Join Date: Nov 2006
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The first level of Rally in AKC is on leash, so it is a great way of getting a dog used to being in the ring. At first, I practiced with Dora at home. I had her fully trained, she knew the exercises, etc. I took her to a competition and had never done a match where the judge walks behind you and scores you. Well after every sign, Dora would turn around stare at the judge like mom, this lady is following us, shouldnt we do something about it! Let's just say i didn't get teh score I quite expected and I learned to have a pretend judge in the ring!
You can compete in rally when the dog is 6 months old too!
P.S. Here are the giant irish wolf hounds and Belle after our last rally trial!
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