October 2022 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for October 2022 IDAL play.

We have some craziness this month! Who are our back-seat drivers? Speed demons? Daredevils? We shall find out. I expect to see some interesting handling on these!

The course for this month is “simple” numbered course. Scored time plus faults.

Course Maps

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

  • Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters. If you would like multiple scoresheets, just let me know.

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September 2022 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for September 2022 IDAL play.

Instructors, if you have some specific skills, scenarios, and/or obstacles you want to work when using the IDAL courses in class, please let me know. I will try my best to get them included. If anyone would like to request a specific game to play, let me know.

Folks are always welcome to try their hand at designing league courses!

Briefing for September 2022

The game for this month is called Rekoons. Rekoons is simply Snooker spelled backwards. Sounds simple, but it is confusing so pay attention!

It is played as a two-part game:

1. Numbered Sequence: The numbered sequence must be attempted and is taken in reverse. Each obstacle is also taken in reverse. Start with the landing side of the #7b obstacle, then go to the end of the #7a A-frame and complete it, then #6, and so on, until the dog completes the #2 obstacle. Your course may not have a 7a/7B combo; it may be just #7. Please look at the map to see the correct direction! If the dog faults an obstacle in the numbered sequence, he must be directed to begin the second part – point accumulation.

Note: A dog going on to another obstacle in the opening after having faulted an obstacle, will earn a judge’s whistle, and end the game.

The dog earns the point value of every obstacle performed correctly in the opening for a maximum of 27 points.

2. Point Accumulation: The point accumulation period begins after the dog has completed the #2 obstacle in the opening or after faulting the opening sequence. Points are earned by the completion of a red hurdle and one (and only one) scoring obstacle of the handler’s choice. Each red hurdle can be used only once. Three or four of the red hurdles may be taken. At least three reds must be attempted. The fourth red is available in case another red is faulted or if you want to go for the win. If there are only 3 reds on your course, you take/attempt all three for points.

Point values for each individual obstacle performed without fault are represented by the numbers of the opening sequence. These obstacles are bidirectional in the point accumulation period, including both obstacles of #7. To get 7 points, both 7a and 7B must be taken. Each red jump is worth 1 point.

For example: After completing the #2 tunnel, the handler directs the dog to a red jump which is completed without fault. The team then completes 7a and 7b (in any order) obstacle set. The team earns 7 points + 1 for the red. The dog now completes a different red jump and then completes the #4 jump. The team earns an additional 4+1 points. They continue to another red jump, and so on.

Refusals and runouts are not faulted during point accumulation. A missed contact earns 0 points; go take another red if one remains. Dropped bars take a pointed obstacle out of play.

Point valued obstacle/s can be used more than once; one obstacle can actually be used up to 4 times since there are 4 red jumps on course. Note that you have only 4 opportunities to get points.

During point accumulation a whistle will indicate the end of scoring. Get across the finish line to stop time.

Scoring ends when any of the following occurs:

· A red hurdle is repeated.

· The dog takes more than one scoring obstacle after taking a red hurdle.

· The dog takes a scoring obstacle after faulting the red hurdle. If the dog drops a bar on a red jump, go to another red if another remains. If not, go stop time.

· The whistle sounds.

Dog faults opening but continues running the opening.

Time:

4” & 8” have 65 seconds

12”, 16”, & 20” have 60 seconds

Course Maps

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

August 2022 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for August 2022 IDAL play.

Instructors, if you have some specific skills, scenarios, and/or obstacles you want to work when using the IDAL courses in class, please let me know. I will try my best to get them included. If anyone would like to request a specific game to play, let me know.

Folks are always welcome to try their hand at designing league courses!

Briefing for August 2022

This is a Numbered Course which is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Course Maps

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters. If you would like multiple scoresheets, just let me know.

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July 2022 IDAL Courses

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The following courses are for July 2022 IDAL play.
Instructors, if you have some specific skills, scenarios, and/or obstacles you want to work when using the IDAL courses in class, please let me know. I will try my best to get them included. If anyone would like to request a specific game to play, let me know.
Folks are always welcome to try their hand at designing league courses!

Briefing for July 2022

This month we are playing our second game of the season. The game this month is What’s My Line. The design is based on a course run in TDAA in April 2022. The course designer is Melissa Wallace. I modified it for more appropriate distances. Please note that Initiates and Dabblers will run the same course as the more experienced handlers because they may plot a path appropriate for their skill level.


The objective of What’s My Line is to plot your own course through the obstacles making sure to take every obstacle once and only once. All obstacles are bidirectional.


