2019 Summer semester classes are below.
If you want to view Oriole’s current offerings, you can find the intro classes here on this page. For our advanced offerings, see the course catalog.
Spring classes are currently in session
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.
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
[OB105A] Basic Obedience. Instructor: Barb Novak 7 weeks.
Status: OPEN This class is for puppies older than six months and adult dogs that are just starting their training or need a refresher. 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. NOTE: At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held. Special Note: The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog and with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate. Main Ring 1.
Class limit: 7. Start: July 1. Day/Time: Mon, 6:30 pm. Fee: $105 for non-members. See the class registration for member discounts.
[OB110A] Advanced Basic/CGC Instructors: Barb Novak 8 weeks.
Status: OPEN This class is intended for puppies older than 8 months and adult dogs. It 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. Prerequisites: This class is open to dogs that have graduated from the Basic class and 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. At the eighth week of class an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test will be offered. Main Ring 1.
Class limit: 7 Start: July 1. Day/Time: Mon., 7:45pm. Fee: $120 for non-members. See the class registration for member discounts.
Intro agility classes are not being offered during the summer.
Foundations for Dog Sports will return in the Fall.
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