General Information

Rally is the very latest dog sport to be recognised by the Kennel Club. It’s fun and no matter what level you and your dog may be at it’s easy to get involved and start training and competing.

Rally involves you and your dog working as a team to navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform; think of it as a sort of ‘obedience exercise obstacle course’ including simple exercises such as:

  • Sit Down
  • Spiral Left – Dog Inside
  • Straight Figure 8
  • Send over Jump
  • Serpentine
  • Left Turn

The course is set by the judge or trainer. There is no pause between exercises – you and your dog work briskly through the course without direction from the judge. You are encouraged to talk to and praise your dog during the performance.

Any dog can get involved; your dog does not have to be a pedigree dog to take part, but if you want to compete it must be registered with the Kennel Club on either the Breed Register or the Activity Register.

If you’d like to know more about Rally you can find lots of information on the Kennel Club website

Click here to watch a demonstration of Rally exercises Level 1 & 2

Watch the videos below to see some of Members competing at our first ever Rally competition.

Watch the video of Nikki Kirk & Smokie - winners of the Judges' 2012 Competition


Watch the video of Karen Kendall & Charlie - showing that little dogs can do this too!