What is IDAL?

The International Dog Agility League (IDAL) is a monthly recreational agility competition between international agility clubs. Clubs play on a monthly basis. Anyone can play, additional players can join at any point during the season.

Each team's dogs must be registered with IDAL (for a $1O US one-time fee per dog) before participating for their first time. The Paws4Fun team Captain will facilitate registration of new team members.

Runs are scored by the participating club's designated judge based on rules posted for the course (usually scoring is Time, Plus faults). IDAL compares scores against all teams that participated that month to determine the ranking of teams/dogs. Scores and ranking of teams is posted by IDAL each month. Every dog that plays earns "Life Time Performance" points towards IDAL titles (points are based on various things, like the fact that they played, whether they posted a qualifying score or not, how many other dogs they beats, etc.)

How IDAL Events Works at Paws4Fun, outdoors in 2024

Paws4Fun will participate in the IDAL events on Wednesday evenings for the outdoor agility season, beginning in May or June 2024 when the outdoor fields open, going until the fields close, October 2024.

On Wednesday evenings, 6pm to 8pm, on the dates shown on the Trials & Events page, the Paws4Fun IDAL players will meet at Paws4Fun to set-up and run an IDAL course in ring 1. Runs will be videoed (e.g. on participant's cell phone) and sent to the team captain to be judged. Each dog will run the course twice, with a one minute warm-up allowed prior to running the first time. The course will remain set up in Ring 1 until the end of the evening on Thursday, so individuals may come and video their own runs.

IDAL encourages runs to be submitted for posting on the IDAL website, but this is optional. The Paws4Fun IDAL captain will submit the scores of all Paws4Fun participants each month.

Additional players may join the Paws4Fun IDAL team at any point during the season! To join the Paws4Fun IDAL team, see below - there is no cost from Paws4Fun to join our team.

Got questions? Please contact the IDAL Coordinator at idal@paws4funagility.ca

Registration & Payment