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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
Winter 2018

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Course Listings:                 OBEDIENCE      
  AGILITY         FLYBALL       TRACKING        K9 NOSEWORK
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Course Grid

A brief listing of course offerings is offered on the next page. Detailed descriptions for each course can be found on the following pages. 

Discipline

Course Name

Course#

Length

Prerequisite

Location

Day

Obedience

Intro.





Puppy Kindergarten (Carlton)

OB101

6 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 6:30 p

Puppy Kindergarten (Dean)

OB101B

6 wks

See Description

Front TR

Tues. 6:30 p

Basic Obedience (Dean)

OB105

7 wks

See Description

Front TR

Tues. 8 p

Basic Obedience (Novak)

OB105B

7 wks

See Description

Front TR

Wed. 8 p

Basic Obedience-Performance Track (Lachow)

OB106

8 wks

See Description

Front TR (2 wks), then Main Ring 1

Mon. 12:30 p

Advanced Basic/CGC (VanHouten/Anderson)

OB110

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Tues. 7 p

Obedience Core Courses

Novice Foundations, Part I (Carlton)

OB208

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues. 8:00 p

Novice Foundations, Part II (Kaminski)

OB209

10 wks

OB208

Main Ring 1

Tues. 8:00 p

Advanced Novice (Palmer/Terry)

OB210

10 wks

OB209

Main Ring 1

Wed. 7:00 p

Beginning Open (Kavanagh)

OB340

10 wks

OB209 or OB210

Main Ring 2

Wed. 7:30 p

Instructive Novice/Open Run Thru (Carlton/Kaminski)

OB320

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues. 7:00 p

Adv. Open/Begin. Utility (O’Carroll/Earwood)

OB345

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues. 12:15-1:30 p

Proofing for Utility (McAvoy/Wolfe)

OB401

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Wed. 10-11:30 a

Beginning Utility (Palmer)

OB402

10 wks

OB345

Main Ring 1

Wed.8:15 p

AKC Rally Nov, Open & Ex Instructional Run-Thrus (Long/Dean)

OB470

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2 (setup at 6:30)

Mon. 7-8:15 p

Obed. Electives

Obed. Run-Thrus All Levels (Meyer/Stevens)

EL OB205

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tues.10-12 p

Nose Work

Intro to Odor - Birch for Nosework (L&D Grskovich, Reardon)

NW970

7 wks

See Description

Front TR & Loading Dock

Wed. 6-7:30 p

Continuous NW1/NW2 K9Nosework © (L&D Grskovich)

NW959

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30 p

Continuous K9Nosework© NW2/NW3 (L&D Grskovich)

NW960

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Tues. 2-3:30 p

Beginners NW2/Continuous NW2 K9Nosework (L&D Grskovich)

NW963

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30 p

Continuous K9 Nose Work© Advanced NW2/ Adv NW3/Elite (L&D Grskovich)

NW965

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30 p

K9 Nosework Drop in Slots

See Desc.


See Description

See Description


Agility Intro.

Foundations for Dog Sports (Gauntt)

AG050

10 wks


Main Ring 1 & 2

Mon. 8:15-9:45 p

Foundations for Dog Sports - AUDIT (Gauntt)

AG050A

10 wks

Members Only

Main Ring 1 & 2

Mon. 8:15-9:45 p

Foundations for Dog Sports (Kane)

AG051

10 wks


Main Ring 2

Wed. 8:30-9:45 p

Foundations for Dog Sports (Kane)

AG051A

10 wks

Members Only

Main Ring 2

Wed. 8:30-9:45 p

Beginner Agility (Miller/Reardon/Dessen)

AG100

10 wks

AG050/AG051

Agility Ring

Tues. 8:15-9:45 p

Agility Core Courses

Advanced Intermediate Agility (Morris/Murray)

AG120

10 wks

AG110

Agility Ring

Mon. 6:30-8 p

Novice (Dresler)

AG301

10 wks

AG120

Agility Ring

Wed.-8:15-9:45 p

Open (Deubler)

AG302

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Mon. 8:15-9:45 p

Agility Electives


Crosses and Sends (Herman)

EL AG533

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 3-4:15 p

Contact & Weave Skills (Paul/Lape)

EL AG535

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues 12:30-2:30 p

Advanced Crosses and Sends (Herman)

EL AG533B

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 4:30-6 p

Skills & Drills Advanced (Herman)

EL AG537

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 6:30-8 p

Distance Training (Wilkins)

EL AG539

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 6:30-8 p

Agility Problem Solving Privates (Herman)

EL AG540

1-hour

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 9am-5:30 p

Flyball

Beginner Flyball (McGuire)

FB100

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thurs. 7 p

Competition Flyball (Fedder/Miller)

FB300

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thurs. 7:30 p

Friday Flyball (Bobb/Kane)

FB310

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 7 p

Tracking

Beginning Tracking (Hulbert)

TR105

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Fri. 9 a

Beginning Tracking (Eisenberg/Farny)

TR115

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sat-9 a

Advanced Beginner (Lasarko, Irvine, Moyer)

TR205

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sun. 9 a

TDX & Advanced TD (Lilly/Farny)

