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Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Australia/NZ Regional
All of Australia and New Zealand 
February 1, 2023
Entries open  Dec 3, 2022
Entries close  Jan 17, 2023
Contact: Julie Flanery

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
South 1
February 6, 2023
Entries open  Dec 8, 2022
Entries close  Jan 22, 2023
Contact: Julie Flanery

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Puppy Love
within 500 miles of Imlay City, MI 
February 14, 2023
Entries open  Jan 1, 2023
Entries close  Feb 1, 2023
Contact: Nancy vonKoehnen

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Funny Valentine
Within 500 miles of Unity, ME 
February 14, 2023
Entries open  Jan 1, 2023
Entries close  Feb 1, 2023
Contact: Judith Stoodley

Musical Freestyle
Tails Of Love
within 500 miles of Wapato, WA 
February 14, 2023
Entries open  Dec 15, 2022
Entries close  Jan 29, 2023
Contact: Debbi Decker

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Canada Regional
All of Canada 
February 20, 2023
Entries open  Dec 22, 2022
Entries close  Feb 5, 2023
Contact: Julie Flanery

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Welcome to Neverland 2023
First time Exhibitors ONLY anywhere! 
February 21, 2023
Entries open  Jan 13, 2023
Entries close  Feb 9, 2023
Contact: Julie Flanery

February Skills Test
anyone, anywhere 
February 25, 2023
Entries open  Jan 26, 2023
Entries close  Feb 24, 2023
Contact: Julie Flanery

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Midwest 1
March 6, 2023
Entries open  Jan 5, 2023
Entries close  Feb 19, 2023
Contact: Julie Flanery

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
New Moon Masquerade
within 500 miles of Newfield, Maine 
March 21, 2023
Entries open  Feb 1, 2023
Entries close  Mar 10, 2023
Contact: Judith Stoodley

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Northeast 1
April 3, 2023
Entries open  Feb 2, 2023
Entries close  Mar 19, 2023
Contact: Julie Flanery

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
West 1
April 10, 2023
Entries open  Feb 9, 2023
Entries close  Mar 26, 2023
Contact: Julie Flanery

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Hootenanny Hoedown
Corvallis, OR
April 15 - 16, 2023
Entries open  Jan 21, 2023
Entries close  Mar 22, 2023
Contact: Marilyn Capello

Musical Freestyle
No Frills Freestyle at the Emerald Wall
Oregon City, OR
May 6 - 7, 2023
Entries open  Mar 1, 2023
Entries close  Apr 22, 2023
Contact: Michele Pouliot
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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