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Class Description

WHO SAID YOU CAN'T COMBINE ADVANCED OBEDIENCE AND TRICKS?!

HAVE FUN WHILE TEACHING OBEDIENCE!

 

Expect to learn:

1) Advanced Obedience including:

    • Send-aways & commands at a distance.
    • Stays with distance & distractions.
    • Recalls.
    • Heeling, including backward (and more!).
    • Leave-it & food refusal.
    • So much more!

2) Tricks & Freestyle Elements
3) Canine Conditioning
4) Body Awareness
5) How to Read Rally Signs
6) How to Execute a Course

 

Classes are building block style, which means that each class builds on the last. There will be new Elements added every week, as well as some repeated practice to help master and build on the skills learned in previous classes. Each class will include a Rally FrEe course.

*This class is nothing like Precision Rally.

Included in this class

  • Thousands of original photos available for free download, to document your journey with your beloved dog!
  • Educational materials beyond what's taught in class!
  • Access to our online library!
  • Gain access to Private Training options, reserved only for current class participants!
  • Graduation photos, including a digital frame option!
  • Rally FrEe framable certificate!
Rally-FrEe, The sport!

Rally FrEe is a unique sport that combines Advanced Obedience with the Trick behaviors of Canine Freestyle, in the format of Rally-Obedience courses. It emphasizes the precise execution of fundamental freestyle and obedience skills while encouraging creative and novel behaviors on a Rally-Obedience style course.

 

Handlers that are interested in Canine Freestyle, but intimidated by its dance aspect, are drawn to Rally-FrEe as a way to enter the freestyle world without the burden or pressure of creating a choreographed routine.

Prerequisites

  • Dogs 6-months old and up.
  • No aggression.
  • No Reactivity (uncontrollably barking and lunging at other dogs).

Registration

Rally Free Courses:

Must be taken in order.

  1. Novice Elements.
  2. Intermediate & Advanced Elements.
  3. Element mastery.

 

Required Supplies:

 

Cost
Non-Members: $184
VIP Club Members: $169 SAVE $15
[What's the VIP Club?]

 

Schedule

  • Classes meet for 45min for 6-weeks!
  • Pick 6p or 7:15p.

Pre-registration is required.

 

To see the full schedule:

  1. Click Class Dates button below.
  2. Click INFO button.
  3. Click SCHEDULE button.

OH NO! IF there's only a wait list, now what?

  1. Get on the wait list for the class you wish to attend. * Waitlist doesn't guarantee a spot.
  2. Register for future classes, if available. We WILL allow a transfer, if an earlier class arrises.

Location

TTK9 Training Center located at:
924 N. Parker Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545
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Testimonials

Over the years I have trained multiple dogs with a variety of a trainers, the Thinking K9 is by far the best. Barbara teaches in a positive, supportive manner with the latest teaching techniques. All training classes have handlers and dogs of various experiences. Barbara is excellent in working with each handler and dog to provide what they need in a method that works best for them. There is a difference between working with a volunteer instructor and someone who is trained and certified as a trainer. If you are looking for a certified Trainer who teaches in a positive manner, check out the Thinking K9.
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I appreciate the consistency and positive reinforcement approach to training. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and they make learning fun! I had zero experience with dog training before going to TTK9. I was immediately put at ease. My confidence grew right along with my puppy's. I cannot say enough good things about our experience with TTK9!
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Loved participating in the training courses with Barb she is energetic and makes training fun for both owner and pet. I am so looking forward to CGC class with her and not to mention my furbaby loves seeing her. She is outstanding and caring. I highly recommend her for training your babies
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I loved my experience here and I will be back for more classes in the future. Barb and Katie are so kind, so patient and very knowledgeable. They give you all the tools to work with your dog at home and support you along the way. After taking the class, I feel much more connected to my dog and his behavior is drastically improved! Thanks so much for a great experience!
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Barbara is the most well versed trainer in town. She has an extensive education and continues to pursue dog training knowledge to ensure her clients are getting the most cutting edge (& humane) techniques. She comes the the table with multiple solutions to problems and ensures the training plan fits the dog and the owner to give the pair the best chance of success. I’ve worked with Barbara for years and have seen her work through even the toughest cases.
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Despite reading all the training books and trying on my own for 2 years, I was never able to get my dog to truly settle down and listen. A few weeks with Barb and that all changed! He’s still energetic, but she helped me understand why he was struggling and gave me all the tools to change those behaviors. She is such a strengths based trainer, building off what your dog can already do and making my pup and I feel confident while learning new things along the way. I definitely recommend her for behavioral training or just to do some fun bonding with your dog!
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I have owned and trained German Shepherds for over 25 years. Barbara at The Thinking K9 is without a doubt the best trainer I have ever come across in those 25 years. We recently took the STARLET and STAR classes puppy classes at The Thinking K9 for our new Shepherd puppy and the Precision Rally Obedience class for our older Shepherd. Barbara's classes are interactive, organized, very personable, and just plain fun. She invests a significant amount of time, effort, and money into all the things necessary to make her classes great (like an unbelievable amount of equipment!). If you live in Janesville or the surrounding area, I highly recommend The Thinking K9 for your dog training needs!
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My English Bulldog, Mr. President, has successfully passed the S.T.A.R. Puppy class and the Canine Good Citizen and is currently enjoying the trick dog class. English Bulldogs are notoriously “bullheaded” and can be a challenge to train, but with Barbara’s positive reinforcement training techniques, Mr. P looks forward to class every week! Barbara is an excellent trainer who wants you and your dog not only to succeed, but to achieve and build a great bond! Barbara teaches techniques that make learning easy and fun. I recommend Barbara and her training classes to anyone and everyone that is looking for a compassionate, enthusiastic and non judgmental trainer and a very clean training facility!
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Thinking K9 is a fantastic place to take your dog for obedience and skills training. Barbara is an amazing instructor who understands dogs very well. She teaches owners how to properly handle dogs and get them to listen, while ensuring they are still comfortable, confident and happy. My pup and I have attended this course for many weeks now and will continue to come back for more!
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