AKC Obedience & Rally Trials 2/1 – 2/2/20
About The Event
AKC Obedience is a sport designed to demonstrate the usefulness of a dog as a companion to humankind.
Dog and handler teams are judged on how closely they match the judge’s mental picture of a theoretically perfect performance as they execute a series of specified exercises.
Accuracy and precision are essential, but the natural movement of the handler and the willingness and enjoyment of the dog are very important.
AKC Rally is a newer dog sport, acting as a stepping stone from the AKC Canine Good Citizen© program to the world of obedience or agility. Rally offers both the dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. The canine team moves at their own pace, very similar to rally-style auto racing. Rally was designed with the traditional pet owner in mind, but it can still be very challenging for those who enjoy higher levels of competition.