TR305/310

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sat. 12 p

VST Tracking (Lilly)

TR410

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sun. 12 p

Conformation

Conformation (Waterman)

EL C600

8 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 7:45 p


 

Course Listings

OBEDIENCE

Introductory Obedience Courses


[OB101] Puppy Kindergarten.  Instructor:  Sue Carlton.  6 weeks. For puppies 14 weeks to 6 months old. Emphasis on positive socialization to people and other puppies. General behavior topics will include crate training, housetraining, reading body language, and reducing nipping and jumping. We will focus on skills like attention to owner, loose leash walking, good play skills with dogs and people, sit, down, come, wait, even tricks!  Note:  Bring current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan. 8

Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM

 

[OB101B] Puppy Kindergarten.  Instructor:   Deborah Dean. 6 weeks. For puppies 14 weeks to 6 months old. Emphasis on positive socialization to people and other puppies. General behavior topics will include crate training, housetraining, reading body language, and reducing nipping and jumping. We will focus on skills like attention to owner, loose leash walking, good play skills with dogs and people, sit, down, come, wait, even tricks!  Note:  Bring current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start:

Feb. 27

Day/Time:

Tues., 6:30pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM

 

[OB105] Basic ObedienceFULL  Instructors: Deborah Dean. 7 weeks.  This class is for puppies older than six months and adult dogs that are just starting their training or need a refresher.  The course will introduce dogs to all the basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, come, off, and loose-leash walking.  In addition, we will practice the commands with real life training exercises, such as not bolting through the door when opened and park bench manners, etc.  This is a “food” reward-based class.  NOTES:  1) At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  2) The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog and with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan. 2

Day/Time:

Tues., 8:00pm

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM


[OB105B] Basic Obedience.  Instructor:  Barb Novak 7 weeks.  This class is for puppies older than six months and adult dogs that are just starting their training or need a refresher.  The course will introduce dogs to all the basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, come, off, and loose-leash walking.  In addition, we will practice the commands with real life training exercises, such as not bolting through the door when opened and park bench manners, etc.  This is a “food” reward-based class.  NOTES:  1) At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  2) The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog and with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start:

Feb. 7

Day/Time:

Wed., 8:00pm

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM

 

[OB106] Basic Obedience Performance Track.  Instructor: Rachel Lachow.  8 weeks.   This class is intended for puppies older than 6 months, as well as adult dogs just starting an obedience program.  This course will introduce dogs to all of the basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, off, come, & loose-leash walking.  In addition, we will practice useful commands for your home such as “go to your bed”.  This is a reward–based class & uses clickers.  NOTES:  1) At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  2) The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog and with a copy of your dog’s rabies certificate. Front training Room (2 wks), Main Ring 1 (6 wks).

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 29

Day/Time:

Mon., 12:30p.m.

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB110] Advanced Basic/CGC and TricksFULL Instructors: Holly VanHouten, Assistant: Nancy Anderson. 8 weeks.   This class is intended for puppies older than 8 months and adult dogs.  It continues the instruction provided in the Basic class.  The basic obedience exercises will be taught in greater detail to prepare your dog for the Canine Good Citizen test.  Additionally, tricks will be taught to prepare your dog for the Trick Dog Test.  At the eighth week of class an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and the AKC Trick Dog Test will be offered (date to be announced in class).  Prerequisites:  This class is open to dogs that have graduated from the Basic class and have a sound temperament and clear understanding of the basic exercises, dogs owned by handlers with prior recent obedience experience or dogs that have been evaluated by the instructor.   Main Ring 1.   

Class limit:

10

Start:

Jan. 2

Day/Time:

Tues., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


Core Obedience Courses

[OB208] Novice Foundations Part 1.  Instructor:  Sue Carlton. 10 Weeks.  This class is Part 1 of our 20-week competitive Novice Foundations program.  Students will be taught the foundation skills for all of the Novice exercises. The exercises will be broken down into steps and taught (including rear end awareness) with motivation techniques paired with food reward.  Additionally, we will focus on precise teamwork, trial picture and individual instruction for each of the exercises.  Teams work together in the ring to strengthen their skills in preparation for the Part II class level.  NOTES:  1) This class is required before taking the OB209 and OB210 classes.  2) Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience classes during the same semester. Main Ring 2.    

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 2

Day/Time:

Tues., 8:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB209] Novice Foundations Part II.  Instructor: Debbie Kaminski. 10 Weeks.  This class is Part 2 of our 20-week competitive Novice Foundations program.  Students will build upon the Novice foundation skills covered in Novice Foundations Part I to prepare your dog for the Advanced Novice class. Motivational methods will be used to assist in training the exercises, including rear end awareness. Additionally, we will focus on precise teamwork, trial picture and individual instruction for each of the exercises. Prerequisite:  Completion of OB208.  Priority:  will be given to dogs who attended OB208, Fall 2017 semester class.  NOTE:  Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience class during the same semester (attending a Run Thru or Proofing class is permitted). Main Ring 1.    

