Category Archives: Community Outreach

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

Summer Fun Workshop!

 Agility Verbals! 
with Terry Herman

Tuesday, July 12 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Why verbals? Isn’t motion the most powerful cue in agility? Why should I use words too?

Have you ever used a GPS without the voice prompts? Can you follow the moving vehicle on the map? Sure, but isn’t it easier when you hear something like, “prepare to turn right”, or “go through this light and take a left at the next light”? That’s what our agility verbals do – provide the dog with advance information on which way to go and what to do next.

They’re particularly important when we can’t use our motion as a cue – like a gamble or FAST send, or when we’re not in front of our dog, or on a discrimination. So, what verbals do you need and how do you train them? This workshop will cover some of the most often used agility verbals and the basics of training them.

The workshop is open to all levels, although dogs must be able to send to a jump or tunnel. Contacts & weaves will not be used.

Limited to 8 dog/handler teams

Auditors – unlimited

Cost: $50 for members, $75 for non-members, $25 for auditors


Registration opens:

Wednesday, June 22 at 8 am for Contributing members

Thursday, June 23 at 8 am for Members

Friday, June 24 at 8 am for Non-members 

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

Agility Verbals! with Terry Herman

AUDIT ONLY – Agility Verbals!

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

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

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