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.

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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.

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.

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.

http://y2u.be/Jpa-Hg_MagY

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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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 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.

January 2022 36×85/40×85 League Results

This post is for the results of the 36×85 League. One club braved the elements this month. It appears to be pretty cold since everyone, including a dog, was wearing jackets. Dogs can wear jackets and such as long as they do not pose a safety hazard.

The January 2022 36×85 League was the first time we had separate courses for our less experienced teams. This is currently in a testing phase to evaluate the implementation methodology, practicality, and utility for league players.

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 January 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.

January 36×85 was a numbered course designed by Melissa Wallace. The results for the two courses are separated below. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

36×85 Regular Course January 2022 Results

Results for Regular Course

The team had a total of 95 LPP on the Regular Course. The top six results were very close to each other. Most of the rest of the team were not far behind.

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 Regular Course is Ollie, an English Shepherd handled by Team Captain Heather Cotterman. They ran the course with zero faults in incredible 28.04 seconds.

Second-Place Dog

The second-place dog was Homie, a Border Collie handled by Lauren Sanchez-Suzmann. They ran the course with zero faults in 28.28 seconds.

Third-Place Dog  

The third-place dog was Scarlatti, an American Shepherd handled by Lisa Sickles. They ran the course with zero faults in 28.53 seconds.

Results for Initiate and Dabbler Course

Results for Initiate and Dabbler Course

The team had a total of 60 LPP on course. Everyone did very well on the 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 Reya, an All American handled by Miley Meads. They ran the course with zero faults in 27.48 seconds.

Second-Place Dog

The second-place dog is Margie, an All American handled by Susan Talley. They ran the course with zero faults in 29.3 seconds.

Third-Place Dog  

The third-place dog was Simla, a Labrador Retriever handled by Karen Perse. They ran the course with zero faults in 33.52 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.

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.

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.

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

December 2021 60×90 Masters Results

This post is for the results of the 60×90 Masters League. Two teams ran this month. Jumpin’ K-9’s made my brain hurt! Unfortunately, they ran the course incorrectly… I was first clued in by an astute viewer who pointed out that #7 was a backside and the Jumpin’ K-9’s had taken it as a straight on approach. I had not noticed this. Upon looking closer at the videos, I noticed that Jumpin’ K-9’s had basically run the mirror image of the course plus the wrong direction on 7. Gee, how do we score that? Hence, the brain pain!

Fortunately, Kayla’s design was easily run as a mirror image. I did a quick review of all Jumpin’ K-9’s videos against all the Jumping C Crew videos. I did a rough calculation of how long it took handlers to do the backside versus a straight approach starting from the landing of 6 to the takeoff of 8. Interestingly, all the times were between 4 and 5 seconds. Hmm… I might need to look at that more closely later.

To be fair to the team that ran the correct course, I applied faults to Jumpin’ K-9’s scores.

The 60×90 course was designed 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.

The efforts of dogs playing in December 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 Masters December 2021 Results

The December 2021 60×90 Masters league is a numbered course designed by Kayla Hartlage. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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 December is from Jumping C Crew. Alaska, an Australian Stumpy Tail handled by Liz Clements, led the pack to take the Top Dog spot for the month. Again! They finished this course with zero faults in 27.44 seconds.

First-Place Team – LPP 160

Our first-place team was Jumping C Crew. Alaska, an Australian Stumpy Tail, took the team’s top spot as well as Top Dog for the month. Handled by Liz Clements, they completed the course with zero faults in 27.44 seconds.

Second-Place Team – LPP 125

Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California was our second-place team this month. Tilly, an Australian Shepherd handled by Kaye Fitzpatrick, took the top spot with an unadjusted score of zero faults in 29.07 seconds. Tilly was hot on Alaska’s tail!

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is Vino, a Miniature American Shepherd running for Jumpin’ K-9’s out of Temecula, California. Vino is handled by Jackie Powell. They completed the course with 0 faults in 32.63 seconds. Great job on a tough course.

January 2022 60×90 Master League

We are starting out the year with some changes. The seasons will be four months long and be distinct units rather than a year long. We also have some rules and titles changes and are introducing easier courses for our players at the Beginner/Intermediate levels. We will also be alternating with numbered/standard style courses and games. We hope you enjoy what the league has cooked up.

New teams are always welcome to join us for IDAL play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The January 2022 International Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

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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.

December 2021 50×70 Fast and Fun Results

This post is for the results of the 50×70 Fast & Fun League. Four clubs have reported results for this League. This month we are pleased to welcome back Dog Sports Jalisco! Lots of teams ran this month.

The December 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course 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.

The efforts of dogs playing in December 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 Fast and Fun December 2021 Results

The December 2021 50×70 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course based on a design by Kayla Hartlage. A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

Follow the links below 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 December is TBC Gracie from Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York. Gracie, a Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy, nabbed the Top Dog spot for the month. They finished this course with zero faults in 21.13 seconds.

