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.
Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:
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:
Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.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.