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Two December Workshops with Bridget Thomas!

Fitness and Conditioning for the Weekend Warrior
Young/Green Dog Handling Workshop
Saturday, December 14th

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Bridget has been training and competing with dogs since her teens. For the past 20 years, she has been heavily involved in dog training, dog sports, and dog activities of all kinds. Agility has been her primary sport, and she has traveled all over the country competing and teaching. Currently she is owned and loved by border collies, an amazing little “sports mix”, a baby border-whippet, and Jetty, the pony. In the past, she has  lived with lots of other breeds and types of dogs.

Bridget and her dogs do a little bit of everything: agility, K9 Nose Work, flyball, rally, disc dog, dock diving, tracking, drafting, barn hunt, FAST CAT, dryland mushing, and trick training. In the past, Bridget also has been involved in earthdog, sighthound lure coursing and racing, and even some field work. In 2019, Bridget and Grape, her little sports mix, were named to the AKC European Open Team USA and also the WAO Agility Team USA.

■ Owner DogStar ■ Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP) ■ Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) ■ FitPaws Master Trainer (FP-MT) ■ Professional Member, Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) ■ AKC Canine Good Citizen/AKC Trick Dog Evaluator ■ Certified Trick Dog Instructor ■ Member of the Pet Professional Guild ■ Instructor at “Camp Gone to The Dogs”

There will be two workshops, 3 ½ hours each.

Fitness and Conditioning for the Weekend Warrior – Give yourself the skills, tools and exercises to keep your canine partner in shape all winter long. Now that outdoor exercise may be limited learn how to use a few pieces of inexpensive fitness equipment and some household props to create exercises just for your dog. Learn what exercises work what parts, and why they are important. Participants will see each exercise demonstrated and then have a chance to try it with their own dog.

**To get the most out of this workshop working participants should be comfortable with perch work (front feet on an object, back feet on an object, and all four feet on an object). It is also incredibly helpful if your dog is already comfortable being on wobbly things…wobble boards, balance discs, etc. A basic list of foundation skills, and how to teach them will be emailed to registered participants.

10 working slots.  Unlimited Auditors.

When:  Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Cost:  Members: $70 for a working slot for one workshop. $20 for one auditing slot
Non-members: $80 for a working slot for one workshop. $25 for one auditing slot

Young/Green Dog Handling Workshop – Fast and fun sequences using jumps and tunnels for teams that are building on their foundation skills and are ready to add some handling challenges. Learn how to decide which cross where, how to execute them, and how to maximize your team’s potential. This workshop is about building speed, motivation and understanding so you and your dog can play the game we love with confidence!

**Teams should be comfortable with jumps/tunnels and short sequencing to get the most out of this workshop. Please contact Bridget if you are unsure if this is the right workshop for you.
6 working slots. Unlimited Auditors.

When:  Saturday, December 14th from 1:30 to 5:00 pm

Cost:  Members: $70 for a working slot for one workshop. $20 for one auditing slot
Non-members: $80 for a working slot for one workshop. $25 for one auditing slot

Registration opens Monday, October 28th at 8 am for Oriole members and Wednesday, October 30th at 8 am for non-members.

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

Fitness & Conditioning for the Weekend Warrior – Working Slot

Fitness & Conditioning for the Weekend Warrior – Audit

 Young/Green Dog Handling – Working Slot

Young/Green Dog Handling – Audit

 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 workshops or to be placed on the waiting list to Lorinda McKisson at:  ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com.

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.

See our website for more on ‘house rules’. https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/

Location:  9 Azar Court, Halethorpe, MD 21227.

 

Agility Handling with Tracy Riley – Two Evening Workshops Tuesday, December 3rd and December 10th

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Multi-time USA World Team Member and medalist, Tracy Riley has been actively involved in the sport of Agility since 2002.  Tracy and her canine teammates have earned multiple wins and placements at local, regional, national and international events. Tracy is an experienced trainer who can build drive and focus. She is a highly energetic and enthusiastic individual who teaches in a clear and simplified manner. Tracy uses positive reinforcement, games, and shaping to build winning behaviors in dogs while teaching their handlers to be consistent and positive. She emphasizes teamwork, consistency, handling skills and most importantly, fun for both handler.

