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Ayoka (she/they)

Ayoka is a BA, CPDT - KA, CCUI and an approved Canadian Association of Rally Obedience (CARO) Judge. She has been a dog training instructor since 2008. Training and showing in a variety of performance venues including agility, tracking, herding, and rally obedience and conformation has really helped her understand the way breaking things down and seeking clarity in instruction and competing can lead to success. You may have heard her on Cog-Dog Radio or Drinking From the Toilet podcasts too. Rottweilers are her passion and her two beautiful girls are herding, and playing other sports with joy and success.

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About this course

This course begins January 15, 2021 and ends March 15, 2021.

Join Rally Obedience Judge and successful competitor Ayoka Bubar for this detailed and comprehensive 8-week walkthrough of Novice level Rally Obedience exercises. 

This course will provide: exercise sample videos, sign photos, exercise descriptions as well as individualised feedback on training videos for each participant.

Who should take this class?

This class is ideal for the dog and handler team with some basic obedience skills who are looking for a new challenge, or the seasoned competitor who is looking to improve their training and handling. The beauty of Ayoka's experience combined with a course that includes individual feedback is that the help you receive can be tailored to the level you are working at.  

Suggested Skills

To get the most out of this class, basic competency in the majoritythe skills listed below will be helpful. If you are missing a couple, don't worry,  Ayoka will help you learn.

  • Sit
  • Stand
  • Down
  • Eye Contact
  • Hand Touch
  • Luring
  • Foot Targeting
  • Body Targeting
  • Platform Work
  • Perch Work

Equipment and Space Requirements

As this is an introductory class, we won't be concerned with sequences (Performing two or more exercises in a row), which means that our space and materials list is very short and likely includes things you already have.

  1. A 5' x 10' space (minimum) to work in
  2. 5 Exercise Markers. These could be coffee cans, yogurt containers, red Solo Cups, pylons from the dollar store. All you need is something to stand in for a sign holder that you will have in the Rally rung. 
  3. Collar & 6 foot Leash
  4. Clicker/verbal marker
  5. Food and/or Toy Rewards

Rally Signs ARE NOT NECESSARY for this class.