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.

March 2022 50×70 League Results

Below are the results for the 50×70 League for March 2022. The March course is the second standard type course for the First Season of 2022. The course was designed by Melissa Wallace, the league secretary. The March course is actually two courses. One is the normal league course, and the other is designed to be more friendly to the less experienced players. Having separate courses is currently in a testing phase to evaluate the implementation methodology, practicality, and utility for league players. However, players seem to appreciate the option. Thus, we will likely continue having two courses for each league.

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

The efforts of dogs playing in March 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 March 2022

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 March is Eleven. Eleven and Sean McQuaid of K9cation in Hudson, Colorado blazed through the course with no faults in 19.5 seconds. Unfortunately, there is no video. ☹

First-Place Team – 481 LPP

The first-place team in March is K9 Powersports in Grand Junction, Colorado. Kate, an Australian Shepherd handled by Jennifer Richardson, was their top dog who was fourth overall.

http://y2u.be/ivkTPvD4LoM

Second-Place Teams – 469 LPP

We actually had a tie for second place in March. Have we ever had that happen?  AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous and Jumping C Crew both earned 469 points. Peak and Christina Wakefield were on top for AQ4U with 5 faults in 19.05 seconds. Alaska and Liz Clements took the top spot for Jumping C Crew with zero faults in 21.37.

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Fourth-Place Team – 452 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 19.5 seconds.

Fifth-Place Team – 335 LPP

The All Breed Training Club of Akron in Tallmadge, Ohio took fifth. Savvy, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, and Cindy Fink took the club’s lead again. They completed the course with zero faults in 25.38 seconds.

Sixth-Place Team – 327 LPP

PAWS4FUN in Ontario, Canada was our sixth-place team. Jazz danced into their top spot with zero faults in 30.99 seconds. Jazz is a Shepherd cross handled by Deborah Brown.

Seventh-Place Team – 247 LPP

Sport Dogs Jalisco in Mexico took seventh place. Spyke, a Miniature Schnauzer, dashed into the top spot with 5 faults in 28.22 seconds. Spyke is handled by Marisol Rivas.

Eighth-Place Team – 102 LPP

Clicker Pets, also a team from Mexico, took eighth place. Piper, a Papillon handled by Paul Rigo came out on top in March. They are a new team for the club. They ran with zero faults in 44.72 seconds.

Results for Initiate and Dabbler Course

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 March is ZaZ, a Border Collie handled by Linda Hendy. They run for Clicker Pets in Jalisco, Mexico. They got ran the course with five faults in 32.67 seconds. Darn Bar!

Second-Place Dog

The second-place dog is Daisy, a Terrier Mix handled by Nicki Roberts. They ran the course with zero faults in 41.43 seconds.

Third-Place Dog  

The third-place dog was Melanie, a Havanese handled by Betty White. They had zero faults and completed the course in 60.4 seconds.

Notable Dogs

Our deepest condolences go out to Gaetane Courchesne; after losing one of her older dogs, Bistro, she suddenly lost her Lhasa Apso, Panda Soleiw. Unfortunately, Gaetane has also had to retire her Shih Tzu, Pitou Son Altesse. Many hugs Gaetane!

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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.

March 2022 40×85 Results

This post is for the results of the 36×85 League of the IDAL. The March course is the second standard type course for the 2022 First League Season. The course was designed by Melissa Wallace, the league secretary. The March course is actually two courses. One is the normal league course, and the other is designed to be more friendly to the less experienced players. Having separate courses is currently in a testing phase to evaluate the implementation methodology, practicality, and utility for league players. However, players seem to appreciate the option. Thus, we will likely continue having two courses for each league.

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 March 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.

40×85 Courses for March 2022

40×85 Regular Results

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 Homie, a Border Collie handled by Laura Sanchez-Suzmann. They rocked the course with zero faults in 25.81 seconds.

https://youtu.be/Co3tSE2lF9s

First- Place Club – 160 LPP

Dirty Dogs Agility League in Parker, Colorado took first place this time. Their top dog was Homie, a Border Collie handled by Lauren Sanchez-Suzmann. They ran the course with zero faults in 25.81 seconds.

Second-Place Club – 100 LPP

The second-place club was PAWS4FUN in Ontario, Canada. The top dog was Joey, a Corgi/Poodle cross handled by Janet Clark. They ran the course with zero faults in 39.24 seconds.

Third-Place Club – 40 LPP

The third-place club was Sport Dogs Jalisco. Unfortunately, they did not see that the course went to 19 and only ran up to #16. That earned everyone 60 faults. However, they looked awesome on the course they ran. Some nice handling there. The top dog for the club was Abby, a Miniature Schnauzer handled by Alejandro Juarez. They ran the course with 60 faults in 35.15 seconds.

40×85 Initiate/Dabbler Results

Only Dirty Dogs ran this course. Follow the links below to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most have YouTube links:

Top Dog Initiates/Dabblers

The Top Dog for March is Copper, a Minitaure North American Shepherd handled by Chari Leleck. This team runs for Dirty Dogs Agility League in Parker, Colorado. They had zero faults and completed the course in 38.78 seconds.

Second-Place Dog

The second-place dog is Simla, a Labrador Retriever handled by Karen Perse. They ran the course with zero faults in 39.12 seconds.

