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”

On the Road Again…our CKC Adventure

After Bear’s performance last month in Regina, I decided to enter him in a couple of CKC Rally Obedience trials here in Brandon at the Wheat City Kennel Club Dog Shows. In the past, our poorest performances have been at CKC shows. There are likely a thousand and one reasons for the poor performances but I’ll list only aContinue reading “On the Road Again…our CKC Adventure”

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”

Making a Cart – Part Three:Behold! The FrankenCart!

I’m not sure what I was thinking when I planned to attend 2 seminars and 2 rally trials within 4 weeks. Add in the fact that Sean was away for  a week of that time, and the fact that I was planning one of those seminars and POOF! There went the time. Lack of time made forContinue reading “Making a Cart – Part Three:Behold! The FrankenCart!”

Notes on Our Draft Dog Seminar with Sue Ailsby

Last month, we hosted a weekend with Sue Ailsby of Training Levels fame and one of the topics we decided to include was ‘Drafting with your Dog’. My reasons for wanting the seminar were purely selfish – but there were quite a few folks who were also interested which made for a great time. Sue (andContinue reading “Notes on Our Draft Dog Seminar with Sue Ailsby”

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”