CARO Rally Obedience

The Canadian Association of Rally Obedience (CARO) is an inclusive rally obedience trialing association. CARO allows dogs of any breed to compete in their trials, and is very accommodating to dogs and handlers of different abilities – and they hold virtual trials twice a year. These classes are specifically designed for you two learn the rules and signs for CARO. However, all of these skills will be useful for other rally obedience trialing associations (such as CKC, AKC, ASCA, etc.) as well, just be mindful that rules may be different for each venue! CARO allows food rewards in the ring in Rally Novice and Advanced and Working Class, this is a great way to help build ring confidence at competitions. CARO Excellent has tunnels, weaves, bar jump and broad jumps. Come to class and tighten up your heeling, focus and connection, but most importantly, come have fun! 


All classes are held indoors.

Available Classes:

CARO Rally Novice 
Mondays 6pm-7pm   September 4th, 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th
NO class September 11th
$210 for 6 weeks
Space Available
Learn the CARO Rally Novice signs, build your heeling skills and connection with your dog. This class will prepare you to compete,  whether you plan to compete or not. This class is suited to dogs that have already done other sport classes, such as agility or tricks classes. 

CARO Rally Advanced/Excellent

Mondays 7:05pm-8:05pm   September 4th, 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th 
NO class September 11th
$210 for 6 weeks 
This class is full.
Ideal for experienced Rally Obedience teams, the goal of this class is to learn the CARO signs from Novice to Excellent and any new skills required to compete in all three levels. This will be a fun challenge for Rally Obedience and Agility competitors because CARO Excellent has tunnels, jumps, broad jumps and weaves!
Intro to Rally Obedience 
Tuesdays 7-8pm September 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
$210 for 6 weeks
Space Available
This class is weather-dependent,  if it is raining the class outside will have to move indoors and our class will be postponed one week.
An introduction to rally obedience that is ideal for dogs who have not done any rally or other sports before. Rally classes will improve you and your dog’s connection for all sports and life. Regardless of whether you want to compete in Rally Obedience or not, this class will fill your tool box with useful and fun skills! This class is open to puppies 8 months+ and will build a strong sports foundation.
CARO Working Class
Tuesdays 8:05-9:05pm   September 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
$210 for 6 weeks
Space Available 
This class is weather-dependent, if it is raining the class outside will have to move indoors and our class will be postponed one week.
CARO Working Class has exercises similar to the ones in CKC and AKC Obedience, such as directed jumping, handler scent discrimination, retrieve on flat, retrieve over jump, distance signals and drop on recall. There are ten exercises in total in CARO Working Class. There are some cone wrapping exercises where the dog must wrap the designated cones, a designated retrieve exercise (not limited to dumbbells), and a back away exercise. In this class we will start at the Rookie level of Working Class and build foundation skills for each exercise. You do not need to have any experience in formal Obedience to join this class, I will tailor the class to the skills level of each team as much as possible.

Contact Lily at [email protected] to sign up – please include a brief description of your current rally experience in your email. You can also check out Lily’s website:

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