13th CARO - Sanctioned Rally Obedience Trial
June 3, 2023
Trial #T23-008

Trial Location:

Paws4Fun Agility

2840 Taylor Road, Kemptville, ON


Maggie Bird, J21-100, and Shelly Lyck, J12-061

Opening Date (for P4F Members):  April 17, 2023

Opening Date (for all):  April 21, 2023

Closing Date: May 19, 2023 or when full

Sequence of Events:

Novice 1 and 2 (A and B stream),   Judge: Shelly Lyck

Advanced 1 and 2 (A, B and C stream),   Judge: Maggie Bird

Excellent 1 (B and C stream),   Judge: Shelly Lyck

Excellent 2 (B and C stream),   Judge: Maggie Bird

Working 1 (Ex 1 - 5, R/T/E),   Judge: Shelly Lyck

Working 2 (Ex 1 – 5, R/T/E),   Judge: Maggie Bird

Working 3 (Ex 6 - 10, R/T/E),   Judge: Shelly Lyck

Working 4 (Ex 6-10, R/T/E),   Judge: Maggie Bird

Gates open at 8:30 am

Start Times:

Registration and Measurement 8:45 am

Judge's briefing and advanced walk thru 9:00 am

Times are approximate and will be confirmed with your final confirmation.


Novice/Advanced/Excellent events:

   Paws4Fun Members = $22 per event

   Non Members = $25 per event

Working events:

   Paws4Fun Members = $4.25 per exercise

   Non Members = $5.00 per exercise


Note:  FEO runs have the same registration fee as the competitive runs and can be communicated to the trial host the day of the trial. 

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There shall be no refunds for acts of God, inclement weather, missed runs, entries withdrawn after the closing date, if a dog and/or handler are dismissed from competition, regardless of the reason for such dismissal, or in the event the dog is absent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 (CAROcoordinator@Paws4FunAgility.ca) 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.

>> COVID-19 Pandemic rule: any competitor who elects not to attend the trial because they have tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in recent contact with someone who tested positive or has symptoms of COVID-19, will receive a full refund.

Facilities: The trial will be held outdoors on the Paws4Fun Agility grass fields and will proceed shine or light rain. Portable washrooms are available. Bring your own seating, drinking water and dog crates. There is plenty of space for setting up shade tents, which are recommended, as shade is limited. For those who wish to crate their dogs in their cars, all parking space is inside the fenced perimeter. 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 the grounds. 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 main tent; 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.

Online Entry Form For June 3, 2023 CARO Trial


  1. Click - the big green Entry Form button (one dog per form).
  2. Fill - the form, and click on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the entry form
    • Your entry will be emailed to the Paw4Fun CARO organizer.
    • A copy of your completed entry will be emailed to you. This is not entry confirmation.
  3. Wait - to receive confirmation that your entry has been accepted.
  4. Pay - by the option you selected in your entry form, using instructions therein. Payment due by trial close date.

Your entry will be confirmed via email by the Paws4Fun CARO organizer when accepted. Please pay only after your entry has been confirmed. Payment due by trial close date.

Entries may be allowed after closing date if the trial is not full, therefore please contact CAROclasses@Paws4FunAgility.ca to request late entry.

PayPal Buttons

The prices shown in the buttons below are per run for Novice/Advanced/Excellent events, and per exercise for Working events.

When you are taken to the PayPal page, change quantity to the number of runs and/or exercises you have entered, and click on update.

Novice/Advanced/Excellent Fee Per Run
Working Fee Per Exercise