Rally Obedience

The Rally Obedience class starts Monday September 18, 2017 at 5:00-6:30 pm inside and is a 6 week class.

Your Instructor is Peny Gallogly. Class size is limited.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Rally Obedience is based on a wide variety of competitive obedience warm-up exercises. In rally obedience, dog and handler teams progress around a course, with the dog on the left and the stations (numbered signs) on the right. The signs tell the team what to do. There are four levels of competition, novice, advanced, excellent, and masters.

Skills taught include: Handler-dog communication & teamwork; how to perform rally exercises at all levels; and the requirements for a qualifying performance. Each week new rally stations will be introduced and a course will be set up for each dog & handler team to perform.

At the end of this class, each dog and handler team will have been introduced to and had opportunity to practice signs for all levels of competition in AKC Rally Obedience.

This class can be repeated.

Orientation is 6:30 pm, Thursday September 14, 2017 WITHOUT Dogs is required for all participants.

Registration form must be received by Friday August 25, 2017.  Forms can be filled in online, printed and then mailed.


About your instructor


Peny cares deeply about enhancing human-dog relationships, and she loves helping her students learn how to help their dogs learn. She became involved in competitive dog performance sports when she got her first Italian Greyhound in 1993. Since then she has trained and titled multiple dogs in competitive Obedience, Rally, and Agility, through Master-level competition. Peny taught obedience and agility with A Click Above in Leesburg, VA, from 1998 until 2012, when she moved to the Northern Neck. Since that time she has taught agility and obedience for the NNKC. Peny lives with her Italian Greyhounds, and volunteers regularly for the Animal Welfare League.