ASDR Rally Obedience Program

General Rules

  • All score sheets will be received by email. It is the handler/owner’s responsibility to ensure you receive your score sheet while you are STILL AT the show grounds and the judge is still present. If you do not receive your score sheet, your run may not have gotten recorded and cannot be verified after the show: therefore, your qualifying score will not be honored. If you have not received your score sheet, please notify the show coordinator for the show so they can look for it or submit another form. When entering please verify your email, as an incorrect email will result in you not receiving your score sheet.
  • All participants should be guided by the principals of good sportsmanship, both in and out of the ring.
  • Judge’s decisions are FINAL. If you have a question of the judge, ask once your level is completed and you have received your email score sheet
  • All classes will have walk through prior to each level competition. The judge must be present during walk through to answer any questions the competitor may have. No dogs are allowed in ring during the walk through.
  • The handler is not required to move their dog to the next level until they feel they are ready. However, that dog is only eligible for points associated with the level in which they are currently competing in. Titles are earned in the following order: Level I, Level II, Elite, Silver Elite, Gold Elite, Grand Elite.
  • Once the dog has earned a qualifying leg in a level they are not allowed to move back to the previous class.
  • All dogs must start at level 1 and obtain 2 qualifying scores before they can move up to the next level.
  • No toys or treats are allowed in the ring.
  • No touchingdog while on course, doing so will result in a DQ.
  • All signs must be attempted, skipping a sign will be constituted as an off course and will result in a DQ.
  • Eliminating in the ring is cause for immediate dismissal and a DQ.
  • Losing control of Dog will result in a DQ.
  • All levels will contain one bonus sign after the finish sign, chosen by the Judge. Bonus signs will be worth 5 points each.
  • In the event of a tie, the fastest time will decide winner.
  • Level 1 through Silver Elite is limited to retrying a sign ONE time. Grand Elite is not allowed a repeat of a sign.

 

Equipment

Acceptable equipment listed below

  • Flat Buckle collar
  • slip Lead, martingale
  • show chain
  • 4 to 6 Ft lead

 

Prohibited equipment listed below

  • Prong Collars
  • Remote Collars
  • Large choke chains
  • Halti
  • Harness
  • Gentle Leader
  • Leash longer than 6 foot or shorter than 4 foot

 

Scoring

 

1 Point Deductions:

  • Out of Heel Position.
  • The dog is slow to respond to handlers’ command.
  • Dog is overzealous.
  • Handler must repeat their command.
  • Dog Jumps on handler

       

 

2 Point Deductions

  • Handler error (Exercise preformed incorrectly).
  • Consistently tight lead for more 1/3 of course.
  • Dog Lags behind.
  • Dog is inattentive to handler.
  • Handler does not properly change pace at appropriate signs.
  • Insufficient sit, Down, Stay.
  • The handler is limited to retry a sign ONE time. (This is only for Level 1 through Silver Elite. Grand Elite will not allow a repeat of a sign.)

 

5 Point Deductions:

  • Excessive Barking
  • Refusal of Exercise (The handler is limited to retry a sign ONE time. (This is only for Level 1 through Silver Elite. Grand Elite will not allow a repeat of a sign.)

 

Non-Qualifying:

  • Dog eliminates in the ring.
  • Sign not attempted/skipped by the handler.
  • Consistent tight lead during the entire run.
  • Aggression from the dog.
  • Poor sportsmanship.
  • Touching Dog to get them into the desired position.

 

 

 

LEVELS

All Dogs must complete the previous level

with 2 qualifying scores in order to move to the next level.

 

Level 1:

  • Passing score of 70 to 100
  • Number of signs: 10 -12
  • Maximum Stationary signs: 2
  • Course will consist of Novice signs
  • Handler has the choice of on or off lead

 

Level 2

  • Must have Level I title
  • Passing score of 75- 100
  • Number of Signs: 11-13
  • Maximum of stationary signs: 2
  • Course will consist of Novice signs
  • Handler has the choice of on or off lead.

 

Level 3 (ELITE)

  • Must have Level II title
  • Passing score of 80 – 100
  • Number of signs: 12 to 15
  • Maximum of stationary signs: 4
  • Course will consist of Novice and Intermediate Signs
  • Handler has the choice of on or off lead.

 

Level 4 (Silver ELITE)

  • Must have Elite title
  • Passing score of 85 to 100
  • Number of signs 12 to 16
  • Maximum of 4 stationary signs
  • Course will consist of Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Signs
  • Dog is completely off lead

 

Level 5 (GOLD ELITE)

  • Must have Silver Elite title
  • Passing score of 90 -100
  • Number of signs: 14 to 20
  • Maximum of 5 stationary signs
  • Course will consist of Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Excellent Signs
  • Dog is completely off lead

 

Level 6 (GRAND ELITE)

  • Must have Gold Elite title
  • Passing score of 94-100
  • Number of signs: 14 to 20
  • Maximum of 6 stationary signs
  • Course will consist of Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Excellent, and Master Signs
  • Dog is completely off lead
  • Grand Elite will not allow a repeat of a sign

                                                     

Level

Score

# of Signs

Highest Level Sign

Dog off lead

Allows repeat of sign

 Max # of Stationary Signs

Level I

70

10 - 12

Novice

Optional

1

2

Level II

75

11-13

Novice

Optional

1

2

Elite

80

12-15

Intermediate

Optional

1

4

Silver Elite

85

12-16

Advanced

Yes

1

4

Gold Elite

90

14-20

Excellent

Yes

1

5

Grand Elite

94

14-20

Master

Yes

0

6

 

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