Category Archives: Community Outreach

AKC Scentwork Workshops     Oriole Dog Training Club     July & August

ODTC is pleased to announce the following 4 Nosework Workshops focusing on Buried Hides and Handler Discrimination.  Each workshop is limited to 8 working teams; one dog per handler.  Auditors are unlimited.

The cost of these workshops is as follows:

$10 Contributing Members

$15 Training Members

$20 Non Members

$5 Auditor 

Note that payment is due online at the time of your registration.

Registration for members will begin on Saturday, 7/23 at 6am.  Any remaining spots will be offered to the public on Monday, 7/25 at 6am.

Buried Hides with Shirley Harry and Jacqui Reardon

The Buried search element is one of the searches in the AKC Odor Search Division.  This element simulates the task of Human Remains Dogs to search for scents that have been buried under the ground or submerged under water.  

Tuesday, July 26, 6:30-8:30 – Novice (sand)

Tuesday, August 2, 6:30-8:30 – Advanced (water)

Handler Discrimination with Deborah Dean and Jacqui Reardon

This search element is offered through the AKC Handler Discrimination Division.  The target scent is the handler’s scent rather than the odor of an essential oil.

Thursday, July 28, 6:30-8:30 – Novice (cotton glove or sock)

Thursday. August 4, 6:30-8:30 – Advanced (cotton ball or cotton swab)

All workshops are limited to 8 dog/handler working teams.  One dog per handler.  Auditors are unlimited.


To register for the workshops, click the names/dates below:

Buried Hides Workshop 7-26
AUDIT – Buried Hides Workshop 7-26

Buried Hides Workshop 8-2
AUDIT – Buried Hides Workshop 8-2

Handler Discrimination Workshop 7-28
AUDIT – Handler Discrimination Workshop 7-28

Handler Discrimination Workshop 8-4
AUDIT – Handler Discrimination Workshop 8-4


Please review our covid policy before attending the workshops:

ODTC Covid Policies


Jacqueline Reardon, CNWI, ORT Judge #397
jmrmdcpa@verizon.net

  •  All ODTC policies including our Covid policy will be in effect.
  • Location (Address):9 Azar Court, Halethorpe, MD 21227
  • No refunds unless there is a waiting list, or you find a replacement.
  • $5.00 for any clean-up of dog accidents
  • Only non-crumbly treats may be used, and all dogs must be crated when not working
  • Email all questions to either: registrarodtc@gmail.com or jmrmdcpa@verizon.net

Agility Skills Training Seminars with Bridget Thomas – August 12 & 13, 2022

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. She has owned and worked with multiple of breeds. Bridget and her dogs have done a variety of performance activities including agility, K9 Nose Work, flyball, rally, disc dog, dock diving, tracking, drafting, barn hunt, FAST CAT, dryland mushing, and trick training. In 2019, Bridget and Grape, her sports mix, were named to the AKC European Open Team USA and the WAO Agility Team USA. She is the owner of Dog Star in Florida. Bridget is also a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP), Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Fit Paws Master Trainer (FP-MT), Professional Member, Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), AKC CGC/AKC Trick Dog Evaluator, Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Member of the Pet Professional Guild, and instructor at “Camp Gone to The Dogs”. 

Seminar Topics:  

Friday Morning –
How to Stay Ahead of the Course” – Learn how to walk and run a course and train the skills to stay ahead of your dog on course. Appropriate for Open/Advance levels and above.

Friday Afternoon – “Sequencing with Layering, Sends and Distance” – Sequences to challenge and build upon your distance skills.  Learn how to train layers and when it is appropriate on course.  Appropriate for Open/Advance levels and above.

Saturday Morning – “Discriminations on Course’ – Sequences with discriminations of all kinds – tunnels, contacts, jumps, etc.  Appropriate for Open/Advance levels and above.

Saturday Afternoon – “Super Skills” – Training and proofing of verbal and body cues.  Appropriate for Open/Advance levels and above. 
 

Time: Friday – Morning seminar will be from 10am – 1:30pm & Afternoon seminar will be from 2:30 – 6pm

Saturday – Morning seminar will be from 9am – 12:30 pm & Afternoon seminar will be from 1:30 pm – 5pm
                                                                                        
Cost/day:              Oriole Members – Participant slots (6 per seminar) –      $100 per seminar, Auditor slots (6 per seminar) –          $35 per seminar
                               Non-members –    Participant slots (6 per seminar) –      $125 per seminar, Auditor slots (6 per seminar) –    $55 per seminar
 
Food: If you stay the day, lunch is on your own. There are several food establishments in the immediate area.

