Rally Obedience, frequently referred to as Rally-O, is a dog sport that is based on advanced obedience training, but while the judges of advanced obedience trials call out commands for the competitors to follow, in Rally Obedience between ten and twenty signs are laid out on a designated course area. It is a team sport that requires good communication between the dog and their handler, and these signs tell the handler what behaviors are expected of their canine companion so that they can properly instruct them. Gaddi Kuttas are more active and more trainable than many other livestock guardian breeds and are perfectly capable of quickly learning the commands required for this mentally stimulating activity. Many books and videos are available to help you to get started in this sport, and the cost for professional training and guidance can range from fifty dollars to over three hundred dollars, depending on how long the course is, whether it is a group or private class, and where it is held. The entrance fee for Rally-O competitions usually run between twenty and twenty-five dollars per class level.
People typically go camping in order to get away from the hustle and bustle of our modern world and get a chance to enjoy the beauty of nature, and can provide the same experience for our canine companions. The Gaddi Kutta makes an excellent camping companion, particularly in the cooler seasons; they are a formidable guardian, but rarely aggressive without good cause, they have thick, wooly coats to keep them warm, and they are energetic enough to keep up with an active family even on long hikes. It is important to note that dogs that accompany their owners on camping adventures should remain in close proximity to their owners at all times. For their safety and the safety of the wildlife in the area, they should never be left either alone at the campsite or in the car and should be leashed at all times.
Unlike the majority of livestock guardian breeds, the Gaddi Kutta retains some herding instincts, and they are well-known for their ability to herd stray goats and sheep back to the rest of the flock. Those dogs that have strong herding instincts but no livestock to herd may turn to herding other things, including other pets and in some cases, even the people around them. Fortunately, some farmers and ranchers saw an opportunity to help these dogs find an outlet for their instincts by temporarily renting out their livestock and land for these dogs to practice their art, as well as giving lessons to both the dog and their owners in herding techniques and practices. The cost to participate in herding can vary depending on the amenities offered, and the amount of training involved.