First-Place Team – LPP 436

The first-place team in December was Dirty Dogs Agility out of Parker, Colorado. The top The first-place team in December is Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, New York. The top scoring dog was Gracie, Border Collie handled by Gary McCarthy. They finished this course with zero faults in 21.13 seconds.

Second-Place Team – LPP 377

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 with zero faults in 21.81 seconds.

Third-Place Team – LPP 363

AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Brooks, Kentucky was our third-place team. Ace, a Border Collie handled by Brian Wakefield, snagged the top spot finishing the course with zero faults in 24.66 seconds. Hmm, Peak wasn’t there…

Fourth-Place Team – LPP 317

K9 Powersports was our fourth-place team. Keiji the Papillon handled by Geoff Teare snaked past Trebuchet this month. They finished the course with zero faults in 24.82 seconds

Fifth-Place Team – LPP 305

The All Breed Training Club of Akron in Tallmadge, Ohio was our fifth-place team. Savvy, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, and Cindy Fink are at it again and took the top spot. They completed the course with zero faults in 25.00 seconds.

Sixth-Place Team – 241 LPP

Jumping C Crew took sixth place. Alaska, an Australian Stumpy Tail, knocked Ruby off the pedestal nosing in with zero faults in 23.62 seconds. Alaska is handled by Liz Clements.

Seventh-Place Team – 231 LPP

PAWS4FUN from Ontario, Canada took seventhth place. Dune, a Labrador Retriever, came out on top again. Handled by Catherine Woolham, Dune finished the course with zero faults in 27.94 seconds.

Eighth-Place Team – 152 LPP

Sport Dogs Jalisco from Jalisco, Mexico rejoined the league taking eighth place. Tejiono, an All American handled by Guadalupe Espinoza, took the top seat. They finished the course with five faults in 28.1 seconds.

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is Balú, a Miniature Schnauzer handled by Maria Elena Perez. They hail from Sport Dogs Jalisco in Mexico. They completed the course with 0 faults in 33.73 seconds. They took third place within their team.

January 2022 50×70 Fast & Fun League

We are starting out the year with some changes. The seasons will be four months long and be distinct units rather than a year long. We also have some rules and titles changes and are introducing easier courses for our players at the Beginner/Intermediate levels. We will also be alternating with numbered/standard style courses and games. We hope you enjoy what the league has cooked up.

New teams are always welcome to join us for IDAL play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The January 2022 International Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

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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.

December 2021 36×85 Fast and Fun Results

This post is for the results of the 36×85 Fast & Fun League. Four clubs have reported results for this League. This month Sport Dogs Jalisco in Mexico rejoined us. We are so happy to have you back!

The December 2021 36×85 Fast & Fun league is a numbered course 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.

The efforts of dogs playing in December 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.

36×85 Fast and Fun December 2021 Results

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.

Results

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

Top Dog

The Top Dog for the month comes from Dirty Dogs Agility out of Parker, Colorado. Ollie, an English Shepherd handled by Team Captain Heather Cotterman, took the Top spot. They ran the course with zero faults in incredible 19.78 seconds.

First-Place Team – LPP 286

The first-place team in December was Dirty Dogs Agility out of Parker, Colorado. The top scoring dog was Ollie, an English Shepherd handled by Team Captain Heather Cotterman. They ran the course with zero faults in incredible 19.78 seconds.

Second-Place Team – LPP 201

PAWS4FUN from Ontario, Canada took second place. Dune, a Labrador Retriever handled by Catherine Woolham, once again finished on top finishing the course with zero faults in 25.7 seconds.

Third-Place Team – LPP 159

Sport Dogs Jalisco rejoined us this month and stole third place. Tejuino, an All American handled by Guadalupe Espinoza, took the top spot. They finished the course with zero faults in 25.41 seconds.

Fourth-Place Team – LPP 59

K9Cation in Hudson, Colorado took fourth place with one dog running. Jasper, a Chocolate Labrador Retriever handled by Shana Goodwin, ran the course with zero faults in 21.53 seconds. Shana a Junior Handler and took second overall. Way to go!

Fifth-Place Team – LPP 44

Clicker Pets in Mexico took fifth place. Their Top Dog was Lupita, an Australian Blue Heeler handled by Lorraine Farrow. They completed the course with 0 faults in 39.28 seconds. Good job!

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is Balú, a Miniature Schnauzer handled by Maria Elena Perez. They hail from Sport Dogs Jalisco in Mexico. They completed the course with 0 faults in 33.73 seconds. They took third place within their team.

January 2022 36×85 Fast & Fun League

We are starting out the year with some changes. The seasons will be four months long and be distinct units rather than a year long. We also have some rules and titles changes and are introducing easier courses for our players at the Beginner/Intermediate levels. We will also be alternating with numbered/standard style courses and games. We hope you enjoy what the league has cooked up.

New teams are always welcome to join us for IDAL play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The January 2022 International Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:

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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.