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AKC Rally® Virtual Pilot Program

AKC Rally® Virtual Pilot Program

This Pilot has been extended through midnight, December 31, 2021

AKC Rally® Virtual Pilot Program

During this time of necessary social distancing, we want to give our beginner AKC Rally® exhibitors a reason to continue training their dogs and to stay engaged with the sport of Rally. The AKC Rally Virtual Pilot Program will provide these exhibitors an opportunity to enter an AKC Rally® event.

The pilot program is designed to have the Rally competitor set up a pre-designed AKC Rally® course, record the team’s performance, and submit it to AKC. In turn, AKC will assign a pre-selected AKC Rally Judge to virtually review and score the team’s Rally performance.

There are five pre-designed courses, for each class level, published on the AKC website for the exhibitor to choose from. The exhibitor will setup the course according to the instructions provided in the FAQ document, video the performance, upload the video to their personal YouTube account, set the required YouTube viewing options, and submit the video link with the entry form and fee to AKC.

Once the entry form is received, the video link will be assigned to a judge for review. AKC will notify exhibitors of the unofficial scoring results. All eligible qualifying scores will be recorded on the dog’s AKC record and applied toward the relevant Rally title. The scores earned virtually from December 1, 2020 and after, will not be eligible to be used for the entry qualifications in the 2022 Rally National Championship event and beyond.

This pilot program will end at midnight December 31, 2021 and all video submissions must be received by that date and time. We are excited to offer this virtual option to our Rally exhibitors! If you have questions after reviewing the information, please write to

If you have questions after reviewing the information, please write to

AKC Companion Events Team