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Summer 2016 NDAL 36×85 Fun & Flowing Final Results

October 1, 2016

The 36×85 Fun & Flowing course was a fun tangle of tunnel performances and a bit of a riddle in terms of course memorization. The 36×85 Fun & Flowing league is the newest and smallest league in the NDAL, custom made for clubs with this unique long and narrow floor space!

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You can view Final Results: HERE

1st Place Team

The winning team is Wicked West Australians out of Banjup, Western Australia. This team won all three months of the Summer 36×85 League Series, and earned 768 Lifetime Performance Points. The Top Dog for September was predictably out of Wicked West Australians. This was Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford. Ripley finished this course with zero faults in a time of 28.24 seconds:

2nd Place Team

The second place team in the 36×85 Fun and Flowing was Country Dream Agility out of Waterford, OH. This team earned 557 LPP. The top performing dog for Country Dream in September was Kory, a Border Collie run by Bud Houston. Kory finished this course with zero faults in a time of 34.39 seconds:

3rd Place Team

Third place in the 36×85 Fun and Flowing League was United Colours of Agility out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. This team started play in September, earning 381 LPP; demonstrating that they will contend in this league. The top scoring dog for United Colours was Gemma, a Border Collie handled by Susan Dawson. Gemma finished this course with zero faults in a time of 30.46 seconds. There was no YouTube recording for this performance!

A Team to Watch

Rosetree DTC out of Lexington, KY. This team earned 262 LPP in the Summer League. Rosetree’s top performing dog in September was Finn, a Miniature Australian Shepherd handled by Teri Landry. Finn finished this course with zero faults in a time of 35.63 seconds:

It is worth noting that the 35×85 Fun & Flowing league was started specifically for Rosetree Dog Training Club. The club plays in an unusual working space. The National Dog Agility Leagues essential mission is to provide an agility experience that is inexpensive and accessible! We are gratified that other clubs are taking note of this interesting league space and taking time to play with us.

Start of the Fall 2016 36×85 Masters League

New clubs are invited to establish an NDAL franchise at any time. The cost for playing is ridiculously low. You can download the October 60×90 Masters NDAL score-keeping worksheet: HERE

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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 Joker’s Notebook, an invaluable reference for teaching an agility dog (and his handler) to work a distance apart.

Summer 2016 NDAL 60×90 Masters Final Results

October 1, 2016

The 60×90 Masters course was a fast course, which presented interesting technical challenges with the dog working at full speed.

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You can view Final Results: HERE

1st Place Team

The winning team is Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, OH. Clermont County earned 1,449 Lifetime Performance points in the Fall 60×90 League, and won both August and September outright.

The Top Dog in September was Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday. Leela finished this course with zero faults in a time of 31.16 seconds:

2nd Place Team

The second place team in the 60×90 Masters was Agility Dream Dogs out of Albion, NY. This team earned 1,374 Lifetime Performance Points in the 60×90 Summer League and made their mark with a relatively small number of dogs. The top performing dog for Agility Dream Dogs in September was Riva, a Golden Retriever handled by John Babcock. Riva finished this course with zero faults in a time of 37.43 seconds:

3rd Place Team

Third place is a tie between Rocky Mountain Agility DTC in Arvada, CO and Country Dream Agility in Waterford, OH. Both teams earned 1,186 Lifetime Performance Points in the 60×90 Summer league!

The top scoring dog for Rocky Mountain Agility in September was Ozzie, an All American dog run by Thyra Powers. Ozzie finished this course with zero faults in a time of 39.49 seconds. This club never submits YouTube recordings in their league results, so we are unable to share Ozzie’s performance!

The top scoring dog for Country Dream Agility was Kory, a Border Collie handled by Bud Houston. Kory finished this course with zero faults in a time of 33.56 seconds:

A Team to Watch

Joining the National Dog Agility League for play in September was United Colours of Agility out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. This team finished in third place for September only, showing that they will be a contender in this league. The top scoring dog for United Colours was Noodle, a Miniature Poodle. Noodle finished this course with zero faults, in a time of 36.14 seconds. There was no YouTube recording for this performance!