Online registration and payment are required. To register, click the names of the seminars below:

How to Stay Ahead of the Course (Fri Morning)
AUDIT ONLY – How to Stay Ahead of the Course

Sequencing with Layering Sends & Distance (Fri Afternoon)
AUDIT ONLY – Sequencing with Layering Sends and Distance

Discriminations on Course (Sat morning)
AUDIT ONLY – Discriminations on Course

Super Skills (Sat Afternoon)
AUDIT ONLY – Super Skills

 

Registration opens:  For members on Tuesday, July 19 at 6am and for non-members on Friday, July 22 at 6am.

  • All ODTC policies including our Covid 19 policy will be in effect.
  • Since Friday’s seminars are during a workday for the business in the complex, based on our rental agreement, we cannot allow dogs who excessively bark in the building.
  • Location (Address):9 Azar Court, Halethorpe, MD 21227
  • No refunds unless there is a waiting list, or you find a replacement.
  • $5.00 for any clean-up of dog accidents
  • Only non-crumbly treats may be used, and all dogs must be crated when not working
  • Email all questions to either: rosiepup@verizon.net or sheilamehring@gmail.com

Learning Crosses Workshops with Terry Herman



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 summer, ODTC is offering three separate workshops to learn how to do the crosses correctly; when to do them; and where to do them, to give a dog the clearest possible direction. These workshops are aimed at the Novice handler. Dogs need to be able to do all obstacles in sequences. Preference will be given to students who graduated from the AG1 classes since Fall 2021.    Students will have the opportunity to work on what was covered at the workshop during an evening of exercises with instructor Cindy Deubler the following week. Preference will be given to those who attended the workshop in working slots, followed by auditors.
   
All workshops are limited to 8 dog/handler working teams. Auditors are unlimited.  Exercise nights are limited to 10 dog/handler working teams. Auditing will not be offered. One dog per handler Registration for all six evenings opens: Wednesday, June 29 at 8 am for Contributing members Thursday, June 30 at 8 am for Members Friday, July 1 at 8 am for Non-members
Online registration and payment are required. To register, click on the names of workshops below:   

Tuesday, July 19 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm   FRONT CROSSES with Terry Herman

AUDIT ONLY – Front Crosses with Terry Herman
  Cost: $50 for members / $75 for non-members / $25 for auditors

Tuesday, July 26 • 6:30 pm – 9 pm FRONT CROSS EXERCISES with Cindy Deubler   $25 Members / $35 Non-Members   ********************************************************************* Tuesday, August 9 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
BLIND CROSSES with Terry Herman   

AUDIT ONLY – Blind Crosses with Terry Herman
  Cost: $50 for members / $75 for non-members / $25 for auditors

Tuesday, August 16 • 6:30 pm – 9 pm BLIND CROSS EXERCISES with Cindy Deubler   $25 Members / $35 Non-Members   *********************************************************************
Tuesday, August 23 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm   REAR CROSSES with Terry Herman

AUDIT ONLY – Rear Crosses with Terry Herman
Cost: $50 for members / $75 for non-members / $25 for auditors Tuesday, August 30 • 6:30 pm – 9 pm

REAR CROSS EXERCISES with Cindy Deubler   $25 Members / $35 Non-Members ********************************************************************* 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.

Please review our covid policy prior to going to your workshop:

ODTC Covid Policies   E-mail questions regarding the seminars to Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to lmckisson@gmail.com  

Young Dog Sequencing Workshop with OneMindDog Coach Nancy Schilling

Saturday, June 25 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Puppies/Young Dogs will be working sequences with jumps and tunnels. This is a great opportunity to brush up on what to work on with young dogs!

Working spots are filled, but auditors may attend.

Auditor spots are $25 for club members; $35 for non-members. 

Auditing spots open now. Click here to register:

AUDIT ONLY – Young Dog Sequencing Workshop

No refunds will be given unless there is a waiting list, or you find a replacement for your slot. If auditing, do not bring your dog to the workshop.

E-mail questions regarding the seminars to Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net

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