Start/Finish Line: The Start/Finish line is also bidirectional. Handlers may set up their dog on either side of the line and may lead out. The dog must start by taking one of the three jumps along the start line (#s 2, 4, or 8). Time starts when the dog takes their first jump. Dogs do not need to finish by taking one of the jumps along the S/F line. If their path included all three jumps before finishing, the dog simply needs to cross the line to stop time. If after taking all obstacles on course, the dog takes one of the jumps along the S/F line a second time as they cross the finish line, they are not faulted.


Each obstacle is worth 1 point. The numbered cones are ONLY for the judge, scribe, and score table. As the dog runs the course, the judge will call out the number of each obstacle as it is completed.


If an obstacle is faulted, dropped bar or missed down contact, the judge will not call out a number. The team will not get the point and the obstacle is counted as attempted. If a dog commits to the A-Frame with 4 paws and bails before crossing the apex, the dog must complete the A-Frame before moving on. The judge will call fault, or something similar, to indicate that you need to retry the frame. If a dog misses the down contact, and the handler reattempts the frame, the team will lose a point for repeating an obstacle.


Scoring: Each obstacle completed correctly earns one point. Repeated obstacles decrease the score by one for each repeated obstacle, except for the finish line obstacles as noted above. The game is scored points, then time. Time is a tiebreaker. The max points for the courses are 10 for the 40×85 and 11 points for the 60×90 and 50×70.

Course Maps

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses.

Download the scorekeeping worksheet below. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

40×85

50×70

60×90

Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters. If you would like multiple scoresheets, just let me know.

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June 2022 IDAL Courses

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The following courses are for June 2022 IDAL play.

Instructors, if you have some specific skills, scenarios, and/or obstacles you want to work when using the IDAL courses in class, please let me know. I will try my best to get them included. If anyone would like to request a specific game to play, let me know.

Folks are always welcome to try their hand at designing league courses!

Briefing for June 2022

This month we are playing a numbered course. The original 60×90 concept is by Shana Goodwin, one of our junior handlers. I modified it to correct distances and entries. I tried to keep her design ideas throughout all the courses. These are more of an AKC Premier style. There are maps for regular players as well as for our less experienced handlers/dogs.

Course Maps

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

40×85 Scoresheet

50×70 Scoresheet

60×90 Scoresheet

April 2022 60×90 Results

Below are the results for the 60×90 League for April 2022. This month we are playing a game designed by Cindy Valdez from Jumpin’ K-9’s in Temecula, California. I am calling it “Hop Into Spring.”  

If anyone would like to design courses for the league, let me know!!!

The efforts of dogs playing in April earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP). The LPP is a measure of rank based on how each dog placed in relation to all the other dogs. The IDAL keeps a catalog of all the courses run since the league inception. When a course is run a second, third, fourth… time, the scores of ALL the dogs who have ever run the course are maintained in field. New runs are compared and ranked with the old runs. This ranking is a unique system in the agility world. It allows competitors to do such things as compare a current run to an older run by the same dog or visualize how handling has changed over the years. Honors (titles) are conferred based on the total LPP of a dog as well as the performance in each season.

60×90 Course for April 2022

Briefing:

There are three sequences on the course. All three sequences must be completed, but they can be completed in any order. Before each sequence, the middle, unnumbered jump must be taken. The middle jump is bidirectional. The numbered obstacles must be taken in the order indicated. Standard course faults apply.

Dogs must start on the table. Handlers are permitted to lead out. Time starts when the first paw hits the ground and stops when the dog hits the table with any part of their body AFTER finishing all three sequences (or the handler gives up). If the dog takes the table at any time before completing all three sequences, it is merely counted as a wrong course. The team can continue to complete all the sequences. Standard course faults apply. Scored Time, Plus Faults.

60×90 Regular Standings

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in April is Alaska from Jumping C Crew. Alaska and Liz Clements shot through the course in 36.2 seconds with no faults. Alaska is an Australian Stumpy Tail.

First-Place Team – 329 LPP

The first-place club in April is Jumping C Crew. Alaska and Liz Clements shot through the course in 36.2 seconds with no faults. Alaska is an Australian Stumpy Tail.

Second-Place Teams – 292 LPP

Second place was nabbed by Jumpin’ K-9’s in Temecula, California. Blaze and Carol Pregler torched the course in 46.07 with zero faults. Blaze is an Australian Shpeherd.

Third-Place Team – 274 LPP

Cloud Nine took third place this month. Gambit, an All American, took their top spot for the club. Gambit, handled by Ali Kuschel, posted a time of 48.53 seconds with no faults.

