Garden League ~ Week 4 ~ May 3, 2020

You can find cumulative results for the Garden League here:


The NDAL is hard at work creating methods and practices for reporting. Your comments, questions and impassioned speeches are always welcome.


Join the Garden League!

Everyone is welcome to join the NDAL Garden League. We intend to operate this league at least so long as many of are confined to our own homes and back gardens.

You will likely be interested in the nitty gritty details for how the league will operate, how teams are formed, and how much it will cost. You can find those details in this document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations.


Week 4 ~ May 3, 2020 ~ Box Game / Looper

The week 4 Garden League game is The Box Game (a Looper). This game will go into the Book of Agility Games as “Cotterman’s Bermuda Triangle” variation to The Box Game.


The Box Game is a numbered sequence allowing the dog to earn 10 bonus points if the handler either stays outside of the box while the dog runs the sequence or stays inside the box while the dog runs the sequence.

Faults shall not negate the bonus.

As this game will be run as a Looper (a numbered course run twice without stopping) there will be two bonus opportunities. However, our game master, Heather Cotterman has stipulated that the second bonus can only be earned if the handler switches the inside-or-outside choice of the first sequence.

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


Catalog of Garden League Games

During our start-up new players may go back and pick up courses played from the beginning of the league. New scores will be added results.



The document: Garden League Rules and Stipulations contains our initial attempt to define how on ongoing virtual competition might work. Some of our methodologies will have to be learned as we go along.

I have attempted to explain my own very personal motivations for the Garden League in my own blog, if you’d like to follow along: Making a Small Difference



Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Visit our web store: 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.


4 thoughts on “Garden League ~ Week 4 ~ May 3, 2020

    • We’re having fun in the Garden League adapting games to a small space with only a handful of obstacles. Obviously, we need to document some of these in the Book of Agility Games.

      • Concur. That book must be a beast to edit. I laugh when new folks see that book for the first time, but it is a valuable resource.

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