What makes Rally different from traditional Obedience competitions?
Unlike traditional Obedience, communication can be unlimited and is not penalized in Rally. Handlers can talk to, praise, or use any verbal means of encouragement. At the novice and advanced levels, handlers can also pat their legs or clap their hands. Rally is a great way to give teams the confidence and experience they need to continue on to traditional Obedience competitions if they wish.
What does the Greater Columbia Obedience Club offer in Rally?
GCOC Rally instructors have all titled their dogs in Rally and enjoy introducing newcomers to this sport. Rally classes are designed to be taken in sequence to prepare teams to be successful in the Rally ring.
GCOC currently offers AKC Rally, but many members also compete in the Rally venues such as the United Kennel Club (UKC) Rally, CDSP, C-WAGS, and World Cynosport Rally (formerly APDT).