Fourth-Place Team – 259 LPP

POTC Thunder Pawz was not far behind, taking fourth-place. Their speedy pup was Corey handled by Cheryl Walters. Corey is a Border Collie. They finished this course with a pesky five faults in 36.74 seconds. This club hails from Brimfield, Illinois.

Results for Initiates/Dabblers

Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most have YouTube links:

Top Dog

The Initiates and Dabblers this month ran the same course as the other dogs.  Their scores were added to the LPP calculation for the regular course. However, I am listing them separately here to compare like skill levels.

The Top Dog for the month of April is Barkley, an All American handled by Valerie Doubet. They run with POTC Thunder Pawz. They took the top spot by running with 5 faults in 59.31 seconds.

Second-Place Dog

The second-place dog is Abby from Jumpin’ K-9’s. Abby is a Rottweiler handled by Carol Betzer. They ran the course with zero faults in 66.25 seconds.

Third-Place Dog

The third-place dog was Luca, a German Shepherd handled by Patricia Liu. They had zero faults and completed the course in 67.72 seconds.

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com.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.

April 2022 50×70 Results

Below are the results for the 50×70 League for April 2022. The April course is a game designed by Cindy Valdez from Jumpin’ K-9’s in Temecula, California. I am calling it “Hop Into Spring.”  Scored Time, plus faults.

If anyone would like to design courses for the league, let me know!!!

The efforts of dogs playing in April earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP). The LPP is a measure of rank based on how each dog placed in relation to all the other dogs. The IDAL keeps a catalog of all the courses run since the league inception. When a course is run a second, third, fourth… time, the scores of ALL the dogs who have ever run the course are maintained in field. New runs are compared and ranked with the old runs. This ranking is a unique system in the agility world. It allows competitors to do such things as compare a current run to an older run by the same dog or visualize how handling has changed over the years. Honors (titles) are conferred based on the total LPP of a dog as well as the performance in each season.

50×70 Courses for April 2022

Briefing:

There are three sequences on the course. All three sequences must be completed, but they can be completed in any order. Before each sequence, the middle, unnumbered jump must be taken. The middle jump is bidirectional. The numbered obstacles must be taken in the order indicated. Standard course faults apply.

Dogs must start on the table. Handlers are permitted to lead out. Time starts when the first paw hits the ground and stops when the dog hits the table with any part of their body AFTER finishing all three sequences (or the handler gives up). If the dog takes the table at any time before completing all three sequences, it is merely counted as a wrong course. The team can continue to complete all the sequences. Standard course faults apply. Scored Time, Plus Faults.

50×70 Regular Standings

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Most are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in April is Eleven. Eleven and Sean McQuaid of K9cation in Hudson, Colorado set the standard with no faults in 26.97 seconds.

First-Place Team – 377 LPP

AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous in Brooks, Kentucky took first place team in April. Maggie, a Parson Russell Terrier, took first for the team. Handled by Ann Embry, the team ran the course with no faults in 27.9 seconds.

Second-Place Team – 325 LPP

K9 Powersports in Grand Junction, Colorado took second. Jessie, a Border Collie handled by Crystal Wert, ran the course with 0 faults in 31.56 seconds.

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Third-Place Team – 277 LPP

Sport Dogs Jalisco in Mexico took third place. Amie, a Labrador, dashed into their top spot with 0 faults in 35.36 seconds. Amie is handled by Nohemi Ramos.

Fourth-Place Team – 272 LPP

K9cation out of Hudson, Colorado took fourth place. Their top dog was Eleven who was also the overall Top Dog. Eleven and Sean McQuaid finished the course with zero faults in 26.97 seconds.

Fifth-Place Team – 242 LPP

The All Breed Training Club of Akron in Tallmadge, Ohio took third. Savvy, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, and Cindy Fink took the club’s lead yet again. They completed the course with zero faults in 31.71 seconds.

Sixth-Place Team – 122 LPP

Lakeside Agility Club (Formerly Clicker Pets) from Jalisco, Mexico took fourth place. Camilla, a Border Collie handled by Linda Hendy, took top honors. They had 0 faults in 47.81 seconds.

Results for Initiates and Dabblers

Although the Initiates and Dabblers ran the same course, they are also ranked among their skill level. Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most have YouTube links:

Top Dog

The Top Dog for the month of April is Amie, a Labrador handled by Nohemi Ramos. They run for Sport Dogs Jalisco in Jalisco, Mexico. They ran the course with 0 faults in 35.36 seconds.

Second-Place Dog

The second-place dog is Chocorrol, an All American handled by Guadelupe Espinosa. They are also from Sport Dogs Jalisco. They ran the course with five faults in 30.94 seconds. Urghhh! Those off-course options!!!

