Encore DogSports Rally Trial–September 22 & 23, 2012

Last weekend, Bear and I, along with our friends Bella and Renee went to Regina to judge the first ever rally trial held by Encore DogSports. Since I was judging two half days, I had the opportunity to enter Bear in 6 c-stream runs. The trial was in a venue we had never been to.Continue reading “Encore DogSports Rally Trial–September 22 & 23, 2012”

Nested Rally Courses – September 10, 2012

The following courses are nested which means that the course changes between courses or levels are minimal and the trial or class can move along quickly. This is especially important at large trials or when a person is running multiple classes. The following team courses from a trial in June 2012 are nested in the orderContinue reading “Nested Rally Courses – September 10, 2012”

Nested Rally Courses – September 3, 2012

The following courses are nested which means that the course changes between courses or levels are minimal and the trial or class can move along quickly. This is especially important at large trials or when a person is running multiple classes. The following courses from a trial in June 2012 are nested in the order theyContinue reading “Nested Rally Courses – September 3, 2012”

TPD/PDD August 2012 Rally Trial Recap

Last weekend I was at our own Two Brown Dogs and Prairie Dog Daycare Rally Trial. I judged two half days and entered Bear in the runs I was not judging. From a Judging perspective, this was one of the nicest trials I judged. Handlers were kind and patient with their dogs, people  stepped upContinue reading “TPD/PDD August 2012 Rally Trial Recap”

June 2012 Rally Trial – Wowzers!

While I am busy at an Agility trial this weekend (and recovering from it), I figured I would give an update of the rally which took place here in Brandon last weekend. To say the least, this trial was interesting. This is the first time in a while that we’ve had a trial in BrandonContinue reading “June 2012 Rally Trial – Wowzers!”

Nested Rally Courses – May 28, 2012

The following Courses are nested which means that the course changes between courses or levels are minimal and the trial can move along quickly. This is especially important at large trials or when a person is running multiple classes . The following courses from a trial on April 15, 2012 are nested in the order theyContinue reading “Nested Rally Courses – May 28, 2012”

Rally Course of the Week – January 9, 2012

Course Details Level: Advanced Team (CARO) Space Required: 60’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This is a great team course for distracted dogs as most of time, each team will be working in their own half of the ring. There is the mandatory pass designed at the beginning of the first pair’s course and the end of second pair’s course. When deciding which halfContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – January 9, 2012”

Rally Course of the Week – January 2, 2012

Course Details Level: Advanced (CARO) Space Required: 60’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This is another bic Course with a lot of sits (13!). Since you only have 3 minutes to complete all this work, you need to be working towards a smooth performance without having to take the time (and point penalty) for extra cues. It also helps to move at a briskContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – January 2, 2012”

Rally Course of the Week – December 19, 2011

Course Details Level: Advanced Team (CARO) Space Required: 60’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This course has each team waiting near the centre of the course while the other team works around them which may or may not be something your dog is comfortable with. It’s a good idea to think about practicing your team runs while waiting with your dog in variousContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – December 19, 2011”

Rally Course of the Week – December 12, 2011

Course Details Level: Advanced (CARO) Space Required: 60’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This course is ‘light’ on advanced exercise but it is essentially built around the food bowl exercise. furthermore, the food bowl exercise is right of the bat so your dog will KNOW exactly where they are. This course makes a good case for practicing other exercises and general heeling around mega distractions because theyContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – December 12, 2011”