Rally is a enjoyable obedience sport that helps to develop a strong bond and working relationship with your dog. If you want a fun hobby with your dog, rally is for you! There are levels from beginner through to advanced. You could have a goal of entering shows to become the top rally team in Canada, or just as a social and fun training outlet for you and your dog.
In this competition the handler and dog complete a course made of various stations that each have an activity the dog and handler team must complete. There are two styles of Rally – CKC/AKC (Canadian & American Kennel Club) and CARO (Canadian Associate of Rally Obedience).
We encourage our students to train in either CKC/AKC or CARO Rally. You can compete with mixed breeds in both CARO and CKC/AKC Rally. Our Rally classes are taught by instructors that have top rally titles, at many training schools the instructors haven’t even trained OR competed with their own dogs in these sports! Come train with the best at a state of the art facility!
Rally Class Information
Length: 5 week program, each class 1 hour in length (once a week for 5 weeks)
Price: $197 + GST
Prerequisite: Basic skills ie, sit, down, stay, heeling
Please Note: Group classes are not suitable for aggressive or reactive dogs
Visit our Training F.A.Q. for: our refund policy, dog vaccination info, what to do if you have to miss a class etc.
Group classes are not appropriate for dogs that are overly fearful, anxious, or bark/lunge at other dogs or people. We suggest you seek out private training to get this under control prior to a group class. We are not able to offer private training at TNT
CKC & CARO Rally Class Schedule
|Class||Instructor||Day||Time||Dates (Start date in bold)|
|Intermediate||Kelly Thorburn||Wednesdays||10:00 am||Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 & Oct 4, 2023|
|MORE classes for September to be posted soon!|
In Progress Classes
These classes are no longer open for registration.
We leave them posted so students can check dates and times.
|Novice||Katrina Vavrovics||Thursdays||7:30 pm||May 18, 25, Jun 1, 8 & 15, 2023|
|Novice Level 1 & 2||Kelly Thorburn||Wednesdays||10:00 am||May 31, Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023|
|Novice Level 1||Kelly Thorburn||Saturdays||12:30 pm||Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 8, 2023|
NOTE: No class on Jul 1, 2023
A Comparison of CKC & CARO Rally
The following table gives a brief overview of the differences between CKC & CARO Rally. Both are a lot of fun to compete in and compliment each other. Note: that CKC now allows mixed breeds to compete.
|CKC Rally Obedience||CARO Rally Obedience|
|Mixed breeds are welcome to compete as of 2014||Mixed breeds are welcome to compete|
|Scored out of a possible 100 points – 70 points required to pass||Scored out of a possible 200 points – 170 required to pass|
|Does not allow disabled dogs to compete but does allow disabled handlers.||CARO allows both disabled handlers and disabled dogs to compete. Modifications of the course for both handler and dog are permitted, at the judge’s discretion.|
|In the CKC style of Rally O there is no time limit to complete the course||In the CARO style of Rally O there is a time limit to complete the course|
|Does not permit food in the ring||May give a food reward in-between exercise|
|Dogs must wear a collar||Dogs are allowed to wear either a collar or a harness|
|CKC Rally rules do not specify the distance a handler must run from the side of a jump||CARO Rally O does specify the distance a handler must run from the side of a jump|
|In CKC Rally O, the dog is called to heel position after the handler makes the turn||In CARO Rally O, the dog moves along with the handler after the turn|
Positive Training Methodology
TNT Training teaches using positive reinforcement and motivational methods. To help your dog understand what we are trying to teach them, we use food rewards. This method of teaching is proven to accelerate the learning process for dogs. The alternative to positive training, is to use compulsion and adversive methods and this type of training is not only old-fashioned and highly outdated, but also produces dogs that work out of fear and not because they “want” to. At TNT we want both yourselves AND your dogs to enjoy the learning and training process.