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.)

Past Course Maps (coming soon)

How IDAL Events Works at Paws4Fun, indoors for winter of 2023-24

Paws4Fun will participate in the IDAL events twice a month on Sunday mornings for the winter, beginning in November 2023 when the outdoor fields are closed, going until weather permits the fields to open outdoors, possibly into May 2024.

Twice a month, on Sunday mornings (9:30am to 12:30pm) the Paws4Fun IDAL players will meet at SilverDawn (see the Member Practice page for details about SilverDawn) to set-up and run an IDAL course. 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. IDAL players will tear down the course once the event is complete.

The winter dates are as follows:

  • November 5 & 19, 2023

  • December 3 & 17, 2023

  • January 7 & 14, 2024

  • February 4 & 11, 2024  (Note: Feb 11 is the Paws4Fun AGM)

  • March 10 & 24, 2024

  • April 7 & 21, 2024

  • May 12

  • May 26 (we will hopefully be outside, but just in case

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