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Rally Novice (RN):
* This class is divided into A and B, all exercises are on lead.
* There will be between 10-15 stations with no more than five stationary exercises per class.
* Rally Novice will only use signs 1- 31.

Novice A: shall be for dogs that have never won any Rally or Obedience titles and handlers that have never titled a dog in either venue. The dog must be owned by the handler or by a household/family member.


Novice B: Any dog may compete in this class until a qualifying score in the Rally Advanced class is earned. Anyone may handle dogs in this class. You can enter more than one dog in this class but no dog shall be entered in both A and B at the same trial.




Rally Advanced (RA):
* This class is divided into A and B, all exercises are off lead.
* There will be between 12-17 stations with no more than seven stationary exercises per class.
* Rally Advanced may use signs 1-45.
* One jump must be used in this class and can be any of the three normal obedience jumps except that they may be 4 ft wide instead of 5 ft wide. Various colors or prints may be used on the jump however there must be nothing hanging from the jump. The jumps are the solid or high jump, bar jump or broad jump. The Broad jump will consist of two or three hurdles approximately 8 inches wide and 4 to 5 ft in width. Two hurdles with be used for a jump of 16 or 24 inches and three will be use for a jump of 32 inches. Dogs will jump the distance equal to twice the height of the high/bar jump.

Jump heights are:

Dogs under 15 inches at withers jump 8 inches.

Dogs 15” and under 20 inches at withers jump 12 inches.

Dogs 20 inches and over at withers jump 16 inches.


Advanced A: shall be for dogs that have won the Rally Novice (RN) title but have not won the Rally Advanced title or any traditional obedience title. The dog must be owned by the handler or by a household/family member.

Advanced B: shall be for dogs that have won the Rally Novice (RN) title. A dog completing the RA title may continue to compete in this class indefinitely. Anyone may handle dogs in this class. You may enter more than one dog in this class but no dog may be entered in both A and B at the same trial.



Rally Excellent (RE):
* This class must have between 15-20 stations with no more than seven stationary exercises per class.
* All exercises are off lead except the “Honor” exercise.
* Rally Excellent may use all signs and must have two jumps.

Unlike Rally Novice and Advanced, in Rally Excellent handlers are not allowed to pat their leg or clap hands to encourage the dog. Verbal encouragement, multiple commands, and/or inaudible signals using one or both arms and hands are allowed; the arms need not be maintained in any particular position at any time. You may not touch your dog at any time.

Rally Excellent A: shall be for dogs that have won the RA title, but have not won the Rally Excellent title or any traditional obedience title. The dog must be handled by the owner or member of the household/family. More than one dog may be entered in this class but a dog may not be entered in both A and B at the same trial.

Rally Excellent B: shall be for dogs that have won the RA title. A dog completing the Rally Excellent title may continue to compete in this class indefinitely. Anyone can handle dogs in this class.



Rally Advanced Excellent: Upon completion of the RE title, qualifying scores may be accumulated from the Rally Advanced B class and the Rally Excellent B class to earn the Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title. In order to receive the RAE title a dog must double qualify ten times in both Advanced B and Excellent B (both classes must be entered at the same trial).
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