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If anyone's interested, we're having a rally run-through ( this is a new weekly thing :)) at Stone Tables at White Rock Lake Park. AKC signs this week, APDT next week and UKC the week after that. :) - 7-9PM. PM me fo rdetails.


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Rally Obedience is a relatively new dog sport, a hybrid of sorts between Formal Obedience and Agility, where dog and handler must navigate a course. Each sign gives the team something to do, most of them obedience commands.

Runthoughs (someone correct me if I'm wrong) are set up like actual trials, but aren't a real competition. They are for training purposes, so the dog and handler see what it's like to be in the ring and can get in some practice.
 

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In this case, it's not TOO terribly much like a trial (I am not hauling 400" of polymer fencing out and setting up 80 gazillion fenceposts for a 2 hour practice and all our trials locally are indoors.) However, it offers a novel environment with extra people and dogs around- it's a step up from the not-that-busy atmosphere of a class but still below the stress and activity level of a trial. Since we have so few matches locally, this is a good alternative, and if you've got a schedule that doesn't allow you to take classes but you can come check out the run-through intermitantly, I'm hoping to get folks who are interested but haven't had a chance to try it an intro to the sport. :)
 

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I'd come if you weren't so far away.. over 1,000 miles seems to be a little far for a runthrough :D

(we're starting our rally class on Sunday. Hoping to get into APDT Level 1 pretty quickly.. there's a trial here over the summer!)
 
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