All posts by JLGauntt

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

Mission: Nosework !

Oriole is now in our second year of participating with the Department of Defense in their three year odor discrimination study.  The subject of the study is how dogs generalize to similar odors and discriminate amongst different odors

Handlers have been meeting every other week at Oriole to train in addition to conducting home training.   The following video describes the study and shows one of the offsite tests.  Cameos of several of the Oriole members who have been participating including Adrien Meckley & Scruffy, Michele Long & Ginger, Helena Dahlen & Porter, Jacqui Reardon & Blake as well as Nancy Morris, Cathy Ogle, and Don Grskovich.

 

Give them a thumbs-up the next time you see them at the building!

 

 

Agility Dogs Wanted for July USDAA Judging Clinic Examination

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On July 19-22, Oriole Dog Training Club is hosting a USDAA dog agility judging clinic and examination at our training building in Halethorpe, MD.

On the Saturday and Sunday of this clinic (July 21-22), we will run a practice match for which we need dogs for the new judges to practice their skills on. Participation in this match is a good chance to get your dog on different equipment in a different location as well as a good way to give back to the sport.  USDAA regulation equipment will be used at this match.

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Requirements: Your dog must be able to perform all of the standard equipment indoors on artificial turf. The dog does not need to be USDAA registered and does not have to be measured to participate (although you may request to have an official measurement if your dog is registered since this is an official USDAA event).

How it Works: There is no cost for entering the match. You may specify the height of the jumps and the Aframe that you want to work the dog at. You will be asked to sign the usual disclaimer before participating. Although you may come at any point, it will work best if you sign up beforehand in 1 to 2 hour slots so that we have a good idea of how many dogs we will have available for the judge candidates.   Timeslots will be defined for Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon.  You may be asked to run 3-4 times in your time slot under different judge trainees. We would ask you only not to train in the ring when you are actually being judged (unless you are asked to do so as part of the new Fix & Continue policy).

How to Sign Up: Send an email to JLGauntt@aol.com with the following information:

Handler Name:

Dog Call Name:

Dog Jump Height (4, 8, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24):

Aframe Height (5’0, 5’6):

Preferred time slot on Saturday afternoon:

Preferred time slot on Sunday afternoon:

Email address you can be contacted at:

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More information will be posted as the date of the clinic approaches.

Agility Dogs Wanted for this weekend’s AKC Judging Clinic Examination

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This coming weekend, on June 22-24, Oriole Dog Training Club is hosting an AKC dog agility judging clinic and examination at our training building in Halethorpe, MD.

On the Saturday (3pm – 5pm) and Sunday (9am – 3pm) of this clinic, we will run a practice match for which we need dogs for the new judges to practice their skills on. Participation in this match is a good chance to get your dog on different equipment in a different location as well as a good way to give back to the sport. AKC regulation equipment will be used at this match. There is no cost for this match.

Although we have some dogs already signed up, we could sure use some more!

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Requirements: Your dog must be able to perform all of the standard equipment indoors on artificial turf. The dog does not need to be AKC registered and does not have to be measured to participate.

How it Works: There is no cost for entering the match. You may specify the height of the jumps that you want to work the dog at. You will be asked to sign the usual disclaimer before participating. Although you may come at any point, it will work best if you sign up beforehand in 2 hour slots so that we have a good idea of how many dogs we will have available for the judge candidates. Timeslots will set out on late Saturday afternoon and in 2 hours timeslots on Sunday. You may be asked to run 3-4 times in your time slot under different judge trainees. We would ask you only not to train in the ring when you are actually being judged.

How to Sign Up: Send an email to JLGauntt@aol.com with the following information:

Handler Name:

Dog Call Name:

Dog Jump Height (4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24):

Aframe Height (5’0, 5’6):

Which timeslot(s) you would like:

Saturday afternoon (3pm – 5pm)

Sunday (9am – 11am)

Sunday (11am – 1pm)

Sunday (1pm – 3pm)

Email address you can be contacted at:

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(Can’t make this match?  On July 21-22, we will also be hosting a USDAA agility judge’s clinic so you can come to one or both !)

Summer 2018 Agility Mini-Seminars with Donna Brown

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Donna Brown will be presenting three agility mini-seminars this summer.  Donna is a highly respected local agility instructor who has competed at National Finals multiple times in both USDAA and AKC agility with her Corgi and Border Collies.  She can address the specific needs of handling both small and large dogs.

For more information see our seminar information page for the flyer and registration form.

 

June 1 Jackpot Gamble Night at Oriole

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If you’re looking to practice your Jackpot Gamble skills before the upcoming CPE Agility Nationals, Oriole Dog Training Club is planning a “Jackpot Gamble Night” on June 1.

There will be four challenging Nationals-style Gamble courses designed by CPE judges Kim Stumph, Mike Brownell and Jeff Boyer. $5 per run and you will have two minutes to work with your dog. No pre-signup. Just show up around 6:30 p.m. Runs begin at 7 p.m.

Can’t make it that night?  We hold a regular schedule of agility run-throughs at Oriole !