Start of the Fall 2016 60×90 Masters League

New clubs are invited to establish an NDAL franchise at any time. The cost for playing is ridiculously low. You can download the October 60×90 Masters NDAL score-keeping worksheet: HERE

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Follow us on Facebook to for current league news: https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

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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 Joker’s Notebook, an invaluable reference for teaching an agility dog (and his handler) to work a distance apart.

Summer 2016 NDAL 50×70 Fun & Flowing Final Results

October 1, 2016

This was a fun competition featuring a fine romp of a course and living up to the fun and flowing kind of challenge on this 50×70 field of play.

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You can view Final Results: HERE

1st Place Team

The winning team is Wicked West Australians, out of Banjup Western Australia. This team earned 2,458 Lifetime Performance Points over the course of the 50×70 Summer League; and won the league without actually winning any single month.

In the September and final course of the Summer League the top scoring dog for Wicked West Australians was Ripley, a Border Collie handled by Nic Ford. Ripley finished this course with zero faults in a time of 25.98 seconds:

2nd Place Team

The second place team in the 50×70 Fun & Flowing was AQ4U’s Fast & Furryous out of Louisville, KY. This team earned 2,433 Lifetime Performance Points over the course of the 50×70 Summer League; won the July competition, and has kept a significant presence among the top performing scores each month. The top scoring dog for AQ4U was Blade, a Border Collie running for Brian Wakefield. Blade finished this course with zero faults, in a time of 27.03 seconds:

3rd Place Team

The third place team for the 50×70 Fun & Flowing league was the Clermont County All Breed All Stars out of Milford, OH. This club is right in the mix and a contender in each of leagues in which they compete, so long as they number the courses correctly!

The top scoring dog for Clermont County in the September 2016 50×70 Fun & Flowing was Leela, a Border Collie handled by Brenda Gilday Leela finished this course with zero faults in a time of 26.76 seconds:

Top Dog

The Top Dog in the September 2016 50×70 Fun & Flowing league was Chips, an All Canadian dog handled by Seanna O’Neill. Chips finished this course with zero faults in a time of 24.03 seconds:

Chips plays for Team Canada, out of Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Having missed the July competition Team Canada finished in a solid 4th place overall, having won both July and August. We’ll be watching Team Canada as we begin the Fall League in October.

Start of the Fall 2016 50×70 Fun & Flowing

New clubs are invited to establish an NDAL franchise at any time. The cost for playing is ridiculously low. You can download the October 50×700 Fun & Flowing NDAL score-keeping worksheet: HERE

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Follow us on Facebook to for current league news: https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

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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 Joker’s Notebook, an invaluable reference for teaching an agility dog (and his handler) to work a distance apart.

Summer 2016 NDAL 50×50 International Final Results

October 1, 2016

This was a fun competition featuring some interesting “international” kinds of challenges… back-sides, and pull-throughs, and lots of work in the weave poles.

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You can view Final Results: HERE

1st Place Team

The winning team is Wicked West Australians, out of Banjup Western Australia. This team earned 1,080 Lifetime Performance Points over the course of the Summer League. In the September and final course of the Summer League the top scoring dog for Wicked West Australians was Jay, a Border Collie handled by Sylvia Hamilton. Jay finished this course with zero faults in a time of 33.22 seconds:

2nd Place Team

The second place team in the 50×50 International was Sit, Stay, ‘N Play, out of Stroudsburg, PA. This team earned 1,008 Lifetime Performance Points over the course of the Summer League. In the September and final course of the Summer League the top scoring dog for Sit, Stay,’n Play was Fiona, a Border Collie run by Laurie Bowen. Fiona finished this course with zero faults, in a time of 35.94 seconds:

3rd Place Team

We have to mention the third place team, as they did not play in July… and their team won both the August and September 50×50. This was Team Canada, playing out of Edmonton, Alberta Canada. The top scoring dog for September was Tylt, a Border Collie handled by Teri O’Neill. Tylt wins the September competition with zero faults, in a time of 31.77 seconds:

We’ll be watching Team Canada as we begin the Fall League in October.