Third-Place Dog  

The third-place dog was Brewster. Brewster is a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Laura Chartier. They ran the course with zero faults in 44.95 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 download at https://www.ultimuttds.com/product-page/houston-s-book-of-agility-games. All donations from the sale will go to Bud Houston.

February 2022 60×90 League Results

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

Results

Follow the links to view individual performances by dogs and their handlers. Most of these are graced with a YouTube link:

Top Dog

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:

Top Dog

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!

Second-Place Dog

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.

Third-Place Dog  

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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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.

2021 LPP Summary File

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At the bottom of this post is a link to an Excel file listing all dogs registered with IDAL and their total LPP earned. The first worksheet is the tally for just the competitors who were active in 2021 sorted by DogID. You can search on DogID or a portion of the dog’s call name.

At this time, it is not sorted by club, I am working on that, but I wanted to get something out to you as soon as I could. As a part of this project, I will be identifying any titles earned in 2021 and getting those out ASAP. I have received the item that will be distributed to the team captains to hand out to all active players in 2021. I think it came out pretty good! As soon as I get the LPP sorted by club, I will be sending the item out.

K9 Manners Reports ~ Nov 2015 NDAL in the Books!

K9 Manners has reported results for the first game of the winter 2015 series of the National Dog Agility League. You can view those results here: NOV RESULTS.

The results include the final team standings for the first game of the Winter 2015 series. The top three scoring clubs were: Sit, Stay, ‘N Play in Stroudsburg, PA, scoring 575 LPP; Clermont County All Breed All Stars in Milford, OH, scoring 569 LPP; and Team Canada in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, scoring 512 LPP.

A briefing for the game “Time Stands Still” is included below.

The December game will be published later today!

Miscellaneous Notes

The use of YouTube recordings of each player in this competition has broadened considerably. It is fun to watch other players in far-flung places play the game. There’s a learning curve… for example, the “Shortlink” to the recording is preferable to the full url. And it fits better in the data record.

We didn’t grow in November. Weather, health & holidays apparently got in the way. And, we’re still working at enticing new clubs and players. Growing something new and different is difficult in this age of plenty. But ours is a different model. Think about it… this is the only world champ venue to which everyone is invited. Our chief interest at this time is establishing those franchises that will go forward.

For the first time we are getting a lot of buzz from social media. When you share (or even like) it gives the NDAL exposure to your many friends who might want to join in the fun.

Time Stands Still

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Ostensibly this is a simple follow-the-numbers game. However, the game has special rules for timing. When the teeter has tipped (and is touching the floor) the time will stop. OPnce the dog leaves the ramp, time will begin again.

Note that initially time begins with the dog first dismounts the teeter.

Since time is essential to the conduct of the game, the judge should personally carry and operate a stopwatch in order to use his own judgment in measuring the dogs time to complete the course [and to what extent time stands still.]

Time Stands Still is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, an invaluable reference to clubs engaged in league play.

October Results Reported

Three more clubs have reported results for the final game of the summer 2015 series of the National Dog Agility League. K9 Powersports in Grand Junction, CO; Dachshund Hill Agility (DHA) of New Glarus, WI; and ClickerPets Mexico in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico have reported. You can view those results OCT RESULTS.

League Standing

Lifetime Performance Points have been calculated showing the League standing from the Fall series. You can view those standings here: Fall Series Standings. Several clubs have not yet reported. We can expect some substantial changes in LPP accumulation as LPP are recalculated.

Jumping in to the League

If you have interested in jumping into League Play, the October workbook for the final game of the summer series can be downloaded HERE. We’ll be accepting results for this event through the end of the day, October 31st.

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Training Sequences (Courtesy of Steven Schwarz): http://agilitynerd.com/blog/agility/courses/steve/steve-ndal-2015-10.html

Handler’s Analysis (Courtesy of Bud Houston):

https://budhouston.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/planning-the-league-course/

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, an invaluable reference to clubs engaged in league play.

Summary of Lifetime Performance Points

The National Dog Agility League has published Top Dog standings based on the accumulation of Lifetime Performance Points: LPPMaster

The details of LPP earned can be found here: LPPDetail

A Primer for Earned LPP

A single performance point is earned for playing/participating in an NDAL game.

Every NDAL course or game is a historical artifact. That means that it can be played at any time. And any new results that you post to that game will be aggregated with previous scores. A dog also earns LPP for each score (new or existing) to which his score is superior.

A club might fast-track its players to higher earned LPP by choosing games or courses that have already reported a number of performances.

Jumping in to the League

If you have interested in jumping into League Play, you still have time to play on the second course of the summer league. The workbook can be downloaded here: September League

If you have interested in jumping into League Play, you can still play on the first course of the summer league; but under our league rules results submitted after August 31 cannot be counted towards league standing. The workbook can be downloaded here: August League

The score-keeping workbook for the out-of-league course can be downloaded here: Pick-up Game

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Questions comments & impassioned speeches to Bud Houston Houston.Bud@gmail.com. The web store is up and running. www.dogagility.org/newstore. You’ll find in the web store The Book of Agility Games, an invaluable reference to clubs engaged in league play.