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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
Fall 2017

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Course Listings:                 OBEDIENCE      
  AGILITY         FLYBALL       TRACKING        K9 NOSEWORK
       CONFORMATION  REGISTRATION FORM       

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/Kane)

OB101

6 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 6:30 pm

Puppy Kindergarten (TBD)

OB101B

6 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 6:30 pm

Basic Obedience (Dean/Carlton)

OB105

7 wks

See Description

Front TR

Tue. 8 pm

Basic Obedience (Novak)

OB105B

7 wks

See Description

Front TR

Wed. 8 pm

Basic Obedience-Performance Track (Lachow)

OB106

8 wks

See Description

Front TR (2 wks), Main Ring 1 (6wks)

Mon. 12 pm

Advanced Basic/CGC (VanHouten/Anderson)

OB110

8 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1

Tue. 7 pm

Obedience Core Courses

Beginning Novice I (Carlton)

OB208

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2/both at 8pm

Tue. 7:30 pm

Advanced Novice (Palmer/Terry)

OB210

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Wed. 7 pm

Open (Kavanagh)

OB340

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Wed. 7 pm

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

OB345

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tue. 12:15 pm-1:30 pm

Proofing for Utility (O’Carroll/McAvoy/Wolfe)

OB401

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Wed. 10-11:30 am

Beginning Utility (Palmer)

OB402

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Wed. 8:15 pm

Obedience Electives

 

 

 

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

EL OB205

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tue.10am-12p

Utility Run-Thru Class (Kavanaugh)

EL OB405

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Wed. 8:15 pm

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

EL OB470

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Mon. 7 pm

Retrieving – Introduction and Problem Solving (Carlton/Kaminski)

EL OB503

5 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Mon. 8:15pm

Nose Work

Intro/Foundations to K9 Nosework© (L&D Grskovich, Reardon)

NW900

7 wks

See Description

Front TR & Loading Dock

Wed. 6-7:30p

Continuous NW1 K9Nosework© (L&D Grskovich)

NW958

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30p

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

NW960

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Tue. 2-3:30p

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

NW963

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

Continuous K9 Nose Work© Advanced NW2/ Adv NW3/Elite

NW965

6wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

K9 Nosework Drop In Slots

See Desc.

 

See Description

See Description

 

Agility Intro.

Foundations for Dog Sports (Kane)

AG050

10 wks

 

Main Ring 2

Tue. 6-7pm

Foundations for Dog Sports - AUDIT

AG050A

10 wks

Members Only

Main Ring 2

Tue. 6-7pm

Beginner Agility (Miller/Reardon/Dessen)

AG100

10 wks

AG050

Agility Ring

Tue. 8:15-9:45pm

Agility Core Courses

Intermediate Agility (Morris/Murray)

AG110

10 wks

AG100

Agility Ring

Mon. 6:30-8 pm

Novice (Dresler)

AG301

10 wks

AG120

Agility Ring

Wed.-8:15-9:45p

Open (Deubler)

AG302

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Mon. 8:15-9:45 pm

Agility Electives

 

Agility Run Thrus (Toren)

EL AG530

Drop In

See Description

Agility Ring

Fri. 5:30-7pm

Crosses and Sends (Herman)

EL AG533

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tue. 3-4:15pm

Contact & Weave Skills (Paul/Lape)

EL AG535

10 w3ks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tue 12:30-2:30pm

Skills & Drills (Herman)

EL AG536

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tue. 4:30-6 pm

Skills & Drills Advanced (Herman)

EL AG537

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tu-6:30-8 pm

Distance Training (Wilkins)

EL AG539

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 6:30-8 pm

Agility Problem Solving Privates (Herman)

EL AG540

1-hour

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 9 am-5:30 pm

Flyball

Beginner Flyball (McGuire)

FB100

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thurs. 7pm

Competition Flyball (FedderMiller)

FB300

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thurs. 7:30 pm

Friday Flyball (Bobb/Kane)

FB310

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 7pm

Tracking

Beginning Tracking (Hulbert)

TR105

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Fri. 9am

Beginning Tracking (Eisenberg/Farny)

TR115

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sat. 9am

Advanced Beginner (Lasarko, Irvine, Moyer)

TR205

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sun. 9am

TDX & Advanced TD (Lilly/Farny)

TR305 & 310

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sat. 12 pm

VST & TDU Tracking (Lilly)

TR410 & 415

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sun. 11am

Conformation

Conformation (Waterman)

EL C600

8 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 7:45 pm



 

Course Listings

OBEDIENCE

Introductory Obedience Courses

 

[OB101] Puppy Kindergarten. FULL Instructor: Sue Carlton, Assistant: Rose Kane 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!  Bring current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept.11

Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM

 

[OB101B] Puppy Kindergarten.  Instructor:    TBD    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!  Bring current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class.  Front training room.Front training room. 

