September 2021 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for September 2021 IDAL play. This month we are running new courses again. The course concept was designed by Ashley Ragland for competition in TDAA back in 2015. I modified the original concept to fit the equipment size and distances required for League play. I removed the teeter, chute, and tire and changed up the numbering some. Then I scaled the concept for 36×85 and 50×70 course sizes.

The courses are nested based on the A-Frame and central tunnel. A less traditional challenge, but interesting things are showing up in courses nowadays as judges get creative. Backside tunnels were a thing, maybe they will see a comeback. The courses look fun. I hope to set them up in my building with TDAA distances depending on the heat!

If you would like to design courses for the league or learn how to design courses, give me a shout. I will add you to our group.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The September 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, based on a design by Ashley Ragland. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and hit the yellow.

60×90 Masters

The September 2021 60×90 Masters league is also a numbered course designed by Ashley Ragland and Melissa Wallace. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

36X85 Fast & Fun

The September 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course based on a design by Ashley Ragland. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

The 60×90 Masters League focuses on advanced handling challenges.

The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

  • Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters. If you would like multiple scoresheets, just let me know.

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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

August 2021 IDAL League Courses

Featured

The following courses are for August 2021 IDAL play. This month we are running new courses. The course layout was designed by Mike Hughson with the 60×90 being entirely his concept. One team asked for a contact for this month, so I chose this design from his three submissions to the FB Course Design Group. I modified his concept only by removing the dogwalk and teeter and flipping the location of a tunnel to get a square approach to the A-frame. I finessed distances since he sketched his courses while away from his computer. I then modified the design to get the 50×70 and 36×85 courses. The courses are nested based on the tunnel in the bottom right corner of the map. This should make things easier for clubs wanting to run more than one league. The courses look fun and challenging. I will have to set them up in my building with TDAA distances. With a heat index of 114, there is no way I can play outside.

If you would like to design courses for the league or learn how to design courses, give me a shout. I will add you to our group.

In addition to PAWS4FUN, Clicker Pets in Mexico is now rejoining us. I am so happy to see our international teams starting to come back.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The August 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, designed by Mike Hughson and Melissa Wallace. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and hit the yellow.

60×90 Masters

The August 2021 60×90 Masters league is also a numbered course designed by Mike Hughson. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

36X85 Fast & Fun

The August 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Mike Hughson and Melissa Wallace. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

The 60×90 Masters League focuses on advanced handling challenges.

The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters. If you would like multiple scoresheets, just let me know.

Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

Read our blog:
https://topdogagilityplayers.wordpress.com/

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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

July 2021 IDAL Courses

Featured

The following courses are for July 2021 IDAL play. This month we are running a few new courses after taking a long break in new designs because COVID-19 restricted play. The courses were initially inspired by the letter “E” from Nancy Gyse’s book Alphabet Drills, published in 2011 by Clean Run. I set up the letter for my beginner and intermediate students using different numbering based on each student’s skill. Interestingly, as I looked up the publication date for this blog, I flipped to the letter “E” and saw that she had also changed the exercise by adding a tunnel. You know what they say about brilliant minds!

PLEASE note that the courses are anchored at the bottom left of the ring rather than at the center baseline. I did this so that clubs running the 36×85 can simply add the weave poles, if they have room, to run the other leagues.

This is also the first month of the summer season. I hope our Northern folks get to have some fun! PAWS4FUN is rejoining us from Ontario, Canada. Welcome back! Anyone else coming back?

50×70 Fast & Fun

The July 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, designed by Melissa Wallace. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and hit the yellow.

60×90 Masters

The July 2021 60×90 Masters league is also a numbered course designed by Melissa Wallace. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

36X85 Fast & Fun

The July 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Melissa Wallace. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges.

The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

  • Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters upon request.

Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

Read our blog:
https://topdogagilityplayers.wordpress.com/

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Questions comments & snide remarks to Melissa Wallace pagc.live@gmail.com IDAL Secretary.


June 2021 IDAL League Courses

Featured

The following is a preview of the June 2021 courses and games for IDAL league play. This will hopefully be the last month of historical courses for a while. This is also the last month for the Spring season. Who is going to come out on top?

50×70 Fast & Fun

The June 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, designed by Wayne Van Deusen. This game was first run in the NDAL in December of 2017. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and hit the yellow.

