Rally is a fun and rewarding activity for both dog and handler. I think this is a perfect hobby for a Shiba as the emphasis is less on strict obedience, which many Shibas would find boring, and more on teamwork. I find that it is very easy to succeed once your dog has the basic obedience commands and good focus. You only need 70 points to Qualify, and 3 Q’s earns you a Rally Novice title. This run was given 96 points, and 2nd place, at Beebe’s very first Rally trial at the Vancouver Kennel Club show in 2011. Her second run the following day was given 1st place with a score of 99 out of 100. You can see where the judge takes a point off for sitting crooked, and looking at a drip of water from the ceiling. The classes that help you prepare for a Rally trial were 6 weeks long for Novice courses, and another 6 weeks about for the Advanced and Excellent courses, which incorporate some off leash and obstacles like jumps. Thanks to Sandra for taking this video and photos.