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Join Us for Our Oct 22-24 Barn Hunt at Branchwater Farm !

If you are relatively new to Barn Hunt, Branchwater Farm is a great place for a first trial – there is plenty of room to spread out on an actual farm in a country setting in the outdoors, under cover rings.

If you are an experienced rat hunter, then there are Q’s and titles to be earned; note that most of the Masters and Crazy8 trials are INSIDE in the “Blue Room”.

Friday night is two master only trials, and also a pajama night!

Competitors are encouraged to come wearing pajamas for fun and laughs! Saturday is when the spooky fun and games begin – we will have a Halloween costume contest for best dog costume and for best dog + handler team costume. Winner of each category will receive a voucher for one comp’d run at a future ODTC barn hunt trial! Saturday night (~4pm) we will have a pizza party ($5/person), teams fun runs, and another fun game for dogs who do not want to run with others!

The trial is open for both snail-mail entries and online entries at www.midatlanticbarnhunt.com

Premium is Available for the Oct 2-3, 2021 USDAA Trial

The premium is now posted for our annual fall USDAA agility trial. This trial will be back inside in our climate controlled facility. COVID-19 precautions will be in place and the extent of these precautions will depend on the current status of the pandemic.

Please note that you only have a few weeks to get your entry in for the trial so don’t delay sending it in!

Please see our USDAA Trial Information page for details.

Getting to Know the Agility Organizations

Learn more about each of the agility organizations in which Oriole holds trials—USDAA, NADAC, AKC and CPE. The evening will start with an overview, which includes basic rules, classes offered, equipment used and how titles are earned. A run-thru in at least one of the games the organization offers will follow, for Novice/Open handlers and dogs. Prerequisites for the run-thrus: Dogs should be comfortable on all obstacles. Auditing is encouraged for beginner handlers new to any of the organizations. Oriole reserves the right to cancel if less than six dogs are registered. Click on links below to register. 

Agility Ring • 6:30 to 9 pm • Limited to 12 dogs and handlers (unlimited auditors)

Fee: $15NM/$11TM/$7.50CM for dog/handler teams; $5 for auditors

Getting to Know USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association).
Instructor: USDAA agility judge Janet Gauntt
When: Monday, Aug. 30
Working Slot:  Getting to Know USDAA Seminar
Auditing Slot:  Getting to Know USDAA Seminar – AUDIT ONLY  

Getting to Know AKC (American Kennel Club).

Instructor: AKC agility judge Tricia Dunseith
When: Tuesday, Sept. 7
Working Slot:  Getting to Know AKC Seminar    
Auditing Slot:  Getting to Know AKC Seminar – AUDIT ONLY  

Getting to Know NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council).
Instructor: NADAC agility judge Jean Wilkins
When: Tuesday, Sept. 14
Working Slot:  Getting to Know NADAC Seminar
Auditing Slot:Getting to Know NADAC Seminar – AUDIT ONLY  

CPE: To be announced


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: RegistrarODTC@gmail.com


Please see our house rules and covid policy:
House Rules Covid Policy

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.