Historical

for AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous in Brooks, Kentucky. Blade, a Border Collie handled by Brian Wakefield, finished this course with zero faults in 23.61 seconds. View the video at

60×90 Masters

The June 2021 60×90 Masters league is also a numbered course designed by Wayne Van Deusen. It was originally run in the IDAL in December 2017. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Historical

The standing Top Dog on this course, recorded in December 2017, was from United Colors of Agility, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Gemma, a Border Collie handled by Susan Dawson, finished this course with zero faults in 25.73 seconds.

36X85 Fast & Fun

The June 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Wayne Van Deusen. It was originally run in the IDAL in December 2017. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Historical

The standing Top Dog on this course, recorded in December 2017, represented Wicked West Australians out of Banjup Western Australia: Jay, a Border Collie handled by Sylvia Hamilton, finished this course with zero faults in an incredible 20.71 seconds:

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

The 60×90 Masters League focuses advanced handling challenges.

The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters upon request.

Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

Read our blog:
https://topdogagilityplayers.wordpress.com/

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Melissa Wallace pagc.live@gmail.com IDAL Secretary.

August 2021 60×90 Masters Results

The Summer Season is flying by! This post is for the results of the 60×90 Masters League. Only two clubs were able to run this month, but there were a lot of tight scores. Thirteen out of 35 dogs, basically half, had sub- 30 second times!

This season we started with some NEW courses. The course layout was designed by one of our players, Mike Hughson. I only modified his concept by removing the dogwalk and teeter and flipping the location of a tunnel to get a square approach to the A-frame. I finessed distances since he sketched his courses while away from his computer.

If anyone would like to design courses for the league, let me know!!!

The efforts of dogs playing in August earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP) based on the entire field of dogs who have competed on the course. The LPP is a measure of rank based on how they placed in relation to all the other dogs.

60×90 Masters August 2021 Results

The August 2021 60×90 Masters league was a numbered course. The course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow the links to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in August is from POTC Thunder Pawz. Binx, a Papillon handled by Barbara Scanlon, took the top spot from another Papillon this month. Those faults will get you! They finished this course with zero faults in 23.18 seconds.

First-Place Team – 166 LPP

The first-place team in August was POTC Thunder Pawz out of Brimfield, Illinois. Pink Ribbon Hocus Pocus, Binx, took first place this month. Handled by Barbara Scanlon, they finished this course with zero faults in 23.18 seconds. Well done!

Second-Place Team – 159 LPP

K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado was our second-place team this month. Passport’s Teak, a Miniature Schnauzer, took their top spot. Teak is handled by Rhonda Emerick. They finished this course with 0 faults in 24.42 seconds. Great job!

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is Dagny running for K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Dagny, an Airedale Terrier, is handled by Randy Rex. They completed the course with 5 faults in 36.45 seconds. Randy, one of my dogs did the same thing on the tunnel. She was like, “Again!”

September 60×90 Masters League

New teams are always welcomed to join us for IDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The September 2021 International Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com.All payments for the IDAL should be directed to this page: https://www.ultimuttds.com/payment-processing. Bud Houston’s Book of Games is available for purchase at https://www.ultimuttds.com/product-page/houston-s-book-of-agility-games. All proceeds from the sale will go to Bud.

August 2021 50×70 Fast and Fun Results Update

Apparently, I was missing scores from PAWS4Fun. So here is the update.

The Summer Season is flying by! It was a close race this month. Here are the results for the 50×70 Fast & Fun League. Two clubs have reported results for this league.

This season we started with some NEW courses. The course layout was designed by one of our players, Mike Hughson. I only modified his concept by removing the dogwalk and teeter and flipping the location of a tunnel to get a square approach to the A-frame. I finessed distances since he sketched his courses while away from his computer.

If anyone would like to design courses for the league, let me know!!!

The efforts of dogs playing in August earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP) based on the entire field of dogs who have competed on the course. The LPP is a measure of rank based on how they placed in relation to all the other dogs.

50×70 Fast and Fun August 2021 Results

The August 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league was a numbered course designed by Mike Highson. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in August is Gracie from Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York. Gracie, a Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy, finished this course with zero faults in 18.64 seconds!!! Did I read that right? Holy cow! That was amazing!

First-Place Team – 372 LPP

The first-place team in August is Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York. The top scoring dog was Gracie, a Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy, finished this course with zero faults in 18.64 seconds.