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 2

Day/Time:

Tues., 8:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

[OB210] Advanced Novice.  Instructors: Barry Palmer, Jane Terry.  10 Weeks.  This class is part of the competitive Novice program that begins with Novice Foundations I & II.  It is specifically intended for those planning to compete at the Novice level.  All Novice exercises will be reviewed & polished. Additionally, foundation skills for Open & Utility exercises will be introduced.   Prerequisites: Completion of OB209 class and/or evaluated by instructor before class starts.  Attention, solid heeling footwork & off-lead heeling, as well as, a dependable recall, sit, stand & down.  Priority: will be given to dogs who attended OB209 and OB210. NOTE: Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience classes during the same semester (attending a Run Thru or Proofing class is permitted).  Main Ring 1.  

Class limit:

10

Start:

Jan. 3

Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB340] Beginning Open.  Instructor: Pat Kavanagh   10 Weeks.  This class is intended for teams that are starting the Open exercises and planning to compete in Open.  All of the Open exercises will be started at the beginner level and broken down into basic steps.  Motivational methods will be used with an emphasis on building a solid foundation for each exercise to develop the confidence in the dog/handler as a team.  Prerequisites: Completion of the OB209 or OB210.classes and/or evaluated by instructor before class starts.   Priority: will be given to the OB209 and OB210 students. NOTE: Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience open or utility classes during the same semester (attending a Run Thru or Proofing class is permitted). Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 3

Day/Time:

Wed., 7:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB320] Instructive Novice/Open Run Thru.   Instructors: Sue Carlton and Debbie Kaminski.   8 Weeks.  This class will offer all levels of Novice/Open obedience exercises in an instructional run thru format.  Students will participate as stewards or judge for each other. Proofing and distractions will be provided as needed to increase each dog's understanding and confidence in completing the Novice/Open exercises. Priority: will be given to the students that participated in the Fall 2017 semester classes. Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 2

Day/Time:

Tues., 7:00p.m.

Fee:

$96NM/$72/$48CM


[OB345] Advance Open/Beginning UtilityFULL Instructors: Elaine O’Carroll, Assistant: Val Earwood.   10 Weeks. This class is for those trainers who need additional refinement & proofing skills to successfully compete in Open while also preparing their dogs to learn all the parts of the Utility exercises. Prerequisites:  1) Students must be about to compete or currently competing in the Open class at obedience trials.  2) they should be familiar with all the Utility class exercises. Priority: will be given to students from our Fall 2017 obedience class. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class.  Note:  Registered dogs may not attend more than one ODTC obedience open or utility class including all daytime & evening classes (attending a Run Thru class is permitted).   Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan. 2

Day/Time:

Tues., 12:15-1:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB401] Proofing for Utility. FULL Instructor: Elaine McAvoy, Assistant: Sally Wolfe 10 weeks. This class is for students that are currently competing, or about to compete, in Utility at trials, but need some additional "tweaking" to improve performance. Prerequisites: Handlers & dogs must know and be able to perform all the Utility exercises.  Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan. 3

Day/Time:

Wed., 10-11:30am

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB402] Beginning Utility Instructor: Barry Palmer, 10 Weeks. This class is intended for teams that are planning to compete at the Utility Level.  All Utility exercises will be covered and proofed.  Motivational methods will be used with an emphasis on building attitude & confidence in the dog & handler as a team. Prerequisites:  Completion of OB345.  Priority: will be given to students who completed OB345.  Others must have permission from the instructor.  Note: Registered dogs may not attend more than one ODTC obedience open or utility class including all daytime & evening classes (attending a Run Thru class is permitted).Main Ring 1  

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan. 3

Day/Time:

Wed., 8:15pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB470] AKC Rally, Novice, Open and Excellent Instructional Run-Thrus.  FULL Instructors: Michele Long, Assistant: Deborah Dean.  10 wks.  Work is on-leash in Novice & off-leash in Advanced & Excellent. There will be 1 to 2 rings (depending on the number of students) with signs set up to run at all three levels. If one ring set up, the signs will be changed halfway through the class to create a second practice course. Signs will be reviewed for those requiring instruction. Limit ONE dog per handler (a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill). Late additions/drop-ins may be available if course does not fill.  Drop-in fee of $12NM/$9TM/$6CM to be paid night of the class by cash. Note:  Setup begins at 6:30pm.  Main Rings 1 & 2

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 8

Day/Time:

Mon., 7-8:15pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


Elective Obedience Courses


[EL OB205] Obedience Run-Thrus.   Instructors: Katie Meyer, Assistant: Gloria Stevens.  10 Weeks.  This class will offer all levels of obedience exercises in a run-thru format.  Handlers will rotate through all positions - judge, steward & distracters.  Open to dog/handler teams preparing to enter competition. Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 2

Day/Time:

Tues., 10-12noon

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



K9 Nosework© Classes


(NW900) Introduction/Foundation to K9 Nose Work© NOT OFFERED THIS SEMESTER, REPLACED WITH ODOR CLASS BELOW.


