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”

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…”

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”

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 – 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”

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”

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”