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Barn Hunt Entries for this upcoming weekend

As we are all aware, the U.S. Mail is not currently being reliably delivered as usual. Although the trial is full one day and nearly full the next, our barn hunt trial secretary is concerned that not everyone’s entry made it to her in time. All entries received by today, 24 Aug, have been processed and confirmations have been sent out. If you believe you have entered this trial this weekend and have not yet received a confirmation , please email Charlene at odtcbhsec@gmail.com and she will work with you on this.

If you haven’t entered, and are interested, you can also contact Charlene to inquire about the few remaining spots on the one trial day.

Virtual Classes this Fall – AKC Novice Trick training and Foundations for Dog Sports

Virtual AKC Novice Trick Training and Testing
With Rachel Lachow

Tricks are a great way to build a relationship and have fun with your dog, and why not earn an AKC title while doing it? Rachel Lachow will be presenting a 6 week virtual AKC Novice Trick Training and Testing Class.  You will teach your dogs all they need to know to earn the AKC Trick Dog Novice title (TKN). The classes will be held on Zoom with support in a private Facebook group. Testing will be through video or Zoom. All classes will be taped and available for one week after the session. This is a reward-based class and will be teaching the use of clickers. There is a minimum of 4 to hold the class. This class is for dogs 4 months and older.

Class Limit: 10
Start Date: Sept 14th
Day/Time: Mondays 2 to 3pm
Fee: Non-Members – $90, Members – $60, Contributing Members – $40

Click here to register: [OB108] Virtual AKC Novice Trick Training and Testing

More virtual classes starting this Fall are listed below. Auditing is also available.

[AG055] Foundations for Dog Sports: Clicker FUNdamentals– Live Online. Instructors: Rose Kane, Kat Edrington, Ashley Musser. 6weeks. This will be an online virtual learning interactive course with live lessons offered Thursday evenings.  This class is for dogs aged 3 months & up. Handlers will be introduced to clicker training and fundamentals of shaping behaviors. Dogs will be introduced to the basic relationship building and foundation skills needed to be competitive in timed, physically active dog sports such as agility, flyball, rally, and disc dog.  Foundation training includes target training; building coordination and precision; canine fitness training; impulse control games; drive games with recalls and sends; emphasizing tugging as a reward; and rear-end awareness. Dogs can and should be entered in this class at a young age (although it is reasonable to expect very young dogs to rotate through it twice to expose them to each foundation exercise twice during their “puppy brain” stage). This class is primarily taught using a clicker to shape behaviors. If you do not own a clicker, it is requested that you purchase one prior to the first class. Graduation criteria: (1) trainer ability to build small incremental criteria in order to train a more complex behavior (2) dog exhibits ability to learn by shaping (3) dog exhibits body control coordination through demonstration of class exercises (4) dog stays focused and engaged with handler (5) student exhibits sound coordination and timing for effective clicker training.  Students planning to move ahead to Foundations of Dog Training: Skills for Success have the additional criteria of (1) actively engaging with a toy and (2) dog assumes and maintains a 2 on 2 off position using a target plate and travel board.  Note: You can still have a working sport if you are unable to “attend” the live lessons on Thursday. Via Zoom Lives and a Private Facebook Group “Working Spot” Students are invited to submit 1-3 weekly videos and receive feedback to work through roadblocks, progress to complex versions of behavior, and improve timing and marking. If you don’t have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at facebook.com.

Class limit:

15

Start:

Sept. 10

Day/Time:

Thurs,7:30-8:30pm

Fee:

