Below are the results for the 60×90 League for February 2022. I was deeply conflicted by February’s results when I first started analyzing them in the 40×85 League.
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 60×90 game was designed by Melissa Wallace and was modified from a TDAA trial in December 2021. The game is scored Time, plus Faults. The results are below.
If anyone would like to design courses for the league, let me know!!!
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.
60×90 League February 2022 Results
Follow the links to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:
The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in February is from Cloud Nine in chilly Minnessota. Navi, a Border Collie handled by Ali Kuschel, took the spot. They finished this course with zero faults in a blistering 19.90 seconds. Yep, you read that correctly!
First-Place Team – 335 LPP
Our first-place club was Jumping C Crew. Alaska, an Australian Stumpy Tail handled by Liz Clements, took their spot. They finished this course with zero faults in a crazy fast 21.28 seconds.
Second-Place Team – 308 LPP
Our second-place team is Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California. Blaze, an Australian Shepherd handled by Carol Pregler completed the course with zero faults in 23.53 seconds.
Third-Place Team – 246 LPP
Cloud Nine from Minnesota was our third-place club this month. Navi the Border Collie, handled by Ali Kuschel, took the club’s top spot as well as Top Dog. They completed the course with zero faults in 19.9 seconds.
Fourth-Place Team – 233 LPP
Our fourth-place club was POTC Thunder Pawz from Brimfield, Illinois. Bennie, a Poodle handled by Nancy Mersot, hit the top of the roster for the club. They finished this course with five faults in 38.69 seconds.
Fifth-Place Team – 30 LPP
Our fifth-place club was Sport Dogs Jalisco from Mexico. Amie, a Labrador Retriever handled by Nohemi Ramos collected the LPP for the club. They finished this course with five faults in 38.02 seconds.
Results for Initiates and Dabblers
Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Some have YouTube links:
The Top Dog for the month is Tucker, an athletic All American handled by Deanna Gabbert. They compete with Jumpin’ K-9’s in California. They ran the course with zero faults in 36.94 seconds. Nice switch!
The second-place dog is Daisy, an Australian Shepherd handled by Amanda Guthrie. They compete with POTC Thunderpawz in Illinois. They ran the course with five faults in 33.26 seconds.
The third-place dog is Amie, a Labrador retriever handled by Nohemi Ramos. They compete for Jalisco Sport Dogs in Mexico. They ran the course with five faults in 38.02 seconds.
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