Rally obedience is definitely for the novice and it is the beginnings of dog and handler learning to communicate with each other in a fun way.
Rally Obedience is a form of dog obedience with a twist - a total
focus on fun and excitement for the dog, handler and spectator.
Dog and handler teams follow a set course, performing the exercise indicated
by 10-20 consecutive signs. Signs are numbered to indicate the course
the handler and dog take during the performance.
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