Archive for December, 2019

November 2019 NDAL Titles

December 22, 2019

This is a new feature! Titles are run each month for the NDAL based on accumulated lifetime performance points (LPP). Previously, these titles have gone out without much fanfare. We will remedy that by making a public announcement of titles earned each month.

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NDAL Titles Earned in November 2019

Congratulations to these dogs and their handlers for titles earned in NDAL league play. We are pleased to present the following!

Dog Ranch Inc ~ North Gower, Ontario, Canada

NDAP Dog Agility Player ~ Ridley a Miniature Schnauzer ~ Sheila Smail

NDAPE Dog Agility Player Exceptional ~ Ridley a Miniature Schnauzer ~ Sheila Smail

NDAP Dog Agility Player ~ Sampson a Miniature Australian Shepherd ~ Colin Miyata

 

Jumpin’ K-9’s ~ Temecula, California

NDAP Dog Agility Player ~ Lido an All American ~ Aaron Wallin

NDAP Dog Agility Player ~ Bucky an Australian Shepherd ~ Rebecca Kahn

NDAP Dog Agility Player ~ Piper a Miniature Poodle ~ Brenda Piper

NDAPE Dog Agility Player Exceptional ~ Speed a Papillon ~ Brenda Piper

 

K9 Powersports ~ Grand Junction, Colorado

NDAI Dog Agility Initiate ~ Oliver an Australian Shepherd ~ William Richardson

NDAI Dog Agility Initiate ~ Trace a Dalmation ~ Suzanne Ratchner

NDAP Dog Agility Player ~ Clover an All American ~ Nancy Eaton

 

Matrix Dog, LLC ~ Westminster, Colorado

NDAP Dog Agility Player ~ Lucy an Australian Shepherd ~ John Fisher

 

Dirty Dogs Agility League ~ Parker, Colorado

NDAPE Dog Agility Player Exceptional ~ Ollie an English Shepard ~ Heather Cotterman

NDAP Top Dog Overall – 110119D36x85 ~ Ollie an English Shepard ~ Heather Cotterman

 

Lucky Dog Agility ~ Winterville, Georgia

NDAG Dog Agility Gamer ~ Penny a Boykin Spaniel ~ Pauline Rakich

NDAGE Dog Agility Gamer Exceptional ~ Traffic a Border Collie ~ Kelly Noonan

NDAG Top Dog Overall – 110119C60x90 ~ Traffic a Border Collie ~ Kelly Noonan

NDAI Dog Agility Initiate ~ Pepper an All American ~ Monica Drummond

NDAPE Dog Agility Player Exceptional ~ Traffic a Border Collie ~ Kelly Noonan

NDAP Top Dog Overall – 110119C60x90 ~ Traffic a Border Collie ~ Kelly Noonan

 

POTC Thunder Pawz ~ Brimfield, Illinois

NDAG Dog Agility Gamer ~ Cookie an All American ~ Mikayla Bankes

NDAI Dog Agility Initiate ~ Khali an All American ~ Amanda Zessin

 

AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous ~ Brooks, Kentucky

NDAG Dog Agility Gamer ~ Pip a Westie ~ David Flanery

NDAGE Dog Agility Gamer Exceptional ~ Pip a Westie ~ David Flanery

NDAI Dog Agility Initiate ~ Toby a mixed breed ~ Amy Wilson

NDAP Dog Agility Player ~ Derby an Australian Shepherd ~ Kayla Hartlage

 

Cloud Nine ~ Maple Grove, Minnesota

NDAI Dog Agility Initiate ~ Gambit an All American ~ Ali Kuschel

 

Sport Dogs Jalisco ~ Guadalajara, Mexico

NDAI Dog Agility Initiate ~ Joker a Border Collie ~ Ana Luz Perez

NDAI Dog Agility Initiate ~ Kiara a Border Collie ~ Rosa Alicia Esquivias

 

Agility Dream Dogs ~ Albion, New York

NDAM Dog Agility Master ~ Riva a Golden Retriever ~ John Babcock

NDAME Dog Agility Master Exceptional ~ Riva a Golden Retriever ~ John Babcock

 

K9 Manners & More ~ Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

NDAG Dog Agility Gamer ~ Ginny a Labrador Retriever ~ Alicia Uerling

 

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January 2020 NDAL League Courses

December 16, 2019

Following is a preview of the January 2020 courses and games for NDAL league play. January is the first month of the Winter series.

54X70 Games

The January game for the 54×70 Games league is a game called Time Gamble. This is a simple game that requires the handler to guess the score before running. The dog’s final score will be the difference between the guess, and the actual score.

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Scoring

Time Gamble is scored as the difference between the handler’s Guess (Time, Plus Faults); and the actual Time, Plus Faults. The dog with the lowest score wins.

