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”

Winter 2011-2012 Indoor Training Projects

Winter is officially here and I feel like Hibernating. Bear, on the other hand, has ideas of his own. Lately he has been bringing me his toys, trying to entice me into playing with him. If I don’t respond he brings them to Sean who exclaimed earlier this week “will you DO something with thisContinue reading “Winter 2011-2012 Indoor Training Projects”

Rally Course of the Week – December 5, 2011

Course Details Level: Novice (CARO) Space Required: 60’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This is a long course on a very large field with plenty of sits. The ony redeeming factor is that the sits are relatively spaced out and provide handlers with many opportunities to reward their dogs. Download this Course: CARO 50′x 70′ Course – Novice 3 (T11-63) If you would like to haveContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – December 5, 2011”

Taking our show on the road

I’m a little behind on Rally posts but here is the first of many. A few weekends ago, we attended a CARO Rally Trial in Regina, Saskatchewan hosted by KAOS Dogsports Inc.. I have wanted to take our rally show on the road since our last ‘away’ trial in the spring and this was aContinue reading “Taking our show on the road”

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”