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Update on Jan 23-25 AKC Agility Trial

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All information (judging program, link to worker’s schedule, etc) is now posted on our AKC Trial Information page and on the Clantyre Show Secretary page.

Just added for this trial:  a Sanctioned “B” match has been added for Friday night (training with toys allowed)  as well as a Non-Regular “Tunnelers” class on Saturday afternoon.  Sign-up is on the day of the trial and you do not have to be entered.  See one of the above links for more information !

Entries Close Tomorrow, January 9 for Oriole’s January AKC Agility Trial at the Pet Expo

JUDGES: Karl Blakely, Greg Fontaine & Mary Mullen

All GAMES classes are being offered in addition to Standard and JWW. (FAST all three days + Time2Beat on Friday)

There are still runs available all three days!! Runs are also available online at Labtestedonline.com. The trial closes tomorrow, January 9.

This trial is being held in conjunction with the World of Pets Expo, and the shopping is awesome!! 🙂

The premium is available at: http://www.clantyre.net/secserv/Agility/ODTC-2015-Jan.html

January 2015 “Pet Expo” AKC Trial Update

We still have a few runs available for all three days at our upcoming AKC agility trial at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, in Timonium, MD.

JUDGES: Karl Blakely, Greg Fontaine & Mary Mullen

All GAMES classes are being offered in addition to Standard and JWW. (FAST all three days + Time2Beat on Friday)

Runs are also available online at Labtestedonline.com.

The trial closes on January 9.

This trial is being held in conjunction with the World of Pets Expo, and the shopping is awesome!!

The premium is available: http://www.clantyre.net/secserv/Agility/ODTC-2015-Jan.html

 

February Agility Seminars

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

Start your New Year in Agility off on the right foot & paw.  Oriole will be hosting two seminars on Valentine’s Weekend (2/14 &15/2015) that will help you and your dog to improve Discrimination and Distance and Weave Pole performance. 

 On Saturday, February 14, 2015 Jean Wilkins will help you improve you dogs’ discrimination and distance handling skills  during her seminar.  Jean has been a top NADAC competitor and judge.  She has been a finalist at numerous NADAC championships and holds many advanced titles on multiple dogs in NADAC, USDAA and AKC.
On Sunday, February 15, 2015 Susan Heckelman will help you learn to improve your dog’s weave pole performance during her seminar .  Susan uses the Mary Ellen Barry 2×2 Method.  This method helps train new dogs on how to weave.  It also improves experienced dogs’ skills for better entries and speed when performing weave poles.  Susan has been competing in agility since 1999 and has been a finalist in the USDAA Cynosports World Games, Steeplechase and Grand Prix, as well as AKC Agility Nationals.  Susan is currently an instructor at DogStar Productions, LLC.

 

Flyers and registration forms are here on the Oriole website and in the building.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Sheila Mehring at odtcseminars@aol.com

January Barn Hunt Fun Match Upgraded

BHA-LogoUpdate from match secretary, Charlene Schilling:

Due to overwhelming demand, we added a second judge and increased the limit to 100 for Oriole’s first Barn Hunt Fun Test on Sunday, January 4th, in Severn, MD.

We’re quickly approaching this new limit, so if you want to experience Barn Hunting, you may want to postmark an entry by tomorrow, December 29th (this is not the same as putting it in a mailbox, where it may not get picked up for a day or two). Note that late entries cost $3 more per run.

If we do not fill the trial from entries postmarked by tomorrow, Day of Show entries will be taken from 8:30 am to 9 am, until we reach the limit.

To help dogs who are new to the sport, we added a short “meet ‘n greet” with the rats.  It is only available for dogs pre-entered in the Instinct class, and it starts at 8:15 am. During the “meet ‘n greet,” dogs will be able to see and smell a rat (protected in a cage). This will give you a chance to reward your dog (praise and/or food) for showing interest in the rat.

A Barn Hunt registration number is NOT required for Fun Tests. The premium is available at:

http://www.barnhunt.com/register/event_premium.php?key=803

POCs:  TS – Char (odtcbhsec@gmail.com); TC – Jan (agilelab@juno.com)