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New August Agility Workshops

Lead Outs with Terry Herman
Wednesday, August 21st – 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Lead Outs: When to use and how to use them to give your dog the most information possible. Dogs should be able to hold a stay at the start. For competition ready teams.

Troubleshooting Stopped Contacts with Darlene Paul
Tuesday, August 27nd – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

This workshop will cover the most common problems seen in the 2 On/2 Off contact performance – Not stopping; early releasing; not driving into position; creeping and stopping early; handler needs to “babysit” end of contact. This workshop is meant to cover end criteria. Teeter issues such as fear, not driving past pivot point may be touched on if there is time.

Details on both workshops including fees and registration links can be found on our Seminars and Workshops page.

Artful Dodgers USDAA Intro Trial August 15th 6pm!

Beat the heat and have fun in the AC at our USDAA Intro Trial!



Getting ready to start a new agility dog? Curious about USDAA? Artful Dodgers will be hosting a USDAA Intro Trial the night of Thursday, August 15th at Oriole Dog Training Club. Intro Standard, Intro Snooker, and Intro Jumpers will be offered.

Day of Show entries will be accepted between 6:00pm and 6:30pm for an additional $2 per run.

Check in for the first class offered is from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Please see your final confirmation for check-in times for later classes.

Click here for more information and the premium list for the USDAA Intro Trial:
USDAA Agility Trial Information Page

It is important to note that dogs cannot be registered with the USDAA on the day of the Intro trial.  Allow at least a week before the trial to register and receive your registration number. Click on the link below to create a free USDAA competitor account and register your dog: 

https://www.usdaa.com/competitorServices/index.cfm?event=cs.login

Why compete in the USDAA Intro Program?

1. The USDAA Intro Program is designed to help new competitors and beginning dogs get started in dog agility in a low-stress environment. There are people there to help beginners and you can train in the ring.

2. Dogs 14 months of age or older who have not earned titles in the USDAA Championship, Performance or Veterans Programs are eligible to earn titles in the USDAA Intro Program.

3. In a USDAA Intro trial, you can compete in FEO (For Exhibition Only). FEO allows you to train in the ring and there’s no pressure to complete a course with accuracy.

4. USDAA Intro trials are a good place to learn how trials operate. Where do you check in? How do you fill out an entry form?

5. You can learn the USDAA classes like Snooker, Standard and Jumpers! The judge will spend time answering all your questions.

6. You can use toys in the ring! If you choose to use a toy during your run, you are electing to run FEO and cannot qualify, but the training opportunity is invaluable.

To learn more about USDAA agility, including an opportunity to learn to play Snooker, sign up for the “Getting to Know USDAA Workshop” on the evening of August 1.  The workshop will not include contacts or weaves.

Register: Getting to Know USDAA WORKING SLOT
Register: Getting to Know USDAA AUDIT ONLY

Additional Session added for Tracy Riley workshops

Due to popular demand, an additional Tracy Riley Advanced Agility Handling Seminar has been added on August 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Registration is now open for Oriole members and opens on Friday, June 14th at 7am for non-members.

Registration will be monitored. Online registration and payment is required.  To be waitlisted for any full seminar, contact Lorinda McKisson at ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com

For more information or to register, visit our Seminars and Workshops page.

Summer Agility workshops with Tracy Riley

Oriole is pleased to have local trainer and international competitor Tracy Riley presenting 3 workshops for us this summer.

There will be three evening mini seminars (2 hours each) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 PM on consecutive Tuesdays in July and August. 

Agility Skills for Pre-competition Handler Teams (Part 1): This seminar will only use jumps and tunnels to improve handling skills.  No contact equipment or weaves will be used.  8 working slots.

  • When – Tuesday, July 30th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost – Members:  $60 for a working slot for one seminar.
  •             Non-members:   $70 for a working slot for one seminar.

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

  • When – Tuesday, August 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost – Members:  $60 for a working slot for one seminar. 
  •        Non-members:   $70 for a working slot for one seminar.

 

Agility Skills for Pre-competition Handler Teams (Part 2): This seminar will use jumps, tunnels and contact equipment to improve handling skills.   No weaves will be used.  8 working slots.

  • When – Tuesday, August 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost – Members:  $60 for a working slot for one seminar. 
  •             Non-members:   $70 for a working slot for one seminar.


Registration opens Monday, June 10th at 7am for Oriole members and Friday, June 14th at 7am for non-members.

For more information or to register, visit our Seminars and Workshops page.

Jump Bar Party!

Club member Lorinda McKisson organized a Jump Bar Party to strip, clean, and re-tape the club’s jump bars and weave poles.
Joining her in the effort were Felicia Wynn, Michael McKisson, Kim Jones, Cynthia Morgan, Gloria Stevens, Linda Miles, Cindy Deubler, Susan Lawrence and Rosemary Hanes.
Lorinda also did some maintenance on our wing jumps while Felicia put on her painter’s smock.  With Felicia’s painting skills, one of our mismatched bathroom cabinets no longer clashes with the décor.
Many thanks to those who came to help.  It was a huge task with 45 jump bars and 30 weave poles.  Special thanks to Mike for cleaning and re-taping of all the weave poles.
Thanks to Mike, Cindy and Felicia for helping Lorinda set up and/or clean up. It was a fun and productive day!!
Jump Bar Cleaning Party