In the summer of 2007, I saw my first Rally course. When I was training in Obedience back in the 70’s, Rally didn’t exist. Kip loved to work with me, so we signed up for the 4-week Rally Novice course at SDOC. It started in July. When the four weeks of class ended, we attended the weekly Rally drills. I entered all three days of trials over Labor Day weekend, and Kip earned his RN. Last summer, I took Inca through the class, we entered the three-day trial, and she earned her RN. This summer, Chase and I took the class (it was six weeks long, probably enlarged because Chase’s brain is often focused on other parts of his anatomy). The class ended today with a scored run. I used Chase’s buckle collar instead of the prong, and no treats, but he scored in the low 90’s anyway. So, I sent in the entries for the Labor Day Trials — will he do it? Can the effervescent Chase focus for long enough to get through three Rally courses in three days. I guess we’ll all know soon enough.