Rally Course of the Week – October 17, 2011

Course Details

Level: Novice (CARO)

Space Required: 50’x60′

Designer: Ayoka Bubar

Comments: This is an example of a very long novice course. The 1,2,3 steps forward (5) and the spiral (8) add time but so do the stretches of heeling between exercises. From a handling perspective, this course is not very forgiving – to perform it successfully, you need a dog  a dog that works well, responds to cues the first time and does not need retries will complete the course with a bit of time to spare. If your dog is less precise and tends to be distracted in a new environment you will have some handling decisions to make. A retry at the novice level incurs a deduction of 3 points however, depending on the exercise, a retry can take 10-30 seconds which may or may not put you over time at the end of the course. This course is a great one to try using a timer to see just how quickly you are working. Once you have timed it once, go back and see how much time you have left once you perform one or two retries.

Download this Course: CARO 50′x 60′ Course – Novice (T11-50)

If you would like to have your course featured as a course of the week, just email it to me (prairiedogdaycare@yahoo.ca) and I’ll happily give you credit and provide your personal or business contact info and link.

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