Third-Place Dog  

The third-place dog, also from Jalisco Dog Sports, was Cody. Cody is a Bichon handled by Maria Elena Perez. They had zero faults and completed the course in 38.34 seconds.

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com.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.

Continuing Improvements

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The mission of the International Dog Agility League is

“… to provide an inexpensive, competitive, games-oriented agility venue for dogs of all sizes without regard to breed or pedigree; to facilitate broad-based league play competition; to facilitate skill development; and provide a shared experience that spans geographic boundaries.”

We want the league to be fun, fair, and friendly. At the beginning of the year, we began making pilot changes to the rules to help attain our mission. We continue to invite input from the field of competitors to keep evolving the league.

Fun

I think we are all having fun; agility at its core is “a game we play with our dog in the park,” (Bud Houston, Founder of IDAL). Competition is great; it serves an innate human need but having fun while competing is even better.

Fun is kind of relative though. If someone is a true novice, they may feel discouraged and left out because they do not have some of the advanced skills, or they earn faults, slow times, etc. We want all skill levels to feel welcome, challenged appropriately, and feel that they are contributing to their team’s success. That is why we began to divide out the more novice players and provide slightly easier courses for them. Additionally, those instructors who use the league courses as part of their classes, can make simple modifications to allow everyone to play.

Fair

There are certainly barriers to achieving absolute fairness. Some of the reasons are:

  1. Inevitable variations in how courses are built even with maps. This can impact total distance, approach angles, distance to options, etc.
  2. Not centrally judged. One could argue that one judge understands the rules differently, but all judges make errors, even within the same class.
  3. Different skill levels of players
  4. Different team sizes, especially with regard to LPP calculations and dropped scores
  5. Different equipment sizes
  6. Different field conditions
  7. Others!

In our efforts to make the league as fair as possible, we are seeking ways to address some of those reasons. I may have gotten more gray hair as I researched different sports leagues and their organization, handicapping systems, different calculation possibilities, database portals, ISPs and web hosts…

So, we will continue to adapt our structure and processes. Please be patient and flexible. If you have comments or suggestions, let me know! I will not throw ideas away without giving them some consideration.

Friendly

I think friendly goes hand in hand with fun. Everyone’s agility journey is different, even with a new dog. Everyone may have a different agility goal. Everyone deserves respect.

Goals for the Year

  1. Finalize team structures and rule changes
  2. Get database online so that everyone has access to their own data
  3. Create a couple of videos evaluating different aspects of league runs
  4. Modify titles to allow for earning titles throughout a dog’s career

Stretch Goals

  1. Have forms online so that registrations and run entries can be made directly into the database
  2. Alternative storage and viewing method for videos
  3. Get clubs to rejoin the league and invite new clubs

Conclusion

I hope folks enjoyed their patches, certificates, and flags. (We will also accept feedback on that.) I sent a few extras for your new members, but I am sure you will need more as you grow. I plan to send out certificates and flags at least twice a year. Unfortunately, it was VERY expensive to send items to Canada and Mexico. If anyone has ideas on that, let me know. One club gave me a US address to someone who regularly visits the other country.

I will accept suggestions on how to make the above goals possible. I will also accept any volunteer help!

I will be posting a new draft of the rules that breaks down club/team structure further. The new structure should help less experienced players and will hopefully provide an additional layer of competitiveness within each club. The effort to break down teams is primarily upfront and should not be difficult. I will help you with this if you prefer. We may not be able to fully implement the breakdown for this season, but we can try!!

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May 2022 IDAL Courses (Update 2)

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The following courses are for May 2022 IDAL play. This year, we are alternating between standard type courses and games. The league seasons will be 4 months long so that each season will have two numbered courses and two games. Additionally, each season will be a discreet unit. Results will be tallied for the season rather than an entire year; however, end of year results will also be reported.

Instructors, if you have some specific skills, scenarios, and/or obstacles you want to work when using the IDAL courses in class, please let me know. I will try my best to get them included. If anyone would like to request a specific game to play, let me know.

Folks are always welcome to try their hand at designing league courses!

Briefing for May 2022

This month we are playing a game designed by Melissa Wallace in Grand Bay, Alabama. The May 2022 courses are all similar. They are based on a game that was originally played in TDAA in 2018. This month we get to play “What’s My Line.” This is a popular game in TDAA. It is simple in concept…

The objective is to perform every obstacle on the field as quickly as possible without repeating or omitting any. 

