Rally obedience is the most recently kennel club recognised canine sport. It combines the basis of heelwork along with a variety of activity stations...just to spice things up.
Rally is fun! No matter what level you and your dog may be at, it's easy to get involved to start training and maybe even competing. Rally involves you and your dog working as a team to navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform; think of it as a sort of 'obedience exercise obstacle course' including simple exercises. Disciplines as simple as 'sit' or 'turn right' amongst a number of others are put together to form the circuit which can be completed at a beginner level on-lead, progressing to a higher level off-lead multi station circuit.