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From the Judge's Point of View with Leigh Sylvester


This workshop is designed to give teams of any level the information and skills necessary to compete successfully in World Cynosport Rally. This workshop will address:

  • The 2018 rule changes, regulations & scoring methods

  • The different WCRL levels & how to fill out the premiums

  • Where to go find information on WCRL trials

  • Titles, championships & national rankings

  • Trial etiquette & what to expect at a WCRL rally trial

  • What judges look for in teams while in the ring

  • Proper execution of all exercises (based on the level of teams)

  • Short courses performed & discussed together at end

  • Ask the Judge: Question & answer session for all participants

This workshop is very interactive and working teams will be practicing throughout the workshop. (Dogs must be able to work around the presence of other dogs and to be crated inside).


Leigh Sylvester, CPDT-KA, is a World Cynosport rally judge Leigh Sylvester and her Shiloh Shepherd, Kingston, have had great success in the sport of rally. In 2017 they became the 1st Shiloh Shepherd team to ever earn the ARCHMX title in any country through World Cynosport Rally. In addition Leigh and Kingston have been:

  • 2016 #1 Nationally ranked ARCH Level team

  • 2017 #4 Nationally ranked ARCHMX level team

  • 2017 12th Top ranked team in the United States

  • 2018 #3 Nationally ranked ARCMX+ level team

  • 2018 3rd Top ranked team in the United States

Working Team—$75

Audit Spot—$40

To register, contact Paws ‘N Effect at 203-281-7150 or email