Put this in the wong section. When I said it was making my head hurt...I was not kidding.
I don't know what to enter? Reading the rules makes my head hurt.
Tell us more about your dog and you - show history of both and we can help out.
I've put a CD on another dog. THe dog I want to enter has her RA and one CD leg. No RE legs.
I believe you can enter either A or B. In Rally Novice A - neither the dog nor the handler can have earned a rally or obedience title. Then, after that in the A classes - just the dog cannot have won an obedience title or Rally Advanced title (except if you're entering Rally Excellent) In ALL A classes - the handler must be the owner or a family member. In B classes, anyone can show your dog. And the dog can have won any rally title.
Since your dog has not won any obedience titles, and has not titled in Rally Advanced, you can enter her in Rally Advanced A if you want to.
Please - someone correct me if I am wrong.
Now, as long as the dog does not have a CD you can remain in Excellent A. Once the CD is gotten or the RE is gotten then you have to go into B
UCDX GRCH Dunn's Marsh Caleb of Waltona UDX3, OM3, RAE Canadian UD, RE
FallRiver's Micah of Waltona GN RAE, Canadian CD, RN
Was that new for 2008 Susan? Before that you just had 60 days after getting your RE title to keep doing Rally Excellent A - right?
this is why i find this all so confusing
I meant Rally Excellent A by the way - not Advanced! I enter the "A" classes if I can - I just feel that my dog and I need all the help we can get! I had to enter Skippy in Rally Novice B because I had titled a dog, but after that, I can enter him in "A" classes for Rally if I want to (I don't see him ever getting an obedience title)
Don't feel bad - people are always asking what they should enter in, and I have to read the rules everytime, and even then get confused. You can enter A if you want to, or B. Anyone can always enter the "B" classes. In rally especially, it shouldn't really be judged any differently, but I think that sometimes the judges might be a tad more forgiving of the "A" people. I know that it is harder for Emilu and I to place now that we are in B classes for her RAE title (she has both Advanced, Excellent, and her CD -so she is definietly in B classes for Rally)
A it is then. Thanks.