In this course you will learn how to correctly perform all the exercises in the AKC Rally Master class. You will also learn how to teach these exercises to your dog.
Each exercise is demonstrated on video, usually from four different angles. Each video demo is followed by a discussion video. The discussion video is an analysis of the exercise and covers such topics as principal parts, orientation, teaching the new skills to your dog, footwork, cueing, and practice tips. Some exercises have separate training videos following the discussion video. Written materials are included to enhance the learning experience.
Questions are always welcome. If you would like to include a link to a video of you and your dog, I am happy to comment or help you troubleshoot any issues you may be having.
My goal is for you to have a fun and rewarding learning experience. I want your team to have a thorough understanding of the Master exercises and to be able to perform them skillfully while working towards your RM and RACH titles.
Watch the demo (Lecture 21), take the Cloverleaf Quiz (download), and watch Lecture 22 (Discussion). Then watch Lecture 23 to see all six Cloverleaf patterns demoed by a friend of mine and her wonderful border collie.
Here is a friend of mine demoing all six patterns. She is the same friend who made the signs that appear in the video. You can print the signs (see the download for Lecture 21) and set up your own practice Cloverleaf options. Enjoy this video. Dusty and Star were happy to have another dog to help out with demos!
Judith (nickname "Jude") Azaren grew up with collies, music, and dance. She and Glory, her first trained dog, won first prize in a local dog training competition when Jude was 14.
Her dogs have titled in multiple venues in rally, agility, musical freestyle, and dog parkour. Each of her performance dogs has earned more than three dozen titles in at least two sports.
Jude is the founder of Cyber Rally-O, the first video rally venue and the only one to combine rally with freestyle, advanced obedience, and agility exercises. The CRO Dance Division is a unique musical freestyle venue offering ice dance style patterns structured to systematically teach handlers how to choreograph their own original routines while earning titles in a challenging format. Jude is also the founder All Dogs Parkour, a parkour titling venue.
For more than a decade, Jude's rally students have successfully competed in the AKC, APDT, and CRO rally venues. Her teams have earned placements at AKC Nationals and have won numerous other awards, top rankings, and recognition including championship titles in CRO and APDT.
In addition to playing piano and guitar, Jude has studied and taught ballet, yoga, and competitive figure skating. Canine freestyle allows her to combine her love of dogs, music, and dance. She has coached students competing in the WCFO, MDSA, and DCDC freestyle venues as well as teams titling in the CRO Dance Division.
Besides teaching rally, parkour, and freestyle, Jude offers outdoor attention/focus classes for performance dogs. She has presented numerous seminars encompassing not only aspects of the dog sports that she teaches but also such topics as advanced distraction work, amazing recalls, and overcoming fears, reactivity, and low confidence.
An advocate of scientifically proven methods using positive reinforcement, Jude considers analysis, creative problem solving, and understanding the dog's perspective to be paramount. She believes the best dog-human performance teams are developed with love, laughter, and lots of treats.