Useful Links

 – Local Area Mailing Lists –

Consider joining the following mailing lists to get the latest dog sports announcements for this area:

YahooGroupJoinButton Midatlantic Dog Events – moderated group that lists announcements for all types of dog sports

YahooGroupJoinButton AgilityNewsMid-Atlantic – A news and  announcement group for agility-related information for the Mid-Atlantic region

YahooGroupJoinButton NOVA-Agility – A list for dog agility enthusiasts in the Northern Virginia area. Information includes clubs and classes, events, rides needed, etc

YahooGroupJoinButton NJ-Agility – Agility Show ‘N’ Go’s/Matches, Seminars, Training, Trials, and other FUN in the NJ and NY/PA/CT area.

 – Facebook and Other Information Pages –

Mid-Atlantic Dog Sports Seminars and Events

 – Obedience and Rally Organizations –


American Kennel Club


World Cynosport Rally (WCR)

– Dog Agility Organizations –

American Kennel Club (AKC)

USDAA logo
United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA)

North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC)

Canine Performance Events (CPE)

– Flyball Organizations –

North American Flyball Association (NAFA)

– Scent Work Organizations –

K9 Nose Work®
National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW)

Barn Hunt Association (BHA)

– Canine Good Citizenship –

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

– Run-Throughs –

Some of the local clubs and training centers offering practice matches of various types are:

Breakaway Action Dogs, Frederick, MD
(obedience, rally, agility, nosework)

Canine Training Association, Beltsville, MD
(obedience, agility)

Capital Dog Training Club, Silver Spring, MD

Oriole Dog Training Club, Halethorpe, MD
(obedience, agility, nosework)
Agility –
Obedience –

This is a comprehensive resource and calendar for matches associated with all kinds of dog sports.  See a sample issue at  Note that event calendars for test, trials, tournaments, etc are available for free from each of the individual organizations listed above.
Good resource for finding matches and for finding and entering many AKC events.

– Nearby Places to Practice With Obedience and Agility Equipment –

Oriole members are able to use the training facilities outside of organized classes subject to restrictions explained in the Club Policy Manual.   Here are some additional local options that you might be interested in pursuing in order to get in an occasional practice session  in a different environment:

Branchwater Training Center, Reisterstown, MD
Branchwater offers private ring rentals, both indoors (50′ x 90′ artificial turf surface) and outdoors (fenced 110′ x 90′ grass ring) fully equipped for agility practice.  For information about ring rental please contact Doreen Suchting at

Hog Dog Productions, Millersville, MD
Hog Dog is a large dog-friendly facility in Millersville, MD. The building is a large coverall (bubble) with a sawdust/sand mixture for footing suitable for agility and disc dog practice. For more information on ring rental please contact Lee Carr at

Get Rev’d Agility, Elkton, MD
Indoor fully equipped facility with heat available and an artificial turf/carpet flooring offering superior traction and absorbency for both agility and obedience.  For more information on ring rental, see their ring rental page.

– Previous Event Results –

Looking for results from past trials?  Try these links.

– Event Planning Tools (for Clubs) –

– Event Planning Tools (for People) –

You can search for a trial using links to any of the major dog sporting organizations listed above.  If you’re looking for agility trials in particular across multiple venues, try the search tool



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