What is Obedience?
Obedience is a performance event which means the judge does not base his decision on the dog’s appearance or conformation, but rather scores the dog on its ability to do the activities asked by the handler (sit, stay, come, retrieve).  You can read more about the sport of Obedience on the AKC website at www.akc.org/sports/obedience.

What is Rally?
In Rally, the handler reads signs that tell him what commands to give his dog. The basics of obedience are used with some variations that challenge the dog and handler.   More information about Rally can be found www.akc.org/sports/rally.   Rally signs and descriptions are included in the AKC Rally rulebook found at www.akc.org/sports/rally/rally-resource-center.

Rally and Obedience Trials

When & Where: We are holding the 2022 obedience and rally trials in Groves, TX, on October 21-23, 2022. There will be one Rally trial and one Obedience trial each day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

Premium List: You may download the 2022 Rally_Obedience Premium List & Entry Forms.  The Premium List gives you details abut the trials.  The judges selected and the classes offered are included, as is information about the show site.  You may also email Kathy LeJeune at ckcevents@yahoo.com for a copy of the premium list.

Entering: Once you complete the 2022 entry form from the premium list, you will submit it to the show secretary with your entry fee. Submission information is included in the premium. You will be sent a confirmation of your entry.   After entries close on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, the Show Secretary will email a Judging Program to you that will include the start times for each class.

Pre-Entry for Match: If you want to sign up for the practice session on Thursday, Oct 20th, beginning at 2pm, you will need to complete and submit the Match Pre-Entry Form found in the Premium List.

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 as there is interest expressed in taking classes. If you would like to enroll in a Rally class, you may contact the club through Sallie Shepherd at ckcevents@yahoo.com

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