The Oriole Dog Training Club, Inc is a non-profit organization formed in 1945 to promote the utility of dogs regardless of pedigree as well behaved and reliable companions for their own safety and well being, for the pleasure of their owners, and so they will be considered good canine citizens of the community. We are a licensed club with the American Kennel Club (AKC®) and in addition hold group membership with the following dog sporting organizations:
- North American Flyball Association (NAFA®)
- United States Dog Agility Association(USDAA®)
- North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC)
- Canine Performance Events (CPE)
- National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW)
We hold regularly scheduled and very affordable training classes in dog obedience and various dog sporting activities at our spacious, up to date training facility in Halethorpe, MD . Our all volunteer instructing staff is passionate about companion dog training and sports and collectively represents decades of experience. Our club members range in experience from those just beginning the journey of learning how to train and trial with a dog to talented amateurs with a part-time interest in dog training and even members who have competed or judged successfully at the national (sometimes even international) level.
In addition to dog training classes, we organize and hold numerous community outreach activities, canine health clinics, seminars, workshops, and dog sporting events both at our training building and at multiple locations in and around the Baltimore/DC metro area including:
- obedience (AKC®),
- tracking (AKC®),
- agility (USDAA®, NADAC, AKC®,CPE),
- flyball (NAFA®),
- rally (AKC®)
- scentwork (NACSW, BHA)
Have questions? Explore our website or start with our FAQ.
Detailed directions to our facility can also be found here.