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Introducing Two Obedience Workshops Instructed by Louise Griffin!

Instructional Novice Run Through Workshop &
Instructional Open/Utility Run Through Workshop

Instructional Novice Run Through Workshop

Dates: November 20, 27, December 4, 11 (4 consecutive weeks)

Time: 9:00-10:00 am

Obedience Rings 1 and 2

6 – max participants 

Workshop Fee:  Members – $35  Non-Members – $40

This workshop is for those trainers who need additional ring time and instruction to successfully compete in Novice while also preparing their dogs for the competition ring.

Prerequisites:  1) Participants should be familiar with all the Novice class exercises. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this workshop.  Note:  All participants must be ready to start at 9:00am.

Register here: Instructional Novice Run Through Workshop

 

Instructional Open/Utility Run Through Workshop

Dates: November 20, 27, December 4, 11 (4 consecutive weeks)

Time: 10:00-11:30 am

Obedience Rings 1 and 2

8 – max participants

Workshop Fee:  Members – $35  Non-Members – $40

This workshop is for those trainers who need additional ring time and instruction to successfully compete in Open/Utility while also preparing their dogs for the competition ring.

Prerequisites:  1) Participants dog should be about to compete or currently competing in the Open class at obedience trials.  2) Participants should be familiar with all the Open/Utility class exercises. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this workshop.  Note:  All participants must be ready to start at 10:00 am.

Register here: Instructional Open/Utility Run Through Workshop


E-mail questions regarding the workshops to Sue Carlton at: trainrotts@hotmail.com

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 web page for more information on house rules. https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/

Additional OneMind Dog-Rebecca Thrift Seminar – Added Date: Dec. 19 9am-5pm

Thursday, December 19, 9am – 5pm (NEW)
This date opens to members on Monday, November 4th at 7 am,
and non-members on Wednesday, November 6th at 7 am.

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.

Auditing slots are still available for other dates in December.

See seminar description and registration links below:

COMMITMENT TO OBSTACLES/LINES AND LINES NOT OBSTACLES

Thursday, December 19th (new date!)

Commitment Issues? Your dog, not you!

Running agility is not as easy as people think and learning to trust your training is vital to success! Today’s courses require the ability to send your dog to an obstacle and move to the next one. This, however, is not a natural behavior for our dogs, so we must work hard to train this skill! This seminar will focus on jumps and tunnel commitment with competing handler motion!

Lines Not Obstacles.

The OneMind Dogs method doesn’t focus on obstacles! Actually, it’s the opposite – you focus on handling your dog on running lines, rather than running from one obstacle to another. This helps your dog to move through an agility course more easily as you help anticipate what’s coming next. Learn everything about this concept and how to incorporate it within your team for more clear rounds and improved overall communication.

Register here:
Working Slot – 
Rebecca Thrift OMD Commitment to Obstacles/Lines Seminar
Audit Only – 
Rebecca Thrift OMD Commitment to Ostacles/Lines AUDIT ONLY


*Food: Lunch is on your own. There are a number of food establishments in the immediate area, some of which deliver.

December 20-22, 2019

Basic Techniques in Sequences • Commitment to Obstacles/Lines, and Lines Not Obstacles • Advanced Techniques in Sequences

You hear about it, read about it and see the moves. But what exactly is OneMind Dogs? OneMind Dogs is training from the dog’s perspective, a method based on a dog’s natural behavior. A OneMind Dogs coach learns to see things from the dogs’ point of view.

OneMind Dogs coach Rebecca Thrift is currently co-owner and head trainer of Scoot Dog Agility in South Carolina. In the summer of 2017, she made the decision to become a full time Agility Instructor, and has been booked virtually every weekend since! Having personally trained and handled such varying types of breeds as a Beauceron, Jack Russell Terrier, Lab, Border Staffy as well as several Aussies and Border Collies, Becca is rarely faced with a breed type with which she is not familiar. Teaching seminars up and down the East Coast, plus weekly agility classes and private lessons consisting of virtually every athletic (and some not so athletic) canine breed has made Becca particularly adept at helping just about any prospective Agility Dog.

