World Cynosport Rally Limited (WCRL) was organized in 2012 to acquire the operations of the Rally Obedience program created and conducted by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. In August 2012, an acquisition agreement was signed by the parties to effect the sale of the operations of the APDT Rally program. The transition of operations was largely completed on February 1, 2013.
World Cynosport Rally Limited is an affiliate of United States Dog Agility Association, Inc. (USDAA), the world's largest independent authority for the sport of dog agility. Combined, World Cynosport Rally and USDAA represent more than 200 affiliated groups conducting some 1,000 days of events each year throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and Southeast Asia. The organization represents more than 40,000 registered dog owners with more than 250 different breeds of dogs, including mix breeds as a single breed.
The APDT held its first Rally trials in September 2001 in Ellenville, NY. Since then, the number of trials has steadily grown and in 2008, 319 trials were held with 1549 titles earned throughout the US and Canada.
Under new ownership, the Rally program will remain largely unchanged in its new home and will begin to implement plans for expansion of the program nationwide and abroad. The rules for competition will be advised by a new Competition Rules Advisory Board, consisting largely of active Rally competitors.
USDAA effected the acquisition of the APDT Rally program on the premise that obedience is at the root of all dog sports, especially dog agility, and is a key component to public outreach in demonstrating and teaching responsible pet ownership by being active with one's dog in a quality environment. The interaction in dog sports helps to build the trust and bond between handler and dog.
For more information about World Cynosport Rally Limited and its programs, contact:
Ann Allums - Program Coordinator – 972.487.2200 x103
World Cynosport Rally Limited
PO Box 850955
Richardson, TX 75085-0955