Prerequisite: Successful completion of Rally Advanced instructional class, off-leash control of your dog, and permission of the instructor.
All competition exercises are performed off leash, though much of the training occurs on-leash, to perfect those skills. Courses are routinely performed in class.
Excellent signs include:
- the back-up 3 steps while in heel positionposition changes with the handler six-feet away, with call fronts
- send to a jump
- a brief sit stay
Students may spend several sessions in this class, not only learning the skills but perfecting their performance for the most challenging level of Rally competition. The goal of this class is to prepare teams to earn the Rally Excellent (RE) and Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) titles.