kuyuraKuyu earned his Rally Novice (RN) title in January 2015.  The jump from competition in the Novice Class to the Advanced Class is a big one.  In Novice, the dog works on lead and most of the exercises are in motion.  In the Advanced Class the dog is off lead and many of the signs do not allow the handler to move while directing the dog to make a movement.  Just 2 weeks after earning his RN title Kuyu and Linda made the big step to competing toward his Rally Advanced (RA) title at the Silverbay shows in Del Mar.  It wasn’t necessarily pretty and Kuyu continued to entertain while he sniffed his way around the rings.  But at each sign he was a great teammate and earned 3 qualifying legs and his RA title in 3 days of competition.