League Play 2Fer

Brenda Gilday left a note on our Yahoo page wondering how to deal with three League courses in January. I guess the simple thing would be to pick two… and hang with those leagues. A club with only a 50′ x 50′ space has even a simpler option… only one of the three courses will fit in that space.

I thought that I should share how we are going to do it at Country Dream. We’re going to put TWO of the courses on our floor (which is big enough) and have a league play 2fer night. It will look something like this:



They barely fit in the building. I plan on being very sensitive to the possibility of conflict between the two courses. When we run the 50×50 course, for example, I’m going to take the weave poles off the floor so that there’s nothing there inviting the dog.

When we run the 50×70 course I will get rid of the #4/7 jump on the other side, and push both of those tunnels back under the A-frame, and probably put a bit of fencing between.

The chance that we’ll use up most of our evening with handling strategy, walking courses and running courses is pretty high.

Top Dog Review

22 minutes of your life you’ll never get back: TopDogReview

I had a lot of fun making it. This video demonstrates the drama of league play competition. The video also demonstrates how important (if not required) is making YouTube recording of our league runs. They give us the materials to create the review.

Bishop/Lyons and NatGeo

Andrew Bishop met yesterday with NatGeo to talk about plans for a television program based on our league play. He has not followed up with me on it yet. You’ll know when I know.

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:




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.

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