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New Puppy Kindergarten class added!

We have just added a PuppyK class to our schedule and registration is now open. The class meets for 4 weeks and starts on June 5th.

 [OB101A] Puppy Kindergarten.  Instructor:  Sue Carlton, Assistants: Kara O’Connor and Carol Carr. 4 weeks. For puppies 14 weeks to 6 months old. Emphasis on positive socialization to people and other puppies, environmental surroundings and contacts. General behavior topics will include crate training, housetraining, reading body language, and reducing nipping and jumping. We will focus on skills like attention to owner, loose leash walking, rear end awareness, good play and greeting skills with dogs and people, sit, down, come, wait, even tricks! This is a “food” reward-based class. Note:  Bring current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class. Puppies attend the first class. No class on June 26th.

Agility Seminars with Dudley Shumate – June 28, 2023

Dudley Shumate will be presenting two seminars on Wed, June 28, 2023.

8 working spots per seminar.  Limited Auditors

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – International Handling.  Attendees must be proficient on all obstacles. In additional, they must be trialing at an upper level at UKI, USDAA, or doing ISC courses. 

1:00 PM – 5 PM – Young Dogs. This seminar will be jumps and tunnels only.  It is suitable for dogs just beginning their career or dogs who are trialing but are not confident or lack some skills.

Online registration and payment are required.

Due to noise restriction during normal weekday business hours at ODTC, uncontrollable and constant barking is not allowed and dogs will be excused without refund. Please take that into consideration when registering.

Registration opens:

Monday, April 24 at 8am for Contributing Members,
Wednesday, April 26 at 8am for Members
Friday, April 28 at 8am for Non-members

More information and links to online registration can be found on our Seminars and Workshops page.

Christine Tschech Agility Seminars on June 24 and 25, 2023.

ODTC is pleased to welcome back Christine Tschech for 4 half-day seminars.

Saturday, June 24 features coursework seminars for International/Masters dogs in the morning and Novice/Open dogs in the afternoon.

Sunday, June 25 will be focused on skills with Sends in the morning and Crosses in the afternoon.

Registration opens Monday, April 17, 2023 at 8 am for Oriole members and Wednesday, April 19, at 8 am for provisional members and non-members.

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

Premium is Available for Our May 20-21, 2023 USDAA Agility Trial

The premium is now posted for our spring Artful Dodgers USDAA agility trial with Karen Gloor from Chandler, AZ judging. The trial is indoors, climate controlled on Sprinturf.

This trial features titling classes (Intro through Masters), Double Gamblers, plus a Grand Prix and Steeplechase for those still needing to qualify for the June Mid-Atlantic regional or the Nationals (Cynosport) to be held this year in Murfreesboro, TN.

We do plan to have our usual Preakness watching party after the trial again this year 🙂

Please see our USDAA Trial Information page for details.

Flyball Bootcamp with Pam Casselman on July 29-30, 2023

No Speed Limit Flyball and ODTC invite you to join us for a working bootcamp with Pam Casselman.

Pam has been playing flyball for 20+ years and teaching classes for 15 years. Pam’s dog Legend holds the UFLI record for the fastest Malinois at 3.58 seconds and her retired whippet Reach held the fastest single time of 3.51 for 3 consecutive years from 2011-2014. Pam has trained multiple dogs to run in the 3.5’s since then. Pam has experience training many diverse breeds, from shih tzus to huskies.

Hours: Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm.

Cost: $225.00 for a 2-day working spot. Auditing $50.00 for one day, $75.00 for both days.

Location: Oriole Dog Training Club – 9 Azar Court, Halethorpe, MD 21227

Online registration and payment are required. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. No refunds will be given unless there is a waiting list, or you find a replacement for your slot.

Registration opens Monday, March 27 at 8am for Oriole members and Saturday, April 1 at 8am for non-members.

For more information and registration links, please go to our Seminars and Workshops page.

Wednesday March 22 – Evening Workshop with Ken Briefel – Introduction to Distance!  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Introduction to Distance – This two hour workshop will provide you with some concepts for training and implementing the use of distance skills in agility. The time allotted does not begin to offer proficiency or allow for training of obstacle performance. The goal will be to provide you with some skills and confidence that can be built upon with further practice. 

8 working slots; auditors welcome.  Dogs must be proficient on all obstacles.

For more details and registration information, please visit our Seminars and Workshops page.

Tunnel Skills Workshops with Terry Herman – March 21 and March 28, 2023


Tuesday, March 21 • 6 to 9 pm

$60 for members/$75 for non-members. Auditors $25.

Can you send your dog 10, 20, 30 feet to a tunnel? Can you send your dog down a line of jumps to the tunnel entrance you want? Can you send your dog down a line of jumps and turn them off a tunnel? Can your dog find a tunnel entrance from a variety of angled approaches? Can you keep your dog going forward out of a tunnel, or can you turn your dog as they exit? This workshop is designed to help you answer all of those questions. 

This workshop is intended for dog and handler teams not yet ready or just getting ready to compete.  Only jumps and tunnels will be used. 

Limited to 8 working spots, one working spot per handler. Auditors welcome.


Tuesday, March 28 • 6 to 9 pm

$60 for members/$75 for non-members. Auditors $25.

The “non-faultable obstacle”. Did you know that there are more off courses & faults after tunnels than any other obstacle? This workshop will deal with advanced tunnel challenges. Can you bypass one tunnel entry to get the other? Cue the entry end you want without being in front of your dog? Tunnel discriminations? Tight turns vs. mild turns vs. forward out of tunnels? Backside tunnel entries & exits?  

This workshop is intended for dog and handler teams at the advanced/excellent/masters (or equivalent) levels. Dogs must be able to perform all equipment at competition level without aids. 

Limited to 8 working spots, one working spot per handler.  Auditors welcome.

Location: Oriole Dog Training Club – 9 Azar Court, Halethorpe, MD 21227

Registration opens:

Monday, March 13, 2023 at 8 am for Contributing members,
Wednesday, March 15 at 8 am for members
Friday, March 17 for non-members

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