Rally Classes


Rally 1

Prerequisite: Manners 2. Handlers must bring kennels to class and dogs must be in kennels when not working.

Rally is a program where dog and handler use directional signs to run through a numbered course. Rally goes beyond basic heeling by interspersing different movements with the normal sits, turns and paces of traditional heeling. Examples of some of these movements include 360 degree turn to the right, call front-finish left and sit-down-sit. Rally requires a brisk pace, positive attitude and happy demeanor. It is not simple or easy, but challenges handlers and dogs to perform in a partnership. Unlike traditional obedience, handlers may use extra signals and/or commands throughout their run to encourage their dogs. This feature, along with variability incorporated into course design and format, creates a fast-moving, continuous performance. In this class, students learn all the exercises to compete in Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) or Canadian Association of Rally Obedience (CARO) at the Novice level.

Rally 2

Prerequisite: Rally 1. Handlers must bring kennels to class and dogs must be in kennels when not working.

In this class, exercises such as pivots, sit-down-stand and jumps are included, and dogs work off-leash. In this class, students learn all the exercises to compete in Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) or Canadian Association of Rally Obedience (CARO) at the Advanced and Excellent levels.

Rally Practice

Prerequisite: Rally 2. Handlers must bring kennels to class and dogs must be in kennels when not working.

In this class, handlers who are familiar with all of the rally stations will practice by working their dogs in a trial-like situation, running their dogs through actual Advanced and Excellent courses.

How to Register

After reviewing the class descriptions above, click here for our class schedule and find the class you would like to attend and the time slot(s) when it is offered.

Contact us by email at cokcclasses@hotmail.com or by phone at 1-204-725-2009 and leave a message. Please indicate the name and time slot of the class you would like to attend as well as your name and contact information.


Other Information

  • Class fees for COKC Ordinary Members are $50.00 (including GST) per six-week session.  Class fees for COKC Associate Members and Non-members are $70.00 (including GST) per six-week session.
  • The maximum class size is 8 with an instructor to handler ratio of 1 to 4.  The minimum class size is 4 and a class may be cancelled if the minimum is not met.
  • Unvaccinated dogs are at greater risk to contract and spread disease.  To keep your dogs and the dogs of your fellow class members as safe as possible, please follow your veterinarian’s recommendations with regard to a comprehensive vaccination program.  Class participants will be required to show proof of vaccination or acceptable alternative (e.g. letter from veterinarian, titre results, etc).
  • COKC reserves the right to remove dogs from our classes if they exhibit aggression, extreme reactivity, or excessive barking.  All of these issues interfere with group classes and prevent others from learning.  COKC will offer referrals to other dog professionals to assist owners in dealing with dogs with extreme issues.