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Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with 2 Cool Workshops!

FOUNDATION TEACHING FOR 2O2O CONTACTS 
with Darlene Paul
Tuesday, July 27, 6:30 pm to 9 pm

This workshop will consist of lecture, demonstration, and participation. It will cover the very beginning method of teaching a 2O2O (2 On 2 Off) contact, using the target and travel board method. It will show how to progress with handler motion, and then into dog motion or speed into the position. Most common troubleshooting issues will also be addressed. This workshop will not address teeter issues. Bring notebook and pen to take notes.

Cost: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

Limited to 8 dogs

Auditors $10

Registration opens:
Wednesday, July 21 at 8am for Contributing Members
Thursday, July 22nd at 8am for Members
Friday, July 23rd at 8am for Non-Members
***Please be sure to register under the correct member type!***

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

Foundation Teaching for 2O2O Contacts
AUDIT ONLY – Foundation Teaching for 2O2O Contacts


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 Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net

E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to registrar@orioledogclub.club

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/.

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CONNECTION! CONNECTION! CONNECTION! 
 with Darlene Paul

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 6:30 pm to 9 pm

This workshop will address one of the most fundamental parts of the agility performance puzzle, but one which many handlers struggle with their dogs. It will consist of some lecture, demo, and participation. Connection training actually starts with our puppies. What exactly does connection mean to you? Are you trying to connect with your dog, but not getting connection back? What exercises can we do to improve getting and keeping the connection with our dog?  Bring notebook and pen to take notes.

Cost: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

Limited to 8 dogs

Auditors $10

Registration opens: 
Wednesday, July 21 at 8am for Contributing Members
Thursday, July 22nd at 8am for Members
Friday, July 23rd at 8am for Non-Members
***Please be sure to register under the correct member type!***

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

Connection Connection Connection
AUDIT ONLY – Connection Connection Connection


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 Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net

E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to registrar@orioledogclub.club

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/.

Barn Hunt Intro Workshop & Run-Through

Barn Hunt Intro Workshop & Run Through-Sat. , July 17, 8-12pm

Have you heard about Barn Hunt and would like to learn more and even try it out?  Oriole (and the Oriole Rats!) are supporting an Intro workshop given by BHA judge and Oriole club member Colin Ratcliffe to be held at Branchwater Farm on Saturday, July 17 from 8 am-12 pm.  Check out the details and how to sign up here

After this workshop, you and your dog will be well prepared for the Rat Instinct Test at the trial held July 23-25 at Branchwater Farm. Participants in this workshop who wish to enter the Oriole Barn Hunt trial the following weekend will have late fees waived. See our Barn Hunt Trial page for more information 🙂


~ BARN HUNT RUN-THROUGH ~
 

Following the workshop, there will be timed run-throughs at $5/run from 1pm to 3pm. Sign-ups for run-throughs are taken that day and start at 12:45pm. All levels (Instinct through Masters). Masters will be run on a modified Open course.

ODTC Barn Hunt Trial at Branchwater July 23-25th

ODTC is still accepting entries for its July 23rd– 25th Barn Hunt trial at Branchwater Farms in Reisterstown, MD! The closing date is July 12th with late entries being taken until July 17th.

Friday night, the 23rd, features 2 Master trials starting at 6pm in Branchwater’s two outdoor rings.  Saturday & Sunday, the 24th and 25th, feature morning trials for all classes starting at 8am in the two outdoor rings.  To beat the midday heat, Crazy 8 classes will be held in the air-conditioned indoor rings!  Afternoon trials will resume at 5PM for all classes in the two outdoor rings.

Our Judges are Richard Myers and Shannon Forbes.


For full premium: https://www.barnhunt.com/register/event.php?key=5747

For fast online entry & payment:    https://midatlanticbarnhunt.com/

Questions?  Contact Trial Secretary Dana Hoppes at odtcbhsec2@gmail.com or Trial Chair Bridget Ratcliffe at br146.ratcliffe.bridget@gmail.com

June Intro to Barn Hunt Workshop and July Barn Hunt Trial

Maybe you’ve heard about Barn Hunt and would like to learn more and even try it out?  Oriole (and the Oriole Rats!) are supporting an Intro workshop given by BHA judge and Oriole club member Colin Ratcliffe to be held at Branchwater Farm on Saturday, June 19.  Check it out here!  After this workshop, you and your dog will be well prepared for the Rat Instinct Test at the July 23-25th trial next month (discounts offered for those that take the Workshop!)

And speaking of that July trial, entries are open until Monday, July 12. Note that we do expect to be using the outside rings (under cover and scheduled to avoid the maximum heat of the day) as well as the indoor air-conditioned ring. All COVID-19 safety protocols required by the Barn Hunt Association will be in effect.

June 5-6 Barn Hunt trial

We’re having a little MemOriole Day sale of our own!

If you missed entering Oriole’s June 5-6 Barn Hunt trial, we will waive late fees until 6pm on Tuesday, June 1. Just email your entry to our trial secretary Charlene Schilling (odtcbhsec@gmail.com) and get your entry in the mail postmarked by Tuesday, June 1. Here’s your not so secret code to do so: Write Happy MemOriole Day! on the envelope 🙂

You can find the link to the entry form on our Barn Hunt Trial Information page. And then you can plan on having some fun finding rats!

Can’t make the trial next weekend? We’ve another planned at the end of July. Click on the above link for more information.

And not to forget the actual meaning of the holiday, Oriole DTC sends a big THANK YOU to ALL who have served.

Premium is Available for May 15-16, 2021 USDAA Trial

The premium is now posted for our annual spring USDAA agility trial. To keep everyone as safe as possible, this trial is being held in the open air barn at Hog Dog Productions in Millersville, MD. Because of the pandemic, we waited until we were sure of good trends in numbers statewide. Note that this means you only have a few weeks to get your entry in for the trial.

Please see our USDAA Trial Information page for details.