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Agility Handling with Tracy Riley – Two Evening Workshops Tuesday, December 3rd and December 10th

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Multi-time USA World Team Member and medalist, Tracy Riley has been actively involved in the sport of Agility since 2002.  Tracy and her canine teammates have earned multiple wins and placements at local, regional, national and international events. Tracy is an experienced trainer who can build drive and focus. She is a highly energetic and enthusiastic individual who teaches in a clear and simplified manner. Tracy uses positive reinforcement, games, and shaping to build winning behaviors in dogs while teaching their handlers to be consistent and positive. She emphasizes teamwork, consistency, handling skills and most importantly, fun for both handler.

There will be two evening workshops (3 hours each) from 6:30 pm to 9:30 PM on consecutive Tuesdays in December:

Agility Skills for Pre-competition Handler Teams: This workshop will only use jumps and tunnels to improve handling skills.  No contact equipment or weaves will be used.  8 working slots.

When – Tuesday, December 3rd from 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Cost – Members:  $75 for a working slot for one workshop.

Non-members: $90 for a working slot for one workshop.

Advanced Agility Handling Skills: This workshop is for Open/Master Level Teams.  8 working slots.

When – Tuesday, December 10th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Cost – Members:  $75 for a working slot for one workshop. 

            Non-members: $90 for a working slot for one workshop.

Registration opens Monday, October 14th at 8 am for Oriole members and Wednesday, October 16th at 8 am for non-members. Online registration and payment are required.  To register, click links below:

Tracy Riley – Agility Skills for Pre-Competition Handler Teams – 12/3/2019

Tracy Riley – Advanced Agility Handling Skills – 12/10/2019

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 workshops and registration and/or requests to be waitlisted to Lorinda McKisson at:

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.

See our website for more house rules:

OMD Seminars with Becca Thrift are less than two weeks away!

Fantastic opportunities at a great price! 

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OneMind Dogs Coach Rebecca Thrift Seminars at Oriole are less than two weeks away – have you signed up? There are still openings, so don’t miss out! The seminars are great learning experiences for novice handlers, and wonderful training and handling techniques for young dogs!

Cost per day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.):

Working teams: Oriole members –$150 • Non-members – $175

Auditors: Oriole members –$60 • Non-members – $85

Friday, Oct. 11— Puppy Foundations, although not just for puppies! OneMind Dogs foundation, techniques, handling, sequencing, introduction to obstacles, flatwork, play, motivation, impulse control and much more! It is open to all dogs with no prerequisites. Puppies should be 14 weeks and older.

Saturday, Oct. 12— Intro to OneMind Dogs Handling/Basic Techniques. For those who are new to OneMind Dogs and have never taken a Techniques seminar, or are looking to refresh their knowledge of the basic techniques.

Sunday, Oct. 13— Young Dogs. The first step to start sequencing with young dogs and also for anyone who wants to learn to build a strong obstacle commitment and get deeper understanding of the three Cs in practice. Learn some of the basic handling techniques to get through the sequences and learn useful skills for the future.

Go to Oriole’s website at for all the details!

Nov 2-3 NADAC trial premium is now available

Entries are now open for the Artful Dodgers November 2-3 NADAC trial.
The premium can be found here and on

We will be offering Intro level in all of our regular jumping classes.  These are shorter courses great baby/green dogs and older/semiretired dogs.

We will also be offering the new Gamblers class each day.

In addition, NADAC now allows training with a toy in the ring at the Intro and Novice level (see details on the website).

We invite you all to come join us for some fun and fast courses!

New events this fall at Oriole

We have new agility practice sessions scheduled for selected Monday mornings to compliment our Friday night agility run-throughs.  For details and the schedule, visit our Agility Run-through page.

NADAC is bringing the Gamblers class back with some new twists. Jean Wilkins will be presenting morning and afternoon workshops on September 28th where you can learn the rules for the revamped Gamblers class and try some for yourself.  Visit our Seminars and Workshops page for more information.