Second-Place Team – 350 LPP

K9cation out of Hudson, Colorado was our second-place team. Rock, a Border Collie handled by Kelly Roll, pulled to the top this month. They finished the course with zero faults in 22.94 seconds. I love your enthusiasm.

Third-Place Team – 336 LPP

AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky was our second-place team. Peak, a Border Collie handled by Christina Wakefield, had another great run for this team. They finished the course with zero faults in 21.6 seconds. Stellar job!

Fourth-Place Team – 217 LPP

PAWS4FUN from Ontario, Canada took fourth place. Snow, a Siberian Husky handled by Lynn McGlashan, got the top spot finishing the course with zero faults in 28.12 seconds. That’s a pretty fast Husky! Great job!

Fifth-Place Team – 175 LPP

The All Breed Training Club of Akron in Tallmadge, Ohio was our fourth-place team. Kirby the Gordon Setter took top dog for the club. Handled by Pamela Eberts, they completed the course with zero faults in 31.59 seconds. Very nicely done!

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is from AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous. Garin, a Yakutian Laika handled by Cathy Shott, finished the course with zero faults in 33.30 seconds. Nice work! Lovely dog and great teamwork.

I had never heard of this breed. Here is a link to the parent club.

https://yakutianlaikaclubofamerica.org/

September 50×70 Masters League

New teams are always welcome to join us for IDAL play. You can join any of our ongoing leagues. The course for September is totally new and designed by Mike Hughson. The September 2021 International Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com.All payments for the IDAL should be directed to this page: https://www.ultimuttds.com/payment-processing. Bud Houston’s Book of Games is available for purchase at https://www.ultimuttds.com/product-page/houston-s-book-of-agility-games. All proceeds from the sale will go to Bud.

August 2021 36×85 Fast and Fun Results

Another month has flown by leaving me in the dust. This post is for the results of the 36×85 Fast & Fun League. Three clubs have reported results for this League.

This season we started with some NEW courses. The course layout was designed by one of our players, Mike Hughson. I only modified his concept by removing the dogwalk and teeter and flipping the location of a tunnel to get a square approach to the A-frame. I finessed distances since he sketched his courses while away from his computer. I then moved around the numbers for this course.

If anyone would like to design courses for the league, let me know!!!

The efforts of dogs playing in August earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP) based on the entire field of dogs who have competed on the course. The LPP is a measure of rank based on how they placed in relation to all the other dogs.

36×85 Fast and Fun August 2021 Results

The August 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league was a Numbered Course. A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in August is from Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado. Homie, a Border Collie handled by Lauren Sanchez-Suzmann, took the Top Dog spot. They are one of our newer teams. They ran the course with zero faults in 29.49 seconds. That was quite the run!!!

First-Place Team – LPP 195

The first-place team in August was Dirty Dogs Agility out of Parker, Colorado. The top scoring dog was Homie, a Border Collie handled by Lauren Sanchez-Suzmann. They took the lead in the club and the league this month with zero faults in 29.49 seconds.

Second-Place Team – LPP 95

PAWS4FUN from Ontario, Canada took second place. Mika, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Janet Parks, got the top spot finishing the course with zero faults in 36.77 seconds. I loved your “Up,up,up,up” cue; it is so upbeat.

Third-Place Team – LPP 16

Clicker Pets in Mexico took third place. They were disadvantaged this month by having a fog absent, but they are putting up a good fight. Their Top Dog was Lupita, a Blue Heeler handled by Lorraine Farrow. This team is new to the club. They completed the course with 5 faults in 60.16 seconds. Don’t worry; a few of my students also had problems remembering the course!

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is new to the league. Jack, an All American. Jack is a super cute pup handled by Susan Talley representing Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado. They completed the course with 0 faults in 44.96 seconds. Great run guys!

September 36×85 Fast & Fun League

We continue our summer season with new courses. New teams are always welcome to join us for IDAL play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The September 2021 International Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com.All payments for the IDAL should be directed to this page: https://www.ultimuttds.com/payment-processing. Bud Houston’s Book of Games is available for purchase at https://www.ultimuttds.com/product-page/houston-s-book-of-agility-games. All proceeds from the sale will go to Bud.

July 2021 50×70 Fast and Fun Results

The first month of the Summer Season is complete. Here are the results for the 50×70 Fast & Fun League. Six clubs have reported results for this league.

We have been using “historical” courses for a while now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This season, though, started with some NEW courses. I have asked our competitors to turn up the dial on their creative talents and design courses for everyone to play. While they were getting started, I designed this month’s courses so that we could compete on some new ones as promised.

