We are extremely passionate about educating dog owners on how to teach their dogs manners, as well as having a fantastic relationship with man’s best friend, only using up to date, science based training techniques. Watch my Chops Dog Training is owned and run by Liliana, who has real passion and knowledge about what she does. Liliana studied and obtained her dog training instructor certificate with the APDT-UK (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), and continues to attend seminars and workshops, in order to always be up to date with new research and training techniques. She has recently completed and passed with distinction the ‘dog professional’ program with the Karen Pryor Academy (one of the best in the world) and become the first Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.
Rally-FrEe - pre-novice
Description and Overview
Rally-FrEe Fun Dog Training in Great Oakley, Corby, Northamptonshire
- This is a six week course (45 mins per session)
- Suitable for dogs of all ages (novice / pro-novice)
- Dogs attending this course must be sociable
Is it for me?
Whether it is because you want to sample a weekly dog training activity with your beloved pooch, or because you fancy competing in the future in a fun dog sport, this is the course for you. To join, your pooch must have basic manners, sit, down, stay, recall, polite walking on the lead and stand. Your pooch must be sociable too.
So, what is Rally-FrEe?
In a nut shell, Rally-FrEe is a brand new amateur canine performance sport that combines the structure of Rally-Obedience with the creativity of Canine Musical Freestyle. Rally-FrEe emphasizes the precise execution of fundamental freestyle and obedience skills, as well as novel behaviours. Rally-FrEe encourages and supports the use of positive-reinforcement training methods that strengthens teamwork and fosters a reciprocal learning process between dog and handler. The main aim of Rally-FrEe is for all dogs and their human parents to enjoy participating in this unique sport.
Why have we decided to get involved?
The atmosphere of a Rally-FrEe event is relaxed and supportive, and to encourage this, music is played during the runs. Respectful, festive attire for handlers, and decorative collars for dogs, is encouraged though not required and does not affect score. Participation in the sport celebrates the training relationship we create with our dogs.
So, how does it work?
In all classes, a dog-and-handler team will navigate a course of 15 stations and perform the behaviours indicated on each station’s sign. The start sign will indicate the initial position of the dog relative to the handler, but it is not judged. However, the finish sign is judged and will always request that the dog take a final bow.
We have divided our courses into two categories:
The first step for you to get involved will be our six-week pre-novice Rally-FrEe course. The first session will be without your pooch. This is important because you need to understand the foundations of clicker training and the mechanics of it before you can apply them into the training. The rest of the course will be focusing on the foundation behaviours you and your pooch will need in order to perform the stations. Finally, we will introduce you to some basic rules and regulations of the sport and will start practicing some basic signs.
After having completed this course, you can continue and progress this sport as a weekly activity by joining our ‘Novice’ course.
This course is full of fun and excitement, Rally-FrEe will have you hooked in no time.
Great Oakley Village Hall, Lewin Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN18 8JS
Great Oakley Village Hall is located in a quiet part of the village alongside Great Oakley Cricket Club, with wonderful views across Harper's Brook valley. It can be found at the end of the drive leading from the mini-roundabout at the junction of Lewin Road and Greeve Close in Great Oakley.