I down loaded the signs from the AKC website. Planning on having them printed (I don't have enough yellow and red ink) and laminated. Is there a cheaper way?
It’s great that you have the time and desire to train and enjoy your dog. I wish I could be your dog.LOL. Rally is supposed to be lots of fun for both of you.
One important thing you will have to work on is commands. You are only allowed one command for IPO/Sch. Rally encourages extra commands and you are not penalized. You will have to keep this in mind as you train. IPO is much more formalized, even your positions. In Rallly you can use hand signals but only in select exercises in IPO.
Most of my current “street wise” training employs a single command however I often use “conversation” commands when we are just doing things. Like “let’s check out your squirrel” , “ all right, get over here” when she gets the long leash tangled. Or “let’s go to the car”. Some dogs can handle this if you have a very close bond.