EVENTS ASSOCIATION (IDEA)
Rachel Hutchings and Lukas
This sport is intended to promote positive relationships between dogs and owners based on trust and respect and encourages participation of all dogs, whether purebred or mixed breed, pets or titled champions as well as physically challenged dogs and or handlers. Attitude is more important in Rally than precision. The aim is for dogs and handlers to have fun while training and competing in obedience. The concept of a single continuous performance requires a sustained communication between the dog and handler. The handler may talk and give hand and body signals to his or her dog throughout the performance, which makes this sport motivating for all participants.
This is a programme for dogs and their owners, where dog and handler use directional signs to run through a numbered course within an allotted time. Rally Obedience goes beyond basic heeling by interspersing over 40 obedience movements with the sits, turns and paces of traditional heeling. It also requires a brisk pace, positive attitude and happy attitude. Rally is for those who want to have fun while training and competing their dogs.
Next IDEA Rally competition will be held October 19th & 20th 2013 at Somersfield Academy, Devonshire. Judges: Deb Desjardine and Leslie Marshall, both of Ontario, Canada
International Dog Events Association
Saturday 20 October and Sunday 21 October, 2012
Rally winners all!