward

While heeling, call the dog to the front position, taking several steps backward as the dog turns and fronts. Then the handler moves forward while the dog goes to the handler’s left and into heel position (swing finish - no sit).

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Call Dog Front – Finish Right – Halt

While heeling, call the dog to the front position, taking several steps backward as the dog turns and fronts. The dog goes around behind the handler and into heel position (around finish ending in a sit).

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Call Dog Front – Finish Left – Halt

While heeling, call the dog to the front position, taking several steps backward as the dog turns and fronts. The dog goes goes to the handler’s left and into heel position (swing finish ending in a sit).

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Slow Pace

Dog and handler slow down noticeably.

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Fast Pace

Dog and handler speed up noticeably.

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Normal Pace

Dog and handler heel forward – moving briskly and naturally.

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Moving Side Step Right

While heeling, take one step to the right and continue heeling forward.

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Spiral Right – Dog Outside

Spiral to the right around 3 cones placed in a straight line 5-7 feet apart by going around all 3 cones, then 2, then 1.

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Spiral Left – Dog Inside

Spiral to the left around 3 cones placed in a straight line 5-7 feet apart by going around all 3 cones, then 2, then 1.

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Straight Figure 8

This exercise has 4 cones placed in a straight line 6-8 feet apart. Enter between the first and second cone with the first cone on the team’s left. Weave out to the fourth cone and back.

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Serpentine

Same as Figure 8, but don’t come back.

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Halt – 1, 2 and 3 Steps Forward

The team halts, then heels forward 1 step, then 2 steps, then 3 steps.

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Call Front – 1, 2 and 3 Steps Backward

Call dog front (handler may take several steps backward). Take 1 step back and call the dog to front, then 2 steps, then 3 steps.

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Moving Down

While heeling, handler downs the dog from motion and halts next to him.

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Halt – Fast Forward from Sit

From a halt, the team does a fast. (Will be followed by “normal” sign.)

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Left About Turn

While heeling, the handler makes a U turn to his/her left, while the dog goes around to its right behind the handler and back to heel position (the Schutzhund about turn).

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Halt – Walk Around Dog

The team halts and the dog sits. The dog does a sit-stay while the handler walks around the dog and back to heel position.

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Halt – Down – Walk Around Dog

The team halts and the dog sits. Down the dog. The dog does a down-stay while the handler walks around the dog and back to heel position.

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Halt – About Turn Right & Forward

Halt, pivot 180º to the right in place and heel forward (no sit after turn).

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Halt – About “U” Turn & Forward

Halt, pivot 180º to the left in place and heel forward (no sit after turn).

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Send Over Jump – Handler Runs By

Heel toward the jump and send the dog over the jump. After the dog clears the jump, call him to heel and resume heeling together.

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Halt – Turn Right 1 Step – Call to Heel

Halt and dog sits in heel position. The dog waits while handler pivots right, then takes one step and halts. Call dog to heel and dog comes up to heel position and sits. Then heel forward together.

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Halt – Stand Dog – Walk Around

The team halts and the dog sits. Stand the dog. The dog does a stand-stay while the handler walks around the dog and back to heel position. (Handler may touch the dog and move forward to stand the dog.)

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Halt – 90º Pivot Right – Halt

Halt, then do a 90º right turn in place, then halt.

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Halt – 90º Pivot Left – Halt

Halt, then do a 90º left turn in place, then halt.

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Offset Figure 8

This exercise has 2 bowls of dog treats or toys  and 2 cones arranged in a 5’ by 10’ cross. The team performs a figure 8 around the two cones.

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Halt – Side Step Right – Halt

Halt, then side step to the right, then halt.

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Halt – Call Dog Front – Finish Right

Halt and call the dog to the front position (handler does not move). The the dog goes around behind the handler and into heel position (around finish ending in a sit).

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Halt – Call Dog Front – Finish Left

Halt and call the dog to the front position (handler does not move). Then the dog goes goes to the handler’s left and into heel position (swing finish ending in a sit).

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Halt – 180º Pivot Right – Halt

Halt, pivot 180º to the right, then halt (about turn in place).

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Halt – 180º Pivot Left – Halt

Halt, pivot 180º to the left, then halt (U turn in place).

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Halt – Down – Sit

The team halts and the dog sits. Down the dog, then sit the dog. Heel forward from the sit.

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Halt – Stand – Down

The team halts and the dog sits. Stand the dog, then down the dog. Heel forward from the down. (Handler may not touch dog.)

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Halt – Stand – Sit

The team halts and the dog sits. Stand the dog, then sit the dog. Heel forward from the stand. (Handler may not touch dog.)

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Moving Stand – Walk Around Dog

While heeling, stand the dog. Handler leaves without pausing. The dog does a stand-stay while the handler walks around the dog and back to heel position.

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Back Up 3 Steps

While heeling, heel backward 3 steps, then resume heeling forward (no sit).

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Honor

After completing course, re-enter ring – do on leash sit-stay or down-stay while the next dog and handler team complete an entire course.

-          Heel from sign to sign in a continuous performance. Unlimited communication between handler and dog is encouraged.

-          Novice is on leash (signs 1-31). Advanced (1-45) & Excellent (1-50) are off leash.

-          Novice 10-15 signs (5 stationary), Advanced 12-17 signs, Excellent 15-20 signs (7 stationary).

-          Signs placed to the right (in front for turns). Perform exercise near the sign.

-          Scoring: The team starts with 100 points. Qualifying performance is 70. Deductions are 1, 3 or 10 points. Timing is used to break ties for the top 4 placements.

-          One jump required in Advanced, two jumps and honor required in Excellent.

-         Jump heights: Under 15" – jump 8" / 15" to less than 20" – jump 12" / 20" and over – jump 16"