Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • How This Course Works

    • AKC Rally Resources

  • 2

    Level 1

    • Reminders

    • Level 1 Full Webinar & PDF

    • Introduce Yourself

    • Training Session FAQ's

    • How to Deliver Food - Pocket Hand

    • Markers & Release Word

    • Written Assignment: Training Plan

    • Homework #1: Sit

    • Submit Homework #1: Sit

    • Homework #2: Down from Stand

    • Submit Homework #2: Down from Stand

    • Homework #3: The Stay + Walk-Around

    • Submit Homework #3: The Stay + Walk-Around

    • Homework Summary - Level 1

  • 3

    Level 2

    • Level 2 Full Webinar and PDF

    • Rewards

    • Heel Position Criteria

    • Homework #1: Establishing Value in Stationary Heel Position

    • Submit Homework #1: Establishing Value in Stationary Heel Position

    • Heel Vs. Loose Leash Walking

    • Front Position Criteria

    • Homework #2: Luring Front

    • Submit Homework #2: Luring Front

    • Homework #3: Front Foot Targeting

    • Submit Homework #3: Front Foot Targeting

    • Words, words, words!

    • Written Assignment: Communication

    • Homework Summary - Level 2

  • 4

    Level 3

    • Level 3 Full Webinar and PDF

    • Homework #1: Eye Contact Away from Food

    • Submit Homework #1: Eye Contact Away from Food

    • Homework #2: Solid Front Foot Target, with a Cue

    • Submit Homework #2: Solid Front Foot Target, with a Cue

    • Homework #3: Left “Teardrop” Finish

    • Submit Homework #3: Left “Teardrop” Finish

    • Homework #4: Sit and Down in Heel (with a Barrier)

    • Submit Homework #4: Sit and Down in Heel (with a Barrier)

    • Homework #5: Right “Wrap” Finish

    • Submit Homework #5: Right “Wrap” Finish

    • Homework #6: Finding Front Position in Motion

    • Submit Homework #6: Finding Front Position in Motion

    • Homework Summary - Level 3

  • 5

    Level 4

    • Level 4 Full Webinar & PDF

    • Homework #1: Baby Steps in Heel with a Barrier

    • Submit Homework #1: Baby Steps in Heel with a Barrier

    • Homework #2: Pivoting on Target

    • Submit Homework #2: Pivoting on Target

    • Homework #3: Engagement in New Places

    • Homework #4: Match Your Known Skills to Some Rally Signs

    • Signs, Continued: Halt - Sit

    • Signs, Continued: Halt - Sit - Down

    • Signs, Continued: Call Front – Finish (Left versus Right) – Sit

    • Homework Summary - Level 4

  • 6

    Level 5

    • Level 5 Full Webinar & PDF

    • Homework #1: Pivot into Heel on Target Fluency | Part 1: Fading the Lure

    • Submit Homework #1 Part 2: Fading the Lure

    • Homework #1: Pivot into Heel on Target Fluency | Part 2: Quarter Turns

    • Submit Homework #1 Part 2: Quarter Turns

    • Homework #1: Pivot into Heel (on Target) Fluency | Part 3: Adding a Verbal Cue

    • Dog Starts Over-Pivoting?

    • Homework #2: Steps in Heel with a Barrier, Continued

    • Submit Homework #2: Steps in Heel with a Barrier, Continued

    • Let’s Talk About Hands!

    • Homework #3: Right “Wrap” Finish Cont'd | Part 1: Fading the Right Side Treat

    • Homework #3: Right “Wrap” Finish Cont'd | Part 2: Adding Sit in Heel

    • Homework #3: Right “Wrap” Finish Cont'd | Part 3: From Front and Heel

    • Homework #3: Right “Wrap” Finish Cont'd | Part 4: Adding the Verbal Cue

    • Submit Homework #3 (All Parts): Right “Wrap” Finish Continued

    • Homework Summary - Level 5

  • 7

    Level 6

    • Level 6 Full Webinar & PDF

    • Homework #1: Pivot into Heel, Continued | Part 1: Offer Fluid 180 Pivot into Heel on Target

