How Beginner Freestylers can reach success with RFE
Starting a new sport with your dog can be both exciting and daunting.
What are the rules? How does titling work? Are competitions stressful? Where can you go for guidance?
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Check out our Freestyle Playlist on YouTube!
RFE offers a supportive community, easy access to expert instructors, and plenty of resources to help you grow and succeed in Freestyle!
A Supportive Community
Part of the fun of a sport is the camaraderie! RFE’s Facebook groups are a great way to get advice and inspiration from experienced freestylers (including instructors and judges, you lucky dog!). Newbies always welcome!
Freestylers should check out:
- Rally Freestyle Elements Page
- Training tips, events, competitions, and more!
- Rally FrEe For All
- A discussion group for Freestylers and Rally FrEe members about all things RFE!
- Freestyle Spotlight Group
- Showcases lots of qualifying routines!
Beginner-Friendly Titling (Get those paws wet!)
RFE has a Newcomer class open only to first time exhibitors that have never earned a title.
Want to compete but not quite ready to let go of reinforcers yet? No problem! Get the competition rehearsal you and your dog need to succeed with the Provisional titling division. Reinforcers welcome in the ring!
Not quite ready to move up but want to stay competition-ready and keep earning titles? Check out the Encore classes!
Video submission options allow for a truly low-stress competition environment! This is an extra-friendly way for newbies or sensitive dogs to compete and title.
The best way to find out about events and workshops is the Freestyle calendar page. (It’s open to all freestyle organizations!)
Training for a new sport can be a challenge. Fortunately, RFE has several ways to help you and your dog succeed!
Rally FrEe breaks the skills you need for Freestyle down into a sign-based course, and is a great sport for building Freestyle foundation skills! You and your dog learn to perform clean, precise behaviors that give you a competitive edge!
There are educational opportunities with world-class instructors both live and online. Check out the calendar to find out more!
Like to do things at your own pace? There are fantastic, affordable tutorials and training products on the online store.
And you can always find detailed rules, handy training tips, quick-link entry forms, and more on the Rally Free website!
Join us for a fantastic Freestyle journey with your dog!