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”

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”