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.

Clermont County All Stars and Team Canada Results

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

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.

Most Valuable Puppy (MVP) Fall 2015 Series NDAL

We are proud to announce the MVP of the Fall 2015 series of the National Dog Agility League:

The MVP dog is Kasey, a Border Collie handled by Laurie Bowen. Kasey scored 375 Lifetime Performance points, outscoring all other dogs in the league.

Kasey plays for Sit, Stay, ‘N Play in Stroudsburg, PA.

You can view the Top 100 dogs in the Fall 2015 Series: HERE.

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.

Time Stands Still

Click to download the November scorekeeping worksheet.

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.

K9 Manners & More League Results

K9 Manners & More of Broken Arrow, OK has reported results for the final game of the summer 2015 series of the National Dog Agility League.

Mary Green writes “On Sunday, we ran 30 dogs, had 3 clean runs. The rest of us were humbled. Back to training…”

In the view of the National Dog Agility League K9 Manners & More is an excellent club that approaches the game with a sense of fun and adventure. This club embodies the spirit of play that is the fundamental mission of the NDAL. We’re pleased and proud to have this club playing with us each month!

You can view those results OCT RESULTS. We are expecting results from one more franchise club. Though it’s possible we can be surprised by the unexpected new league club.

Jumping in to the League

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

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

Handler’s Analysis (Courtesy of Bud Houston):

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

League Split

We’re planning a two month series beginning in November that will be based on a 50′ x 50′ field size. Kama Rueschenberg (Cave Creek, Arizona) has been invited to design one of the two games. She has not yet confirmed.

We’ve known all along that the size of the competition field is an important component of league play. Effective in 2016 we’ll be splitting into two leagues based on field size: 50×50 and 60×70. A club/franchise will be able to compete in both leagues, so long as their competition space fully supports both field sizes.

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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.