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Upcoming Agility Trials

Premium lists are available for the Oriole/Artful Dodgers upcoming Jan 24-26 AKC Agility trial (closes on Jan 10) and Feb 1-2 USDAA Agility trial (closes on Jan 22).


Our January AKC agility trial is held indoors in conjunction with the World of Pets Expo held at the Timonium Fairgrounds and offers the opportunity to display your agility skills to the public and enjoy the shopping opportunities at the Expo.



Our USDAA agility trial is held indoors at our training building and offers a range of titling classes for all levels, qualification rounds into the regional and national tournaments for experienced exhibitors and dogs,  and introductory level classes for dogs new to the sport.


Spectators are welcome at both events.   Admission to the AKC agility trial is part of the admission fee charged for the World of Pets Expo.  No admission is charged for agility events held at our training building.

Getting to Know the Agility Organizations: Evening CPE Agility Workshop

We have a few working slots left and plenty of auditing slots for the Getting to Know CPE Agility Workshop on Thursday, July 25th. 

Participants will learn the rules of all CPE classes and run one of CPE’s most fun games – FULLHOUSE! 

Wildcard or Colors will be set up if time allows.
See below for more information and registration links.

Getting to Know the Agility Organizations

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Learn more about each of the agility organizations in which Oriole holds trials and how to prepare for competition at the upcoming trials. Each evening will offer an overview including basic rules, how to register, classes offered, equipment used, and how titles are earned. Run-thrus will be held for Novice/Open handlers and dogs in at least one of the games the organization offers.

Prerequisites: Dog should be comfortable on all obstacles. Limited to 15 dogs and handlers. Auditing is encouraged for beginner handlers new to any of the organizations whose dog may not yet be ready to compete. Oriole reserves the right to cancel if less than six dogs are registered.

Getting to Know: CPE (Canine Performance Events)
Focus will be on CPE games classes which will be offered at the Artful Dodger CPE trial Aug. 17-18. Entries for the trial close Aug. 1. Your dog must be registered with CPE to enter the trial. To register your dog, go to Instructors: Linda Hulbert & Nancy Morris
When: Thursday, July 25 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Fee: $15NM/$11TM/$7.50CM for dog/handler teams; $5 for auditors
Online registration and payment is required. To register for the seminars, click links below:

Getting to Know CPE WORKING SLOT
Getting to Know CPE AUDIT ONLY

Information and premiums for all trials, seminars, and other events at Oriole Dog Training Club can be found here:

Location: 9 Azar Court, Halethorpe, MD 21227.

As the total number of working slots are limited, please register early.  All slots will be on a first received basis.  No refunds will be given unless there is a waiting list, or you find a replacement for your slot. 

E-mail questions regarding the seminars to Sheila Mehring at:

E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to: