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

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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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

April 2022 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for April 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 April 2022

The April 2022 courses are all similar. We are playing a designed by Cindy Valdez from Jumpin’ K-9’s in Temecula, California. I am calling it “Hop Into Spring.”  Scored Time, plus faults.

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.

Course Maps

Here is the cute little bunny Cindy used to create her game:

An Open Invitation to New Players

New clubs and individuals are always welcome to join us and play these courses. Download the scorekeeping worksheet/s 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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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

March 2022 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for March 2022 IDAL play. This year, we will be alternating between numbered, 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.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The March 2022 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course designed by Melissa Wallace. Scored Time, plus faults.

60×90 Masters

The March 2022 60×90 Masters league is a Numbered Course designed by Melissa Wallace. Scored Time, plus faults.

40X85 Fast & Fun

The March 2022 40×85 league is also a Numbered Course designed by Melissa Wallace. Scored Time, Plus Faults.

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.

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

The 60×90 Masters League focuses on advanced handling challenges.

The 40×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

  • 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.

Follow us on Facebook:
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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

February 2022 IDAL League Courses

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Clarification of the briefing for Cowboy Dog:

Please see the picture. The send is to the barrel only. The first time is a 90 degree turn. The second time is a 180. The line going to the tunnel allows the handler flexibility if they get stuck.

The following courses are for February 2022 IDAL play. This year, we will be alternating between numbered, 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.

Less experienced handlers may have a send around the barrel at six feet rather than thirteen feet. Please make an annotation on the map if a handler uses the shorter distance.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The February 2022 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is Cowboy Dog designed by Melissa Wallace. Scored Time, plus faults.

60×90 Masters

The February 2022 60×90 Masters league is Cowboy Dog designed by Melissa Wallace. Scored Time, plus faults.

40X85 Fast & Fun

The February 2022 40×85 league is also Cowboy Dog designed by Melissa Wallace. Scored Time, Plus Faults.

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.   

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

The 60×90 Masters League focuses on advanced handling challenges.

The 40×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

The 40×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

Follow us on Facebook:
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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

January 2022 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for January 2022 IDAL play. We are starting the new year off with some simple, crazy numbered courses. This year the league seasons will be 4 months long, and 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. Additionally, each season will include two standard based courses and two games. Folks reported that they enjoyed the games and would like to have them included.

Due to the size constraints of each ring, not all the standard equipment can be used each month. I will try to rotate equipment so that we can get time on all of them. 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.

NOTE that each league includes a Novice/Open type course. Team Captains should assign their members to that category as appropriate. This assignment should be based on their current level of competition or performance. It is not required that anyone start at that level, even new members. Please read the instructions for the new fault schedule, as this level has some oddities.

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. All courses are welcome. I will work with anyone to help you design a successful course be it numbered or a game.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The January 2022 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course designed by Melissa Wallace. Scored Time, minus faults.

60×90 Masters

The January 2022 60×90 Masters league is also a numbered course designed by Melissa Wallace. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

40X85 Fast & Fun

The January 2022 40×85 league is also a numbered course designed by Melissa Wallace. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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.   

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

The 60×90 Masters League focuses on advanced handling challenges.

The 40×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

  • 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.

Follow us on Facebook:
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Read our blog:
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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

December 2021 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for December 2021 IDAL play. This month we have more new courses. This set is based on a course concept by Kayla Hartlage. Kayla was kind enough to send in a 60×90 Jumpers course that had some Premiere style elements. Kayla designed her course on paper and sent it in to me. I kept most of her challenges in there but obviously had to adjust for distances and such. THANKS, KAYLA!

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.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The December 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, based on a design by Kayla Hartlage. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and hit the yellow.

60×90 Masters

The December 2021 60×90 Masters league is also a numbered course based on the design of Kayla Hartlage. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

36X85 Fast & Fun

The December 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course based on a design by Kayla Hartlage. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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.   

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

The 60×90 Masters League focuses on advanced handling challenges.

The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

  • 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.

Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

Read our blog:
https://topdogagilityplayers.wordpress.com/

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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

November 2021 IDAL League Courses

The following courses are for November 2021 IDAL play. This month we have some more new courses. The 60×90 course was designed by Shana Goodwin, a strong competitor from K9Cation. Shana is a Junior Handler. Let’s give it up for Shana for putting herself out there and designing courses. Her designs are modified slightly to finesse distances and such in the software. I tried to stay true to her designs. The 36×85 is less true to her design, but again, I tried to stay close.

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.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The November 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, based on a design by Shana Goodwin. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and hit the yellow.

60×90 Masters

The November 2021 60×90 Masters league is also a numbered course designed by Shana Goodwin. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

36X85 Fast & Fun

The November 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course based on a design by Shana Goodwin. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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.   

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

The 60×90 Masters League focuses on advanced handling challenges.

The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

  • 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.

Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

Read our blog:
https://topdogagilityplayers.wordpress.com/

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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

October 2021 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for October 2021 IDAL play. This month we have some more new courses. The 60×90 course concept was designed by Melissa Wallace for competition in TDAA just last month. Obviously, the course has been spaced out for the larger dogs. Interestingly, TDAA has started allowing dogs from 20” to 22” to play as long as the club uses full size equipment. However, the spacing remains tighter than what you have in this month’s league courses. How will the big dogs do? I am curious to find out.

I modified the 60×90 to nest somewhat with the 36×85 and 50×70 course sizes. I am looking forward to running these two courses. I already ran the 60×90 à la TDAA style.

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.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The October 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, based on a design by Melissa Wallace. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and hit the yellow.

60×90 Masters

The October 2021 60×90 Masters league is also a numbered course designed by Melissa Wallace. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

36X85 Fast & Fun

The October 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course based on a design by Melissa Wallace. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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.   

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

The 60×90 Masters League focuses on advanced handling challenges.


The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

  • 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.

Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

Read our blog:
https://topdogagilityplayers.wordpress.com/

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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.

September 2021 IDAL League Courses

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The following courses are for September 2021 IDAL play. This month we are running new courses again. The course concept was designed by Ashley Ragland for competition in TDAA back in 2015. I modified the original concept to fit the equipment size and distances required for League play. I removed the teeter, chute, and tire and changed up the numbering some. Then I scaled the concept for 36×85 and 50×70 course sizes.

The courses are nested based on the A-Frame and central tunnel. A less traditional challenge, but interesting things are showing up in courses nowadays as judges get creative. Backside tunnels were a thing, maybe they will see a comeback. The courses look fun. I hope to set them up in my building with TDAA distances depending on the heat!

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.

50×70 Fast & Fun

The September 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league game is a Numbered Course, based on a design by Ashley Ragland. Follow the numbers, keep the bars up, and hit the yellow.

60×90 Masters

The September 2021 60×90 Masters league is also a numbered course designed by Ashley Ragland and Melissa Wallace. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

36X85 Fast & Fun

The September 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course based on a design by Ashley Ragland. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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.   

The 50×70 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

The 60×90 Masters League focuses on advanced handling challenges.

The 36×85 Fast & Fun League is intended to allow the dog to work at full extension with modest handling challenges.

  • 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.

Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

Read our blog:
https://topdogagilityplayers.wordpress.com/

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Questions, comments, snide remarks, and feedback go to Melissa Wallace, IDAL Secretary, at pagc.live@gmail.com.