Co-Chairs:  Deborah Cutter and Betty Stephenson

Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 8:00 AM – Obedience followed immediately by Rally at the Observatory Field.  

Obedience and Rally are great ways to build an amazing relationship with your Deerhound.  Both sports engage the bodies and the minds of both dogs and their handlers.  New communication skills are developed and honed as new exercises are taught, and this communication definitely goes in both directions!  Deerhounds do best when they think something is their idea, so it is up to the handler to set the learning scenario   appropriately.  Competition Obedience and Rally trials assess how well you and your Deerhound can perform increasingly complex exercises in the presence of distractions and social and environmental pressures!  Embrace the challenge; your relationship will soar!