Rally is the fun dog sport in which you can encourage your dog with praise in the ring.

It’s a great way to start your dog’s competitive career or just have fun in a new dog activity.

Rally classes at the Puppy Perfectors focus on AKC Rally-O. Introductions to Rally Freestyle Elements, Cyber Rally-O and UKC Rally-O TBA.

In our obedience classes, you will learn all the exercises required for AKC Rally-O. Once or twice a month, Rally classes will be offered for all level 3 and advanced students to come and learn how to read the Rally signs and navigate a Rally course. Please check our Calendar for upcoming dates for the Rally classes and make sure you are on our email list so you are informed of upcoming dates.

All four types of rally are similar in that a course is configured with signs or “stations” describing a specific exercise to be performed by the dog and handler team. How do they differ? Sign graphics and exercise requirements vary, some exercises are unique to a particular type of rally and judging criteria is specific to the rally’s sanctioning organization.

If you are interested in Rally Freestyle or the other types of Rally, please email us and we will put you on our interest list and inform you when the next class will be scheduled.

For dogs and handlers who have completed The Puppy Perfectors Novice Obedience Level 3 or have instructor permission. Rally classes are held twice a month on Saturday afternoons. To reserve space, email the instructor, Diana: pdesimonsen@comcast.net.

AKC Rally-O is a great way to prepare for formal AKC competition obedience. Many of the exercises are similar to those in AKC obedience.

UKC Rally-O is similar to AKC Rally-O; many signs have different graphics and UKC Rally-O includes some different exercises.

Cyber Rally-O is the perfect activity for dogs that are better suited for working in non-distracting venues away from the hustle and bustle of dog shows. In Cyber Rally-O you can earn titles in five different levels without having to travel to dog shows because all of its competitions are done via video. Upper levels include trick-like exercises. Cyber Rally-O is perfect for shy or reactive dogs.

Rally Freestyle Elements (Rally FrEe) is the newest type of rally. Many exercises are very different from AKC and UKC Rally-O. Its exercises are unique, many of which are patterned after those found in canine musical freestyle. Rally FrEe is a fun combination of traditional rally-o with tricks. You can earn Rally FrEe titles in live and video competitions.


To reserve space, email the instructor, Diana Simonsen.