    • Submit Homework #1 Part 1: Offer Fluid 180 Pivot into Heel on Target

    • Homework #1: Pivot into Heel, Continued | Part 2: Pivot Off Target

    • Submit Homework #1 Part 2: Pivot Off Target

    • Left “Teardrop” Finishes → “Swing” Finishes

    • Homework #2: Halts + Sit | Part 1: Slow to Halt

    • Homework #2: Halts + Sit | Part 2: Add Sit

    • Submit Homework #2 (Both Parts): Halts + Sit

    • New Sign! HALT - 1, 2 and 3 Steps

    • Homework #3: Heel Rewards

    • Homework #4: In-Motion Heel Game aka “Catch the Dog in Heel”

    • Submit Homework #4: In-Motion Heel Game aka “Catch the Dog in Heel”

    • Homework Summary - Level 6

  • 8

    Level 7

    • Level 7 Full Webinar & PDF

    • Homework #1: Left Turns

    • Homework #1: Left Turns Continued

    • Submit Homework #1: Left Turns

    • Homework #2: Right Turns - Hurry!

    • Submit Homework #2: Right Turns - Hurry!

    • Homework #3: Figure 8’s - Wide Turns (Hurry then Slow!)

    • Figure 8 Sign

    • Submit Homework #3: Figure 8’s - Wide Turns (Hurry then Slow!)

    • Homework #4: Spin in Heel | Part 1: Spin (Counterclockwise)

    • Homework #4: Spin in Heel | Part 2: Spin in Heel (Counterclockwise)

    • Sign: Spin in Heel

    • Submit Homework #4: Spin in Heel

    • Homework #4: Spin in Heel | Part 3: Spin in Heel + Left Turn

    • Submit Homework #4 Part 3: Spin in Heel + Left Turn

    • Homework #5: Heeling Endurance

    • Homework #6: Sit- and Down-Stay Advanced Distractions

    • Submit Homework #6: Sit- and Down-Stay Advanced Distractions

    • Homework Summary - Level 7

  • 9

    Level 8

    • Level 8 Full Webinar & PDF

    • Note on Signs

    • Homework #1: Schutzhund Turn

    • Submit Homework #1: Schutzhund Turn

    • Homework #2: Side Step in Heel

    • Submit Homework #2: Side Step in Heel

    • Signs: Pace Changes in Heel

    • Signs: Funky Turns

    • Homework #3: Chaining/Sequencing Known Skills

    • Submit Homework #3: Chaining/Sequencing Known Skills

    • Homework #4: Fronts without Steps Back

    • Homework #4: Fronts without Steps Back Continued

    • Submit Homework #4: Fronts without Steps Back

    • Written Assignment: Distractions and “Triggers”

    • Distraction/Trigger Training

    • Homework Summary - Level 8

  • 10

    Level 9

    • Level 9 Full Webinar & PDF

    • Homework #1: Rally Courses

    • Submit Homework #1: Rally Courses

    • Homework #2: Remote Reward

    • Submit Homework #2: Remote Reward

    • Toy Play as a Reward?

    • Homework #3: Develop a Warm-Up Routine

    • Written Assignment - Homework #3: Develop a Warm-Up Routine

    • Submit Homework #3: Develop a Warm-Up Routine

    • Homework Summary - Level 9

  • 11

    Level 10

    • Note from the Instructor

    • Level 10 Full Webinar & PDF

    • Preparing to Trial

    • Skill Assessment

    • Endurance Assessment

    • Distraction and “Trigger” Assessment

    • Trial Reinforcement

    • Putting Together a Finalized Trial Picture

    • Know the Signs

    • Submit Homework #1: Full Rally Course

    • Written Assignment: Troubleshooting

    • Trial Tips

    • Preparing for Beyond Novice

  • 12

    Extra Credit

    • Advanced Markers

    • Heelwork Distraction: Drills for Proofing Head Position

    • Drills for Fixing Wide Finishes and Left Turns

    • Drills for Fixing Forging and Crabbing

    • Drills for Fixing Lagging

    • Continuous Pivoting: Great Strength Training Drill (Video Tutorial Only)

  • 13

    Beyond Novice

    • About the Intermediate and Advanced Classes (RI and RA)

    • JUMPS: All About Jumping

    • Introducing Stand & Stand from Sit

    • Stand-Stay, Walk Around

    • About the Excellent Class (RE)

    • Stand from Down

    • Extra Credit: Foldback Down to Stand Puppy Push-Up's (Video Tutorial Only)

    • About the Masters Class (RM)

    • Go Around a Prop - Master Class Send-Out Skill (Video Tutorial Only)