Precision Rally Week 8

Signs


It is more fluid to finish Right (“parade finish,” around your back) when executing signs 301 – 303



301. HALT – Recall over Jump – Finish – Right Turn – Forward –
This sign will be placed at least 8 feet before the jump. While heeling, the handler halts and the dog sits in front of the jump. The handler will leave the dog, walk to the other side, stand in front of the jump and turn to face the dog. The dog must remain sitting until called over the jump. The dog must clear the jump on the first attempt, in the proper direction without stopping, come and sit in front. Without moving their feet, the handler may command/signal the dog to finish. The dog must finish to the right or left. As the dog clears the handler’s path, the handler will turn right and heel forward before the dog returns to heel position. (Stationary) Sign 301A must be used with this sign.



301-A must be used with sign 301.



302. HALT – Recall over Jump – Finish – Left Turn – Forward –
This sign will be placed at least 8 feet before the jump. While heeling, the handler halts and the dog sits in front of the jump. The handler will leave the dog, walk to the other side, stand in front of the jump and turn to face the dog. The dog must remain sitting until called over the jump. The dog must clear the jump on the first attempt, in the proper direction without stopping, come and sit in front. Without moving their feet, the handler may command/signal the dog to finish. The dog must finish to the right or left. As the dog clears the handler’s path, the handler will turn left and heel forward before the dog returns to heel position. (Stationary) Sign 301A must be used with this sign.



302-A must be used with sign 302.



303. HALT – Recall over Jump – Finish – About Turn – Forward –
This sign will be placed at least 8 feet before the jump. While heeling, the handler halts and the dog sits in front of the jump. The handler will leave the dog, walk to the other side, stand in front of the jump and turn to face the dog. The dog must remain sitting until called over the jump. The dog must clear the jump on the first attempt, in the proper direction without stopping, come and sit in front. Without moving their feet, the handler may command/signal the dog to finish. The dog must finish to the right or left. As the dog clears the handler’s path, the handler will make an about turn and heel forward before the dog returns to heel position. (Stationary) Sign 303A must be used with this sign.



303-A must be used with sign 303.


Below is harder sign than the 2 above, but lower class.
USE FOOT TARGET when practicing sending the dog over Jump!



210. Send to Jump –
At the sign the dog must leave the handler to jump. The dog must clear the jump on the first attempt, in the proper direction without stopping. The handler must remain at least 3 feet away from the jump and may not pass the jump until the dog has returned to heel position. (See Chapter 2, Section 23)


After we complete the signs, we practiced a full rally course! Everyone nailed it!!!