Covid-19 Waiver

COVID Status Effective as of 9/6/2022 
until further notice
Current Building Policy:
Masks are required for all unvaccinated individuals in the building for  drop-ins and classes.  Events held at the building may have a different policy as determined by the trial committee.
No current limits on occupancy in the building.  Social distancing should continue to be observed where possible.
What if… you have been exposed to a person that tested positive for COVID-19 or you have tested positive yourself?  Please check the club’s COVID-19 Mitigation Policy for what you should do next.



Welcome and please feel free to explore our website.  If you are new to dog training and to dog 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).


  • 6/13 – Catalog Posted to ODTC Website
  • 6/19, 6am – Registration begins for ODTC Contributing Members 
  • 6/22, 6am – Registration begins for ODTC Training Members
  • 6/25,  6am – Registration begins for ODTC Provisional Members &  Nonmembers
  • Week of 7/10 – Summer Classes begin


(For Advanced Classes, please see our full Course Catalog )

NEW! [0B101A] Puppy Kindergarten 
Instructor:  Sue Carlton
Assistants: Kara O’Connor and Carol Carr            
Class Limit: 6
Starts:  6/5/23
Day/Time: Monday, 6:30pm (4 Weeks)

Eligibility:  For puppies 14 weeks to 6 months old.  Emphasis on positive socialization to people and other puppies, environmental surroundings and contacts. 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, good play and greeting skills with dogs and people, sit, down, come, wait, even tricks! This is a “food” reward-based class.   Note: Bring current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class.  Puppies attend the first class. No class on June 26th. Front Training Room.

Email questions to Ashley Donaldson/Rosalyn Dupont  at registrarodtc@gmail.com


Agility Privates

World team member Terry Herman is offering privates at the building on Monday and Wednesday.  Click here for more information, or  To register for a private lesson:

Mondays or Wednesday Privates: click here: [EL AG540A] Privates

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.

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)
  • 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.

9 Azar Ct.
Halethorpe, MD 21227

Detailed directions to our facility can also be found here

Come and Sit. Stay and Play. ℠