In 2015 Becca discovered and began following the OneMind Dogs method of Agility Handling and Training. This system is based on dogs’ natural behaviors and strives to increase the mutual understanding between handler and dog, making training more enjoyable for both. Becca was selected as an OneMind Dog Assistant Coach in 2016. Frequently attending Training Workshops and Seminars featuring such leaders in the sport as OneMind Dog’s Timo and Tuulia Liuhto, Mary Ellen Barry, Karen Holik and Soshana Dos, Becca is always working to improve the skills and knowledge that she so proficiently passes on to those who train with her.

Becca has helped many of her dogs to agility titles including her Beauceron and Jack Russell Terrier, a couple of Aussies and a Lab. Additionally, she has earned the USDAA Agility Dog Championship (ADCH) title with her Border Staffy, Snatchy, and her BCs Spanky and Score. Becca and her dogs have appeared in the finals and on the podiums of USDAA’s Cynosport National Championship as well as UKI’s US Open.

Becca will be visiting Oriole three days in both October and December (the perfect holiday gift for that special agility team!)  The October weekend will focus on puppies, young dogs, and an intro of OMD and basic techniques. December will offer additional work with the techniques in sequences (at both the basic and advanced levels) as well as working on commitment and handling lines.

With so much to cover, each topic will take a full day. The seminar will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. There is a limit of 10 working dog/handler teams and 12 auditors.

Cost per day:

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

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

Food: Lunch is on your own. There are a number of food establishments in the immediate area, some of which deliver.

Registration opens Monday, September 9th at 8 a.m. for Oriole members and Thursday, September 12th at 8 a.m. for non-members.

Online registration and payment is required. To register, click link below each seminar.

BASIC TECHNIQUES IN SEQUENCES
Friday, December 20

Didn’t get a chance to do them in October or want to work more? This seminar is 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. The basic techniques will be taught within short sequences. Dogs should be sequencing at least 4-8 obstacles. Contacts and weaves will not be included.

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


Register here:
Working Slot – 
Rebecca Thrift OMD Basic Techniques in Sequences Seminar
Audit Only – 
Rebecca Thrift OMD Basic Techniques in Sequences AUDIT ONLY

COMMITMENT TO OBSTACLES/LINES AND LINES NOT OBSTACLES
Saturday, December 21

Commitment Issues? Your dog, not you!

Running agility is not as easy as people think and learning to trust your training is vital to success! Today’s courses require the ability to send your dog to an obstacle and move to the next one. This, however, is not a natural behavior for our dogs, so we must work hard to train this skill! This seminar will focus on jumps and tunnel commitment with competing handler motion!

Lines Not Obstacles.

The OneMind Dogs method doesn’t focus on obstacles! Actually, it’s the opposite – you focus on handling your dog on running lines, rather than running from one obstacle to another. This helps your dog to move through an agility course more easily as you help anticipate what’s coming next. Learn everything about this concept and how to incorporate it within your team for more clear rounds and improved overall communication.

Register here:
Working Slot – 
Rebecca Thrift OMD Commitment to Obstacles/Lines Seminar
Audit Only – 
Rebecca Thrift OMD Commitment to Ostacles/Lines AUDIT ONLY

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN SEQUENCES
Sunday, December 22

Do you always end up choosing the same handling options on a course? Would you like to be pushed out of your comfort zone and try different solutions? Learn how to be creative in finding the handling that suits your team. Learn to recognize lines and technique options and to make the best decisions for you and your dog as a team by trying different paths and handling solutions. In this seminar you will be running short sequences and testing different handling options in them. When you know how and where to use your handling tools, you can make reading the course as easy as possible for your dog, and be the best possible teammate for them also in trials!

