A System of Titling for the IDAL

This model differs from the traditional agility organizations; most of which are roughly the same system. The traditional model is based on a mixture of competitive obedience and equestrian sports.

IDAL games and courses have no “qualifying criteria.” The IDAL dog in competition is measured against the field of competitors, rather than against a defined standard for performance. This measurement is implicit in the accrual of Lifetime Performance Points (LPP).

LPP is literally a count of dogs with a lesser score in a competition. If 10 dogs play a game, then the first-place dog will earn 10 LPP… the last place dog will earn a single LPP. A dog that earns a score of “E” (Elimination) will earn a single point for having played the game.

IDAL Titles

Dog Agility Initiate ~ The IDAI title is conferred when the dog has earned 100 Lifetime Performance Points

Dog Agility Player ~ The IDAP title is conferred when the dog has earned 500 Lifetime Performance Points

Dog Agility Gamer ~ The IDAG title is conferred when the dog has earned 1000 Lifetime Performance Points

Dog Agility Master ~ The IDAM title is conferred when the dog has earned 5000 Lifetime Performance Points

Dog Agility Player Exceptional ~ The NDAPE title is conferred when the dog has earned 500 Lifetime Performance Points; and wins Top Dog in a league game.

Dog Agility Gamer Exceptional ~ The IDAGE title is conferred when the dog has earned 1000 Lifetime Performance Points; and wins Top Dog in two or more league games.

Dog Agility Master Exceptional ~ The IDAME title is conferred when the dog has earned 5000 Lifetime Performance Points; and was designated the Top Dog in a league series.

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