Archive for March, 2020

April 2020 NDAL League Courses

March 14, 2020

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

54X70 Games

The April game for the 54×70 Games league is a game called Looper, designed by Bud Houston.

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Briefing

A Looper is a numbered sequence that is run twice, without stopping. On this course the dog will continue to jump #1 from the dogwalk at #11. Time will stop after the second performance of the dogwalk; (when the dog touches the floor on the dismount).

A Looper is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

50×70 Fast & Fun

The April game for the 50×70 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course designed by Bud Houston.

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Briefing

A numbered course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

 

60×90 Masters

The April game for the 60×90 Masters league is The Box Game designed by Bud Houston.

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Briefing

The Box Game is a numbered course that includes a bonus opportunity. If during the entire run the handler the handler remains inside of the box or if the handler remains outside of the box, 20 bonus points are earned by the dog.

The Box Game is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus.

 

36X85 Fast & Fun

The April game for the 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a game called Time Warp designed by Bud Houston.

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Briefing

Time Warp is a numbered course that presents bonus opportunities to the dog. A 10-point bonus is earned each time the handler remains behind the red line while the dog performs the weave poles (without fault). The dog might also earn a 10-point bonus each time the handler remains behind the green line while the dog performs the dogwalk (without fault).

40 bonus points are possible.

Time Warp is scored Time, Plus Faults, Less Bonus.

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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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.

36×85 Fast & Fun 2020 February Results

March 1, 2020

The second month of the NDAL 36×85 Fast & Fun league Winter series featured a numbered course designed by Heather Cotterman.

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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:

Standings020120D36x85.pdf

 

Top Dog

The top scoring dog in the January 2020 36×85 Fast & Fun league plays for Dirty Dogs Agility League, out of Parker, Colorado. Maverick, an Australian Shepard handled by Lauren Sanchez-Suzmann. Maverick and Lauren finished this course with zero faults in 33.87 seconds:

 

First-Place Team

Dirty Dogs Agility League, out of Parker, Colorado had a strong run in February. As their high scoring dog has already been featured as Top Dog, the second-best score by Dirty dogs was Scarlatti, an American Shepherd handled by Lisa Sickles. Scarlatti and Lisa finished the course with zero faults in 37.53 seconds:

 

Second Place Team

Dog Ranch Inc out of North Gower, Ontario, Canada rejoined the league in February, posting a strong second-place finish. The top scoring dog for Dog Ranch was Dante, a German Shorthaired Pointer handled by Gail Docherty. Dante and Gail finished this course with zero faults in 37.38 seconds:

 

Third Place Team

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio finished the January competition in third place, but retain first place in the league series. The top scoring dog for Country Dream was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory and Bud finished the course with zero faults in 35.8 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

The top scoring dog for K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma was Flicka, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Flicka and Frances finished this course with zero faults in 37.33 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico was Broko, a Blue Heeler handled by Omar Alarcón. Broko and Omar finished the course with 5 faults in 43.44 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Matrix Dog in Westminster, Colorado placed second overall! Dottie, a Danish Swedish Farmdog handled by Jennifer Giacchi finished this course with zero faults 34.25 seconds:

 

March 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 March 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-cT

 

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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 2020 February Results

March 1, 2020

The second month of the NDAL 60×90 Masters league Winter series featured a numbered course designed by Heather Cotterman.

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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:

Standings020120C60X90.pdf

 

Top Dog

The Top Dog in the second month of the 60×90 Masters Winter series plays for Clermont County All Breed All Stars. Meherah, a Border Collie handled by Daelyn Grome finished the February course with zero faults in 34.00 seconds:

 

First Place Team

Clermont County All Breed All Stars, the team in Milford, Ohio won in February again taking 7 of the top 10 placements.

As the top scoring dog for Clermont County has already been accounted for, the second place Clermont County dog, and second place overall was Oreo, a Border Collie handled by Daelyn Grome. Oreo and Daelyn finished this course  in 36.19 seconds:

 

Second Place Team

Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California finished in second place in February. The top scoring dog for Jumpin’ K-9’s was Speed, a Papillon handled by Brenda Piper. Speed and Piper finished this course with zero faults in 42.17 seconds:

 

Third Place Team

POTC Thunder Pawz in Brimfield, Illinois had a strong showing in February. The top scoring dog for POTC was Swiper, an All American handled by Cindy Snowden. Swiper and Cindy finished the course with zero faults in 42.15 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

The top scoring dog for K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Hotch, a Border Collie handled by Frances Scriminger. Hotch and Frances finished the course with zero faults in 37.44 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio was Phoenix, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Phoenix and Bud finished with zero faults in 39.98 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Lucky Dog Agility in Winterville, was Seelie, an Australian Shepherd handled by Elaine Boris. Seelie and Elaine finished the course with zero faults in 44.95 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico was Dasha, a Border Collie handled by Rosa Alicia Esquivias. Dasha and Rosa Alicia finished this course with 15 faults in 46.72 seconds:

 

March 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 March 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-cT

 

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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 2020 February Results

March 1, 2020

The second month of the Winter Series NDAL 50×70 Fast & Fun is in the books. February featured a numbered course designed by Heather Cotterman.