 

50×70 Fast & Fun

The January game for the 50×70 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Geoff Teare.

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Briefing

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

60×90 Masters

The January game for the 60×90 Masters league is a numbered course designed by Geoff Teare.

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Briefing

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

36X85 Fast & Fun

The January game for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Geoff Teare.

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Briefing

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs are always welcome to join ongoing play. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below; contact the League Secretary to help with the details at  Houston.Bud@gmail.com.

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

 

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36×85 Fast & Fun 2019 November Results

December 1, 2019

The second month of the NDAL 36×85 Fast & Fun league Fall series featured a numbered course designed by Bud Houston.

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A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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

Standings110119D36x85.pdf

 

Top Dog

The top scoring dog in the November 2019 36×85 Fast & Fun league plays for Dirty Dogs Agility League in Parker, Colorado (indeed, the only dog reporting for Dirty Dogs in November).

Ollie, an English Shepard handled by Heather Cotterman finished this course with zero faults in 37.66 seconds:

 

First-Place Team

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio continues to lead the Fall series with another narrow win. The top scoring dog for Country Dream was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory finished the course with zero faults in 45.23 seconds:

 

Second Place Team

Dog Ranch Inc out of North Gower, Ontario, Canada again managed a second-place finish. The top scoring dog for Dog Ranch was Aiden, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever handled by Marko Agterberg. Aiden and Marko finished the course with zero faults in 50 seconds:

 

Third Place Team

K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma again came in at third-place, and frankly is not all that far out of first place. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was again Hotch, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Hotch and Frances finished the game with zero faults in 53.19 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico was Broko, a Blue Heeler handled by Omar Alarcón. Broko finished with 20 faults in 56.11 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Matrix Dog in Westminster, Colorado was Dottie, a Danish Swedish Farmdog handled by Jennifer Giacchi. Donnie and Jennifer finished the course with 5 faults in 47.87 seconds:

 

December Courses

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The December 2019 league games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-br

 

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, a comprehensive reference to all manner of agility games played for competition and fun around the world.

60×90 Masters 2019 November Results

December 1, 2019

The second month of the NDAL 60×90 Masters league Fall series featured a numbered course designed by Bud Houston.

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A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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

Standings110119C60x90.pdf

 

Top Dog

The Top Dog in the second month of the 60×90 Masters Fall series plays for Lucky Dog Agility in Winterville, Georgia. Traffic, a Border Collie handled by Kelly Noonan blistered the course, with zero faults in 30.21 seconds:

 

First Place Team

Clermont County All Breed All Stars, the team in Milford, Ohio had a convincing win in November, taking 8 of the top 10 placements.

The top scoring dog for Clermont County was Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday. Leela and Brenda finished this course with zero faults in 32.90 seconds:

 

Second Place Team

Lucky Dog Agility in Winterville, Georgia had a strong second-place finish in November, moving up to second place, from fourth, in the Fall series. As the Top Dog has already been featured, the second-best performance by Lucky Dog was Catch, a Border Collie handled by Anna Robertson. Catch finished the course with zero faults in 36.85 seconds:

Third Place Team

Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California finished in third place for the month; but drops to fourth place for the Fall series. The top scoring dog for Jumpin’ K-9’s was Xena, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Althea Roman. Xena and Althea finished the course with zero faults in 37.92 seconds:

 

Fourth Place Team

K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma finished in fourth place for the month; and moves down to third place in the Fall series. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Hotch, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Hotch and Frances finished the course with zero faults in 36.16 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

The top scoring dog for POTC Thunder Pawz in Brimfield, Illinois was Nokona, a Labrador Retriever handled by Katie Middleton. Nokona finished the course with 5 faults in 39.69 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio was Phoenix, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Phoenix finished with zero faults in 39.33 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico was Dasha, a Border Collie handled by Rosa Alicia Esquivias. Dasha finished with 15 faults in 38.44 seconds:

 

December Courses

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The December 2019 league games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-br

 

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, a comprehensive reference to all manner of agility games played for competition and fun around the world.

50×70 Fast & Fun 2019 November Results

December 1, 2019

The second month of the Fall Series NDAL 50×70 Fast & Fun featured a numbered course designed by Bud Houston.

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fA numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

Results

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

Standings110119B50x70.pdf

 

Top Dog

Representing Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York, the top scoring dog in the November 2019 50×70 Fast & Fun league was Chase, a Sheltie handled by Lydia Hofmann. Chase and Lydia finished this course with zero faults in 28.09 seconds:

 

First-Place Team

Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, Ohio earned the first-place finish in the November league. The top scoring dog for Clermont County was Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday. Leela and Brenda finished this course with zero faults in 30.52 seconds:

 

Second-Place Team

Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York finished in second-place in November, but remain in first-place in the Fall series. As the Top Dog has already been recognized, the second-place dog overall also represented Agility Dream Dogs. Bebe, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Michael Hughson finished this course with zero faults in 29.81 seconds:

 

Third-Place Team

K9 Powersports out of Grand Junction, Colorado finished the month with the third best team performance. K9 Powersports did not play in October, so aren’t likely to finish the series with a significant placement.

