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Getting to Know the Agility Organizations

Learn more about each of the agility organizations in which Oriole holds trials—USDAA, NADAC, AKC and CPE. The evening will start with an overview, which includes basic rules, classes offered, equipment used and how titles are earned. A run-thru in at least one of the games the organization offers will follow, for Novice/Open handlers and dogs. Prerequisites for the run-thrus: Dogs should be comfortable on all obstacles. Auditing is encouraged for beginner handlers new to any of the organizations. Oriole reserves the right to cancel if less than six dogs are registered. Click on links below to register. 

Agility Ring • 6:30 to 9 pm • Limited to 12 dogs and handlers (unlimited auditors)

Fee: $15NM/$11TM/$7.50CM for dog/handler teams; $5 for auditors

Getting to Know USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association).
Instructor: USDAA agility judge Janet Gauntt
When: Monday, Aug. 30
Working Slot:  Getting to Know USDAA Seminar
Auditing Slot:  Getting to Know USDAA Seminar – AUDIT ONLY  

Getting to Know AKC (American Kennel Club).

Instructor: AKC agility judge Tricia Dunseith
When: Tuesday, Sept. 7
Working Slot:  Getting to Know AKC Seminar    
Auditing Slot:  Getting to Know AKC Seminar – AUDIT ONLY  

Getting to Know NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council).
Instructor: NADAC agility judge Jean Wilkins
When: Tuesday, Sept. 14
Working Slot:  Getting to Know NADAC Seminar
Auditing Slot:Getting to Know NADAC Seminar – AUDIT ONLY  

CPE: To be announced


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 Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net

E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to: RegistrarODTC@gmail.com


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Backsides, Threadles, Serps, and 270s with Terry Herman

More Summer Fun with Two Terry Herman Workshops!

CROSSES

with Terry Herman

Wednesday, Aug. 4 • 6:30 pm – 9 pm

How do you do a Front cross? When do you do a Blind cross? Why do a Rear cross instead?

Once the dogs can do the obstacles, handlers have to learn how to direct them around a course as clearly and efficiently as possible. Three of the basic handling maneuvers for doing this are front crosses, blind crosses, and rear crosses. This workshop will deal with: how to do them correctly; when to do them; and where to do them, to give a dog the clearest possible direction. It’s aimed at the Novice handler, or anyone who needs to review the basics of these three handling staples. Dogs need to do all obstacles except weaves. Preference given to students who graduated from the AG2 class since Fall 2020.  

Cost: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

Limited to 8 dog/handler teams

Auditors $10

Registration opens: 
Wednesday, July 28 at 8 am for Contributing members
Thursday, July 29 at 8 am for Members
Friday, July 30 at 8 am for non-members. 

Online registration and payment is required. To register, click links below: 

CROSSES with Terry Herman

AUDIT ONLY – CROSSES


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 Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net

E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to registrar@orioledogclub.club


All Oriole Dog Training Club policies will be in effect, including the following

  • There is a $5 clean-up fee for accidents that occur on the turf
  • Only non-crumbly, non-staining dog treats may be used on the field
  • Dogs are to be relieved in designated outdoor areas
  • Dogs are to be crated when not working

For more policy information, go to https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/.

Backsides, Threadles, Serps, and 270s
with Terry Herman

Wednesday, Sept. 1 • 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Can you send your dog to the backside of a jump? Can you do a Threadle and not fall behind? What’s the best way to handle a Serpentine or a 270? If you want to do Premier, USDAA Masters, UKI courses, or International competition, you need to know how to train for these challenges. This workshop will break down some of the basics for teaching the dog skills and handler skills necessary to master them, and is aimed primarily at Advanced/Masters handlers.  

Cost: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

Limited to 8 dog/handler teams

Auditors $10

Registration opens: 
Wednesday, July 28 at 8 am for Contributing members
Thursday, July 29 at 8 am for Members
Friday, July 30  at 8 am for non-members. 

Online registration and payment is required. To register, click links below: 

Backsides, Threadles, Serps, and 270s with Terry Herman

AUDIT ONLY – Backsides, Threadles, Serps, and 270s

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 Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net

E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to registrar@orioledogclub.club

All Oriole Dog Training Club policies will be in effect, including the following

  • There is a $5 clean-up fee for accidents that occur on the turf
  • Only non-crumbly, non-staining dog treats may be used on the field
  • Dogs are to be relieved in designated outdoor areas
  • Dogs are to be crated when not working

For more policy information, go to https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/.

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with 2 Cool Workshops!

