Ever wondered how some dogs you meet are super obedient?
I went to an Idaho Capital City Kennel Club Rally Match on Jan. 26, expecting to see a bunch of dogs protesting, but it wasn’t that kind of rally. This was a “rally obedience,” a sport in which owners take their dogs through a series of tasks listed on signs placed around a course. Owners are allowed to encourage or “rally” their dogs.
Everyone I spoke to at the event had such positive things to say about the program, including Kimbra Wood, president of the ICCKC. When I asked her how these people are able to train their dogs to do amazing things and be so loyal, she said “This program helps with all of that. It helps train not just the dogs, but the owners too.”
The Idaho Capital City Kennel Club helps educate dogs and their owners on obedience, rally, agility, tracking, and scenting, among other things. Based on what I saw at the Rally Match, ICCKC is the perfect club for dog owners who want to enter competitions and win titles with their pets, or those who want to meet other like-minded people and build happier relationships with their dogs.
For more, check out this gallery of some of the good boys who were at an ICCKC practice, and make sure to submit a photo of your darling doggie in the GoOutLocal Mutt Madness contest.