Seminars and Workshops

 

June 22 Disc Dog with Laura O’Neill

June, July and August Getting To Know the Agility Organizations

July and August Click Into Tricks Workshops with Rose Kane

July 10, 17, 24 Agility Mini-Seminars with Donna Brown

       July 27-29 Flyball with Aaron Robbins

July 30, August 6, 13 Agility Mini-Seminars with Tracy Riley

July 31, August 8, 14 Intro to Distance with Jean Wilkins

Sept 7-9 Obedience with Betsy Scapicchio & Linda Brennan


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June 22, 2019: Disc Dog Seminar with Laura O’Neill

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Registration opens on May 23, 2019

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UpDog Disc Workshop Working Spot

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UpDog Disc Workshop Audit Spot

And don’t miss our Up Dog Challenge Disc competition on the following day!

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June, July and August 2019:
Getting to Know the Agility Organizations

Keep the Summer Fun Going by Trying New Venues!

Learn more about each of the agility organizations in which Oriole holds trials – NADAC, AKC, CPE and USDAA – and how to prepare for competition at the upcoming trials. Each evening will offer an overview including basic rules, how to register, classes offered, equipment used, and how titles are earned. Run-thrus will be held for Novice/Open handlers and dogs in at least one of the games the organization offers.

Prerequisites: Dog should be comfortable on all obstacles. Limited to 15 dogs and handlers. Auditing is encouraged for beginner handlers new to any of the organizations whose dog may not yet be ready to compete. Oriole reserves the right to cancel if less than six dogs are registered.

Online registration and payment is required. To register for the seminars, look for one or more of the nights you would like to enter below:

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 Sheila Mehring at: odtcseminars@aol.com.

E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to: ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com

Getting to Know: NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council)

Instructor: Linda Hulbert.  Focus will be on NADAC games classes which will be offered at the Artful Dodger NADAC trial that weekend (June 29, 30) which allows day of show entries. The premium for the trial can be found here: https://orioledogclub.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/artfuldodgers_jun19games.pdf. Be sure to get a NADAC registration number on the NADAC website:

https://www.nadac.com/

When: Tuesday, June 25 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Fee: $15NM/$11TM/$7.50CM for dog/handler teams; $5 for auditors

Register: Getting to Know NADAC WORKING SLOT
Register: Getting to Know NADAC AUDIT ONLY

 

Getting to Know: AKC (American Kennel Club)

Learn about AKC competition with AKC agility judge Tricia Dunseith. Those who attend the AKC Organizations evening will get $5 off their first run at both the AKC ACT1 Test, held Tuesday, July 16 and AKC ACT2 Test, held Tuesday, July 23. (For more information about the ACT tests, go to:

http://images.akc.org/pdf/events/agility/ACT/ACT_Sheet_web_v2.pdf

Go to: https://www.akc.org/ to register your dog with AKC. Dogs do not have to be AKC registered to participate in the ACT tests.

When: Tuesday, July 9 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Fee: $20NM/$15TM/$10CM for dog/handler teams; $5 for auditors

Register: Getting to Know AKC WORKING SLOT
Register: Getting to Know AKC AUDIT ONLY

 

Getting to Know: CPE (Canine Performance Events)

Instructors: Linda Hulbert & Nancy Morris.  Focus will be on CPE games classes which will be offered at the Artful Dodger CPE trial Aug. 17-18. Entries for the trial close Aug. 1. Your dog must be registered with CPE to enter the trial. To register your dog, go to http://www.k9cpe.com/.

When: Thursday, July 25 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Fee: $15NM/$11TM/$7.50CM for dog/handler teams; $5 for auditors

Register: Getting to Know CPE WORKING SLOT
Register: Getting to Know CPE AUDIT ONLY

 

Getting to Know: USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association)

Instructor: USDAA agility judge Sally Josselyn.  Focus will be on USDAA games classes which will be offered at the Artful Dodger USDAA Intro Trial on August 15th. Dogs must be 14 months or older to participate in the Intro Trial. Go to https://www.usdaa.com/ to register your dog in USDAA.

When: August 1 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Fee: $15NM/$11TM/$7.50CM for dog/handler teams; $5 for auditors

Register: Getting to Know USDAA WORKING SLOT
Register: Getting to Know USDAA AUDIT ONLY

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July and August 2019:
Four Click Into Tricks Workshops with Rose Kane

Tricks are a great way to build a relationship and have fun with your dog. Rose Kane will be presenting four separate Tricks workshops this summer.  Each workshop is limited to 7 working slots and will take place in the Agility Ring. Attendance at Orientation on July 1st is required to take any of these workshops. Prerequisite for workshops:  Basic Obedience or Foundations of Dog Sports.
Cost: Members: $15 for a working slot for one workshop. Nonmembers: $20 for a working slot for one workshop.