FOUNDATION TEACHING FOR 2O2O CONTACTS 
with Darlene Paul
Tuesday, July 27, 6:30 pm to 9 pm

This workshop will consist of lecture, demonstration, and participation. It will cover the very beginning method of teaching a 2O2O (2 On 2 Off) contact, using the target and travel board method. It will show how to progress with handler motion, and then into dog motion or speed into the position. Most common troubleshooting issues will also be addressed. This workshop will not address teeter issues. Bring notebook and pen to take notes.

Cost: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

Limited to 8 dogs

Auditors $10

Registration opens:
Wednesday, July 21 at 8am for Contributing Members
Thursday, July 22nd at 8am for Members
Friday, July 23rd at 8am for Non-Members
***Please be sure to register under the correct member type!***

Online registration and payment is required. To register, click links below: 

Foundation Teaching for 2O2O Contacts
AUDIT ONLY – Foundation Teaching for 2O2O Contacts


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 Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net

E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to registrar@orioledogclub.club

All Oriole Dog Training Club policies will be in effect, including the following

  • There is a $5 clean-up fee for accidents that occur on the turf
  • Only non-crumbly, non-staining dog treats may be used on the field
  • Dogs are to be relieved in designated outdoor areas
  • Dogs are to be crated when not working

For more policy information, go to https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/.

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CONNECTION! CONNECTION! CONNECTION! 
 with Darlene Paul

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 6:30 pm to 9 pm

This workshop will address one of the most fundamental parts of the agility performance puzzle, but one which many handlers struggle with their dogs. It will consist of some lecture, demo, and participation. Connection training actually starts with our puppies. What exactly does connection mean to you? Are you trying to connect with your dog, but not getting connection back? What exercises can we do to improve getting and keeping the connection with our dog?  Bring notebook and pen to take notes.

Cost: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

Limited to 8 dogs

Auditors $10

Registration opens: 
Wednesday, July 21 at 8am for Contributing Members
Thursday, July 22nd at 8am for Members
Friday, July 23rd at 8am for Non-Members
***Please be sure to register under the correct member type!***

Online registration and payment is required. To register, click links below: 

Connection Connection Connection
AUDIT ONLY – Connection Connection Connection


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 Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net

E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to registrar@orioledogclub.club

All Oriole Dog Training Club policies will be in effect, including the following

  • There is a $5 clean-up fee for accidents that occur on the turf
  • Only non-crumbly, non-staining dog treats may be used on the field
  • Dogs are to be relieved in designated outdoor areas
  • Dogs are to be crated when not working

For more policy information, go to https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/.

Barn Hunt Intro Workshop & Run-Through

Barn Hunt Intro Workshop & Run Through-Sat. , July 17, 8-12pm

Have you heard about Barn Hunt and would like to learn more and even try it out?  Oriole (and the Oriole Rats!) are supporting an Intro workshop given by BHA judge and Oriole club member Colin Ratcliffe to be held at Branchwater Farm on Saturday, July 17 from 8 am-12 pm.  Check out the details and how to sign up here

After this workshop, you and your dog will be well prepared for the Rat Instinct Test at the trial held July 23-25 at Branchwater Farm. Participants in this workshop who wish to enter the Oriole Barn Hunt trial the following weekend will have late fees waived. See our Barn Hunt Trial page for more information 🙂


~ BARN HUNT RUN-THROUGH ~
 

Following the workshop, there will be timed run-throughs at $5/run from 1pm to 3pm. Sign-ups for run-throughs are taken that day and start at 12:45pm. All levels (Instinct through Masters). Masters will be run on a modified Open course.

ODTC Barn Hunt Trial at Branchwater July 23-25th

ODTC is still accepting entries for its July 23rd– 25th Barn Hunt trial at Branchwater Farms in Reisterstown, MD! The closing date is July 12th with late entries being taken until July 17th.

Friday night, the 23rd, features 2 Master trials starting at 6pm in Branchwater’s two outdoor rings.  Saturday & Sunday, the 24th and 25th, feature morning trials for all classes starting at 8am in the two outdoor rings.  To beat the midday heat, Crazy 8 classes will be held in the air-conditioned indoor rings!  Afternoon trials will resume at 5PM for all classes in the two outdoor rings.

Our Judges are Richard Myers and Shannon Forbes.


For full premium: https://www.barnhunt.com/register/event.php?key=5747

For fast online entry & payment:    https://midatlanticbarnhunt.com/

Questions?  Contact Trial Secretary Dana Hoppes at odtcbhsec2@gmail.com or Trial Chair Bridget Ratcliffe at br146.ratcliffe.bridget@gmail.com