Start of the Fall 2016 50×50 International

New clubs are invited to establish an NDAL franchise at any time. The cost for playing is ridiculously low. You can download the October 50×50 International NDAL score-keeping worksheet: HERE

Facebook

Follow us on Facebook to for current league news: https://www.facebook.com/TopDogAgilityPlayers/

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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 Joker’s Notebook, an invaluable reference for teaching an agility dog (and his handler) to work a distance apart.

Winter Series Results: K9 Manners & More and In Contact Dog Training

December 24, 2015

Two franchise clubs have reported for the final game of the Winter 2015 series ~ K9 Manners & More (Broken Arrow OK) and In Contact Dog Training (Springfield, IL). You can view those results here: Dec 2015 Results.

The Clermont County All Stars (Milford, OH) still holds the lead. Three clubs have not yet reported. ClickerPets Mexico (Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) has forfeited due to scheduling difficulties in a hectic month.

All results are due by midnight, December 31, 2015.

[November results here: Nov 2015 Results.]

Jumping Into the League

We welcome all new clubs who would like to establish league franchises. The National Dog Agility League stands apart from most agility organizations in the world. This is not a titling organization; and it’s really inexpensive to play.

Think of it this way… The National Dog Agility League is the only world-wide competition to which all dogs are invited.

You can download the score-keeping worksheet for final game of the Winter 2015 series here: Scoresheet.

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This is the final game of the 2015 winter series.

It is a simple (?) numbered course that 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.

Winter Series Early Reporting: Clermont County in the Lead

December 21, 2015

Nov 2015 ResultsA few franchise clubs have reported for the final game of the Winter 2015 series. You can view those results here: Dec 2015 Results.

[November results here: Nov 2015 Results.]

The Clermont County All Stars have moved into the lead. Six clubs have not yet reported.

Jumping Into the League

We welcome all new clubs who would like to establish league franchises. The National Dog Agility League stands apart from most agility organizations in the world. This is not a titling organization; and it’s really inexpensive to play.

Think of it this way… The National Dog Agility League is the only world-wide competition to which all dogs are invited.

You can download the score-keeping worksheet for final game of the Winter 2015 series here: Scoresheet.

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This is the final game of the 2015 winter series.

It is a simple (?) numbered course that 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.

K9 Manners Reports ~ Nov 2015 NDAL in the Books!

December 1, 2015

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.

Clermont County All Stars and Team Canada Results

November 30, 2015

Clermont County All Breed All Stars in Milford, OH and Team Canada in Edmonton, Alberta Canada have 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 competition is heating up!

We’re not quite ready to call an end to the November competition. I expect results from at least one more club this evening. Final results will roll out tomorrow.

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

Jumping in to the League

If you have interested in jumping into League Play, the November workbook for the first game of the winter series can be downloaded HERE. We’ll be accepting results for this event through the end of the day, November 30th.

 

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Time Stands Still

Ostensibly this is a simple follow-the-numbers game. Howwever, 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.

Several Clubs Reporting League Results

November 28, 2015

In Contact Dog Training in Springfield, IL; ClickerPets Mexico in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; and Sit, Stay, ‘N Play in Stroudsburg, PA have all 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.

A very basic “eye test” shows Sit, Stay & Play to be clear leaders in this competition. And this time, we have pictures!

Other News

It appears that Australia will be coming online with the National Dog Agility League, perhaps this month, perhaps next. The NDAL will take its first steps outside of the continent of North America.

Jumping in to the League

If you have interested in jumping into League Play, the November workbook for the first game of the winter series can be downloaded HERE. We’ll be accepting results for this event through the end of the day, November 30th.

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Time Stands Still

Ostensibly this is a simple follow-the-numbers game. Howwever, 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.

K9 Powersports League Results

November 19, 2015

K9 Powersports in Grand Junction Colorgado 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.

Geoff Teare writes: “November was a doozy. Only had six players this month which was too bad as the course was a lot of fun. Once I showed them various ways to run it, everyone agreed it was easier than it looked on paper!”

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

Jumping in to the League

If you have interested in jumping into League Play, the November workbook for the first game of the winter series can be downloaded HERE. We’ll be accepting results for this event through the end of the day, November 30th.

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Time Stands Still

Ostensibly this is a simple follow-the-numbers game. Howwever, 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.