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Polymath that's into Computers, Dogs, Friends, and Family. That pretty much sums me up.

Getting to Know the Agility Organizations!

Keep the Summer Fun Going by Trying New Venues!

Learn more about each of the agility organizations in which Oriole holds trials – NADAC, AKC, CPE and USDAA – and how to prepare for competition at the upcoming trials.   One organization will be discussed per evening workshop.  Each evening will offer an overview including

  • basic rules,
  • how to register
  • classes offered,
  • equipment used, and
  • how titles are earned.

Following the discussion, a run-thru will be held for Novice/Open handlers and dogs in at least one of the games the organization offers.

See our seminars and workshops page for more information and registration links.

Disc Dog Comes to Oriole !


June 22nd Disc Workshop

On Saturday, come learn to play the UpDog Way! On June 22, Oriole Dog Training Club is thrilled to welcome Laura O’Neill for a full day UpDog Challenge Seminar. Laura will review game rules, strategies, and what you might need to train in preparation for competition, demo each game, and provide an opportunity for each team to play each game twice.

June 23rd Disc Competition

Then on Sunday, Oriole Dog Training Club will be hosting its first UpDog Challenge competition. Come join us for a one-day competition in air conditioning with plenty of indoor crating space!

For details or more information, visit our Seminars page.

Entries Closing This Week for the May USDAA trial


Entries close this week for the May 18-19, 2019 Artful Dodgers USDAA trial held at our training building in Halethorpe, MD. The premium is available on-line at

(Ignore the closing date in the premium. Since it was issued later than usual, the closing date was changed to this week).

This is a single ring trial indoors on Sprinturf with a 2019 Masters Challenge Biathlon on Saturday and a 2019 Grand Prix qualifier on Sunday in addition to the normal slate of titling classes. Our judge is Cindy Hensley.

The Premium List for the May 18-19, 2019 USDAA Trial is Posted


The premium for the May 18-19, 2019 Artful Dodgers USDAA trial at the Oriole Dog Training Club is now available on-line at

This is a single ring trial indoors on Sprinturf and consists of all levels (Starters thru Masters) of titling classes – Standard, Gamblers, Relay, Snooker, and Jumpers – offered over 2 days.   In addition, we have  a Grand Prix and Biathlon as well as Intro Jumpers.

Depending on the entry size, we plan to offer a limited number of Mulligan runs and of course, if you need to do a little training in a trial environment, Fix and Continue will be offered in all classes which have a numbered course design.

Preakness144Stick around after the trial on Saturday for some fun and games and a Preakness watching party.   Sign up on the entry form or email the trial secretary ( before we order the food!

As with all USDAA trials, entries are unlimited, as long as the entry is received by the closing date of  May 8, 2019.

Further information will be available as we get neared to the trial on the Artful Dodgers USDAA blog.