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Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Springtime on the Rogue 4
Within 500 mi of Medford, Oregon 
May 16, 2022
Entries open  Apr 1, 2022
Entries close  May 1, 2022
Contact: Judy Beagle
jbeagle@charter.net

Musical Freestyle
The Morning Show 2022
Raymond, ME
May 20, 2022
Entries open  May 5, 2022
Entries close  May 5, 2022
Contact: Judith Stoodley
goats@uninets.net

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Pikes Peak Dancing Dogs 9
Colorado Springs 
May 23, 2022
Entries open  Apr 12, 2022
Entries close  May 12, 2022
Contact: Pamela Leland
pamelaleland@msn.com

Rally-FrEe
May Skills Test
anyone, anywhere 
May 25, 2022
Entries open  Apr 26, 2022
Entries close  May 24, 2022
Contact: Julie Flanery
info@rallyfree.com

Musical Freestyle
Fairy Tail Jive
Hudson, WI 
May 28, 2022
Entries open  May 4, 2022
Entries close  May 18, 2022
Contact: Ruth Lewis
ruth@fairytaildogtraining.com

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Mayfest!
within 500 mi of Eddy, Tx Heino Ranch 
May 31, 2022
Entries open  Apr 15, 2022
Entries close  May 20, 2022
Contact: Pat Marshall
pnmarshall@aol.com

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
World Wide 1
Open to anyone, anywhere 
June 14, 2022
Entries open  Apr 10, 2022
Entries close  May 30, 2022
Contact: Julie Flanery
info@rallyfree.com

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Let FrEedom Ring!
Within 500 miles of West Newfield, ME 
July 4, 2022
Entries open  Jun 1, 2022
Entries close  Jun 24, 2022
Contact: Judith Stoodley
goats@uninets.net

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
West 2 Regional
AZ,CO,ID,NM,MT,UT,NV,WY,AK,CA,HI,OR,WA 
July 5, 2022
Entries open  May 5, 2022
Entries close  Jun 21, 2022
Contact: Julie Flanery
info@rallyfree.com

Rally-FrEe
July Skills Test
Anyone, anywhere 
July 25, 2022
Entries open  Jun 26, 2022
Entries close  Jul 24, 2022
Contact: Julie Flanery
info@rallyfree.com

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Back to Fun
Tucson, AZ
November 12 - 13, 2022
Entries open  Aug 13, 2022
Entries close  Oct 29, 2022
Contact: Jane Nichols
cejlnich@mindspring.com
Sample Courses

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Below you will find links to full courses and “skills courses”. These are short courses that you can set up to practice specific skills.

Sample Novice and Intermediate Competition Courses

Sample Intermediate and Adv/Champion Competition Courses
 

“Just for Fun” Mini Course
The name says it all!
 

“Make it Straight” Mini Course
Use training gates to create straight positions and barrels to create a circle & remind the dog to keep his rear in toward the handler.
 

Position Skills Course (Fun!)
Both dog and the handler change positions in this course. There are also some path changes for the team along with 3 stations next to each other!
 

“Thru to Position” Skills Course
When practicing this course, focus not only on the dog passing thru your legs but on where he ends up and whether he is meeting the criteria of that position.

Reward your dog more generously and frequently for getting into and remaining in position than you would for passing thru your legs. This will help the dog understand that it’s not just about passing through your legs but the behavior includes moving into a specific position, such as left or right side heel. In the intermediate levels that may include center position as well.
 

“Right Side” Skills Course
For many of us, our performance sport training includes a lot of left side heelwork. From young puppies or from the time we first started working with our dogs, we’ve worked to create a lot of value in the left side of the handler. It can be easy to create so much value and muscle memory that the dog may have difficulty working on the right side.

In Rally-FrEe, not only does the dog need to work on the left and right side of the handler but in front of and behind the handler as well. All 4 of these positions need to be not only familiar to our dogs but comfortable to remain in not only going forward but in any direction and with some duration.

In practicing a course the other day I realized that Kashi’s right side work was not as confident as it had been just a few weeks ago, and I realized that as much as I try to work her on all 4 sides on a regular basis, I too tended to default to having her on my left more often than the other positions.

So time to spend a little more time on right side heelwork! Have Fun!
 

Novice Course 

Sample Novice course. This is a full course.

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