Rally Course of the Week – November 28, 2011

Course Details Level: Advanced (CARO) Space Required: 50’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: Alas! An advanced level course without food bowls! Believe it or not, food bowls are not mandatory at the advanced level however you will typically find them at least once in a 2 day trial. Download this Course: CARO 50′x 70′ Course – Advanced (T11-50) If you would like to have yourContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – November 28, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – November 21, 2011

Course Details Level: Advanced Team (CARO) Space Required: 50’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This team course has both teams working near the foodbowls and both each team will pass the other team as they proceeed through their half of the course. In Advanced Team, each team works off leash and the first team must be leashed before the second team canContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – November 21, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – November 14, 2011

Course Details Level: Advanced (CARO) Space Required: 50’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This course features a winding design which means teams will be working past the jump and the food bowls without actually performing that exercise. The design of this course can be slipt up to work on many shorter sequences in smaller spaces (For example, Exercises 1-7, 5-14, 8-11 or 8-18).Continue reading “Rally Course of the Week – November 14, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – November 7, 2011

Course Details Level: Novice (CARO) Space Required: 50’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This course is set on a large field and contains a weave once, a straight figure eight, and a spiral. This means that the dog and handler need to be moving at a decent clip and perform precisely (no retries and few extra cues) to get through the courseContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – November 7, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – October 31, 2011

Course Details Level: Excellent (CARO) Space Required: 50’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: In earlier posts, I wrote about the value of working precisely as it relates to course time and the need to be prepared for each and every exercise at your level. This course, makes a lot of demands by requiring you to be precise and prepared! lots of ‘long’ exercises with onlyContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – October 31, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – October 24, 2011

Course Details Level: Advanced (CARO) Space Required: 50’x60′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This is a very condensed course with only six novice signs thrown in for changes of direction. According to CARO rules, an advanced course must have a minimum of 8 advanced stations. In this case you have 10 advanced stations in an 18 station course and it’s possible that you might encounterContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – October 24, 2011”

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 dogContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – October 17, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – October 10, 2011

Course Details Level: Excellent (CARO) Space Required: 50’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: Yet another shorter course which makes for a lot of hard work – but it’s over rather quickly! The main challenge with this course is working in proximity to the obstacles. If you have a dog that is very obstacle focused, she could easily beContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – October 10, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – October 3, 2011

Course Details Level: Advanced (CARO) Space Required: 50’x50′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This is another short course which means lots of advanced level exercises with little in between them. This means dogs are doing lots of distance and precision work. for many dogs working away from the handler is a challenge and staying in place while their handlerContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – October 3, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – September 26, 2011

Course Details Level: Novice (CARO) Space Required: 50’x50′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This course has plenty of opportunities to reward your dog and both a spiral and straight figure eight. what this means is that, depending on your dog’s regular working pace and your capacity for delivering rewards efficiently, you may find yourself short on time. This isContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – September 26, 2011”