[NW970] Intro to Odor - Birch for Nosework©   FULL Jacqui Reardon ANWI Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI. 7 weeks CAUTION: Please note odor used is “sweet birch” aka betula lenta, which can produce allergic reactions in those with severe salicylate sensitivities. This is a class for dogs who have completed the Introduction to Nosework class at Oriole & who are ready to be introduced to birch odor work. (Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case by case basis by instructor prior to class entry, contact lindobes@verizon.net for an appointment).  The class focuses on teaching the dog & handler team how to work with odor, locating source & source alerts. It will continue with the development of building the dog’s confidence & hunting drive.  Exterior & vehicle hides may be added as the dogs’ progress. NW1 skills will be introduced as teams progress.  Searches may be videotaped as part of the educ. process. Dogs are worked one at a time & must be able to be crated between activities   Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill.  First Class will be lecture only, please do not bring dogs.  *Class Dates:  Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm Jan 3 class (lecture only- please do not bring dogs), Jan 10, Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 21, March 7 in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock & Hall Outside Crating Room.  On Saturday Feb 10 at 9:00am to 10:30amin a location to be determined.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 3

Day/Time:

Wed. 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$140NM/$105TM/$70CM


[NW959] Continuous NW1/NW2 K9Nosework©.    Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.   6 Weeks.    This class is for dogs that already know scent work.  Class prerequisites are completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework and the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes and are progressing on with the birch and/or Anise odor.  Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. (Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class entry. Please contact instructor at lindobes@verizon.net prior to registration.) Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling.  Birch will be the primary scent, anise will be used according to the readiness and skills of the dog.  Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process.  Dogs are worked one at a time, and must be crated between activities.  Indoor, outdoor settings and vehicles may be used.    Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill or with instructor permission.       *CLASS DATES: Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 28, March 14 in Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday Feb 10 at 11:00am to 12:30pm location TBD

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan 17

Day/Time:

Wed., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$72NM/$54TM/$36CM


[NW963] Beginners NW2/Continuous NW2 K9 Nosework© .    Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.   6 Weeks.  This class is for dogs and handlers who already know scent work and handling skills.  Class prerequisites are completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework and the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes, knows birch and are progressing on or are on the Anise odor.  Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. (Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class entry. Please contact instructor at lindobes@verizon.net for an appointment.) Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling, inaccessible hides, converging odor and multiple hides.  Birch and Anise will be the scents used.   Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process.  Dogs are worked one at a time, and must be crated between activities.  Indoor, outdoor settings and vehicles may be used.   Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill.  *CLASS DATES: Thursday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Jan 11, Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22, March 8 in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Sat. March 10 at 9:00 am to 10:30am in a location TBD

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan 11

Day/Time:

Thurs., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$72NM/$54M/$36CM

 

[NW960] Continuous K9 Nosework© NW2/NW3    Instructors: Linda Grskovich, CNWI & Donald Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks This class is for dogs who know scent work and are being introduced to or who know anise and/or clove. Dogs should be working on their NW2 or NW3 skill sets.  Class prerequisites are completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework, the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes, have passed a Birch and/or Anise or Clove ORT, have a NW1 or NW2 title or have permission to advance to this level by the instructor. (Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class entry.  Please contact the Instructor.)  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling. Birch, Anise and/or Clove will be used as the odor sources based on the teams’ experience. Dogs not introduced to anise or clove may be introduced to this scent in this class. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Distractions will be added as the dog progresses.  Indoor and outdoor settings and vehicles may be used.  Dogs are worked one at a time, and must be crated between activities.    Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill.    *CLASS DATES:  Tues. 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Jan 2, Jan 16, Jan 30, Feb 13, Feb 27, and March 6 in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan 2

Day/Time:

Tues., 2-3:30pm*

Fee:

$72NM/$54TM/$36CM

 

[NW965] Continuous K9 Nosework© Advanced NW2/NW3/Elite    Instructors: Linda Grskovich, CNWI & Donald Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.  This class is for handler teams who know scent work and are very knowledgeable of NW2, NW3 and/or Elite skill sets.  Dogs need to have passed a Birch and/or Anise or Clove ORT, have a NW1 or NW2 title or have permission to advance to this level by the instructor. (Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class entry.  Please contact the Instructor.)  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement, behavior recognition, converging odor, height of hides, multiple number of hides and handling. Birch, Anise and/or Clove and distractions will be used. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process.  Indoor and outdoor settings, vehicles searches and mixed environments may be used.  Dogs are worked one at a time, and must be crated between activities.    Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill.      * CLASS DATES:  Thursday 6:00p to 7:30 pm, Jan 4, Jan 18, Feb 15, March 1, March 15 in Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday March 10 at 11:30 am to 1:00pm in a location TBD

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan 4

Day/Time:

Thurs., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$72NM/$54TM/$36CM


[NW use class number of drop in] K9 Nose Work Drop In Class Slots: A drop in slot is an open class slot in any regular nose work class being held in the present semester. A slot may be open due to unfilled enrollment, vacation or student illness. To use a drop-in slot, the dog and handler team should be currently enrolled in a regular nose work class for that semester. This dog must be active in a class or it may have been active in a previous semester but was REFUSED a slot this semester because their owner already has one dog enrolled in that class and this dog was deemed the “second dog”. The team can only drop into a class that is equal or lower to their present class level. The goal of a drop- in slot is to provide extra work time for a team or give work time to a dog who could not enroll because of a second dog situation. You must check with the instructor at least 24 hrs in advance to use a slot. It is at the instructor’s discretion to accept the team for additional work or deny them if the class lesson plan is too advanced for the team wanting the slot.  Walk ins are not allowed; a slot may be filled or stay empty at the instructor’s discretion pending special student circumstances.   To fill a slot contact Linda Grskovich privately at lindobes@verizon.net.

