OBEDIENCE AND RALLY

 
TRAINING CHAIR
Sarah Byatt
 

 

Obedience and Rally Classes 
 
 

IPLRC Instructors are experienced in Conformation, Obedience and Rally Obedience Training, Trialing, Ring Procedures and Rules.

We have instructors that are experienced in CKC and AKC Judging in Conformation, Obedience and Rally Obedience.

We are knowledgeable and involved in Conformation, Agility, Field Tests, Tracking, Waterwork & Draft Tests

We train with Treats, Toys, & Praise!
 

 

Obedience Classes Offered


BEGINNER OBEDIENCE/FOCUS & ENGAGEMENT -  Basic Obedience for dogs and handlers
NOVICE OBEDIENCE LEVEL 1   - For dogs that have completed a Beginners Class
NOVICE OBEDIENCE LEVEL 2
NOVICE OBEDIENCE LEVEL 3
 TRIALS PRACTICE  - For those working towards a CD Title in CKC or AIOC
COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE - Proof & Polish
         OPEN  - For those working towards a CDX Title in CKC or AIOC
  UTILITY  - For those working towards a UD Title in CKC or AIOC


FIELD CLASS
The field program offered by IPLRC provides introductory level instruction for the owners of dogs interested in competing in Hunt Tests or Working Certificates under CKC rules. These tests are designed for Retriever’s, Barbet’s, Irish Water Spaniel’s and Standard Poodles. The basic mechanics of bringing the dog to the running line, making sure the dog is stable and having it retrieve either single marks or double marks is the core of the program. Dogs will need basic obedience to begin the program. The instructors of the program tailor  the work of the individual dog to the dog's current abilities. This means that a wide range of skills can be handled within the same class, and people often repeat this course gaining additional skills with each group of eight lessons. Typically classes are held outdoors on the Saanich fairgrounds in conjunction with the IPLRC obedience and rally classes which normally run on Wednesday morning’s. Traditionally the classes begin at 10 o'clock in the morning allowing handlers and dogs to enter obedience classes either before or after the field class has been conducted. A good age to start field work is when the dog is 6-8 months old but older dogs can often easily learn these skills.

IPLRC is pleased to have had dogs which started in these classes graduate to competing in Hunt Tests and Working Certificates all over Vancouver Island and on the Mainland.


Rally Obedience Classes Offered
 
 RALLY NOVICE - Have fun learning the amazing moves with your dog!
RALLY INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
 RALLY NOVICE PRACTICE 
RALLY EXCELLENT

 
BEGINNER’S ONLY HANDLING CLASS  
12:00 Wednesday’s  
$80.00 for 8 classes
Pre Registration is required
INSTRUCTOR - WENDY TISDALL
 
 
2022 Class Dates
Winter Session
February 9th - March 30th
classes run
February 9, 16, 23,
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
 
Spring Session
April 20 - June 8th
classes run
April 20, 27,
May 4, 11, 18, 25, 
June 1, 8
 
Summer Break
 
Fall Session
 
 
 
Classes are held from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Wednesday Mornings
Classes are 45 minutes long

Three Sessions a Year
8 classes per session
Cost per Session is $80.00
 *$40.00 charge will apply for NSF cheques*

 Location: In the RCMP Barn, Saanichton Fair Grounds, 1528 Stelly's Cross Road, Saanichton, BC

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ALL BREEDS AND MIXED BREEDS ARE WELCOME.
Complimentary Coffee & Tea Available
 
If you are looking for an evening class to attend we recommend contacting these clubs
 
The Greater Victoria Dog Obedience Training Club (GVDOTC)
Tuesday evening’s
RCMP Barn, Saanich Fairground’s
 
North Saanich Dog Obedience Training Club (NOSA)
Wednesday evening’s
Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney
 
Thank you to everyone who has registered for our Sessions!
Enjoy your classes!


 
 

 

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https://www.ckc.ca/en/Files/Forms/Shows-Trials/Event-Rules-Regulations/Obedience-Trial-and-Rally-Obedience-Trial-Rules-an-en

 

- CKC TITLES -
OBEDIENCE
PCD - Pre Companion Dog

CD - Companion Dog
CDX - Companion Dog Excellent
UD - Utility Dog
OTCh - Obedience Trial Champion
MOTCh - Master Obedience Trial Champion
GMOTCh - Grand Master Obedience Trial Champion

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https://www.ckc.ca/en/Files/Forms/Shows-Trials/Club-Forms/Rally-Obedience-Signs.aspx


RALLY OBEDIENCE

RN - Rally Novice
RA - Rally Advanced
RE - Rally Excellent

RAE - Rally Advanced Excellent



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ISLAND AND PACIFIC LABRADOR RETRIEVER CLUB

RCMP BARN - CENTRAL SAANICH FAIRGROUNDS

 

  • Participants must complete a club waiver and a handler information form (application)

  • Sessions are eight weeks long

  • Please bring your dog’s current vaccination certificates to show your instructor

  • If your dog develops a contagious condition do not bring the dog to class.
    Do advise your instructor or the training chair ASAP

  • Do not bring bitches in season to class

  • If your dog is sick/injured/in season, you may still attend class without the dog to watch and learn

  • If you cannot attend class for other reasons, please let your instructor or the Training Chair know, either in person or via e-mail

  • The purpose of classes is to train owners how to train their dogs

  • A 3 - 4 feet leash and a properly fitted training collar are required - speak to

  • your instructor about the variety of collars available and the fit. (Do not leave a collar on a dog in vehicle or whenever a dog is not supervised)

  • Handlers and their dogs will be introduced to various exercises and the instructors will provide guidance regarding the principles of K-9 learning/behavior

  • The expectation is that handlers will practice on their own between classes – short sessions of 10 – 15 minutes, once or twice per day, are best

  • During class the instructor may focus on one handler.
    Other handlers may learn from the individualized instruction or the class assistant may keep the rest of the class engaged in exercises

  • Handlers successfully completing their class may “graduate” to more advanced classes if they wish

  • Handlers are also encouraged to become Canadian Kennel Club members.
    For membership information/benefits please visit the CKC website

  • In terms of obedience there is something for everyone:

CKC obedience trials and rally

AIOC trials (Association of Island Obedience Clubs)

Sanction and correction matches

Mock trials

  • IPLRC instructors are volunteers but all have many years of experience.
    Some have been obedience and conformation judges, others have been involved in activities such as retriever trials, tracking and agility

  • A good way to learn about dog related activities is to attend club events or to assist with an event. Please ask about volunteer opportunities

  • After class stay and watch other classes.There are snacks and coffee available

 

Hall Rules

 

The club appreciates the privilege of using the Central Saanich Fairgrounds.
Please help us maintain the use of this facility by following these rules:

 

  • No parking in handicap spots/fire lanes/on grass/in front of doors

  • Dogs must be on leash and under control while on fairground property

  • Carry plastic bags to pick-up after your dog. Place bags in available garbage

  • Do not allow male dogs to urinate on door frames

  • Limit food and water intake prior to class, especially for puppies

  • There is a “clean-up kit” inside the hall for “accidents”

  • The kitchen and bathrooms are “no go” areas for dogs

  • Try not to block dogs and people trying to exit/enter rings and doorways
    Some dogs are not friendly or are timid, so handlers should be cautious about allowing their dogs to “visit”.

  • Try and arrive a few minutes early to air and orientate your dog, rather than rushing directly from the parking lot into the class
  • Let your instructor know if your dog has behaviour issues and ensure that you have your dog under control