Upper Hutt Dog Training Club

Welcome to your family friendly dog training club 


Rally-O is a combination of obedience and agility and is suitable for all ages of dogs and people. It is ideal for young and old dogs, as young dogs can learn more in a relaxed environment, and old dogs can keep active whilst not overdoing it! It is fun for the owners and not as physically demanding as agility. You can participate just for fun or if you wish compete at competitions or interclub link held on the club grounds. 

Both DOGS NZ and NZARO offer Rally-O. NZARO also offers ZOOM (no halts) and Handy dog (changes of side and some agility equipment).  In a competition the handlers walk the course to familiarise themselves with the signs, and the course is timed. Training involves the handlers learning what the signs mean, and then training their dogs to do the skills associated with the signs. Rewards are used at first and then gradually phased out so that the dogs are able to link more and more stations/signs together and eventually do a whole course with just a reward at the end.  

Requirements for those enrolling are: 

1. Dogs must have passed the Canine Good Basics and preferably the Dog Manners class.

2. Dogs must have a good level of control.


Rally-O Beginners and Competition classes are held on Mondays.  Rally-O (NZARO) competition is held at the club every month. Please see the Home Page for more info. Check the Calendar page to see the activities and special events that have been planned throughout the year

Click here to go to the Enrolments Page.

More Information

Rally-O Competition:  Non-Dogs NZ members who are members of a recogised dog training club can enter Rally-O ribbon trials and championship events. Rally-O titles can only be awarded to Dogs NZ members (see Dogs NZ Rally-O). 

Rally-O Link Competition: Link is a competition that we take part in as a club and is being offered on the club grounds every month. Anyone is welcome to come along and watch, and take part if they want to. There is an individual and a club competition. 


Zoom Novice Course

Competition Results: NALA members have their Link results recorded and are eligible for awards. To join NALA fill out this membership form.  This is the Facebook page for NALA.

Dogs NZ Rally-O: Click here to go to the Dogs New Zealand Rally-O and the Rally-O Subcommittee website.
NZARO: Click here to go to the NZ Association of Rally Obedience website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Go to the FAQ page for questions about classes, events, COVID etc.