Obedience is a performance event. The judge does not base his decisions 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.
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:
The next trials hosted by the Calcasieu Kennel Club will be held in Groves, TX, on October 20-22, 2023. There will be one Rally trial and one Obedience trial each day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
Premium List: The Premium List gives you details about the trials. The judges selected and the classes offered are included, as is information about the show site. The Premium List is available via the download button above. You may also email BJ Daigle at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the Premium List.
Entering: Once you complete the 2023 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 4, 2023, 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 19th, you will need to complete and submit the Match Pre-Entry Form found in the Premium List.
Obedience Classes: Calcasieu Kennel Club plans to offer Obedience training classes beginning in the Fall of 2023. Information will be added to this site when dates have been set for the classes.
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 at email@example.com