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”

Rally Course of the Week – September 19, 2011

Course Details Level: Versatility (CARO) Space Required: 50’x50′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This is a very basic CARO Versatility course however it’s deceptive. The challenges are, mainly that the dog has to work on both sides of the handler. This means that now simple things like a call front finish right are completely different! For many teams exercisesContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – September 19, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – September 12, 2011

Course Details Level: Advanced (CARO) Space Required: 50’x50′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: In CARO, an advanced course may have between 15 and 20 stations. In the past, I would say most courses have closer to twenty stations so this one may seem really short to many of you but, it’s allowable. In this course, the only stations thatContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – September 12, 2011”

Rally Reflections…I think we’re over the hump!

Since February 2011, I’ve really been trying to change the way Bear and I ‘play’ the rally game. Our last successful run of trialing was back in 2009 and since then we have failed for Bear barking his head off in the ring, for Bear wandering around the ring like some sort of zombie dogContinue reading “Rally Reflections…I think we’re over the hump!”

CARO Working Stream – I think it could be fun!

A few weeks ago, as many of you know, we hosted a CARO rally trial. We offered most regular classes with the exception of Excellent Team and Versatility Excellent (not many folks working at this level yet). We also offered the new Working Level as a For Exhibition Only (FEO) run.  What is the WorkingContinue reading “CARO Working Stream – I think it could be fun!”

Rally Course of the Week – August 29, 2011

Course Details Level: Novice (CARO) Space Required: 50’x50′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: Here is another course with a lot of sits (I count 14) and also three time-consuming exercises, the spiral, the weave and of course 1,2,3, steps forward. This means that even with 4 minutes to complete the course at the novice level, you and yourContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – August 29, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – August 22, 2011

Course Details Level: Excellent (CARO) Space Required: 50’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: At the Excellent level, there are always two obstacles for teams to perform. In this course the obstacles are weave poles and the tunnel. The main challenge of this course, aside from the excellent level exercises, is the fact that teams are working in closeContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – August 22, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – August 15, 2011

Course Details Level: Advanced (CARO) Space Required: 50’x50′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: Distance work is one of the key differences between novice and advanced levels in CARO rally. This advanced course might appear easy (no food bowls!) however it does require a dog that is comfortable in a stay while you move about (moving down, stand forContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – August 15, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – August 8, 2011

Course Details Level: Novice Team (CARO) Space Required: 50’x50′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This is a fairly basic team course which is set up so that each team has their own half of the course to work on. Some courses involve more path crossing or one dog working around the other but this one, as it happens,Continue reading “Rally Course of the Week – August 8, 2011”