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 is not always about the Q’s

The reason I fell in love with rally, and became a judge, is because rally is about having fun and working together with your dog. Teams of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate and corrections in any form are heavily penalized. I also love CARO rally in particular because the trial environments IContinue reading “Rally is not always about the Q’s”

At Last…

Bear and I were  in Regina last weekend for the KAOS DogSports Rally Obedience trial. We have been chasing our Versatility title since 2009 and KAOS was offering two versatility runs on the Saturday. In the interest of saving money, I decided to drive down Friday evening and home on Saturday evening which meant onlyContinue reading “At Last…”

CARO Working Level Exercise Videos

For your viewing pleasure, here are the first two videos of Bear and I performing Novice Working exercises. Enjoy!

A Case for Keeping Rally-O Records

Not long after the KAOS Trial back in November, my CARO Advanced Team Certificate arrived! I was so thrilled because it’s our first CARO title in 2 years! As I admired the certificate, something didn’t seem quite right. Finally I realized that under the “Registered Name” portion of the certificate it read B.A. Bearacus, RAMCL,Continue reading “A Case for Keeping Rally-O Records”

A Surprise and an Opportunity to put MicroTraining to the test

I love how life occasionally presents unexpected opportunities. I had pretty much resigned myself to a rally trial free winter when I got an email from one of the folks with Regina Kennel & Obedience Club. One of the judges they had lined up is ill and not able to judge this weekend – wouldContinue reading “A Surprise and an Opportunity to put MicroTraining to the test”

Rally Course of the Week – January 16, 2012

Course Details Level: Excellent (CARO) Space Required: 60’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This is another straight forward Excellent course with the exception of the weave poles as the first station. Some dogs, especially those who compete in agility, will leave for the weave poles right off the start line and this may incur out of position deductions. Download this Course: CARO 60′x 70′ CourseContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – January 16, 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 26, 2011

Course Details Level: Excellent (CARO) Space Required: 60’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: In this fairly straightforward Excellent course, the main challenge is working relatively closely to obstacles and the tunnel in particular seems to be a difficult obstacle for many dogs to ignore. Using obstacles as distractions in training is always a good idea, especially if you have a dog withContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – December 26, 2011”