Training: Rally-O, Graduation!

Rally-Obedience // #knoxdogWe graduated from Rally-O, Novice!

Here’s the same run down of the steps from when we first started but now with improvements!

  • Weave Once: 9/10, Once we had a better heel, this was super easy!
  • STOP, Sit, Stand: 6/10, we learned “stand” with varied success. Sit is still occasionally angled.
  • STOP, Sit, Down: 6/10, can sit okay but a an angle. Learning “drop” for a surfer down, and using “lie down” for a relaxed down.
  • STOP, Sit, Down, Sit: 6/10, can sit, lie down back to a sit okay, but has trouble from a relaxed down.
  • STOP, Sit, Walk Around/Stay: 8/10 apparently we have a great sit-stay!
  • STOP, Sit, Down, Walk Around/Stay: 8/10 we don’t an awesome down-stay though but it’s improving!
  • Right Turn: 7/10 adding “TURN!” with a hand gesture helped this improve tremendously!
  • Left Turn: 8/10 adding “TURN!” with a hand gesture helped this too!
  • About Turn (turning away from the dog): 5/10 a little improvement
  • About U Turn (turning into the dog): 8/10 body blocks without physical contact are getting lots of practice.
  • 270º Right: 9/10
  • 270º Left: 9/10
  • 360º Right: 9/10
  • 360º Left: 9/10 — we can do our turns with very little no problems now!
  • Call Front, Forward Right (and keep going): 7/10, using cues “front” and “around”
  • Call Front, Forward Left (and keep going): 8/10, using cues “front” and “swing”
  • Call Front, Finish Right (sit): Similar to above, doing okay but need to work on alignment
  • Call Front, Finish Left (sit): Similar to above, doing okay but need to work on alignment
  • Slow: 8/10, using the cue “slow down”
  • Fast: 8/10, using the cue “let’s go”
  • Normal: 9/10 Nailed it!
  • STOP, Side Step Right, STOP: 4/10 side steppin’ is hard, y’all.
  • STOP, 90º Pivot Right, STOP: 3/10, varied success with the second STOP after we turn
  • STOP, 90º Pivot Left, STOP: 3/10, varied success with turning correctly and the second STOP
  • Spiral Right Dog Outside: 9/10 nailed it!
  • Spiral Left Dog Inside: 9/10 nailed it!
  • 1, 2, 3 Steps Forward: 8/10 — I need to improve my timing and keeping focus from Knox.
  • STOP, Turn Right, 1 Step, STOP: 3/10, varied success with the second STOP
  • Straight Figure 8: 9/10 nailed it!
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