Class limit: open slot as determined by instructor Start: per class Day/Time: per class Fees: CM $6, TM $9, NM $12. (Monies are applied to the class that the student attends, please complete a drop-in form and submit with funds)

 

AGILITY

**Classes will begin the week of Jan. 1, 2018, & end the week of Mar. 5, 2018***


IMPORTANT: All dogs participating in agility must be physically sound & at an appropriate weight. Keep your dog's nails trimmed & keep hair around the feet trimmed to prevent slipping on the equipment. If your dog has hair falling in his eyes, tie it back with a rubber band or small barrette. Dogs with underlying health problems, including but not limited to hip & elbow dysplasia, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, vision, or other health problems that limit endurance, balance, or motor control should not participate in agility without consultation with a veterinarian who is familiar with agility.  It is suggested that owners not sign their dogs up for agility classes until the dog is at least 12 months old.  Timing, however, is an issue with our structured start dates. If you wish to enroll a dog that will be younger than 12 months at the start of class, you must submit a waiver & request permission of the agility training director.  Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will remain in the building throughout the class.  Registration for agility classes is contingent upon instructor evaluation & approval of dog/handler teams as deemed necessary by the class instructor.  


Introductory Agility Courses

If you are registering for AG100 (beginner agility) and this class fills, you may ask to be placed on a waiting list in case another class opens or for the next session.  BRING YOUR RABIES INFORMATION TO THE FIRST CLASS.  For questions, please contact Registrar, Lorinda McKisson by email ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com or phone (443) 622-5542.


The classes in this section focus on introducing/teaching obstacle performance.  Students will learn how to define successful criteria for performance of the obstacles as well as the basic groundwork needed for the handling skills to be covered in more advanced classes.  These classes start with dogs that have never seen, or have had only limited exposure to, agility equipment as well as dogs that have not reached acceptable obstacle performance levels.  
NOTE: The progression of classes is expected to be as follows:  Start with Foundations Agility for 1 or 2 sessions depending on the age of the dog, then move into the Beginner Agility class, then the Intermediate class, then Novice, Open & Excellent/Masters as appropriate.  ***IMPORTANT***All participants in the Introductory Level Agility Program are required to work one day at one agility trial sponsored by ODTC during each semester they attend classes at ODTC. Instructors will provide students with trial information at the beginning of each semester.  In addition to meeting the skill requirements for each class, participation at a trial is required to move up a level. If you do not meet the criteria for a class, you must schedule an individual assessment and/or receive written permission from the instructor before classes begin.  You may register for classes prior to the assessments, but you must pass the skill level assessment to participate.

[AG050] Foundations for Dog Sports  FULL Instructor:  Janet Gauntt.  10 weeks.   This class is for dogs aged 5 & 1/2 months & up.  Dogs will be introduced to very basic handling & foundational skills needed to be competitive in agility, as well as other dog sports.  The intention is to build the relationship between the dog & handler while laying the foundations of skills for agility.  Dogs will be introduced to the following, at a minimum:  clicker & target training; tandem agility moves; wobble board; fitness; tugging; rear-end awareness exercises; & obedience for agility.  Dogs can & should be entered in this class at a young age & rotate through it twice to expose them to each foundational exercise twice during their “puppy brain” stage.  Dogs will also be exposed to tunnels, chutes, & hoops.  Bitches in season will not be allowed in classes as dogs at this level do not need any additional distractions.  Graduation criteria:  Age; able to work while another dog is working on the other side of the building; sit, down, stay & recall.   Main Ring 1 & 2.

Class limit:

7

Start:

Jan. 8

Day/Time:

Mon., 8:15-9:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG050A] Foundations for Dog Sports - Audit Only   Instructor:  Janet Gauntt. 10 weeks   Note:  Auditing of the Foundations for Dog Sports class is available to ODTC members only at no cost. Do not bring dog to class.   Main  Ring 1 & 2.

Class limit:

4

Start:

Jan. 8

Day/Time:

Mon., 8:15-9:45pm

Fee:

$0 Members Only


[AG051] Foundations for Dog Sports  FULL Instructor:  Rose Kane.  10 weeks.   This class is for dogs aged 5 & 1/2 months & up.  Dogs will be introduced to very basic handling & foundational skills needed to be competitive in agility, as well as other dog sports.  The intention is to build the relationship between the dog & handler while laying the foundations of skills for agility.  Dogs will be introduced to the following, at a minimum:  clicker & target training; tandem agility moves; wobble board; fitness; tugging; rear-end awareness exercises; & obedience for agility.  Dogs can & should be entered in this class at a young age & rotate through it twice to expose them to each foundational exercise twice during their “puppy brain” stage.  Dogs will also be exposed to tunnels, chutes, & hoops.  Bitches in season will not be allowed in classes as dogs at this level do not need any additional distractions.  Graduation criteria:  Age; able to work while another dog is working on the other side of the building; sit, down, stay & recall.   Main Ring 2 (back ring).

