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Getting to Know the Agility Organizations

Learn more about each of the agility organizations in which Oriole holds trials—USDAA, NADAC, AKC and CPE. The evening will start with an overview, which includes basic rules, classes offered, equipment used and how titles are earned. A run-thru in at least one of the games the organization offers will follow, for Novice/Open handlers and dogs. Prerequisites for the run-thrus: Dogs should be comfortable on all obstacles. Auditing is encouraged for beginner handlers new to any of the organizations. Oriole reserves the right to cancel if less than six dogs are registered. Click on links below to register. 

Agility Ring • 6:30 to 9 pm • Limited to 12 dogs and handlers (unlimited auditors)

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

Getting to Know USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association).
Instructor: USDAA agility judge Janet Gauntt
When: Monday, Aug. 30
Working Slot:  Getting to Know USDAA Seminar
Auditing Slot:  Getting to Know USDAA Seminar – AUDIT ONLY  

Getting to Know AKC (American Kennel Club).

Instructor: AKC agility judge Tricia Dunseith
When: Tuesday, Sept. 7
Working Slot:  Getting to Know AKC Seminar    
Auditing Slot:  Getting to Know AKC Seminar – AUDIT ONLY  

Getting to Know NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council).
Instructor: NADAC agility judge Jean Wilkins
When: Tuesday, Sept. 14
Working Slot:  Getting to Know NADAC Seminar
Auditing Slot:Getting to Know NADAC Seminar – AUDIT ONLY  

CPE: To be announced


Location: 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 Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net

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


Please see our house rules and covid policy:
House Rules Covid Policy

Backsides, Threadles, Serps, and 270s with Terry Herman

More Summer Fun with Two Terry Herman Workshops!

CROSSES

with Terry Herman

Wednesday, Aug. 4 • 6:30 pm – 9 pm

How do you do a Front cross? When do you do a Blind cross? Why do a Rear cross instead?

Once the dogs can do the obstacles, handlers have to learn how to direct them around a course as clearly and efficiently as possible. Three of the basic handling maneuvers for doing this are front crosses, blind crosses, and rear crosses. This workshop will deal with: how to do them correctly; when to do them; and where to do them, to give a dog the clearest possible direction. It’s aimed at the Novice handler, or anyone who needs to review the basics of these three handling staples. Dogs need to do all obstacles except weaves. Preference given to students who graduated from the AG2 class since Fall 2020.  

Cost: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

Limited to 8 dog/handler teams

Auditors $10

Registration opens: 
Wednesday, July 28 at 8 am for Contributing members
Thursday, July 29 at 8 am for Members
Friday, July 30 at 8 am for non-members. 

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

CROSSES with Terry Herman

AUDIT ONLY – CROSSES


Location: 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 Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net

E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to registrar@orioledogclub.club


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

For more policy information, go to https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/.

Backsides, Threadles, Serps, and 270s
with Terry Herman

Wednesday, Sept. 1 • 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Can you send your dog to the backside of a jump? Can you do a Threadle and not fall behind? What’s the best way to handle a Serpentine or a 270? If you want to do Premier, USDAA Masters, UKI courses, or International competition, you need to know how to train for these challenges. This workshop will break down some of the basics for teaching the dog skills and handler skills necessary to master them, and is aimed primarily at Advanced/Masters handlers.  

Cost: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

Limited to 8 dog/handler teams

Auditors $10

Registration opens: 
Wednesday, July 28 at 8 am for Contributing members
Thursday, July 29 at 8 am for Members
Friday, July 30  at 8 am for non-members. 

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

Backsides, Threadles, Serps, and 270s with Terry Herman

AUDIT ONLY – Backsides, Threadles, Serps, and 270s

Location: 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 Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net

E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to registrar@orioledogclub.club

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

For more policy information, go to https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/.

AKC CGC and Trick Dog testing

Hosted by Oriole Dog Training Club, 9 Azar Ct., Halethorpe, MD

December 2, 2019 7-9 pm

CGC Testing – Ring 1

Trick Dog Testing (Novice – Advanced) – Ring 2

AKC EvaluatorsDianne Harab and Sue Carlton

CGC:  ODTC members $15 / non-members $20 (limit 8 slots)

Trick Dog:  ODTC members $10 / non-members $15 (limit 8 slots)

cgc pic 2

Registration online only. Please select your timeslot:

CGC TEST Times TRICK TEST Times
Ring 1 Ring 2
7:00 PM 7:00 PM
7:15 PM 7:15 PM
7:30 PM 7:30 PM
7:45 PM 7:45 PM
8:00 PM 8:00 PM
8:15 PM 8:15 PM
8:30 PM 8:30 PM
8:45 PM 8:45 PM

E-mail questions regarding the workshops to Sue Carlton at: trainrotts@hotmail.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.
  • See our web page for more information on house rules. https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/

Introducing Two Obedience Workshops Instructed by Louise Griffin!

