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Musical Freestyle
Fairy Tail Frolic
within 500 miles of Hudson, WI 
April 18, 2019
Entries open  Feb 1, 2019
Entries close  Apr 1, 2019
Contact: Ruth Lewis
ruth@fairytaildogtraining.com

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Midwest 1 2019
US Midwest - see chart on website 
April 23, 2019
Entries open  Mar 6, 2019
Entries close  Apr 6, 2019
Contact: Julie Flanery
info@rallyfree.com

Rally-FrEe
April 2019 Skills Test
Anyone, Anywhere 
April 25, 2019
Entries open  Mar 26, 2019
Entries close  Apr 24, 2019
Contact: Julie Flanery
info@rallyfree.com

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
American Bandstand - The 60's
Corvallis, OR
April 27 - 28, 2019
Entries open  Feb 5, 2019
Entries close  Apr 5, 2019
Contact: Marilyn Capello
mlcapx@gmail.com

Rally-FrEe
Spring Dance Off
Helena, MT 
April 28, 2019
Entries open  Mar 15, 2019
Entries close  Apr 18, 2019
Contact: Breanna Caldwell
bcaldwell0609@yahoo.com

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Northeast 1 Regional Video Event
US Northeast - see chart on calendar page 
May 14, 2019
Entries open  Apr 1, 2019
Entries close  May 1, 2019
Contact: Julie Flanery
info@rallyfree.com

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Springtime on the Rogue 2
Medford, Oregon 
May 21, 2019
Entries open  Mar 1, 2019
Entries close  May 6, 2019
Contact: Judy Beagle
Jbeagle@charter.net

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Jane's 70th Celebration
Show Low, AZ 
May 31, 2019
Entries open  Apr 19, 2019
Entries close  May 3, 2019
Contact: Jane Nichols
cejlnich@mindspring.com

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
World Wide 1
Anyone, Anywhere 
June 11, 2019
Entries open  Apr 10, 2019
Entries close  May 25, 2019
Contact: Julie Flanery
info@rallyfree.com

Musical Freestyle
Fairy Tail Foxtrot
within 500 miles of Hudson, WI 
June 30, 2019
Entries open  May 5, 2019
Entries close  Jun 20, 2019
Contact: Ruth Lewis
ruth@fairytaildogtraining.com

Musical Freestyle
Hot Fun in the Summertime
Syracuse, NY
August 3 - 4, 2019
Entries open  Apr 6, 2019
Entries close  Jul 13, 2019
Contact: Jamie Ohman
jamie@dancingcavy.com

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Bare Bones
Sumner, WA
September 14 - 15, 2019
Entries open  May 1, 2019
Entries close  Aug 24, 2019
Contact: Carolyn Money
dncngals@olypen.com

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Florida Follies 9/2019
Gainesville, FL
September 21 - 22, 2019
Entries open  May 10, 2019
Entries close  Jul 23, 2019
Contact: Suzette Wood
chumleywood@hotmail.com

Musical Freestyle
Dancing Paws and Hot Cider
Milford, NH
October 6, 2019
Entries open  May 1, 2019
Entries close  Sep 15, 2019
Contact: Judith Stoodley
goats@uninets.net
Sample Courses

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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