Charles "Bud" Kramer is the originator of Rally Style Obedience, and his book tells all you need to know to get started in this fun, new approach to dog obedience. Rally Obedience demonstrations were held this year at the AKC National Obedience Invitational Championships and at the Illini U.S. Obedience Classic, with enthusiastic interest at both venues. Rally is designed to be a style of obedience that emphasizes fun & excitement for the dog, handler and spectator, with a more "natural" flow to the performance. The handler and dog complete the course by reading a series of signs along the course and performing the exercise listed on each sign, without additional commands from the judge. Scoring is also designed to allow less "precision" than in traditional obedience. There are 2 levels of Rally: Level One is performed entirely on-lead, allowing beginners to participate relatively early in their training; and Level Two for the more advanced dogs is performed off-lead. The first 44 pages of this book explain everything you need to know to set up a Rally trial, how to judge Rally, a full description of the Rally classes and exercises, and details about the signs needed. The Remainder of the book has 10 different course designs for Level One and 15 different course designs for Level Two. 150 pages, 8 1/2" x 11" spiralbound softcover.