Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rally and Agility Games Presentation

On Saturday at a 4-H conference I'll be doing part of the dog program talk.... specifically the agility games (fullhouse and wildcard) and rally part.

The agility part I think is well done, we talk about the requirements and then look at course maps that are color-coded to help us out.

For rally....? I'm not sure what to do. We'll probably pull out some signs and work on those (people only event), maybe a short course?

I have a few notes about why it's an ideal activity for the 4-H beginners. No duration stays. Talking throughout. It might be a few more behaviors for both the kids and dogs to learn, but they don't have to have the same level of proficiency to succeed. Whereas in regular obedience, even with sub-novice options... 3-6 months just isnt enough time to be proficient for most of these teams.

Any other last-minute ideas on how to get interest and participation?

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