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.

January 2021 60×90 Masters Results

January is over, and now we can post the results for the 60×90 Masters League. Three clubs have reported results for this League for January.

We continue using “historical” courses. These are courses that have been played before. The efforts of dogs playing in January earn Lifetime Performance Points (LPP), as the historical performances are ranked with the new performances. The LPP is a measure of rank.

60×90 Masters January 2021 Results

The January 2021 60×90 Masters league was a numbered course designed by Dennis Vogel back in July 2017. Dennis is one of our Team Captains.

A Numbered Course is scored Time, Plus Faults.

Results

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

The Top Dog of all the clubs reporting in January is from the second-place team, POTC Thunder Pawz out of Brimfield, Illinois. Gus, a Border Collie handled by Liz Clements, finished this course with zero faults in 34.79 seconds:

First-Place Team

The first-place team in January was Jumpin’ K-9 out of Temecula, CA. The top scoring dog for Jumpin’ K-9 was Speed, a nice Papillon handled by Brenda Piper. Speed and Brenda finished this course with zero faults in 35.98 seconds:

Second-Place Team

POTC Thunder Pawz out of Brimfield, Illinois was our second-place team. Gus, a Border Collie handled by Liz Clements was also our Top Dog. They finished this course with zero faults in 34.79 seconds:

Third-Place Team

Jumping C Crew out of Exeter, California was our third-place team. Swiper is an All American handled by Cindy Snowden.  Swiper finished the course with zero faults in 35.44 seconds:

Spotlight Dog of the Month

Our spotlight dog of the month is Max a nice-looking Pug handled by Liz Clements from Jumping C Crew. Nice distance! They completed the course with 0 faults in 50.09 seconds:

February 60×90 Masters League

New teams are always welcomed to join us for NDAL league play. You are welcome to join any of our ongoing leagues. The February 2021 National Dog Agility League games and courses have been published here:
https://wp.me/p2Pu8l-kg

We will continue to publish “historical” courses while the IDAL goes through some changes at the head office.

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Questions comments & snide remarks should be directed to Melissa Wallace at pagc.live@gmail.com. The web store is now closed. All payments for the IDAL should be directed to this page: http://pagc.live/ndal.htm. The products that were previously available will be published in the future.

Winter Series FINAL Results!

All results are in for the final game of the Winter 2015 series ~ Team Canada and Sit, Stay, ‘N Play were last to report. You can view those results here: December Results.

The winning team is Sit, Stay, ‘N Play. This team finished with a strong showing beating Team Canada in the final game! Clermont County All Stars fell to third place in the final accounting.

Tylt, a Border Collie handled by Teri O’Neill of Team Canada won the December game (https://youtu.be/zhUWgwYqgsc ~ There’s some pretty fancy footwork in this video… Teri manages to kick off one of her shoes).

[November results here: Nov 2015 Results.]

Top Dog

Top Dog honors for the series go to Dallas, a ten year old Border Collie, handled by Laurie Bowen who plays for Sit, Stay ‘N Play. Dallas scored 231 Lifetime Performance Points in the December 2015 series.

Second and third place are a tie between: Laurie Bowen’s Fiona, a Border Collie and Darryl Warren‘s Australian Shepherd Vader, each scoring 225 LPP. Darryl and Vader also play for Sit, Stay ‘N Play in Stroudsburg, PA.

We’re delighted to have pictures! Here are the top three dogs of the December Series, in the final game:

Jumping Into the League

New clubs are welcome to establish franchises with the National Dog Agility League. It’s very inexpensive and is a great foundation for play and training.

Most of the details can be found here:

http://wp.me/p2Pu8l-67

Email our trial secretary if you need help getting started: Bud Houston ~ Houston.Bud@gmail.com.

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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.

1st Quarter Series 2016 National Dog Agility League

Playing with the NDAL is a simple matter. We’re running three separate leagues based on the size of the working space. So, if you have a working space big enough you can participate in any or all of the three leagues.

Each of the leagues also has a flavor or level of difficulty for the courses played.

50×50 ~ Focusing on international skills

50×70 ~ Focusing on masters skills

60×90 ~ Focusing on basic to intermediate skills (more emphasis on flow)

The series will run for three months. Below is a course map for each. Each has a unique downloadable scorekeeping worksheet.

