Due to COVID restrictions there are limited spaces for Rally training at Rookley, contact Jenny for more details (link below)
New to Rally? Contact Jenny at jennys.IWDTS@gmail.com
The Kennel Club
Taking Part in Rally
This is a dog sport where handlers and dogs heel round a pre-set course of up to 17 exercise signs. At each sign the dog handler team perform an obedience-based exercise. No two courses are the same
You can enjoy all the teambuilding, mental exercise, gentle activity and fun of rally without competing.
The trainer is responsible for designing a new course each week. A round takes about four minutes. Once on the course the handler follows the numbered signs and can do a Bonus Sign to receive more marks. Before attempting the course, handlers walk round the course without dogs. At the first two Levels 1 and 2, dogs work on lead and lose marks if it is tight.
Talking to and praising your dogs is encouraged, but should you wish to compete, only one command is allowed for each element of an exercise, harsh verbal correction is penalised.
Dogs work off lead for Levels 3 to 6. More complex tasks at these levels include exercises with jumps, different types of recall, a retrieve and distance control.
Dogs should be to Gold or Silver Standard have a good recall and able to work with other dogs nearby on or off lead.
IWDTS Rally Classes are held outside in the spacious grounds of
Rookley Village Hall Highwood Lane, Rookley, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 3NJ
On every Wednesday afternoons providing the weather is suitable
First class is at 2-30 until 3-30pm Second class at 3-30 until 4-30 pm
There is an available toilet on site and hardstanding for cars to park
Or, phone the IWDTS Secretary, Vikky - 01983 861266