$65NM/$55M/$45CM

[AG056] Foundations for Dog Sports: Skills for Success – Live Online. Instructors: Rose Kane,  Kat Edrington, Ashley Musser. 6weeks.  This will be an online virtual learning interactive course with live lessons offered Thursday evenings.  Dogs and handler teams will be introduced to the relationship building and foundation skills needed to be competitive in timed, physically active dog sports such as agility, flyball, rally, and disc dog.  Foundation training includes travel board & nose target training; fitness training; impulse control games; drive games with recalls and sends; emphasizing tugging as a reward; rear-end awareness and body coordination exercises. Dogs can and should be entered in this class at a young age (although it is reasonable to expect very young dogs to rotate through it twice to expose them to each foundation exercise twice during their “puppy brain” stage). This class is primarily taught using a clicker to shape behaviors. Students will be exposed to a variety of “proofing” techniques to improve their dog’s performance. Prerequisite: This class is for dogs aged 6 months & up who have graduated from Foundations: Fundamentals or completed a clicker based Basic Obedience or Puppy Kindergarten class. This class presumes a handler has sound understanding of shaping principles and good clicker coordination and timing. If you do not meet this criteria, AG053 is for you! Graduation criteria: (1) ability to hold a “stay” position with handler at least 10′ away; (2) dog exhibits body control coordination through demonstration of class exercises (3) dog can stay focused on handler while working (4) dog sends around an object from at least 5′ away (5) student exhibits understanding of training principles. Students planning to move ahead to Agility 1 have the additional criteria of (1) actively engaging with a toy and (2) dog assumes and maintains a 2 on 2 off position using a target plate and travel board.  Note:  You can still have a working sport if you are unable to “attend” the live lessons on Thursday. Via Zoom Lives and a Private Facebook Group “Working Spot” Students are invited to submit 1-3 weekly videos and receive feedback to work through roadblocks, progress to complex versions of behavior, and improve timing and marking. If you don’t have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at  facebook.com.

Class limit:

20

Start:

Oct. 29

Day/Time:

Thurs.,7:30-8:30

Fee:

$65NM/$55TM/$45CM

Sept AKC Virtual Rally Runs at Oriole DTC

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AKC Virtual Novice Rally Runs
at Oriole DTC
(Time Scheduled)

DATE:            Sunday, Sept 27, 2020

TIME:             8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  (teams will be scheduled on the hour and half hour; 20 minutes will be allotted for the walk-thru and run; the additional 10 minutes will allow for sanitizing the building)

COST:             $10.00 per run (only one run per dog)

Registration Opens:          Friday, August 21
Registration Closes:          Sunday, September 20

Come to Oriole DTC and play rally in the air-conditioning!!  One of the five approved AKC Novice Virtual Rally courses will be available to those who wish to earn a Rally Novice leg while trials are still few and far between.  A Club member will be available to videotape your run on your own phone/video camera to submit to AKC.  If you feel more comfortable, you may bring a tripod to hold the device instead.  Exhibitors are responsible for submitting their entry form and fee to AKC, along with a link to their video (after uploading to YouTube).

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT MASKS THAT COVER YOUR NOSE, MOUTH AND CHIN MUST BE WORN THE ENTIRE TIME YOU’RE IN THE BUILDING, INCLUDING WHILE YOU ARE COMPETING WITH YOUR DOG.

For more information on AKC’s Virtual Rally Program, see link below:
https://www.akc.org/sports/rally/rally-virtual-entry-pilot/

If you have questions or need assistance setting up your own YouTube account, please contact Debbie Kaminski at dekamin@aol.com or (410) 917-3775 (cell).

August 21-23, 2020 AKC Rally & Obedience Trial Premium is Available

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When: August 21-23, 2020

Where: Halethorpe, Maryland at the Oriole Dog Training Club.

Entries are now open and will close on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Due to the on-going pandemic, this trial has been modified from its normal format to a one ring, one judge format with run limits adjusted accordingly.  Judges are:

Friday Rally: Jean Nocilly
Saturday Obedience: Nancy K. Withers
Sunday Obedience: Kathleen Walker

Important Note:  Special COVID-19 Social Distancing procedures will be followed for this trial.  Please see the Premium for detailed information.  All entries must be submitted using the entry form contained in this premium and must contain a signed copy of the waiver contained in this premium.  Entries not conforming to these requirements will be returned.

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July 25-26, 2020 Barn Hunt Premium Available

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The premium for our July 25-26, 2020 Barn Hunt test is now available and entries are open.  You can find the premium and a link to create an entry form on our Barn Hunt page.

Please note this is a different location than usual and takes place outdoors in an open-sided barn at Branchwater Farms.  The November trial at this time is still projected to take place at Splashdown Farm.