Rally is an ever-changing game of numbered directional signs providing twists and turns taking each team through a variety of obedience exercises. Each judge is his own course designer, following venue regulations, from novice to advanced to excellent level courses. The courses vary from show to show, making training and trialing competitive.
Special thank-you to Sandi Ling for her assistance in developing this course.
image: Sandi and Babe at a rally fun event.
image: LCA Ch. U-GRCH Emenem vom Sanften Leowen LCA/U-CDX, AKC CD, AKC RE, TDI
Emmy was one of the first, if not the first, Leonberger to receive the AKC Rally Excellent title.
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the United Kennel Club (UKC) and World Wide Kennel Club (WWKC) were among the first to offer rally as a titling event. The American Kennel Club soon followed and by 2005 dog owners across the country were participating in rally obedience trials in a variety of venues. Rally appeals to both dogs and handlers alike with more Leonbergers competing in rally each year.
Midrea's Love Of My Life (Ming) participating in the Denmark cup of Rally-O.from Midrea's breeder / owner:
My greatest wish is to tell the whole Leonberger society how great Rally-O is for Leonbergers, and how much fun it is for both dog and owner. And for people who like competition, this is a great opportunity too. Leos can be right in front in Rally-O. The mother of my Leo Ming in the video, was the first Leo to become Danish Rally-O Champion, in 2010 at the age of 8 years and 3 month. (she still is the only one)
Susanne Keldgaard Nielsen