Rally obedience is a growing sport among Sammies and their handlers. Unlike traditional obedience, the handler is encouraged to talk to the dog during training and competition. The dog executes a series of commands, and the emphasis in scoring is on teamwork, flow and speed. Because of its variety and mental stimulation, the Samoyed often excels at Rally.

At Island Grove Regional Park, obedience and rally will be held in a separate building just a few steps away from the conformation rings in the Events Center.


Jack Onofrio is the superintendent for entry into SCA’s 2021 Obedience Rally Trial for Samoyeds.