Online registration and payment is required for all workshops.

Registration opens June 10th at 7am for Oriole Members and June 14th at 7am for Non-Members. Click on the name of the Workshop below to register.

Orientation: July 1st from 8:15pm to 9:45pm – Attendance at Orientation is required for all workshops. The price for orientation is included in other workshops.

Click Into Tricks Workshop 1 – July 15th from 8:15pm to 9:45pm

We will introduce 5 Beginner/Novice Level Tricks recognized by both AKC and Do More with Your Dog trick tests.

 Click Into Tricks Workshop 2 – July 29th from 8:15pm to 9:45pm

We will introduce 3 to 4 new tricks and reserve time for students to troubleshoot/continue work on 2-3 tricks he/she has already begun working on.

 Click Into Tricks Workshop 3 – August 12thfrom 8:15pm to 9:45pm

We will introduce students to 3 Intermediate level tricks as identified by AKC and Do More with Your Dogs in addition to reserving time to work on 2-3 tricks of each student’s choice.

 Click Into Tricks Workshop 4 – August 26th from 8:15pm to 9:45pm

We will introduce students to 4 intermediate/advanced level tricks and reserve time to work on 1 trick of student’s choice.

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 Rose Kane at: rose.aimee.kane@gmail.com

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


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July 10, 17, 24, 2019:
Agility Mini-Seminars with Donna Brown

Donna Brown will be presenting three mini-seminars this summer.    Donna Brown is a highly respected local agility instructor who has competed at National Finals multiple times in both USDAA and AKC agility with her Corgi and Border Collies. She can address the specific needs of handling both small and large dogs.

There will be three evening mini seminars (2 hours each) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 PM on consecutive Wednesdays in July.  All seminars will only include jumps and tunnels.  No contact equipment or weaves will be used.

Basic Handling Skills: This seminar is to teach or enhance your handling of the most common handling techniques which may include crosses (front, rear, blind), serpentines and pinwheels as time allows.This seminar is appropriate for intermediate dogs and above. Only 8 working slots available.

  • When – Wednesday, July 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost –  Members: $35 for a working slot for one seminar.
  •  Nonmembers:   $45 for a working slot for one seminar.

Improving Agility Handling: This seminar will focus on the handler identifying the best lines for the dog and making the most to work those lines. Various handling options, commitment points, and maintaining a team connection will be discussed. This seminar is appropriate for dogs and handlers who are preparing to start to compete and are competing at the beginning levels. Only 8 working slots available.

  • When – Wednesday, July 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
  • Cost – Members: $35 for a working slot for one seminar.
  •  Nonmembers:   $45 for a working slot for one seminar

 Advanced Agility Handling This seminar will focus advanced handling techniques and may include some premier/ international handling skills. This seminar is appropriate for dogs and handlers that are competing at open and upper levels. Only 8 working slots available.

  • When – Wednesday, July 24th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost – Members: $35 for a working slot for one seminar,  Nonmembers:   $45 for a working slot for one seminar.
  • Location  Oriole Dog Training Club, 9 Azar Ct, Halethorpe, MD 21227

Registration opens Monday, June 10th at 7am for Oriole members and Friday, June 14th at 7 am for non-members.  Online registration and payment is required.  To register, click below:

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Basic Handling Skills –     7/10/2019

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Improving Agility Handling – 7/17/2019

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Advanced Agility Handling – 7/24/2019

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 Sheila Mehring at: odtcseminars@aol.com.

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.

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July 27-28, 2019: Flyball Seminar
with Aaron Robbins

No Speed Limit and Oriole Dog Training Club is holding a 2 day seminar with Aaron Robbins of Rocket Relay.

Seminar topics to include:

Puppy Training– picking your puppy, raising your puppy in the flyball pet home, starting your training

Problem Solving – box problems, exchanges/passing issues, striding, jumps, ball obsession, tug motivation

Other Topics – team line ups, tournament warm ups, practices

Limits  – 15 Working Spots – $240.00
Auditing Spots (unlimited) – $125.00 for the weekend or $75.00 for a single day

Seminar/Workshop Location – Oriole Dog Training Club, 9 Azar Ct, Halethorpe, MD 21227

Registration – will open March 9, 2019 to non-Oriole members. We will be doing the registration through our Club Express system and credit cards may be used.  Registration links will be posted at that time.

Private Lessons – Aaron is willing to stay over on Monday July 29, 2019 offering private lessons. He has asked me to see if there is any interest in this opportunity? If you would be interested in this please contact cldembeck@yahoo.com.