Dogs must be registered with the National Dog Agility League. For now, the franchise clubs keep the fee or pass it along as a perk to your league players. You can download the registration form HERE.

All courses in the first series will be conducted under Top Dog Agility Players rules for performance. The Top Dog Rules and Regulations can be downloaded HERE.

50 x 50

Download the scorekeeping worksheet: HERE

This course is intended to allow the practice of “international” handling skills. The game is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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50 x 70

Download the scorekeeping worksheet: HERE

This course is intended to test handling skills somewhere between an intermediate level and masters level. The game is scored Time, Plus Faults.

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60 x 90

Download the scorekeeping worksheet: HERE

The focus of the 60′ x 90′ league is to provide smooth and flowing courses focusing on basic to intermediate skills. Of course there will be challenges …

That is not to say that this league is reserved for Novice players. That’s not the idea at all. At the end of the day we wanted a league offering that didn’t make people’s heads hurt when walking the course… preferring instead, something logical and smooth.

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League Rules and Stipulations ~ 1st Quarter Series 2015

  1. The league will run three months with a separate competition held each month.
  2. Three distinct league competitions shall be conducted each month, based on the size of the working space and by level of challenge. The 1st Quarter Series shall be:50×70 ~ Focusing on masters skillsFranchise clubs are free and encouraged to participate in all three of the ongoing leagues.
  3. 60×90 ~ Focusing on intermediate to masters skills (more emphasis on flow)
  4. 50×50 ~ Focusing on international skills
  5. Numbered courses and games shall be scored according to Top Dog Agility rules for performance. Any game can be used so long as placements are clearly defined and the game can be played by all participants in a timely fashion (about one hour).
  6. For each of the three separate leagues team results and MVP (Most Valuable Puppy) statistics will be tracked by the League Secretary and reported back to the league membership at the termination of the league schedule.
  7. The League Secretary shall be responsible for maintaining a roster ofw teams, posting results of league competitions and accumulated scores in a timely fashion. The League Secretary shall be eligible to participate in competition with one or more dogs.

Determining Team and MVP Scores

  1. Team scores will be determined by placement and LPP earned by the top scoring five dogs for each participating franchise.
  2. MVP scores will be determined by placement and total accumulated LPP. The team and dog with the highest accumulated points after eight weeks shall be determined the winner.
  3. Ties between two or more teams shall be resolved by standing in secondary and tertiary league competitions.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.
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Winter Series Results: K9 Manners & More and In Contact Dog Training

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.

December NDAL Game ~ Winter Series 2015

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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.

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 championship forum to which all dogs are invited.

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

Results from the November league game can be found here: Nov Results.

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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

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.

Dachshund Hill Agility (DHA) League Results

Dachshund Hill Agility (DHA) of New Glarus, WI 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.

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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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.

November League Game ~ Time Stands Still

The 2015 Winter Series shall be only two months, using a 50′ x 50′ working space. Refer to the League Rules.

The November game course map, scoring worksheet and current rosters has been sent out to existing franchise clubs on October 2.

Any new club interested in joining play can download the scorekeeping (Excel) worksheet: November scorekeeping worksheet. If you have any questions, contact the: League Secretary.

Time Stands Still

This is a game originally designed as a training protocol, specifically to teach and proof a 2-on/2-off contact performance. The training game has been elevated to a gritty game of competition.

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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. Once the dog leaves the ramp time will begin again.

Note that initially time begins when 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 dog’s 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 Breed All Stars Wins Fall 2015 League!

First place team of the 2015 Fall Series was Clermont County All Breed All Stars (Milford, OH), scoring 1704 Lifetime Performance Points (LPP).

The second place team was K9 Manners & More (Broken Arrow, OK) scoring 1558 LPP.

The third place team was K9 Powersports (Grand Junction, CO), scoring 1528 LPP.

Complete standings can be viewed here: Final Results Fall Series

Winter League Announcement

The 2015 Winter Series shall be only two months, using a 50′ x 50′ working space. The League Rules and Stipulations for the Winter Series shall be published no later than tomorrow.

The first game course map, scoring worksheet and current rosters will be sent out to existing franchise clubs on October 2. Any new club interested in joining play should contact the: League Secretary.

Final Results October Competition

B&D Creekside of Latrobe, PA was the last franchise club reported results for the final game of the summer 2015 series of the National Dog Agility League.

You can view the October results here: OCT RESULTS.

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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.