June 14 Update: Oriole is in the process of resuming a limited number of activities. Please see this post for more information.
2020 Summer classes have been largely cancelled.
Online courses and a small number of outdoor training opportunities continue to be developed. Links to register for these will posted on this page when available.
In addition 2020 Fall semester classes are being planned at this time. These will be published in the course catalog when available.
Welcome and please feel free to explore our website. If you are new to dog training and to dogs sports, you may want to start with the information below on our beginner classes.
In normal times, we hold regularly scheduled and very affordable dog obedience training classes as well as many other classes and events for various dog sports at our spacious, up to date training facility in Halethorpe, MD (immediately south of Baltimore near the junction of I-695 and I-95).
Current Intro Classes
[OB101] Puppy Kindergarten – Off-site at 2128 Freeland Road, Freeland, MD 21053
Emphasis on positive socialization to people and other puppies, environmental surroundings. General behavior topics will include crate training, housetraining, reading body language, and reducing nipping and jumping. We will focus on skills like attention to owner, loose leash walking, rear end awareness, and greeting skills with dogs and people, sit, down, come, wait, even tricks! This is a “food” reward-based class. Notes: 1) Puppies attend the first class. 2) Bring current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class. 3) Bring to class each week: Hula Hoop (large), chair, soft treats and water for your dog. Client Note: Clients must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth and follow the 6 ft. social distancing during the class and on the premises. Please sign the online waiver when registering for class at https://odtc.clubexpress.com.
Class Limit: 7
Please arrive by 8:45am to settle into your spot. Classes that are cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled.
Email questions to Dana Hoppes at email@example.com
Interested in our advanced class offerings? See this link.
About Us: 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 hold regularly scheduled and very affordable dog obedience training classes as well as many other classes and events for various dog sports at our spacious, up to date training facility in Halethorpe, MD (immediately south of Baltimore near the junction of I-695 and I-95)
Our all volunteer instructing staff is passionate about both companion dog (pet manners) training and dog sports training, and collectively represents decades of experience.
- 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)
- Barn Hunt Association (BHA)
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 to members who compete or judge 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, Columbia, and Washington DC metro area including:
- obedience (AKC®),
- tracking (AKC®),
- agility (USDAA®, NADAC, AKC®,CPE),
- flyball (NAFA®),
- rally (AKC Rally®)
- scentwork (NACSW, BHA, AKC®)
- coursing (AKC Fast CAT®)
Have questions? Explore our website or start with our FAQ.
Detailed directions to our facility can also be found here