Obedience/Rally

What is obedience?
Obedience is a performance event which means the judge does not care what the dog looks like if he can do what he is asked to do by his handler such as sit, heel, stay, and come. There is extensive information on obedience on the American Kennel Club website at www.akc.org. Let your mouse hover over “Dog Shows & Trials,” then hover over “Obedience,” and click on which topic you want to read.

What is rally?
In rally, the handler reads signs that tell him what commands to give his dog. The basics of obedience are used as well as some commands like 270° right turn, weaving through cones, stepping to the right while heeling, and down your dog while heeling. More detailed information is on the American Kennel Club website at www.akc.org. Let your mouse hover over “Dog Shows & Trials,” then hover over “Rally,” and click on which topic you want to read.

When & Where: Since the Rayne Civic Center is not available for October 2018, Calcasieu Kennel Club will hold obedience and rally trials at K-9 Obedience Center in Groves, TX. The trials in 2018 are Friday-Sunday, October 19-21, 2018. Vikki Youngmeyer is the Trial Secretary. You may e-mail her at vikkiy@windstream.net or Darrell Cormier, the Trial Chairman, at 08cosada1989@gmail.com for more information.

Premium List: The 2018 Calcasieu Kennel Club Premium List is available. The Premium List tells you which classes will be offered and who the judges are. You may also e-mail Vikki or Darrell for a copy if for some reason this does not format properly.

Entering: Once you complete the 2018 Calcasieu Entry Form and mail it to Vikki Youngmeyer with your entry fee, she will send you a confirmation that you are entered. After entries close on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Vikki will e-mail a Judging Program so you will know what time you show.

Pre-Entry for Match: If you want to sign up for the practice session on Thursday, you will need to complete the 2018 form and mail it as described on the form. The form for the match will appear later.

Obedience Classes: Calcasieu Kennel Club offers Canine Good Citizen classes in the spring and the fall. Go to our page on those classes for more info, contact the club at ckcevents@yahoo.com or call Sallie Shepherd (337) 304-5788.

Rally Classes: Rally classes are held when there is a need. If you would like to enroll in a Rally class, you may contact the club through Sallie Shepherd at ckcevents@yahoo.com

Contact for CKC: If you want more information about obedience or rally, contact Darrell Cormier at 08cosada1989@gmail.com or call (337) 515-0718.

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