Instructional Novice Run Through Workshop &
Instructional Open/Utility Run Through Workshop

Instructional Novice Run Through Workshop

Dates: November 20, 27, December 4, 11 (4 consecutive weeks)

Time: 9:00-10:00 am

Obedience Rings 1 and 2

6 – max participants 

Workshop Fee:  Members – $35  Non-Members – $40

This workshop is for those trainers who need additional ring time and instruction to successfully compete in Novice while also preparing their dogs for the competition ring.

Prerequisites:  1) Participants should be familiar with all the Novice class exercises. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this workshop.  Note:  All participants must be ready to start at 9:00am.

Register here: Instructional Novice Run Through Workshop

 

Instructional Open/Utility Run Through Workshop

Dates: November 20, 27, December 4, 11 (4 consecutive weeks)

Time: 10:00-11:30 am

Obedience Rings 1 and 2

8 – max participants

Workshop Fee:  Members – $35  Non-Members – $40

This workshop is for those trainers who need additional ring time and instruction to successfully compete in Open/Utility while also preparing their dogs for the competition ring.

Prerequisites:  1) Participants dog should be about to compete or currently competing in the Open class at obedience trials.  2) Participants should be familiar with all the Open/Utility class exercises. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this workshop.  Note:  All participants must be ready to start at 10:00 am.

Register here: Instructional Open/Utility Run Through Workshop


E-mail questions regarding the workshops to Sue Carlton at: trainrotts@hotmail.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.
  • See our web page for more information on house rules. https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/

Two December Workshops with Bridget Thomas!

Fitness and Conditioning for the Weekend Warrior
Young/Green Dog Handling Workshop
Saturday, December 14th

bridget
Bridget has been training and competing with dogs since her teens. For the past 20 years, she has been heavily involved in dog training, dog sports, and dog activities of all kinds. Agility has been her primary sport, and she has traveled all over the country competing and teaching. Currently she is owned and loved by border collies, an amazing little “sports mix”, a baby border-whippet, and Jetty, the pony. In the past, she has  lived with lots of other breeds and types of dogs.

Bridget and her dogs do a little bit of everything: agility, K9 Nose Work, flyball, rally, disc dog, dock diving, tracking, drafting, barn hunt, FAST CAT, dryland mushing, and trick training. In the past, Bridget also has been involved in earthdog, sighthound lure coursing and racing, and even some field work. In 2019, Bridget and Grape, her little sports mix, were named to the AKC European Open Team USA and also the WAO Agility Team USA.

■ Owner DogStar ■ Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP) ■ Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) ■ FitPaws Master Trainer (FP-MT) ■ Professional Member, Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) ■ AKC Canine Good Citizen/AKC Trick Dog Evaluator ■ Certified Trick Dog Instructor ■ Member of the Pet Professional Guild ■ Instructor at “Camp Gone to The Dogs”

There will be two workshops, 3 ½ hours each.

Fitness and Conditioning for the Weekend Warrior – Give yourself the skills, tools and exercises to keep your canine partner in shape all winter long. Now that outdoor exercise may be limited learn how to use a few pieces of inexpensive fitness equipment and some household props to create exercises just for your dog. Learn what exercises work what parts, and why they are important. Participants will see each exercise demonstrated and then have a chance to try it with their own dog.

**To get the most out of this workshop working participants should be comfortable with perch work (front feet on an object, back feet on an object, and all four feet on an object). It is also incredibly helpful if your dog is already comfortable being on wobbly things…wobble boards, balance discs, etc. A basic list of foundation skills, and how to teach them will be emailed to registered participants.

10 working slots.  Unlimited Auditors.

When:  Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Cost:  Members: $70 for a working slot for one workshop. $20 for one auditing slot
Non-members: $80 for a working slot for one workshop. $25 for one auditing slot

Young/Green Dog Handling Workshop – Fast and fun sequences using jumps and tunnels for teams that are building on their foundation skills and are ready to add some handling challenges. Learn how to decide which cross where, how to execute them, and how to maximize your team’s potential. This workshop is about building speed, motivation and understanding so you and your dog can play the game we love with confidence!

**Teams should be comfortable with jumps/tunnels and short sequencing to get the most out of this workshop. Please contact Bridget if you are unsure if this is the right workshop for you.
6 working slots. Unlimited Auditors.

When:  Saturday, December 14th from 1:30 to 5:00 pm

Cost:  Members: $70 for a working slot for one workshop. $20 for one auditing slot
Non-members: $80 for a working slot for one workshop. $25 for one auditing slot

Registration opens Monday, October 28th at 8 am for Oriole members and Wednesday, October 30th at 8 am for non-members.

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

Fitness & Conditioning for the Weekend Warrior – Working Slot

Fitness & Conditioning for the Weekend Warrior – Audit

 Young/Green Dog Handling – Working Slot

Young/Green Dog Handling – Audit

 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 workshops or to be placed on the waiting list to Lorinda McKisson at:  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.

See our website for more on ‘house rules’. https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/

Location:  9 Azar Court, Halethorpe, MD 21227.