Rally Course


  • Prerequisites:
    • Handlers must have a basic understanding of the Novice signs.
    • Dogs must pass Core Manners or have their Canine Good Citizen certificate.
  • Tuition: $---

Class Bonuses!

6-12 hours of instruction

6-12 Corse Maps

Class Album

Tiny class sizes

1:1 instruction

What is Rally Courses?


Break away from boring obedience and try Rally-O! This FUN and informal class will strengthen your dog's obedience and increase your bond!


This unique course is designed to give you one-on-one time with the instructor alone in the ring. Advanced dogs with 100% recall may be able to be OFF-LEASH at the instructor's discretion.


Rally-Obedience consists of 10-20 signs (depending on level). You and your dog navigate the numbered course together, side-by-side. Each sign has an exercise to perform. Handlers are permitted to talk, praise, encourage, give additional commands and/or signals using one or both arms or use any verbal means of encouragement.


Class Video!


Matthew Jones
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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Jeff & Cocoa Sorensen
Barbara Smith is PHENOMENAL! She has a tremendous knowledge base from which she draws upon for the greatest success of each dog and dog owner in her classes. She is a great motivator during the training sessions and her training techniques helped me turn a VERY active chocolate lab into an amazing well behaved companion that is responsive to my commands and I can comfortably take anywhere. I HIGHLY recommend Barbara Smith at “The Thinking K9” for best results and success with your dog. Barbara is genuine, honest, intelligent, and makes you feel like you and your dog are important and valued.
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Amanda Jo
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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