CARO Sanctioned Rally Obedience Trial
Dec 28-29, 2023
Trials #T23-095 & #T23-96

Trial Location: Paws & Effects Training Centre
248 County Road 44, Kemptville, ON

Opening Date (for Paws4Fun Members): Nov 1, 2023
Opening Date (for all): Nov 6, 2023
Closing Date: Dec 21, 2023

Dec 28: Shelly Lyck (J12-061), Patricia Hunt (J11-058)
Dec 29: Maggie Bird (J21-100), Martha Fortier (J19-088)

Dec 28 Sequence of Events:
Novice 1 and 2 (A and B stream), Judge: Patricia Hunt
Advanced 1 and 2 (A, B and C stream), Judge: Patricia Hunt
Advanced 3 (A, B and C stream), Judge: Shelly Lyck
Excellent 1 and 2 (B and C  stream), Judge: Shelly Lyck
Versatility 1 and 2, Judge: Shelly Lyck

Dec 29 Sequence of Events:
Novice Team 1, Judge: Maggie Bird
Novice Team 2, Judge: Martha Fortier
Advanced Team 1 and 2, Judge: Martha Fortier
Versatility Excellent 1 and 2 (B and C  stream), Judge: Martha Fortier

Start Times:
Doors open at 8:30 am
Registration and Measurement 8:45 am
Novice 1 briefing and walkthrough 9:00 am
Times are approximate and will be confirmed with your final confirmation

COST:    Paws4Fun Members = $22 per non-team class,  Non-Members = $25 per non-team class
               Paws4Fun Members = $11 per team class, Non-Members = $12.50 per team class

General Information (Limited Entry Trial)

This is a Canadian Association of Rally obedience (CARO) sanctioned trial that will be held under CARO rules and regulations. Through submission of their entry, the Competitor acknowledges that they have read and understand the CARO rules and regulations.

All dogs must have a CARO registration number in order to compete. This registration should be applied for in advance of the trial.

The Paws4Fun Agility Club's Trials Organizing Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry.

An officiating Judge, and/or the Chairperson of the trial, may dismiss from the trial site any person subjecting the Judge or members or the organizing committee to abuse, whether that person is competing in the trial or not.

There shall be no refunds for acts of God, inclement weather, missed runs, entries withdrawn after the closing date, if a dog and/or handler are dismissed from competition, regardless of the reason for such dismissal, or in the event the dog is absent on the day of the trial. However, refunds will be given to a competitor whose bitch comes into season or whose dog is injured, provided that the CARO Coordinator ( is informed at least 3 days prior to the trial date and a certificate from a veterinarian is provided at that time, if required. It is the Paws4Fun Agility policy to provide, on a case-by-case basis, either refund of monies or credits to be used at a future trial based on a decision by the Board of Directors, however, an administrative fee may be retained on refunded entries.

Facilities: The trial will be held indoors at the Paws and Effect Training facility. Indoor washroom is available. Bring your own seating, drinking water and dog crates. There will be no food vendor, you must bring your own lunch.

Dog Aggression: All dogs must be kept in a crate, in your car, or on leash when not in the ring (this includes the grounds and parking lot). In order to avoid incidents of dog aggression towards other dogs and/or people, please give all dogs lots of room and be aware of your dog's behavior at all times. Any dog engaging in aggressive behaviour at any time will be required to leave. In such cases, NO refunds will be issued.

Ring Etiquette: If you are not entered in a specific event, you are NOT permitted in the ring during the walk-through. If you are entered in an event and you are coaching others (or being coached by others), please show consideration for the rest of the competitors by doing your coaching OUTSIDE the ring and do not block other competitors, or hold strategy discussions in the ring during the walkthrough. Thank you for showing respect for all competitors.

Awards (please advise the Scorekeeper if your dog achieves a Title or Award of Merit at the Trial):

·  Qualifying Ribbons for all events

·  Rosette Ribbons minimum awarded for 1st through 3rd place

·  Title Rosette for any dog achieving any CARO title at the trial

A titles sheet will be available at the scoring table; please fill it in if you think you have achieved a title.

Streams & Heights

A Stream: for the handler who is an inexperienced beginner and who has never titled a dog in any sport. A title for this purpose is one where the team is evaluated in-person by a judge and requires more than one pass. The handler has not instructed or assisted with dog training classes in any sport.

B Stream: for the handler who has already obtained any title in any sport with any dog, who are professional trainers, instructors and assistants or who are Judges or Judges in training.

C Stream: for the team that has already earned the title in that level and are competing for C Stream titles such as Bronze, Silver, Gold Levels and all Championship titles.


Registration & Payment

  • Click on the ONLINE ENTRY FORM here, one dog per form. << Note: Day 1 is full, you may register to be on the wait list. Day 2 places are available.

  • Fill in the form and click on the SUBMIT button at the end.

  •  A copy of your entry form will be emailed to you. This is NOT confirmation of entry acceptance.

  • Wait to receive confirmation once your entry has been accepted.

  • Pay via e-transfer to (if required, use question "Dec CARO trial", with answer "paws4fun")

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