The courses were initially inspired by the letter “E” from Nancy Gyse’s book Alphabet Drills, published in 2011 by Clean Run. I set up the letter for my beginner and intermediate students using different numbering based on each student’s skill. Interestingly, as I looked up the publication date for this blog, I flipped to the letter “E” and saw that she had also changed the exercise by adding a tunnel. You know what they say about brilliant minds!

If anyone would like to design courses for the league, let me know!!!

The efforts of dogs playing in July earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP) based on the entire field of dogs who have competed on the course. The LPP is a measure of rank based on how they placed in relation to all the other dogs.

50×70 Fast and Fun July 2021 Results

The July 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league was a numbered course designed Melissa Wallace. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in July is yet again Gracie from the first-place team, Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York. Gracie, a Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy, finished this course with zero faults in 31.08 seconds.

First-Place Team – 233 LPP

The first-place team in July is Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York. The top scoring dog was Gracie, a Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy, finished this course with zero faults in 31.08 seconds.

Second-Place Team – 174 LPP

K9cation out of Hudson, Colorado was our second-place team. Jasper, a Chocolate Labrador handled by Shana Goodwin, once again took the top this month for this team. They finished the course with zero faults in 33.59 seconds:

Third-Place Team – 171 LPP

The All Breed Training Club of Akron in Tallmadge, Ohio was our third-place team. Savvy the Toller once again took took top honors for the club. Handled by handled by Cindy Fink, they completed the course with zero faults in 35.12 seconds.

Fourth-Place Team – 160 LPP

From Ontario, Canada, PAWS4FUN took fourth-place. Ridley, a Miniature Schnauzer handled by Sheila Smail, finished the course with zero faults in 50.27 seconds.

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is from PAWS4FUN. Bree, an All Canadian handled by Rachel Denny, finished the course with zero faults in 78.09 seconds.

August 50×70 Masters League

New teams are always welcome to join us for IDAL play. You can join any of our ongoing leagues. The course for August is totally new and designed by Mike Hughson. The August 2021 International Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com.All payments for the IDAL should be directed to this page: https://www.ultimuttds.com/payment-processing. Bud Houston’s Book of Games is available for purchase at https://www.ultimuttds.com/product-page/houston-s-book-of-agility-games. All proceeds from the sale will go to Bud.

July 2021 36×85 Fast and Fun Results

The first month of the Summer Season is complete. This post is for the results of the 36×85 Fast & Fun League. Four clubs have reported results for this League. Clicker Pets in Mexico rejoined us this month! I am so happy to see us be International again!

We have been using “historical” courses for a while now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This season, though, started with some NEW courses. I have asked our competitors to turn up the dial on their creative talents and design courses for everyone to play. While they were getting started, I designed this month’s courses so that we could compete on some new ones as promised.

The courses were initially inspired by the letter “E” from Nancy Gyse’s book Alphabet Drills, published in 2011 by Clean Run. I set up the letter for my beginner and intermediate students using different numbering based on each student’s skill. Interestingly, as I looked up the publication date for this blog, I flipped to the letter “E” and saw that she had also changed the exercise by adding a tunnel. You know what they say about brilliant minds!

If anyone would like to design courses for the league, let me know!!!

The efforts of dogs playing in July earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP) based on the entire field of dogs who have competed on the course. The LPP is a measure of rank based on how they placed in relation to all the other dogs.

36×85 Fast and Fun July 2021 Results

The July 2021 60×90 Fast & Fun league was a Numbered Course designed by Melissa Wallace.

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in July is from the first-place team, Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado. Nell, a Border Collie, was handled by Meg Armstrong. They took the lead in the club and the league this month with zero faults in 27.81 seconds.

First-Place Team – LPP 239

The first-place team in July was Dirty Dogs Agility out of Parker, Colorado. The top scoring dog was Nell, a Border Collie, handled by Meg Armstrong. They took the lead in the club and the league this month with zero faults in 27.81 seconds.

Second-Place Team – LPP 135

PAWS4FUN from Ontario, Canada took second place. Dune, a Labrador handled by Catherine Woolham, got the top spot finishing the course with 0 faults in 38.81 seconds:

Third-Place Team – LPP 46

K9Cation was disadvantaged again this month by not having their full compliment running. With one dog reporting, the team took third place. Their Top Dog was once again Jasper, a Chocolate Lab handled by Shana Goodwin. They completed the course with 0 faults in 30.34 seconds.

