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Covid-19 Waiver

COVID Status Effective as of 6/8/2022 
until further notice
 
Current Building Policy based on Transmission Status:
Masks are required for all individuals in the building for events, drop-ins and classes.
 
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.

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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).

SUMMER 2022 REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:

                                                

  • 6/14 – Catalog posted to Website
  • 6/20, 6am – Registration begins for ODTC Contributing Members 
  • 6/23, 6am – Registration begins for ODTC Training Members
  •  6/26,  6am – Registration begins for ODTC Provisional Members &  Nonmembers
  • Week of 7/11 – Summer Classes begin

SUMMER 2022 INTRO CLASSES

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

 [OB105A] Basic Obedience          ( FULL )
Instructors:  Tamalee Kramp & Diane Gillaim
Class Limit: 10                                               
Starts:  7/12/22
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6pm (7 Weeks)

Eligibility:  For puppies older than 6 months or adult dogs just starting training.  Note: Registration priority is given to students who have graduated from ODTC’s previous session of [OB101] Puppy Kindergarten class.

The course will introduce dogs to all the basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, come, off, and loose-leash walking.  In addition, we will practice the commands with real life training exercises, such as not bolting through the door when opened and park bench manners, etc.  This is a “food” reward-based class.  NOTES:  1) At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  2) The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog & with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.   Main Ring 2.

[OB105B] Basic Obedience   ( FULL)
Instructors:  Tamalee Kramp & Tanya Grim                      
Class Limit: 10
Starts:  7/12/22
Day/Time: Tuesday, 7:15pm (7 Weeks)

Eligibility:  For puppies older than 6 months or adult dogs just starting training.  Note: Registration priority is given to students who have graduated from ODTC’s previous session of [OB101] Puppy Kindergarten class.

The course will introduce dogs to all the basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, come, off, and loose-leash walking.  In addition, we will practice the commands with real life training exercises, such as not bolting through the door when opened and park bench manners, etc.  This is a “food” reward-based class.  NOTES:  1) At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  2) The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog & with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.   Main Ring 2.

 

[OB110A] Continuing Basic with AKC CGC & Tricks  (FULL)
Instructors:  Tanya Grim                                                           
Class Limit: 6
Starts:  7/12/22
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6pm (8 Weeks)

Eligibility:  For puppies older than 8 months or adult dogs just starting training.  This class is open to dogs that have a sound temperament and clear understanding of the basic exercises, dogs owned by handlers with prior recent obedience experience or dogs that have been evaluated by the instructor.

Note:  Registration priority is given to students who have graduated from ODTC’s Winter[ OB105]  Basic Obedience classes.

The class continues the instruction provided in the Basic class.  The basic obedience exercises will be taught in greater detail to prepare your dog for the Canine Good Citizen test.  Additionally, tricks will be taught to prepare your dog for the Trick Dog Test.  At the eighth week of class an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and the AKC Trick Dog Test will be offered (date to be announced in class).  Main Ring 1.

[OB110B] Continuing Basic with AKC CGC & Tricks  ( <—- click to register)
Instructors:  Judi Ruff, Russ Bobb                    
Class Limit: 12
Starts:  7/12/22
Day/Time: Tuesday, 3:15-4:30pm (8 Weeks)

Eligibility:  For puppies older than 8 months or adult dogs just starting training.  This class is open to dogs that have a sound temperament and clear understanding of the basic exercises, dogs owned by handlers with prior recent obedience experience or dogs that have been evaluated by the instructor.

Note:  Registration priority is given to students who have graduated from ODTC’s Winter[ OB105]  Basic Obedience classes.

The class continues the instruction provided in the Basic class.  The basic obedience exercises will be taught in greater detail to prepare your dog for the Canine Good Citizen test.  Additionally, tricks will be taught to prepare your dog for the Trick Dog Test.  At the eighth week of class an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and the AKC Trick Dog Test will be offered (date to be announced in class).  Main Ring 1.

[DS100] Survey of Dog Sports           ( FULL)        
Instructors:  Sue Cox, Rose Kane, Deb Dean & Others
Class Limit: 10
Starts:  8/6/22
Day/Time:  Saturday, 9-11am (4 Weeks)


Eligibility: This class is for dogs aged 9 months  & up who have graduated from a Basic Obedience,  Puppy Kindergarten or Foundations of Dog Sports type class.

Each week, dogs will be introduced to the foundations of 2-3 new sports. Dog sports covered in this class will include, at minimum, Flyball, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Disc, Nose Work, and Barn Hunt. This class is meant to help owners and their dogs try out different sports and determine what might be the best match for them as a team.  Notes:  1) Dogs attend the first class; 2) Bring to class each week:  a towel or mat, chair for you to sit on, soft treats and water for your dog.,  3) Classes that are cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled.  4) Please arrive by 8:15am to settle into your spot. Outdoor class location:   2128 Freeland Rd., Freeland, MD 21053.  

Email questions  to Dana Hoppes at registrarodtc@gmail.com

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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.

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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.

Google-maps-iconAddress:
9 Azar Ct.
Halethorpe, MD 21227

Detailed directions to our facility can also be found here

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