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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

Getting to Know the Agility Organizations: Evening CPE Agility Workshop

We have a few working slots left and plenty of auditing slots for the Getting to Know CPE Agility Workshop on Thursday, July 25th. 

Participants will learn the rules of all CPE classes and run one of CPE’s most fun games – FULLHOUSE! 

Wildcard or Colors will be set up if time allows.
See below for more information and registration links.

Getting to Know the Agility Organizations

Keep the Summer Fun Going by Trying New Venues!


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Learn more about each of the agility organizations in which Oriole holds trials and how to prepare for competition at the upcoming trials. Each evening will offer an overview including basic rules, how to register, classes offered, equipment used, and how titles are earned. Run-thrus will be held for Novice/Open handlers and dogs in at least one of the games the organization offers.

Prerequisites: Dog should be comfortable on all obstacles. Limited to 15 dogs and handlers. Auditing is encouraged for beginner handlers new to any of the organizations whose dog may not yet be ready to compete. Oriole reserves the right to cancel if less than six dogs are registered.

Getting to Know: CPE (Canine Performance Events)
Focus will be on CPE games classes which will be offered at the Artful Dodger CPE trial Aug. 17-18. Entries for the trial close Aug. 1. Your dog must be registered with CPE to enter the trial. To register your dog, go to http://www.k9cpe.com/. Instructors: Linda Hulbert & Nancy Morris
When: Thursday, July 25 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Fee: $15NM/$11TM/$7.50CM for dog/handler teams; $5 for auditors
Online registration and payment is required. To register for the seminars, click links below:

Getting to Know CPE WORKING SLOT
Getting to Know CPE AUDIT ONLY

Information and premiums for all trials, seminars, and other events at Oriole Dog Training Club can be found here: https://orioledogclub.org/event-overview/

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 Sheila Mehring at: odtcseminars@aol.com.

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

Getting to Know the Agility Organizations: Upcoming AKC ACT2 Test

Information on Oriole DTC’s “Getting to Know the Agility Organizations” push this summer can be found at

https://orioledogclub.org/seminars-and-workshops/#AgilityOrganizations2019

Our next event is an AKC ACT2 held on the evening of Tuesday, July 23

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Have you done the AKC ACT 1 test? Ready for more?
You can also title in ACT 2!

Haven’t done AKC ACT 1? Dogs and handlers can skip ACT 1 and start right out in ACT 2.

If you participated in the Getting to Know AKC Seminar on July 9th, you will receive $5 off your first ACT runs on July 23rd.

See details below and join us on Tuesday, July 23rd for two rounds of AKC ACT 2!


More Summer Adventures
at Oriole Dog Training Club!!!

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Would you like to see how your dog would perform in a small trial atmosphere, that is more relaxed and friendly? Would you like to try to earn your first AKC agility title?

Join us for our AKC ACT Tests with 

Judge Patricia Dunseith!

 

The Agility Course Test (ACT) is an entry level agility event designed to introduce and welcome beginning dogs and their handlers to the AKC sport of agility in a fun, relaxed setting.  Any dog that has not earned a title in an AKC Agility class is eligible to participate. There are two levels of ACT events – ACT1 and ACT2.

  • ACT1 is designed for the beginning level dog to show beginning sequencing and performance skills.
  • ACT2 requires an increased skill level shown by the additional obstacles to be performed.

Who Can Participate an ACT Event?

Any person with a dog that meets the requirements for a regular agility trial can enter these events (requirements available on www.akc.org).

  • Dogs must be 15 months of age or older.
  • Dogs do not need to be AKC registered at the time of entry.
  • Dogs cannot have achieved any AKC Agility title other than an ACT 1.
  • Dogs and handlers can skip ACT 1 and start right out in ACT 2.
  • Dogs that are registered/listed with AKC can earn titles for ACT1 and ACT2.

Click here for more information on AKC ACT Tests:  AKC ACT Test Flyer

Refer to www.akc.org/events/agility/act-program for more information.

Jump Heights

You may enter your dog at any jump height you wish.

 

When and Where:

The ACT tests will take place at Oriole Dog Training Club 9 Azar Ct. Baltimore MD 21227.

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • Two Rounds ACT 2

Building opens 6 p.m. • First briefing and walk-through at 7 p.m.


How to Enter:

Entries will be taken between 6pm and 7pm the day of the ACT Trial. Do not mail entries. Click here for premium: AKC ACT Test Entry Forms 

Cost:

$15 for first run, $10 for additional run (includes $5 AKC recording fee). Make checks payable to ODTC.
Those who participated in the Getting to Know AKC Seminar on July 9th will receive $5 off their first ACT runs on July 23rd.  

 

If any questions, contact Cindy Deubler at rosiepup@verizon.net.

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

Getting to Know the Agility Organizations!

Keep the Summer Fun Going by Trying New Venues!

Learn more about each of the agility organizations in which Oriole holds trials – NADAC, AKC, CPE and USDAA – and how to prepare for competition at the upcoming trials.   One organization will be discussed per evening workshop.  Each evening will offer an overview including

  • basic rules,
  • how to register
  • classes offered,
  • equipment used, and
  • how titles are earned.

Following the discussion, a run-thru will be held for Novice/Open handlers and dogs in at least one of the games the organization offers.

See our seminars and workshops page for more information and registration links.