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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, 2023 and ends March 15, 2023.

About This Course

Join Rally Obedience Judge and successful competitor Ayoka Bubar for this detailed and comprehensive 8-week walkthrough of the Canadian Association of Rally Obedience (CARO) Novice level Rally Obedience exercises. 

Exercises covered

All of the CARO Novice level exercises.

Class Delivery

This class includes video demonstrations, exercise handouts, feedback on submitted videos and weekly Zoom calls to help you along the way.


This class is ideal for the dog and handler team that:

  • Have basic competency in the majority of the skills listed below. If you are missing a couple, don't worry.
    • Sit, Stand, Down, Eye Contact, Hand Touch, Luring, Foot Targeting, Platform Work, Perch Work
  • Are seasoned competitors who are looking to improve their scores.

If you have questions about whether this class is right for you, email Ayoka at:

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.

Continuing Education

12 CCPDT CEUs are approved for this class.