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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:

Standings020120B50X70.pdf

 

Top Dog

Representing Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York, the top scoring dog in the February 2020 50×70 Fast & Fun league was Gracie, a Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy. Gracie and Gary finished this course with zero faults in 28.31 seconds:

 

First-Place Team

Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, Ohio earned the first-place finish in the February league. The top scoring dog for Clermont County was Meherah, a Border Collie handled by Daelyn Grome. Meherah and Daelyn finished this course with zero faults in 30.45 seconds:

 

Second-Place Team

Finishing second in February in the 50×70 Fast & Fun league was AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky. The top scoring dog for AQ4U was Blade, a Border Collie hadled by Christina Wakefield. Blade finished second overall! Blade and Christina finished this course with zero faults in 30.09 seconds:

 

Third-Place Team

Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York managed a third-place finish in the Winter series. As Agility Dream Dogs’ top scoring dog has been featured as the Top Dog for February, the second-best score for the club was Bebe, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Michael Hughson. Bebe and Michael finished the course with zero faults in 32.09 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

The top scoring dog for Cloud Nine in Maple Grove, Minnesota was Stevee, a Sheltie handled by Karen Marquardt. Stevee and Karen finished this course with zero faults in 34.56 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio was Katniss, a Mix handled by Bud Houston. Katniss and Bud finished the course with zero faults in 37.45 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for K9 Powersports in Grand Junction, Colorado was Keiji, a Papillon handled by Geoff Teare. Keiji and Geoff finished this course with zero faults in 38.72 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for K9 Manners & More in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, was Pip, a Standard Poodle handled by Philip VandeVerg. Pip and Philip finished this course with zero faults in 34.48 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Pine Meadows DTC out of South Boardman, Michigan was Flynn, a Border Collie handled by Carrie Chase. Flynn and Carrie finished the course with 5 faults in 36.45 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for All Breed Training Club of Akron, Ohio was Folly, a Toller handled by Cindy Fink. Folly and Cindy finished the course with zero faults in 45.27 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Lucky Dog Agility in Winterville, Georgia was Knox, a Border Collie handled by Brad Baxter. Knox and Brad finished with zero faults in 47.17 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico was Dasha, a Border Collie handled by Rosa Alicia Esquivias. Dasha and Rosa Alicia finished the course with 5 faults in 40.1 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Matrix Dog in Westminster, Colorado was Dottie, a Danish Swedish Farmdog handled by Jennifer Giacchi. Dottie and Jennifer finished with zero faults in 37.28 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Rosetree DTC in Lexington, Kentucky was Bentley, an All American handled by Kristyn Kay. Bentley and Kristyn finished this course with 5 faults in 48.8 seconds:

 

March 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 March 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-cT

 

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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 2020 February Results

March 1, 2020

The second month of the NDAL 54×70 Games league, Winter series, featured a game called Beat the Clock, designed by Heather Cotterman.

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Briefing

The rules for Beat the Clock have been simplified for league play. Think of this as a numbered course. The course is divided into four quadrants, or quarters of the clock. The dog is required to begin with the tire (in either direction) and must do the tire prior to each quadrant of the clock.

To summarize:

  1. Begin with the tire
  2. Run the first quarter of the clock (#1 to #3)
  3. Do the tire again.
  4. Run the second quarter of the clock (#4 to #6)
  5. Do the tire again.
  6. Run the third quarter of the clock (#7 to #9)
  7. Do the tire again.
  8. Run the final quarter of the clock (#10 to #12)
  9. Cross the finish line.

Beat the Clock is scored Time, Plus Faults. There will be no established course time for this variation.

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:

Standings020120A54X70.pdf

 

Top Dog

The Top Dog in the February 2020 54×70 games league represented Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York. Gracie, a Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy finished the game with zero faults in 25.54 seconds:

 

First Place Team

Agility Dream Dogs posted the top four scores for the month, taking an impressive lead in the Winter series, moving up from second-place. As the Top Dog has already been mentioned, the second-best score for Agility Dream dogs was posted by Bebe, an Australian Cattle Dog handled by Michael Hughson. Bebe and Michael finished the game with zero faults in 26.99 seconds:

 

Second Place Team

Country Dream Agility in Waterford, Ohio finished in second place in February, but remaining in third place in the Winter series. The top scoring dog for Country Dream was Katniss, a Mix handled by Bud Houston. Katniss and Bud finished the game with zero faults in 34.7 seconds:

 

Third Place Team

K9 Manners & More out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma finished February with the third-best team score; moving down from first to second in the Winter series. The top scoring dog for K9 Manners & More was Pip, a Standard Poodle handled by Philip VandeVerg. Pip and Philip finished the game with 5 faults in 33.86 seconds:

 

Worth Watching

The top scoring dog for All Breed Training Club out of Tallmadge, Ohio was Folly, a Toller handled by Cindy Fink. Folly and Cindy finished the game with zero faults in 38.03 seconds:

 

The top scoring dog for Sport Dogs Jalisco out of Guadalajara, Mexico was Harry, a Parson Russel Terrier handled by Omar Alarcón. Harry and Omar finished the game with 5 faults in 43.5 seconds. Since no video was available for Harry’s run, we will share Broko a Blue Heeler and Omar, who had the second-best score for Sport Dogs Jalisco. Broko and Omar finished the game with 5 faults in 47.26 seconds:

 

Matrix Dog out of Westminster, Colorado was able to post only two scores for February, putting them at a disadvantage as team scores are made up of the sum of the top five scores for the franchise.

The top scoring dog for Matrix Dog was Dottie, a Danish Swedish Farmdog handled by Jennifer Giacchi. Dottie and Jennifer finished the game with zero faults in 34.25 seconds:

 

March 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 March 2020 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-cT

 

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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.