Fourth-Place Team – LPP 17

Clicker Pets in Jalisco, Mexico took fourth place. This was disadvantaged this month by only having three dogs running. The Team LPP is determined by adding the scores of the top five dogs. Their Top Dog was Daisy, a Terrier Mix handled by Nicki Roberts. They completed the course with 0 faults in 62 seconds.

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is Sunshine, a Shih Tzu. Sunshine is a very pretty dog capably handled by Lauren Sanchez-Suzman representing Dirty Dogs Agility League out of Parker, Colorado. They completed the course with 0 faults in 44.6 seconds:

August 36×85 Fast & Fun League

We continue our summer season with a courses.

New teams are always welcome to join us for IDAL play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The August 2021 International Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com.All payments for the IDAL should be directed to this page: https://www.ultimuttds.com/payment-processing. Bud Houston’s Book of Games is available for purchase at https://www.ultimuttds.com/product-page/houston-s-book-of-agility-games. All proceeds from the sale will go to Bud.

July 2021 60×90 Masters Results

The first month of the Summer Season is complete. This post is for the results of the 60×90 Masters League. Only two clubs were able to run this month. Summertime presents lots of scheduling issues for many of the clubs. One of our clubs is also relocating! Don’t worry; they will be back as soon as they can!

We have been using “historical” courses for a while now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This season, though, started with some NEW courses. I have asked our competitors to turn up the dial on their creative talents and design courses for everyone to play. While they were getting started, I designed this month’s courses so that we could compete on some new ones as promised.

The courses were initially inspired by the letter “E” from Nancy Gyse’s book Alphabet Drills, published in 2011 by Clean Run. I set up the letter for my beginner and intermediate students using different numbering based on each student’s skill. Interestingly, as I looked up the publication date for this blog, I flipped to the letter “E” and saw that she had also changed the exercise by adding a tunnel. You know what they say about brilliant minds!

If anyone would like to design courses for the league, let me know!!!

The efforts of dogs playing in July earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP) based on the entire field of dogs who have competed on the course. The LPP is a measure of rank based on how they placed in relation to all the other dogs.

60×90 Masters July 2021 Results

The July 2021 60×90 Masters league was a numbered course designed by yours truly, Melissa Wallace. The course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow the links to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in July is from the first-place team, K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Keiji, a Papillon handled by Geof Teare, took first place this month. They finished this course with zero faults in 34.1 seconds.

First-Place Team – 79 LPP

The first-place team in July was K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Keiji, a Papillon handled by Geof Teare, took first place this month. They finished this course with zero faults in 34.1 seconds.

Second-Place Team – 76 LPP

POTC Thunder Pawz out of Brimfield, Illinois was our second-place team this month. Binx, another Papillono, took their top spot. Binx is handled by Barbara Scanlon. They finished this course with 0 faults in 35.89 seconds.

WOW! Team Tiny But Mighty took the top spots this month! Congrats to these handlers!

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is Waco running for K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Waco, a Belgian Sheepdog, is handled by Jim Farmer. They completed the course with 5 faults in 53.37 seconds. That was some great handling. I LOVE the distance and layering of those weaves!!!!

August 60×90 Masters League

New teams are always welcomed to join us for IDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The August 2021 International Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com.All payments for the IDAL should be directed to this page: https://www.ultimuttds.com/payment-processing. Bud Houston’s Book of Games is available for purchase at https://www.ultimuttds.com/product-page/houston-s-book-of-agility-games. All proceeds from the sale will go to Bud.

June 2021 50×70 Fast and Fun Results

The end of June brings a close to the Spring season for the league. Here are the results for the 50×70 Fast & Fun League. Six clubs have reported results for this league.

We have been using “historical” courses for a while now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These are courses that have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in June earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP) based on the entire field of dogs who have competed on the course, including historical performances. The LPP is a measure of rank based on how they placed in relation to all the other dogs.

50×70 Fast & Fun June 2021 Results

The June 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league was a numbered course designed by Games Master Wayne Van Deusen back in December 2017. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in June is once again Gracie from the first-place team, Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York. Gracie, a Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy, finished this course with zero faults in 24.66 seconds.

The Top Dog on this course from December 2017 was Blade, a Border Collie handled by Brian Wakefield. They represented AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky. They completed the course with zero faults in 23.61 seconds.

