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Pre-Registration Is Now Open for the February 11th Obedience Runthrough

Come and Sit. Stay and Play.
Come and Sit. Stay and Play.

Pre-registration is now open for Oriole’s Obedience run-through to be held on Sunday, February 11 at the Oriole Dog Training Club. For your convenience there is a handy online entry form on the Run-through Information page.

Not sure if you’re coming?  That’s ok – we do take day of match entries (but there’s a slight discount if you pre-register).

Entries Close Next Week for Oriole’s January AKC Agility Trial at Pet Expo 2018


WHEN:  January 26-28, 2018

WHAT: Lots of classes to enter over 3 days:

  • Standard, Jumpers with Weaves, and FAST all three days
  • Time 2 Beat, Premier JWW, and Premier Standard all three days

This trial is being held in conjunction with the 17th annual World of Pets Expo. The energy level is high and the shopping is awesome!! 🙂

WHERE:  Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.  The trial surface is Agileflex matting which has received many good reviews from both our judges and competitors for its traction, comfort,  and shock absorbency.

JUDGES: Ben Gibbs, Pam Johnson, and Lisa Jarvis

There are still runs available all three days directly from our trial secretary, Clantyre Show Secretary Services!!  The trial closes on Friday, January 12.


Entries Closing Soon for the Nov Barn Hunt Test


Oriole Dog Training Club is hosting a Barn Hunt (BH) trial on November 11-12, 2017 in Severn, MD. The trial closes on October 27th.

Late entries  and Day of Show entries will also be taken, but at an additional cost. So, postmark your entries by October 27th to save some money.

We allow move-ups between trials each day; with 4 trials, dogs could earn a title in one weekend (it takes 3 Qs to earn the Novice title). We will  also be offering a Crazy 8s session each day.

You can access the premium through the club’s website:

Or, use the BHA website:

Barn Hunt rules can be found at:

If you have any questions, contact Charlene (  We hope you can join us!


December 8-10, 2017 AKC Agility Trial Opens Tomorrow (Oct 4)

From a previous year’s competition covered in the Carroll County Times: Gayle Lape’s dog Ruddy, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, makes a jump while competing at the American Kennel Club Agility Trials at the Carroll County Ag Center’s Shipley Arena in Westminster. Photo Credit: David Munch

Dec 8-10, 2017 at the Danele Shipley Arena, Carroll Country Agriculture Center, Westminster, MD

We’re back at the bright and spacious Ag Center for December in Westminster, MD with the ‘Kitty Litter’ surface y’all LOVE and ALL the classes !

Judges are Zach Davis, Susan Stephon, and Scott Stock.  Entries open on October 4 and the method of entry is First Received.

Discounts are available for each dog entered in 12 or more runs.  And don’t miss the special “Triple Quad” award to be won by the dog with the most Q’s  earned at this trial!


The Premium List for the October 7-8, 2017 USDAA trial is now posted


The premium for the October 7-8, 2017 Artful Dodgers USDAA trial in Halethorpe, MD is now available on-line at

In addition to all the regular titling classes and games, this trial offers a 2018 Grand Prix qualifiers and a Masters Challenge Biathlon.  Artful Dodgers offers rubberized contact equipment as well as 24″ weaves (MAD Agility bases) staged on the club’s Sprinturf field.

Entry fees for the titling classes are the usual, affordable cost of $14 per titling class (more for the tournament classes and the two round Biathlon).

As with all USDAA trials, entries are unlimited, as long as the entry is received by the closing date of September 17, 2017.

You’re Invited – to our Saturday, July 29th Open House !



When:  Saturday, July 29th

Time: 10am – 3pm

Take a break from the heat and come inside to cool off and watch our dogs in action performing Agility, Flyball, and Obedience exercises within our 11,000 sq. ft. arena.


In addition we  are offering the AKC Trick Dog testing (all levels) from 11-12 and 12:30-2:00 (limited entries, first come first served).


Oriole’s knowledgeable training instructors will be available to discuss the introductory pet dog classes and additional dog sport classes that we offer at our site.


Please visit the pet supply vendor, therapy dog group and canine professional tables.


We kindly request that you do not bring your dog to this event but instead enjoy watching the multiple dog sport demos that we have planned for the day.

Looking For Canine Chiropractic and Other Services?


Sandra Ziemski DVM, CVA, CAVCA is scheduled for monthly visits by appointment only at the Oriole Dog Training Club to provide animal chiropractic, acupuncture and cold laser therapy for our 4-legged teammates.  Her normal schedule is the 2nd Monday of each month between the hours of  1:00pm  – 6:00pm with the last appointment at 5:45.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Charlene at  We do have a few openings for this coming Monday !