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Rally Obedience Class

Day Class Call Darlene 814-935-3347

Evening Class Call Linda 814-942-8546

What is Rally-O and who can participate?

Bringing owners and their dogs together... being active and having fun.  AKC and UKC Rally is the new dog sport that is taking the nation by storm. Rally is a successful stepping stone from basic obedience or the AKC Canine Good Citizen® program to the world of obedience or agility. Rally offers both the dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. The canine team moves at their own pace. Rally was designed with the traditional pet owner in mind, but it can still be very challenging for those who enjoy higher levels of competition. Open to both purebred and mixed breeds over 4 months of age, Rally-O encourages the handler to communicate with their dog and form a working relationship based on precision plus fun.

What do my dog and I need for Rally-O?

Adults and children of all ages and skills have fun in Rally-O.  You set the pace for you and your dog.  Rally-O is a wonderful introduction to the sport of obedience for dogs and owners, and great practice for young dogs or an opportunity for veteran dogs to remain active. Purebred or mixed breeds are welcome and should be at least 4 months of age. Dogs and owners from the obedience classes or graduates from the AKC Canine Good Citizen® program are welcome.  


The dog and owner must be able to work together and perform "heel", "sit", "down", "stay", and "come" exercises.  The dog and handler work as a team navigating through a course with numbered signs. Each sign indicates an exercise to perform ranging from sit and stay, come when called, then swinging into heel position, dropping into a down in heel position, to turning a 360- degree circle, to turning a serpentine or figure 8, to asking your dog to go over

a jump, or drop on a hand signal. There is a start sign and a finish sign and the dog and owner work their way through the various exercises without direction from the judge within a designated period of time. In this class, you and your dog will practice the exercises step by step and form a great working bond. Great for practical training or to move on into competition, you and your dog will have fun.

Instructor: Darlene Puhatch of KenDar Alaskan Malamutes

Dalene Puhatch of KenDar Alaskan Malamutes has been competing in AKC and UKC Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience,  Drill Team, Therapy Dog training and visitation for over 30 years.  She is a skilled understanding instructor who will help you and your dog achieve your goals. 


Darlene works with dogs of all breeds and takes into account the variation in temperaments and energy levels. She will help you and your dog work through learning issues and always uses a positive approach with a liberal dose of fun and humor.  She is sensitive to your needs and the needs of your dog and will set you and your dog up for success.  She helps you and your dog build a good foundation and will coach you to move forward when you and the dog are ready.  Call Darlene at  814-935-3347


Instructor: Linda Burley of Shadyrock German Shepherd Dogs

Linda Burley has well over 30 years of dog training experience.  She has trained thousands of dogs for good home behavior and many advanced competition participants.  A capable show handler, she teaches the conformation show classes.  She also offers private lessons for those owners and dogs who need individual attention. Linda is an accomplished groomer and offers grooming, nail clipping and teeth cleaning for all breeds by appointment.  Linda will help you and your dog achieve your goals. Call Linda at 814-942-8546.

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