You may start and end by crossing either side of the Start/Finish line. All obstacles are bidirectional. Each obstacle is worth 1 point. The numbers on the obstacles are only for the judge and score table. You will hear the judge calling out the number associated with the obstacles after you successfully complete each one.

If an obstacle is performed more than once, the judge calls the number, but the team loses a point. The dog may continue on course.

Performance faults will be indicated by the judge calling “Fault.” No faults will be added to your time. However, a faulted obstacle earns no points and is counted as completed (but zero points). If the faulted obstacle is reattempted, the dog would earn a fault for repeating an obstacle. No refusals on the up contact will be faulted. Continue on the course.

If the handler opts to use food, a toy, or a training aid, please indicate that fault on the roster (that fault will adjust the score).

Time starts and stops when the dog crosses the start/finish line. It would be helpful if you yell “Done” to the timer because they may not have kept track of what obstacles you took.

Scored: Points, then time. Time is a tie breaker.

NOTES: If you do not have a judge (i.e. you run by yourself), the video must be reviewed to ensure that the run is scored correctly. All levels will compete on the same course, but Initiates and Dabblers will be divided into their own teams.

Course Maps

Maps with Coordinates

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet below. Contact the League Secretary to help with the details at pagc.live@gmail.com.   

40×85 League

50×60 League

60×90 League

Existing league franchises will be emailed their scorekeeping worksheets set up with their current rosters. If you would like multiple scoresheets, just let me know.

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February 2022 50×70 Fast and Fun Results

Below are the results for the 50×70 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 50×70 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.

50×70 February 2022 Regular Course Results

Standings Regular 50×70

Follow this link to view individual performance by dogs and their handlers. Scores highlighted in yellow are the Initiates and Dabblers scored on the full 13 foot send. All are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in February is Jasper. Jasper and Shana Goodwin of K9cation in Hudson, Colorado blasted the course with both sends, no faults in 21.78 seconds.

First-Place Team – 421 LPP

The first-place team in February is AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky. The top scoring dog was Peak, a Border Collie handled by Christina Wakefield. They finished this course getting both sends with zero faults in 22.18 seconds.

Second-Place Team – 411 LPP

K9cation out of Hudson, Colorado was our second-place team. Jasper, a Chocolate Labrador Retriever handled by Shana Goodwin, was on top once again. They finished the course getting both sends with zero faults in 21.78 seconds.

Third-Place Team – 359 LPP

PAWS4FUN in Ontario, Canada took third place. Dune, another Labrador was their top dog. Dune, handled by Catherine Woolham, finished the course with both sends and zero faults in 24.95 seconds.

Fourth-Place Team – 318 LPP

Jumping C Crew took fourth place. Alaska, an Australian Stumpy Tail, once again took their top spot. Handled by Liz Clements, they got both sends with zero faults in 22.94 seconds.

Fifth-Place Team – 301 LPP

K9 Powersports was our fifth-place team. Clover, an All American was top dog. Clover and Nancy Eaton finished the course with both sends and zero faults in 27.71 seconds.

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Sixth-Place Team – 280 LPP

The All Breed Training Club of Akron in Tallmadge, Ohio was our sixth-place team. Savvy, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, and Cindy Fink took the top spot. They completed the course with both sends and zero faults in 23.23 seconds.

Seventh-Place Team – 219 LPP

Sport Dogs Jalisco in Mexico took seventh place. Amie, a Dabbler, got both sends with 5 faults in 25.57 seconds. Amie is handled by Nohemi Ramos. Great job!

Eighth-Place Team – 143 LPP

Clicker Pets from Jalisco, Mexico took eighth place. Camilla, a Border Collie handled Linda Hendy, took the top spot. They got both sends with zero faults in 42.31 seconds.

Results for Initiate and Dabbler Course

Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. All have YouTube links:

Top Dog

The Top Dog for the month on the is Amie, a nice-looking Labrador handled by Nohemi Ramos. They run for Sport Dogs Jalisco. Some very nice handling there, Nohemi. They got both sends and ran the course with five faults in 25.57 seconds.

Second-Place Dog

The second-place dog is Endeavour, a Labrador handled by Catherine Woolham. They compete for PAWS4FUN in Ontario. They ran the course with zero faults in 34.48 seconds. Great work sticking with that first send.

Third-Place Dog  

The third-place dog was Kepler, a Miniature Poodle handled by Sheila Smail. They were able to get both sends in a total time of 36.63 seconds. They are also on the PAWS4FUN team.

 Notable Dog  

The top dog for Clicker Pets, another team from Mexico, was Suellen. Handled by Betty White, the team got both sends with zero faults in 60.24 seconds. This one is fun to watch.

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