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan. 10

Day/Time:

Wed., 8:30-9:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG051A] Foundations for Dog Sports   Instructor:  Rose Kane. 10 weeks.   Note:  Auditing of the Foundations for Agility class is available to ODTC members only at no cost. Do not bring dog to class.   Main Ring 2 (back ring).

Class limit:

4

Start:

Jan. 10

Day/Time:

Wed., 8:30-9:45pm

Fee:

$0 Members Only


[AG100] Beginner Agility. (Agility Ring).  FULL  Instructor:  Connie Miller, Jacqui Reardon, Dean Dessen   10 weeks.  This class is for dogs that have never been exposed to agility equipment.  Dogs will be introduced to all equipment during this session, including all contacts, weaves, & jumps.  Graduation criteria:  Able to work while another dog is working on the other side of the building; have a good stay in front of equipment; have a good starting foundation of dog walk & A-frame contact criteria (with equipment set at least half height); able to send over a jump & do a sequence of jumps (not necessarily full height) to a target/table/tunnel; send to a curved tunnel; perform a shortened chute; perform a lowered or table-stabilized teeter; able to enter & work with weaves.  Prerequisites: Successful completion of Foundations for Dog Sports or permission of Instructor.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

7

Start:

Jan. 9

Day/Time:

Tues., 8:15-9:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


Core Agility Courses

[AG120] Advanced Intermediate Agility.  Instructors: Nancy Morris, Carol Murray. 10 weeks.   This class will continue to build on independent obstacle performance with accuracy & speed. Dogs will progress to full height obstacles & equipment.  Handling skills will be taught & perfected, using short sequences & exercises.  Graduation criteria: Handler must be able to identify their dog’s contact performance for each contact; dog must be able to perform a sequence of 12-15 obstacles, to include all 3 contacts, a set of 6 weaves, tunnels, chute, tire, hoops, jumps, & a stay on the table.  Prerequisites:  Successful completion of AG110 Intermediate Agility or by permission of instructor.  Priority will be given to students continuing from the AG110 Winter 2015 session.  All others must have permission of instructor.   Agility Ring

Class limit:

10

Start:

Jan. 8

Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30-8pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG301] Novice.   Instructor: Mary Anne Dresler.  10 weeks.  This level is for dog & handler teams preparing for competition. The class will focus on improving obstacle performance, refining handling skills, the basics of course analysis, & the basics of competition rules & requirements.     Prerequisites: Successful completion of AG120 Advanced Intermediate or by permission of the Instructor. Note:  Dogs must be able to perform all obstacles correctly off leash, & must be able to sequence at least 10-12 obstacles.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 3

Day/Time:

Wed., 8:15-9:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG302] Open. FULL Instructor: Cindy Deubler.  10 weeks.  This level is for dog & handler teams who have mastered novice skills & are preparing for competition at the open or advanced level. This class will focus on advancing obstacle performance, introducing advanced handling skills, continuing to build course analysis skills, & introducing course sequences typically run at the open/advanced level.  Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Novice class AG301 & 2 qualifying scores in AKC Novice, USDAA Starters Standard, or CPE Level 2 Standard, or permission of the Instructor. Handlers must be able to perform all the basic handling moves including front, blind & rear crosses; serpentines & pinwheels.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

9

Start:

Jan. 8

Day/Time:

Mon., 8:15-9:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM



Elective Agility Courses

We welcome new ideas for electives.  Please talk to the Agility training director or board members if you have an idea for an elective.

[EL AG510] Agility Run-throughs Instructor: Terry Todesco. 11 Weeks.  This is a drop-in opportunity to work through an agility course. For each class, an agility course will be presented for participants to run. A couple different paths will be available. Each participant will be allowed approximately 3 minutes to run the course or practice different skills. Fees will be collected at the start of class.   Class Dates:  1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30  Agility Ring

Class limit:

N/A

Start:

Jan. 19

Day/Time:

Fri 7:00-8:30pm

Fee:

$10NM/$7.00TM/$5CM


[EL AG533] Crosses and Sends  FULL Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 Weeks.  This class will provide exercises focused on improving crosses (front, blind and rear) and sends (forward, lateral, and backside). The exercises are intended to improve handlers timing, positioning, and confidence allowing teams to improve course performance.  These skills will also lay the ground work for more advanced handling skills.  Prerequisites: Dogs should be able to do all obstacles at full height.  Class Participants must be approved by Instructor.   Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 9

Day/Time:

Tues 3:00-4:15pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM



[EL AG533B] Advanced Crosses and Sends  FULL Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 Weeks.  This class will provide exercises focused on improving crosses (front, blind and rear) and sends (forward, lateral, and backside). The exercises are intended to improve handlers timing, positioning, and confidence allowing teams to improve course performance.  These skills will also lay the groundwork for more advanced handling skills. Prerequisites: Dogs should be able to do all obstacles at full height. Class Participants must be approved by Instructor. Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 9

Day/Time:

