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Rally Quiz 6

Posted: October 2, 2011 in Rally Quiz

Even though it was her third Excellent leg, Erin forgot her 6 foot leash for the Honor exercise. She used a shorter leash. Will this affect her score?


Rally Quiz 5

Posted: April 1, 2010 in Rally Quiz

Marilyn never noticed that the steward had not changed the jump height from the previous smaller dog. Will she be able to keep the leg?

Rally Quiz 4

Posted: March 27, 2010 in Rally Quiz

As the team reached the Stop and Down Sherie paused, said “Down” and started to move around Delilah to the left. Delilah’s back end hit the ground as Sherie passed the dog’s left flank. She finished circling the dog, said “Heel” and the team moved forward. Later, Sherie was surprised to learn they had received a 10 point deduction for that exercise. Why would that be?

The Answer Lady

Posted: March 19, 2010 in Rally Quiz, Training

Rally Quiz 1 Karen was correct in that Novice courses, both A and B, must have a minimum of three stationary exercises. A stationary exercise is one in which the dog sits. Any of the Call Front exercises are also stationary since the Sit is implicit in a Call Front. Although there is no sit in a Stop & Down, it is stationary since the dog’s movement stops.

Rally Quiz 2 while the actual scoring would probably depend on how it looks to the judge – does Cluny appear out of control or just happy – a key word is that the team jogged past the Finish. Courses may not end with a Fast pace or a Jump. Teams must maintain a brisk but even pace. I’ve heard judges specifically warn against running on the course. Check the post on pace if you missed it.

Someone commented in class about asking your dog to Sit after the Finish. This is a good strategy in Advanced and Excellent since you need to attach your leash before exiting the ring.

There was also discussion in class about differences in Excellent performance versus Advanced and Novice. Each exercise is performed according to the sign description in the rule book. That means if a Call Front (signs 13, 14, 15, 16) appear on an Excellent course, the handler may take several steps backward just as in Novice. However, Excellent has two additional Call Front signs, 41 and 42, that require a Halt before calling the dog front. For those two signs, steps backward are not permitted.  

There is only one sign that specifies different performances for Advanced and Excellent. Sign 36, Halt Stand Walk Around, allows the handler to touch the dog to stand him on an Advanced Course but not on an Excellent course.

This is why your Rally coaches are always pushing you to perform at the highest level, so your hard work isn’t sabotaged by a careless mistake.

Rally Quiz 3

Posted: March 18, 2010 in Rally Quiz

Pam does a great job of pacing to accommodate Holly’s short little legs. As they approach the Moving Side Step Right, Pam realizes that after she steps to the right the sign will still be directly in Holly’s path. How can she avoid that?

Rally Quiz 2

Posted: March 12, 2010 in Rally Quiz

As Cluny finished the last station he seemed to sense that he had done a good job. In his excitement he leaped into the air as the team jogged past the Finish sign. Will the team qualify?

Rally Quiz 1

Posted: March 5, 2010 in Rally Quiz

When Kevin got to the trial he noticed that the Novice A course had only 3 stationary exercises. Was that a legal course?

Bonus: Does the same answer apply to Novice B?