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July 30, August 6, 13, 2019
Agility Mini-Seminars
with Tracy Riley


Multi time USA World Team Member and medalist, Tracy Riley has been actively involved in the sport of Agility since 2002.  Tracy and her canine teammates have earned multiple wins and placements at local, regional, national and international events. Tracy is an experienced trainer who can build drive and focus. She is a highly energetic and enthusiastic individual who teaches in a clear and simplified manner. Tracy uses positive reinforcement, games, and shaping to build winning behaviors in dogs while teaching their handlers to be consistent and positive. She emphasizes teamwork, consistency, handling skills and most importantly, fun for both handler.

There will be three evening mini seminars (2 hours each) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 PM on consecutive Tuesdays in July and August.

Agility Skills for Pre-competition Handler Teams (No Contacts): This seminar will only use jumps and tunnels to improve handling skills.  No contact equipment or weaves will be used.  8 working slots.

  • When – Tuesday, July 30th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost – Members:  $60 for a working slot for one seminar.
  •             Non-members:   $70 for a working slot for one seminar.

Advanced  Agility Handling Skills – Afternoon Session: This seminar is for Open/Master Level Teams.  8 working slots.

  • When – Tuesday, August 6th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Cost – Members:  $60 for a working slot for one seminar.
  •        Non-members:   $70 for a working slot for one seminar.

Note: Due to noise restrictions during normal weekday business hours, uncontrollable and constant barking is not allowed and dogs will be excused without refund. 

Advanced  Agility Handling Skills – Evening Session: This seminar is for Open/Master Level Teams.  8 working slots.

  • When – Tuesday, August 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost – Members:  $60 for a working slot for one seminar.
  •        Non-members:   $70 for a working slot for one seminar.

Agility Skills for Pre-competition Handler Teams (with Contacts): This seminar will use jumps, tunnels and contact equipment to improve handling skills.   No weaves will be used.  8 working slots.

  • When – Tuesday, August 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost – Members:  $60 for a working slot for one seminar.
  •             Non-members:   $70 for a working slot for one seminar.

Registration opens Monday, June 10th at 7am for Oriole members and Friday, June 14th at 7am for non-members.

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

 

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Agility Skills for Pre-Competition Teams (No Contacts)  7/30/2019

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Advanced Agility Handling Skills – Afternoon Session 8/6/2019

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Advanced Agility Handling Skills – Evening Session 8/6/2019

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Agility Skills for Pre-Competition Teams (with Contacts)  8/13/2019

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 Sheila Mehring at: odtcseminars@aol.com.

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.


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July 31, August 7, 14, 2019
Agility Mini-Seminars
with Jean Wilkins on
Intro to Distance Handling

Jean Wilkins will be presenting a distance handling mini-seminar in three parts this summer.   Jean has been involved in agility since 1992. She is a NADAC Judge and USDAA Masters Judge. Jean competes at the highest level in three agility venues (NADAC, USDAA and AKC) with Norwegian Elk Hounds and rescue Australian Shepherds. She has been an instructor at ODTC for Distance Handling for many years. Most agility venues have classes that require distance handling and being able to handle your dog at a distance creates options and opportunities for greater success in the agility ring.

This seminar is designed to give dog/handler teams the necessary basic skills for distance handling. No contact equipment or weaves will be used. Dogs must be able to independently do short sequences. Whether you want to develop or improve your basic distance handling skills, this seminar will provide a range of exercises and foundation skills necessary for dog and handler to be able to work at a distance.

This seminar will occur over three consecutive Wednesday evenings (2 hours each) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 PM.  It is appropriate for dogs preparing to trial and above.  Only 8 working slots available.

When – Wednesday July 31st, August 7th and August 14th
Cost – Members: $70 for a working slot   Nonmembers: $85 for a working slot
Location Oriole Dog Training Club, 9 Azar Ct, Halethorpe, MD 21227

Online registration and payment is required.  To register, click the button below.  Registration opens Monday, June 10th at 7 am for Oriole members and Friday, June 14th at 7 am for non-members. 

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E-mail questions regarding the seminars to Sheila Mehring at: odtcseminars@aol.com.

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.

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September 7-9, 2019:  Top Dog Obedience Seminar with Betsy Scapicchio & Linda Brennan

Problem Solving in Novice, Open and Utility
A Fun and Intensive Workshop on Solving Your Problems

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Private Lessons – will be available on Monday, Sept 9.  See the Flyer for more information.

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Future Seminars and Workshops:
Want to see a particular seminar presenter brought in to Oriole?  Contact our seminar coordinator Sheila Mehring (ODTCSeminars@aol.com) with your suggestions !

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