Rally Obedience

Rowan Heeling 5A Rally Obedience course is made up of numbered stations at which the dog and handler will perform the described exercise, and heel in between. Upper levels of the sport includes agility equipment like jumps, tunnels and weave poles!

In order to achieve a flowing performance, the Rally Obedience class focuses the dog and handler mastering skills such as heel, pivots, and position changes.

This course is the best place to start if you want to:

  • Benefit your dog’s leash walking and attention skills
  • Continue building your training skills and have fun with your dog!
  • Compete in Rally Obedience in any venue (CARO signs are used in class)


  • For a virtual class: Technology requirements for the virtual format are outlined in the Virtual Training FAQs
  • For an in-person class: Dog must be safe and non-disruptive in a group class environment
  • This class requires a consistent handler to attend all classes. Pairs of handlers are welcome (when permitted by COVID regulations), but one must attend consistently.
  • Dogs and handlers must have prerequisite skills (see below)
  • Submitting registration/payment indicates acceptance of the group class policy

COVID-Safety (In-Person Class Only)

  • Masks that cover the nose/mouth and without vents are strictly mandatory when indoors and sanitizer is provided. No vented masks, gaiters, bandanas etc.
  • Small group class size
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfection of the premises
  • Social/Physical Distancing in effect

Intro to Rally Program


  • Completion of a Foundation Program at Scratch and Sniff Canine Services OR an equivalent program at another school
  • Owners who have not trained at Scratch and Sniff Canine Services previously must review the Orientation Webinar
  • Intro to Rally – Prerequisite behaviours include:
    • Skill and understanding of clicker training (both dog and human)
    • Zen or Leave it (impulse control around food in hand)
    • Sit (verbal cue or hand signal)
    • Down (verbal cue or hand signal)
    • Stay basics
    • Hand target/touch
    • If you have questions about the prerequisites please contact the office
  • Props – outside of the usual training equipment, participants will need a stable, overturned food/water bowl with a grippy surface (glued on yoga mat, rubberized, scratched up duct tape, etc)

Pricing and Schedule

Starting Monday April 4th @ 7:15pm (50min)
* No class on the holiday Monday


Book your spot now!

Contact the office with questions before registration

  1. View the Orientation Webinar
  2. Click the button to complete the registration form
  3. To confirm your spot: upon receipt of your invoice, payment must be made within 24hrs via Email Money Transfer to info@scratchandsniff.ca

Next Level Rally

This is your follow-up to Intro to Rally to continue building skills introduced there, as well as learn new stations and exercises!


  • See “Requirements” above. This program includes off-leash elements.


  • Completion of the Intro to Rally Obedience Program

Pricing and Schedule


Book your spot now!

Contact the office with questions, or book your spot below.

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