How much space do you think it would need? My yard isn’t fenced, and the houses around us all share a “common space”, so maybe I could do it at home? But there is a dog training area to rent close by if I needed it, I guess.However since you need space to set it up and will need signs to make the course you choose to follow I suspect most people who will do it are likely to end up finding a trainer with a facility where the course can be set.
I am! It sounds right up our...@FloofyPoodle are you thinking of titling Fluffy in Rally?
A friend of mine did this, she earned her first Q in Rally novice and was thrilled with the process. She went to a friend's house and they set it up in her backyard. They invited me but we have our RN title and it was quite a distance from my house.
I believe the required dimensions for a rally ring are 40' by 50' minimum.
Ah, okay. Thank you!When you compete in an official trial there are stated standards for the size of the ring as Catherine mentioned above. For virtual rally there are no required standards except for the distance of the cones for figure 8 and obviously enough space to perform each sign properly. It would be hard to show you are moving fast or slow if you only have space to take three steps. You would also like a flat appropriate area so you aren't tripping over hazards or trying to heel up a hill. Since your dog is on leash, a small parking lot or a flat field in a park could work. You don't need the official signs or cones either - you can improvise with what you have.