Category Archives: Uncategorized

COVID-19 Related Modifications and Cancellations – Updated June 14, 2020

COVIDNote_JuneUpdate

Many club activities continue to be suspended or modified.

However, now that Baltimore County has dramatically expanded the types of businesses that may reopen, Oriole will resume some very limited activities in the building this summer.  Possibilities include staging some limited “by appointment” trialing opportunities for the organizations that support submission of video’ed performances including AKC Rally Novice, USDAA@Home agility, and WCRL Rally@Home.

In addition, we are exploring expansion of our online class options and establishing a small number of outside/off-site classes.  You will find these listed on the Home page when available, and they will be announced here and on the Facebook page.

There are some new event cancellations.

The August 8-9 and August 29-30 NAFA flyball events are cancelled.  NAFA has informed all clubs to cancel flyball tournaments through the end of September.

The August 15-16 CPE agility event is cancelled.

Our August AKC rally/obedience trial is still pending.

With respect to Oriole’s pending obedience/rally trials to be held on August 21-23, our Secretary, Clantyre, has received some entries even though the premium has not yet been finalized or approved.   These will be returned to the exhibitors and we ask that everyone please wait until the premium is officially posted.  Note that the premium will contain a COVID guidelines/hold harmless waiver.

 

Online Classes at Oriole Starting Today

BCOnlineClass

ODTC will be conducting our first ever Facebook classes starting today, April 26th!  The classes will consist of weekly Facebook Live lectures and demos on a private Facebook group. Participants can submit 2-3 videos per week for review and will receive feedback. The lectures and demos will be posted to the group if you can’t make the live time, and will remain up until August 30. Auditing is also available! Please see class descriptions and registration links below.

[FBK1] Clicking Into Shape Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Kim Culp, Margaret McDowell, Jessica Keenan, Kristi LaVoy.  4 Weeks, 2x per week. The class will consist of twice weekly Facebook Live lectures and demos on a private Facebook group on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8:15 pm from April 26th to May 23rd. The lectures and demos will be posted to the group if you can’t make the live time, and will remain up until August 30. We will answer questions from the previous week, in addition to introducing new material. The class is designed for students who have taken Foundations of Dog Sports and would like to stay inspired to work on skills, or for students who are enrolled in the Spring Semester and/or have not taken the class before.  We will cover intro to clicker training, tips on improving timing and breaking down complex behaviors, body awareness exercises, and basic foundations skills that can all be done at home with things people already have in their homes. Participants will 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: April 26
Day/Time: Sun & Wed 8:15 pm
Fee: $50NM/$35TM/$20CM

DecorativeLineSeparator

[FBK1A] Clicking Into Shape AUDIT ONLY  Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Kim Culp, Margaret McDowell, Jessica Keenan, Kristi LaVoy.  4 Weeks, 2x per week.  The class will consist of weekly Facebook Live lectures and demos on a private Facebook group on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8:15 pm from April 26th to May 23rd. The lectures and demos will be posted to the group if you can’t make the live time, and will remain up until August 30. We will answer questions from the previous week, in addition to introducing new material. The class is designed for students who have taken Foundations of Dog Sports and would like to stay inspired to work on skills, or for students who are enrolled in the Spring Semester and/or have not taken the class before.  We will cover intro to clicker training, tips on improving timing and breaking down complex behaviors, body awareness exercises, and basic foundations skills that can all be done at home with things people already have in their homes. If you don’t have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at facebook.comAuditors will have access to the facebook group and be able to ask questions via PM or comments on videos/posts. They will also have access to all downloadable resources. 

Class Limit: N/A
Start: April 26
Day/Time: Sun & Wed 8:15 pm
Fee: $21NM/$17TM/$0CM

DecorativeLineSeparator

[FBK2] Building on Travel Board Basics Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Kim Culp, Margaret McDowell, Jessica Keenan, Kristi LaVoy.  4 Weeks.  The class will consist of weekly Facebook Live lectures and demos on a private Facebook group on Tuesdays at 8:15 pm from April 28th to May 25th The lectures and demos will be posted to the group if you can’t make the live time, and will remain up until August 30. This class is designed for students who completed Foundations of Dog Sports, Agility 1 or Agility 2, focusing on using the space you have at home to test and improve your dog’s understanding of 2 on 2 off criteria. Participants will submit 1-3 weekly videos and receive feedback. If you don’t have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at facebook.com.

Class Limit: 12
Start: April 28
Day/Time: Tue 8:15 pm
Fee: $30NM/$22.50TM/$15CM

DecorativeLineSeparator

[FBK2A] Building on Travel Board Basics AUDIT ONLY  Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Kim Culp, Margaret McDowell, Jessica Keenan, Kristi LaVoy.  4 Weeks.  The class will consist of weekly Facebook Live lectures and demos on a private Facebook group on Tuesdays at 8:15 pm from April 28th to May 25th The lectures and demos will be posted to the group if you can’t make the live time, and will remain up until August 30. This class is designed for students who completed Foundations of Dog Sports, Agility 1 or Agility 2, focusing on using the space you have at home to test and improve your dog’s understanding of 2 on 2 off criteria. If you don’t have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at facebook.comAuditors will have access to the facebook group and be able to ask questions via PM or comments on videos/posts. They will also have access to all downloadable resources. 

Class Limit: n/a
Start: April 28
Day/Time: Tue 8:15 pm
Fee: $13NM/$11TM/$0CM

COVID-19 Related Cancellation Information – Updated 3/17/2020

OrioleDogTrainingClub
Come and Sit. Stay and Play.

Due to the rapidly evolving situation and recent government actions regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Board of Directors and the trial committees of the Oriole Dog Training Club have arrived at the following decisions:

  • The March 21-22 CPE Agility trial is cancelled.
  • The March 29 AKC tracking test is cancelled.
  • The April 4-5 AKC rally trial is cancelled.
  • Instructors and students for the 2 remaining classes completing make-up sessions for the Winter semester will be contacted to determine if those make-up classes will held or be cancelled.

Updated 3/17/2020.  The NACSW has notified us that the following events must be cancelled as part of their initiative to cancel all such events across the country:

  • March 28-29 K9 Nosework test
  • April 18-19 Nosework ORT

DecorativeLineSeparator
As our winter semester was concluding at this time, the club is in its normal paused state between semesters.  This pause will be lengthened by a few weeks and the Spring Semester for training classes will not start before April 13.

DecorativeLineSeparator

Full or partial refunds for the announced cancellations will be made.  Students and exhibitors, please wait to be contacted with refund information.

DecorativeLineSeparator

During this period of pause, the training building will have only limited usage:

  • Outside renters must determine for themselves if they will continue to hold their scheduled activity at the club building.
  • Contributing members may still access the training building, however required hygienic procedures will be in place.

DecorativeLineSeparator
The Board of Directors will continue to monitor current events and directives from the local health authorities and will update plans as required.