There will be two evening workshops (3 hours each) from 6:30 pm to 9:30 PM on consecutive Tuesdays in December:

Agility Skills for Pre-competition Handler Teams: This workshop will only use jumps and tunnels to improve handling skills.  No contact equipment or weaves will be used.  8 working slots.

When – Tuesday, December 3rd from 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Cost – Members:  $75 for a working slot for one workshop.

Non-members: $90 for a working slot for one workshop.

Advanced Agility Handling Skills: This workshop is for Open/Master Level Teams.  8 working slots.

When – Tuesday, December 10th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Cost – Members:  $75 for a working slot for one workshop. 

            Non-members: $90 for a working slot for one workshop.

Registration opens Monday, October 14th at 8 am for Oriole members and Wednesday, October 16th at 8 am for non-members. Online registration and payment are required.  To register, click links below:

Tracy Riley – Agility Skills for Pre-Competition Handler Teams – 12/3/2019

Tracy Riley – Advanced Agility Handling Skills – 12/10/2019

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 workshops and registration and/or requests to be waitlisted to Lorinda McKisson at:  ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com

Location:  9 Azar Court, Halethorpe, MD 21227

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.

See our website for more house rules: https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/

OMD Seminars with Becca Thrift are less than two weeks away!

Fantastic opportunities at a great price! 

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OneMind Dogs Coach Rebecca Thrift Seminars at Oriole are less than two weeks away – have you signed up? There are still openings, so don’t miss out! The seminars are great learning experiences for novice handlers, and wonderful training and handling techniques for young dogs!

Cost per day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.):

Working teams: Oriole members –$150 • Non-members – $175

Auditors: Oriole members –$60 • Non-members – $85

Friday, Oct. 11— Puppy Foundations, although not just for puppies! OneMind Dogs foundation, techniques, handling, sequencing, introduction to obstacles, flatwork, play, motivation, impulse control and much more! It is open to all dogs with no prerequisites. Puppies should be 14 weeks and older.

Saturday, Oct. 12— Intro to OneMind Dogs Handling/Basic Techniques. For those who are new to OneMind Dogs and have never taken a Techniques seminar, or are looking to refresh their knowledge of the basic techniques.

Sunday, Oct. 13— Young Dogs. The first step to start sequencing with young dogs and also for anyone who wants to learn to build a strong obstacle commitment and get deeper understanding of the three Cs in practice. Learn some of the basic handling techniques to get through the sequences and learn useful skills for the future.

Go to Oriole’s website at https://orioledogclub.org/seminars-and-workshops/ for all the details!

The Dumbbell Newsletter – June 2019

Click on the link below to view the June 2019 issue of the Oriole Dog Training Club Newsletter, The Dumbbell.  Included in the newsletter are club announcements, events, accomplishments/brags and more!

This issue also includes a link (bottom of page 1) to a short survey questionnaire, your participation and input is appreciated!

Dumbbell 2019 June

Spirit Wear is Back

Oriole Dog Training Club Inc.

Spring SPIRIT WEAR!

Available to order Now through May 28, 2019.  Colors available vary by style.

Place orders online at https://www.customink.com/fundraising/odtc-2019-spirit-wear

  • Short Sleeve T-shirts $25
  • Polo Shirts          $25
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirts $30
  • Sweatshirts $35
  • Zip Hooded Jacket (3 colors) $40

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You may have your order shipped directly to you for a small shipping fee or have them delivered in a bulk order which will be available at the club around June 15, 2019.

Proceeds from the sales benefit the Oriole Dog Training Club and will be used towards new equipment and capital improvements.  Questions – please contact Sheila Saville (301) 490-1970 or dumbbell@orioledogclub.club