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: Calcasieu Kennel Club holds obedience and rally trials in October each year in conjunction with Acadiana Kennel Club. The trials in 2018 were Friday-Sunday, October 19-21 at the Rayne Civic Center on the south side of the Interstate at the exit for Rayne, LA.

Premium List: You may download the Premium List and Entry Form in June. The Premium List tells you which classes will be offered and who the judges are. It is published by the Trial Secretary Mark Tilly. You may also e-mail Mark at woodcreek@outlook.com or woodcreekymar@gmail.com for the Premium List and Entry-Form in June.

Entering: Once you complete the Entry Form and mail it to Mark Tilly with your entry fee, he will send you a confirmation that you are entered. After entries close on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Mark 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 3pm practice session on Thursday and/or the after-trial Friday practice session, you will need to complete the 2018 form and mail it as described on the form. The form for the 2017 Match Pre Entry Form is simply to give you an idea of what this is.

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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