Tues., 4:30-6pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG535] Contact and Weave Skills.   Instructors: Darlene Paul, Gayle Lape. 10 Weeks.  This class is for handlers to learn to teach a more solid foundation for a 2-on-2-off contact performance and independent weave pole performance using channels and guide wires.  All aspects of handling weaves will be covered from the early stages.  Foundation work on contact performance will cover detailed targeting techniques, confidence on contacts, more speed into the contact position, and body exercises for the dog to develop more awareness of where his feet are.  The “box” method for a running A-frame will also be covered.  Prerequisites:  Open to continuing students from EL535.  All others must have permission of the Instructor.   Note:  This class is appropriate for beginner dogs, but also intended for dogs that need to be retrained.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 9

Day/Time:

Tues 12:30-2:30pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG536] Skills and Drills.  CANCELLED  Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 Weeks.  This course will concentrate on specific handling maneuvers (crosses, turning cues, lead outs, etc.), & when & how to use them given various obstacle configurations.  Drills will be used to train & practice alternative handling options & determine the fastest, safest, easiest options for each dog & handler team in different situations.  It will not include full courses.  Prerequisites:  AKC Open Std. Title, USDAA AD title, CPE Level 4 Standard, or permission of the Instructor. The instructor reserves the right to remove anyone from the class roster that does not meet the above prerequisite criteria.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 9

Day/Time:

Tues., 4:30-6pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG537] Skills and Drills (Advanced).    Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 Weeks.  This course will concentrate on specific handling maneuvers (crosses, turning cues, lead outs, etc.) & when & how to use them given various obstacle configurations, including international style challenges.  Drills will be used to train & practice alternative handling options & determine the fastest, safest, easiest options for each dog & handler team in different situations.  It will not include full courses.  Prerequisites:  Dogs should have AKC AX title, USDAA AAD title; CPE Level 5 or must have permission of the Instructor.  The instructor reserves the right to remove any team from the class that does not meet the above prerequisite criteria or in the instructor’s opinion is not appropriate for this class.  Note:  If this class appears full when registering on-line, please place your name on the waitlist through the online system or email the Registrar at ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com as spots may open.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 9

Day/Time:

Tues., 6:30-8pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG539] Distance Training    Instructor: Jean Wilkins. 10 Weeks. Want to improve your distance handling with your dog? Want more distance between you & your dog on course?  Want to get a better understanding of how to handle gambles; fast sends; chance runs?  Want to learn how to plan for your dog to gather game points & set yourself up for a better approach to the distance elements?  In this class, you will learn & practice distance skills.  Prerequisite: For dogs that are proficient on all equipment (we are not learning the obstacles in this class & your dog must be able to do the obstacles without you right there).  Agility Ring

Class limit:

10

Start:

Jan. 3

Day/Time:

Wed., 6:30-8pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG540] Agility Problem-Solving Privates.  Instructor: Terry Herman. 1-hr lesson.  Do you have a teeter problem? A weave pole popper? An A-frame leaper?  Does your dog leave the start line before you do?  Are all the bars on the ground after your run?  Oriole instructor Terry Herman is offering one-hour problem-solving private lessons to focus on that one issue that can't be dealt with adequately in a class setting.  If you have more than one issue, you may want to consider multiple lessons. There will also be provision for follow-up lessons if you & the instructor determine they're needed.  On-line registration will place you on the list for a private lesson.  The instructor will contact you to set the time for the lesson.  You may set up lessons outside the registration system; however, lessons not set up thru the registrar will only be added if time is available.  Notes:  Participants must be approved by Instructor.  *Date/Time set by instructor & student. Working times on Wed. between 9am and 5:30pm. Money to be collected the day of the lesson.  As with all Oriole classes, all class fees go to the club.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 10

Day/Time:

Wed, 9am-5:30pm*

Fee:

$80NM/$70TM/$60CM


FLYBALL

IMPORTANT: All dogs participating in flyball must be physically sound & at an appropriate weight. Keep your dog's nails trimmed & keep hair around the feet trimmed to prevent slipping. If your dog has hair falling in his eyes, tie it back with a rubber band or small barrette. Dogs with underlying health problems, including but not limited to hip & elbow dysplasia, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, vision, or other health problems that limit endurance, balance, or motor control should not participate in flyball without consultation with a veterinarian who is familiar with flyball.  It is suggested that owners not sign their dogs up for flyball classes until the dog is at least 12 months old.  Timing, however, is an issue with our structured start dates.  If you wish to enroll a dog that will be younger than 12 months at the start of class, you must submit a waiver & request permission of the flyball training director.  Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will remain in the building throughout the class.