Level of experience: Well-established teams interested in tightening lines and shaving seconds. You should know most of the OneMind Dogs handling techniques already and be comfortable using them as a part of a sequence. Obstacles used: No contacts.


Register here:
Working Slot – 
Rebecca Thrift OMD Advanced Techniques in Sequences Seminar 
Audit Only – 
Rebecca Thrift OMD Advanced Techniques in Sequences AUDIT ONLY

Location:  The address is: 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 ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com

 

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 web page for more information on house rules. https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/

Two December Workshops with Bridget Thomas!

Fitness and Conditioning for the Weekend Warrior
Young/Green Dog Handling Workshop
Saturday, December 14th

bridget
Bridget has been training and competing with dogs since her teens. For the past 20 years, she has been heavily involved in dog training, dog sports, and dog activities of all kinds. Agility has been her primary sport, and she has traveled all over the country competing and teaching. Currently she is owned and loved by border collies, an amazing little “sports mix”, a baby border-whippet, and Jetty, the pony. In the past, she has  lived with lots of other breeds and types of dogs.

Bridget and her dogs do a little bit of everything: agility, K9 Nose Work, flyball, rally, disc dog, dock diving, tracking, drafting, barn hunt, FAST CAT, dryland mushing, and trick training. In the past, Bridget also has been involved in earthdog, sighthound lure coursing and racing, and even some field work. In 2019, Bridget and Grape, her little sports mix, were named to the AKC European Open Team USA and also the WAO Agility Team USA.

■ Owner DogStar ■ Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP) ■ Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) ■ FitPaws Master Trainer (FP-MT) ■ Professional Member, Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) ■ AKC Canine Good Citizen/AKC Trick Dog Evaluator ■ Certified Trick Dog Instructor ■ Member of the Pet Professional Guild ■ Instructor at “Camp Gone to The Dogs”

There will be two workshops, 3 ½ hours each.

Fitness and Conditioning for the Weekend Warrior – Give yourself the skills, tools and exercises to keep your canine partner in shape all winter long. Now that outdoor exercise may be limited learn how to use a few pieces of inexpensive fitness equipment and some household props to create exercises just for your dog. Learn what exercises work what parts, and why they are important. Participants will see each exercise demonstrated and then have a chance to try it with their own dog.

**To get the most out of this workshop working participants should be comfortable with perch work (front feet on an object, back feet on an object, and all four feet on an object). It is also incredibly helpful if your dog is already comfortable being on wobbly things…wobble boards, balance discs, etc. A basic list of foundation skills, and how to teach them will be emailed to registered participants.

10 working slots.  Unlimited Auditors.

When:  Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Cost:  Members: $70 for a working slot for one workshop. $20 for one auditing slot
Non-members: $80 for a working slot for one workshop. $25 for one auditing slot

Young/Green Dog Handling Workshop – Fast and fun sequences using jumps and tunnels for teams that are building on their foundation skills and are ready to add some handling challenges. Learn how to decide which cross where, how to execute them, and how to maximize your team’s potential. This workshop is about building speed, motivation and understanding so you and your dog can play the game we love with confidence!

**Teams should be comfortable with jumps/tunnels and short sequencing to get the most out of this workshop. Please contact Bridget if you are unsure if this is the right workshop for you.
6 working slots. Unlimited Auditors.

When:  Saturday, December 14th from 1:30 to 5:00 pm

Cost:  Members: $70 for a working slot for one workshop. $20 for one auditing slot
Non-members: $80 for a working slot for one workshop. $25 for one auditing slot

Registration opens Monday, October 28th at 8 am for Oriole members and Wednesday, October 30th at 8 am for non-members.

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

Fitness & Conditioning for the Weekend Warrior – Working Slot

Fitness & Conditioning for the Weekend Warrior – Audit

 Young/Green Dog Handling – Working Slot

Young/Green Dog Handling – Audit

 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 or to be placed on the waiting list to Lorinda McKisson at:  ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com.

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 on ‘house rules’. https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/

Location:  9 Azar Court, Halethorpe, MD 21227.