This post is for the results of the 36×85 League. I was deeply conflicted by February’s results.
First, I did not foresee a hoop as being an issue. I teach all dogs to wrap a cone from a distance as one of their first foundation exercises. Cones have many uses in practice and training. In one use, I use the cone as part of an obstacle, such as a jump stanchion, to transfer that cone send distance to a jump. I also use hoops in training because we have some folks locally who compete in NADAC and ASCA, and they are a great tool for young, older, or disabled/injured dogs who cannot or should not jump.
Second, I knew that some would do okay with distance and others would not. Games in many venues have distance challenges, and IDAL embraces agility games. I know that many folks do not compete in those venues, but even AKC has FAST (Forward and SEND Time). So, my conflict was in how to handle the scores. One club actually made it more difficult by adding a straight out jump. Sending a dog into the great beyond is kind of hard, so kudos to those who successfully did that send.
After much thought, repeated video review, attempted measurement of distances on videos, etc., I decided to just follow the briefing, but Initiates and Dabblers had the shorter send distance of 6 feet.
The February 2022 36×85 game was designed by Melissa Wallace and was modified from a course used in a TDAA trial in December 2021. The game is scored Time, plus Faults. The results are below.
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.
The efforts of dogs playing in February 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 Game: Cowboy Dog February 2022 Results
36×85 Initiate/Dabbler Results
Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. All have YouTube links:
Top Dog Initiates/Dabblers
The Top Dog for February is Kepler, a Minitaure Poodle handled by Sheila Smail. This team runs for PAWS4FUN in Ontario, Canada. They got both sends and completed the course in 27.36.
Second-Place Dog I/D
The second-place dog is Amie, a Labrador Retriever handled by Nohemi Ramos. They ran the course with zero faults in 29.42 seconds getting both sends. This team is on the roster for Sport Dogs Jalisco in Mexico.
Third-Place Dog I/D
The third-place dog was Simla, a Labrador Retriever handled by Karen Perse. They also got both sends. They ran the course with zero faults in 33.56 seconds. They run for Dirty Dogs Agility League in Parker, Colorado.
36×85 Regular Results
Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Scores highlighted in yellow are the Initiates and Dabblers scored on the full 13 foot send. All have YouTube links:
The Top Dog for the month is Ignited Scarlett, a Border Collie handled by Gabriela Orozco. They were on fire completing the course with zero faults in 19.43 seconds.
First- Place Club – 189 LPP
Sport Dogs Jalisco pulls into the lead for February with 189 LPP. The top dog for the club was Ignited Scarlett, a Border Collie handled by Gabriela Orozco. They ran the course with zero faults in 19.43 seconds.
Second-Place Club – 168 LPP
The second-place club was Dirty Dogs Agility League in Parker, Colorado. Their top dog was Homie, a Border Collie handled by Lauren Sanchez-Suzmann. They ran the course with zero faults in a blistering 20.16 seconds.
Third-Place Club – 138 LPP
The third-place club was PAWS4FUN in Ontario, Canada. The top dog was Ralph, an Australian Shepherd handled by Benjamin Stanzel. They ran the course with zero faults in 22.42 seconds.
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