A follow-on class for anyone who has completed the Rally-O Foundation class, has attended an introductory workshop, or has trained novice Competition Obedience. We continue to work through level 1 and 2 stations, practice courses and work on advanced skills.
Dogs must know basic positions (sit/down/stand), have a reasonable stay (1 minute) and be able to work on a loose lead in heel position for 5-10 paces.
The class is structured to accommodate a variety of abilities and will include exercises to challenge all handlers and dogs. We work to UK APDT Rally-O competition rules and promote reward-based training at all times.
Fun competitions will also be held to allow you to practice your handling and timing skills.
More information about Rally-O is linked from our resource page.
You can now register online for training classes.
Jo Smith from York
What I'm sure the boys would like to put is:
"WE LOVE YOU MORAG!" - Jake Dog and Mr Oliver
....but a more practical response would be: Before we met Morag we were at breaking point with our Border Collies, we had been to every training class we could find, we had done everything the dog books tell you to and we were still losing the battle for our dogs' minds.
Morag has given us practical techniques, productive classes, insightful one-to-ones, useful resources, moral support and hope!
Having come through the confidence course 1 & 2 and enjoyed the Beyond the Basics, heel work to music and Rally-O we are carrying on to learn more and can't wait for the next set of classes to start. We would (and often do) recommend the Well Connected Canine courses to anyone with any kind of dog.
Sarah, Oscar Pet Foods from York
Who says you can't teach a old dog new tricks? Our Jack Russell is 5 and had had no training, after just a few weeks she had a whole repertoire of new tricks. Edwina goes with my partner to work everyday so I don't get to spend much time with her. Morag's classes are our fun hour of the week where she enjoys learning new things with mum and seeing other dogs. Thanks Morag we'll see you at the next classes.