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Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
New Moon Masquerade
within 500 miles of Newfield, Maine 
March 21, 2023
Entries open  Feb 1, 2023
Entries close  Mar 10, 2023
Contact: Judith Stoodley

March Skills Test
Anyone, anywhere 
March 25, 2023
Entries open  Feb 26, 2023
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Contact: Julie Flanery

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Northeast 1
April 3, 2023
Entries open  Feb 2, 2023
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Contact: Julie Flanery

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
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April 10, 2023
Entries open  Feb 9, 2023
Entries close  Mar 26, 2023
Contact: Julie Flanery

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Hootenanny Hoedown
Corvallis, OR
April 15 - 16, 2023
Entries open  Jan 21, 2023
Entries close  Mar 22, 2023
Contact: Marilyn Capello

April Skills Test
anyone, anywhere 
April 25, 2023
Entries open  Mar 26, 2023
Entries close  Apr 24, 2023
Contact: Julie Flanery

Musical Freestyle
C'Mon and Dance With Me!
Wapato, WA 
April 25, 2023
Entries open  Feb 14, 2023
Entries close  Mar 28, 2023
Contact: Debbi Decker

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Autumn affair
South Africa 
May 2, 2023
Entries open  Apr 1, 2023
Entries close  Apr 8, 2023
Contact: Liz Chamberlain

Musical Freestyle
No Frills Freestyle at the Emerald Wall
Oregon City, OR
May 6 - 7, 2023
Entries open  Mar 1, 2023
Entries close  Apr 22, 2023
Contact: Michele Pouliot

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
Springtime on the Rogue 2023e
Medford, Oregon 
May 25, 2023
Entries open  Apr 1, 2023
Entries close  May 11, 2023
Contact: Judy Beagle

Rally-FrEe & Musical Freestyle
World Wide 1
Open to everyone, anywhere 
June 5, 2023
Entries open  Apr 6, 2023
Entries close  May 21, 2023
Contact: Julie Flanery
Sample Courses

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Below you will find links to full courses and “skills courses”. These are short courses that you can set up to practice specific skills.

Sample Novice and Intermediate Competition Courses

Sample Intermediate and Adv/Champion Competition Courses

“Just for Fun” Mini Course
The name says it all!

“Make it Straight” Mini Course
Use training gates to create straight positions and barrels to create a circle & remind the dog to keep his rear in toward the handler.

Position Skills Course (Fun!)
Both dog and the handler change positions in this course. There are also some path changes for the team along with 3 stations next to each other!

“Thru to Position” Skills Course
When practicing this course, focus not only on the dog passing thru your legs but on where he ends up and whether he is meeting the criteria of that position.

Reward your dog more generously and frequently for getting into and remaining in position than you would for passing thru your legs. This will help the dog understand that it’s not just about passing through your legs but the behavior includes moving into a specific position, such as left or right side heel. In the intermediate levels that may include center position as well.

“Right Side” Skills Course
For many of us, our performance sport training includes a lot of left side heelwork. From young puppies or from the time we first started working with our dogs, we’ve worked to create a lot of value in the left side of the handler. It can be easy to create so much value and muscle memory that the dog may have difficulty working on the right side.

In Rally-FrEe, not only does the dog need to work on the left and right side of the handler but in front of and behind the handler as well. All 4 of these positions need to be not only familiar to our dogs but comfortable to remain in not only going forward but in any direction and with some duration.

In practicing a course the other day I realized that Kashi’s right side work was not as confident as it had been just a few weeks ago, and I realized that as much as I try to work her on all 4 sides on a regular basis, I too tended to default to having her on my left more often than the other positions.

So time to spend a little more time on right side heelwork! Have Fun!

Novice Course 

Sample Novice course. This is a full course.

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