PERFECT DOG OBEDIENCE SCORE | SIT MEANS SIT DOG TRAINER


A perfect dog training score is seen here with Lianne Hassen of Sit Means Sit dog training in this dog training video. Lianne also got a perfect score in her second successful attempt at her Rally excellent advanced title. Here is a video of that run also.

Excellent Level- this third and highest level of AKC Rally is the most challenging. The exercises here are not patterned, and your dog must know not only how to do a variety of exercises, but in the sequence that is presented on the particular day. Like agility, the handlers can walk the course to familiarize themselves without their dog before competition.
*Exercises are performed off-leash except for the honor exercise.
*There is a requirement of 15-20 stations, with no more than 7 stationary exercises.
*Handlers are only allowed to encourage their dogs verbally. Physical encouragement is not allowed at this level.
*The Excellent-level exercises include backing up three steps, while the dog stays in the heel position and a moving stand, while the handler walks around the dog.

Rally is a sport in which the dog and handler complete a course that has been designed by the rally judge. The judge tells the handler to begin, and the dog and handler proceed at their own pace through a course of designated stations (10 – 20, depending on the level). Each of these stations has a sign providing instructions regarding the next skill that is to be performed.

The team of dog and handler moves continuously at a brisk, but normal, pace with the dog under control at the handler’s left side. There should be a sense of teamwork between the dog and handler both during the numbered exercises and between the exercise signs; however, perfect “heel position” is not required.

After the judge’s “Forward” order, the team is on its own to complete the entire sequence of numbered signs correctly.

Unlimited communication from the handler to the dog is to be encouraged and not penalized. Unless otherwise specified in these Regulations, handlers are permitted to talk, praise, encourage, clap their hands, pat their legs, or use any verbal means of encouragement. Multiple commands and/or signals using one or both arms and hands are allowed; the handler’s arms need not be maintained in any particular position at any time. The handler may not touch the dog or make physical corrections. At any time during the performance, loud or harsh commands or intimidating signals will be penalized.

Rally Signs:

The signs may be any color and they include descriptions as well as directional arrows of exercises. Signs are numbered to make it easy to find the next station when navigating the course.

RALLY SIGNS: All signs are placed to the handler’s right side. The signs are large enough to be easily recognized when going through a course. The exercises designated on the signs will be performed in close proximity to the sign itself, either in front, back of, or beside the sign.

Excellent – this third and highest level of AKC Rally is the most challenging.
*Exercises are performed off-leash except for the honor exercise.
*There is a requirement of 15-20 stations, with no more than 7 stationary exercises.
*Handlers are only allowed to encourage their dogs verbally. Physical encouragement is not allowed at this level.
*The Excellent-level exercises include backing up three steps, while the dog stays in the heel position and a moving stand, while the handler walks around the dog.

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