Introductory Flyball Courses

[FB100] Beginner Flyball. Instructor: Lauralee McGuire.  10 Weeks.   This class is for those who want to learn the sport.  Dogs should be proficient in basic obedience & be under control in the presence of other dogs.  This course is NOT an entry class for the competition course.   Prerequisites: Basic obedience.  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:


Start:

Jan. 4

Day/Time:

Thurs., 7pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


Note: Beginners may also register for [FB310] Friday Flyball



Core Flyball Courses

[FB300] Competition Flyball.  Instructors: Sarah Fedder/P Miller. 10 Weeks.  We will be overlapping the beginner class to give the green dogs an experienced dog to work against. Dogs will refine skills & increase speed & work in a team.  Prerequisite:  Beginner flyball or permission of

instructor.   Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:


Start:

Jan. 4

Day/Time:

Thurs., 7:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[FB310] Friday Flyball.   Instructors: Kate Bobb/Rose Kane.    10 Weeks.      This is a mixed class open to beginners as well as experienced dogs.  Dogs or handlers with little or no flyball experience learn the sport alongside seasoned dogs & team members. Training will be tailored to the needs of each dog & the goals of the handler.    Prerequisites: Basic obedience.     Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:


Start:

Jan. 5

Day/Time:

Fri., 7 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



Elective Flyball Courses

We welcome new ideas for electives.  Please talk to the flyball training director or board members if you have an idea for an elective.

TRACKING

All tracking students must help with the Oriole Tracking Test on April 14 & 15, 2018, held at Fair Hill, Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland. *** All work is done outdoors! ***Students need to be prepared to be in class 3-4 hours. They need to learn to lay track and watch other students working their dogs.

Registrations for Tracking classes will be accepted online. Please mail rabies info, a completed & signed ODTC Registration Form, which includes the Tracking Trial Help Commitment, to: Registrar: Lorinda McKisson, 3638 Lochearn Drive, Gwynn Oak, MD, 21207, 443-622-5542, lmckisson@gmail.com

Questions: please email lmckisson@gmail.com or joycelilly@hotmail.com.

The ODTC Registration Form is on the Oriole’s website: orioledogclub.org > TRAINING >REGISTER FOR A CLASS > Tracking > the top of the page > Documents > Class Registration > 2016 Registration Form.


Returning students who were unable to work both days of the 2017 Oriole Tracking Test & want to take tracking classes must have permission of the Tracking Director: Joyce Lilly, joycelilly@hotmail.com, 410-836-1906.


There are two Beginning Tracking classes for dogs starting tracking. If space is available, beginners from last year's class may also take these classes. There are three advanced classes for dogs & handlers with experience: Advanced Beginner, TDX & Advanced TD, and VST & TDU Tracking.  Questions: Joyce Lilly, Tracking Director, 410-836-1906, joycelilly@hotmail.com.


[TR105] Beginning TrackingFULL Instructor: Linda Hulbert. 6 weeks. Requirement: must work the

ODTC Tracking Test, April 14 & 15, 2018.  *Class Dates: 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, & 3/16.  Class Location:  Freedom Park Class

Class limit:

5

Start:

Jan. 5

Day/Time:

Fri., 9am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[TR115] Beginning Tracking. Instructors: Kristi Eisenberg & Jean Farny. 6 weeks.

Requirement: must work the ODTC Tracking Test, April 14 & 15, 2018. *Class Dates: 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10 & 3/24.  Class Location: Fair Hill, Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 13

Day/Time:

Sat., 9am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[TR205] Advance Beginner/TDU.  Instructor: Amy Lasarko, Chris Irvine, Alice Moyer. 6 weeks. Note:  For dogs that are new but not beginners.

Requirement: must work the ODTC Tracking Test, April 14 & 15, 2018.  *Class Dates: 1/14, 1/21, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11 & 3/25.   Class Location: Forest Hill, Harford County, Maryland.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 14

Day/Time:

Sun., 9am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[TR305 & 310] TDX & Advanced TD. Instructor: Joyce Lilly & Jean Farny. 6 weeks. Saturday afternoon …...requirement: must work the ODTC Tracking Test, April 14 & 15, 2018.  This class is a component training class for students who have titled & are looking to do TDX & those getting ready to cert for their TD.   Class Dates:  1/13, 1/20, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10 & 3/24. Class Location: Fair Hill, Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland

Class limit:

8

Start

Jan. 13

Day/Time:

Sat., Noon*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[TR410] VST Tracking. Instructor: Joyce Lilly, 6 weeks. Dogs must have previous

tracking experience. Only one dog per handler.  Requirement: must work the ODTC

Tracking Test, April 14 & 15, 2018.  *Class Dates: 1/14, 1/21, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11 & 3/25.   Class Location: Forest Hill, Harford Co. & Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 14

Day/Time:

Sun., Noon*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


FREESTYLE - No Classes

CONFORMATION

 

[EL C600] Conformation.  Instructor: Paula Waterman.   8 weeks.  In this class, you and your dog will be introduced to ring procedure, ring patterns, stacking, gaiting and judging criteria. Emphasis will be based on positive reinforcement techniques, including shaping with some clicker training.  By the end of class, the handler and dog should be able to enter a conformation show with confidence and experience.  Prerequisites:  Dogs must be at least 4 months and up if housetrained, has basic manners, and can be approached by a stranger (or by permission of the instructors). No people-aggressive or dog-aggressive dogs.  Notes:  Bitches in season will not be allowed to attend class.   A minimum of 3 students must register for this class to be held.  Front Training Room.   

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan. 8

Day/Time:

Mon., 7:45pm

Fee:

$96NM/$72TM/$48CM



 

 



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