The top scoring dog for K9 Powersports was Keiji, a Papillon handled by Geoff Teare. Keiji and Geoff finished this course with zero faults in 30.2 seconds:

 

Fourth-Place Team

Finishing fourth in November in the 50×70 Fast & Fun league was AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky. AQ4U remains in third place in the Fall series. The top scoring dog for AQ4U was Maggie, a Parson Russell Terrier handled by Ann Embry. Maggie and Ann finished the course with zero faults in 32.88 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

The top scoring dog for Cloud Nine in Maple Grove, Minnesota was Guppy, a Brussels Griffon handled by Kelly McFaul-Solem. Guppy finished the course with zero faults in 34.22 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for K9 Manners & More in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma was Hotch, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Hotch finished with zero faults in 34.96 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Lucky Dog Agility in Winterville, Georgia was Lucy, an All American handled by Anna Robertson. Lucy finished the course with zero faults in 33.41 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory finished with zero faults in 36.8 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for All Breed Training Club in Tallmadge, Ohio was Savvy, a Toller handled by Cindy Fink. Savvy finished with zero faults in 39.94 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Pine in South Boardman, Michigan was Flynn, a Border Collie handled by Carrie Chase. Flynn finished with 5 faults in 36.67 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Matrix Dog in Westminster, Colorado was Dottie, a Danish Swedish Farmdog handled by Jennifer Giacchi. Dottie finished with zero faults in 36.46 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Rosetree DTC in Lexington, Kentucky was Sophie, an All American hanled by Elaine Luhr. Sophie finished with 5 faults in 38.87seconds. No video available.

 

The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico was Tejuino, an All American handled by Guadalupe Espinosa. Tejuino finished with zero faults in 41.03 seconds. No video available.

 

December Courses

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The December 2019 league games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-br

 

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, a comprehensive reference to all manner of agility games played for competition and fun around the world.

54×70 Games League Nov 2019 Results

December 1, 2019

The second month of the NDAL 54×70 Games league, Fall series, featured a game called Puppy Cannon, designed by Bud Houston.

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Puppy Cannon is a fast and furious game of handling, often used as a training game but suitable as a game of competition for top competitors.

Briefing

The objective of Puppy Cannon is for the dog to do three of the numbered sequences shown on the course map. The sequences can be taken in any order. The dog starts on the table and must begin with the pipe tunnel (the Puppy Cannon) before the performance of each of the three sequences.

Each sequence is bi-directional and all obstacles within the sequence are bi-directional.

After the final sequence the dog can go directly to the table to stop time or transition through the pipe tunnel (without penalty) to get to the table.

Note that the table is not “live” for ending time until the final sequence has been completed. A dog getting on the table before it is live, would be deemed a wrong course (5 faults).

Scoring

Puppy Cannon is scored Time, Plus Faults. The dog with the lowest score wins.

 

Results

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

Standings110119A54x70.pdf

 

Top Dog

The Top Dog in the November 54×70 Games league represented Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York. Chase, a Sheltie handled by Lydia Hofmann finished with Top Dog honors in Puppy Cannon! Chase and Lydia finished the game with zero faults in 31.42 seconds:

 

First Place Team

Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York won the November Games League competition and moved up into first place in the Fall series. The second-place dog overall, and second-place for Agility Dream Dogs was Bebe, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Michael Hughson. Bebe and Michael finished the game with zero faults in 32.1 seconds:

 

Second Place Team

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio finished in second-place in November, and moved down to second-place in the Fall series. The top scoring dog for Country Dream was Phoenix, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Phoenix and Bud finished the game with zero faults in 39.33 seconds:

 

Third Place Team

K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma finished in third, not far behind the second-place team.

The top scoring dog for K9 Manners was Hotch, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Hotch and Frances finished the game with zero faults in 34.05 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs Jalisco out of Guadalajara, Mexico was Harry, a Parson Rusell Terrier handled by Omar Alarcón. Harry and Omar finished the game with zero faults in 41.06 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for All Breed Training Club Of Akron out of Tallmadge, Ohio Savvy, a Toller handled by Cindy Fink. Savvy and Cindy finished the game with 5 faults in 40.65 seconds:

 

December Courses

New teams are always welcome to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our four ongoing leagues. The December 2019 league games and courses have been published here:

 

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-br

 

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. Visit our web store: www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Joker’s Notebook, a series of workbooks dedicated to teaching agility dogs and their handlers to work at a distance apart.