First-Place Team – 1328 LPP

The first-place team in June is Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York. The top scoring dog was Gracie, a Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy, finished this course with zero faults in 24.66 seconds.

Second-Place Team – 1232 LPP

AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky was our second-place team. Peak, a Border Collie handled by Christina Wakefield, was once again their top dog. They finished this course with zero faults in 26.68 seconds.

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Third-Place Team – 1007 LPP

K9cation out of Hudson, Colorado was our third-place team. Jasper, a Chocolate Labrador handled by Shana Goodwin, took the top this month. They finished the course with zero faults in 27.28 seconds:

Fourth-Place Team – 939 LPP

From Ontario, Canada, PAWS4FUN took fourth-place. Ralph, an Australian Shepherd handled by Benjamin Stanzel, finished the course with zero faults in 30.76 seconds.

Fifth-Place Team – 833 LPP

The All Breed Training Club of Akron in Tallmadge, Ohio took fifth-place. Savvy, a Toller handled by Cindy Fink took top honors for the club. They completed the course with zero faults in 28.12 seconds.

Sixth-Place Team – 828 LPP

The sixth-place team is Jumping C Crew in Exeter, California. Ruby lived up to her name by rocking the course with zero faults in 28.53 seconds. Ruby, an Australian Cattle Dog, is handled by Liz Clements.

This team needs another player to get the full LPP for the top 5 dogs.

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is from K9Cation. Zoe, an All American handled by Kelly Roll, just had her eighth birthday. They finished the course with zero faults in 57.00 seconds. Happy Birthday, Zoe!

July 50×70 Masters League

New teams are always welcome to join us for IDAL play. You can join any of our ongoing leagues. The July courses start the summer season of the league. The courses are all new jumpers courses. The July 2021 International Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

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June 2021 60×90 Masters Results

We have reached the end of the spring season. This post is for the results of the 60×90 Masters League. Four clubs have reported results for this League for June. The top four scores are really close this month!

We have been using “historical” courses for a while now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These are courses that have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in June earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP) based on the entire field of dogs who have competed on the course, including historical performances. The LPP is a measure of rank based on how they placed in relation to all the other dogs.

60×90 Masters June 2021 Results

The June 2021 60×90 Masters league was a numbered course Wayne Van Deusen in December 2017. The course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow the links to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in June is from the third-place team, Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California. Alaska, an Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog handled by Liz Clements, took first place this month. They finished this course with zero faults in 32.96 seconds.

The Top Dog from 2017 was Gemma, a Border Collie handled by Susan Dawson. They represented United Colors of Agility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. They completed the course with zero faults in a whooping 25.73 seconds. You gotta take a look!

In truth, I really do not think these two dogs can be compared. They represent completely different body structures which impact their physical abilities. The dog that came closest to that time was Trebuchet the Papillon in 28.41.

Unfortunately, she earned 5 faults for a dropped bar. Structurally, though, this Papillon is closer to the Border Collie than the Stumpy Tail. Hmm… I wonder if anyone in the past tried to score dogs based on body types?

First-Place Team – 713 LPP

The first-place team in June was Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California. Their top dog was Tilly, an Australian Shepherd handled by Kaye Fitzpatrick. They had 0 faults and a time of 35.06 seconds.

Second-Place Team – 611 LPP

Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California was our second-place team. The top scoring dog for was Alaska, this month’s Top Dog. Alaska had 0 faults and a time of 32.96 seconds.

Third-Place Team – 592 LPP

K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Trebuchet took their top spot. She is a Papillon handled by Geog Teare. They finished this course with 5 faults in 28.41 seconds.

Fourth-Place Team – 589 LPP

POTC Thunder Pawz out of Brimfield, Illinois was our fourth-place team this month. Nokona, a Labrador Retriever, topped their roster. Nokona and Katie Middleton finished this course with zero faults 38.9 seconds. Unfortunately, the video is marked as private.

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is Xena running for Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California. Xena, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Althea Roman, completed the course with 0 faults in 41.61 seconds.

July 60×90 Masters League

New teams are always welcomed to join us for IDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The July 2021 International Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

This is a new course for the new season.

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com.All payments for the IDAL should be directed to this page: https://www.ultimuttds.com/payment-processing. Bud Houston’s Book of Games is available for purchase at https://www.ultimuttds.com/product-page/houston-s-book-of-agility-games. All proceeds from the sale will go to Bud.