Rally Obedience, or ‘Rally O’ as it is more commonly known, is a sport for dogs and their owners/handlers based on obedience. The sport was originally devised some years ago in the US by Charles L ‘Bud’ Kramer, who drew upon the obedience practice of ‘doodling’ – a variety of interesting warm-up and freestyle exercises.
Rally Obedience rapidly grew in popularity, moving across the border into Canada and more recently crossing the Atlantic into the UK, where it is still a relatively new and fairly unknown sport but becoming more popular especially since being ‘ taken-on-board’ by the Kennel Club.
In the UK as in the US and Canada, there are a number of organisations that regulate their own Rally Obedience trials – a trial being a series of courses of differing degrees of difficulty. A dog and its handler are often referred to as a team.
The sport is aimed at all dogs regardless of age, breed, pedigree, size or any disabilities and, in particular, is both a very attractive and competitive activity for pet dogs and their owners.
What Rally-O Ltd Can Offer
We offer a number of products to help canine clubs and dog owners begin participating in Rally Obedience. We take great care in selecting the items for our online store and always try to ensure that our equipment is suitable for any Rally Obedience trials.
However, we cannot guarantee that each individual item meets the regulations of every organisation and it is therefore up to the purchaser to ensure that equipment complies with the guidelines of their particular ruling body.
Everything is, however, suitable for individuals who wish to have practice equipment of their own!