Class limit:

6

Start:

Oct. 30

Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM

 

[OB105] Basic Obedience.  FULL  Instructors: Deborah Dean & Sue Carlton.   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.  NOTE:  At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  Special Note:  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:

Oct. 24

Day/Time:

Tues. 8:00pm

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM



[OB105B] Basic Obedience.  FULL 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 will not be held on 10/04.

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept. 13

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 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:

Sept.18

Day/Time:

Mon., 12:00p.m.

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB110] Advanced Basic/CGC and Tricks.  FULL   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.  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.  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).  Main Ring 1.   

Class limit:

10

Start:

Sept.12

Day/Time:

Tues., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


Core Obedience Courses

[OB208] Beginning Novice I.  Instructor:  Sue Carlton. 10 Weeks.  This class is Part 1 of our 20-week Beginning Novice program.  Although this class is designed for dogs without previous Novice training, also consider this class as a refresher of the foundation skills. The foundation skills for all Novice exercises will be broken down into steps and each step is taught using motivation and food reward.  Teams work together in the ring to strengthen their skills in preparation for the next class level.  Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience classes during the same semester. Main Ring 2 and both rings after 8:00.    

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept. 5

Day/Time:

Tues., 7:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB210] Advanced Novice.  FULL Instructors: Barry Palmer, Jane Terry.

10 Weeks.    This class is part of the competitive Novice program that begins with Beginning Novice I & II.  It is specifically intended for those members planning to compete at the Novice level.  All Novice exercises will be reviewed & polished. Additionally, foundation skills for Open & Utility exercises will be introduced.   Prereq.: Attention, solid heeling footwork & a dependable recall, sit, stand & down.  Priority will be given to students who completed OB209 & previous OB210 classes. Others must have permission from the instructor.  Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience classes during the same semester.  Main Ring 1.  

Class limit:

10

Start:

Sept.13

Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB340] Open.  Instructor: Pat Kavanagh   10 Weeks.     This class is intended for teams that are planning to compete at the Open Level.  All Open exercises will be started.  Motivational methods will be used with an emphasis on building attitude & confidence in the dog & handler as a team. Emphasis will be placed on attitude & attention.  Prerequisites: Dogs registered must have a reliable retrieve. Note: To offer advanced classes to as many people as possible, a dog may not be registered in more than one open or utility class including all daytime & evening classes, except by special instructor permission.  Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept.13

Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[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. Priority will be given to students from our Spring 2017 Class. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class.  Prerequisites:  Students must be about to compete or currently competing in the Open class at obedience trialsIn addition, they should be familiar with all the Utility class exercises. Note: To offer advanced classes to as many people as possible, a dog may not be registered in more than one open or utility class including all daytime & evening classes, except by special instructor permission.   Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept. 12

Day/Time:

Tues., 12:15-1:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB401] Proofing for Utility. Instructor: Elaine McAvoy, Elaine O’Carroll, 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 Utility exercises.  Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept. 13

Day/Time:

Wed., 10-11:30

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 & proofed.  Motivational methods will be used with an emphasis on building attitude & confidence in the dog & handler as a team. Prerequisites: Priority will be given to students who completed OB340, OB345 or OB401.  Others must have permission from the instructor(s).  Note: To offer advanced classes to as many people as possible, a dog may not be registered in more than one open or utility class including all daytime & evening classes, except by special instructor permission. Main Ring 1

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept. 13

Day/Time:

Wed., 8:15pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

Elective Obedience Courses


*****Classes will begin the week of Sept.11, 2017 and end during the week of Nov, 13, 2017, although some classes may have their own timeline.

Prior to signing up for a class, consider whether or not you and/or your dog will be available for a majority of the classes.  If you intend to breed your dog during this semester, or send your dog away for shows or training, you may want to consider if you will be able to complete the requirements of the course.  A majority of the obedience classes fill and we often have to turn students away.

[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 & distractors.  Open to dog/handler teams preparing to enter competition. Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept. 19

Day/Time:

Tues., 10-12noon

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[EL OB405] Utility Run-Throughs.  Instructor: Pat Kavanaugh 10 Weeks. This class will concentrate on utility runs to prepare for competition. Each participant will work various positions. Proofing and distractions will be provided as needed to increase each dog's understanding and confidence in doing the utility exercises. Run thru's may vary, with each team doing a full run thru once, or each team doing a 1/2 run thru two times. Dogs must be ready to do the principle part of each utility exercise. Moderator's dog will participate in this class. Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

4

Start:

Sept. 13

Day/Time:

Wed., 8:15pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[EL OB470] AKC Rally, Novice, Open and Excellent 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. Main Rings 1 & 2

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept. 11

Day/Time:

Mon., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[EL OB503] Retrieving - Introduction and Problem Solving. (5 weeks – held on the dates below)
Instructors: Sue Carlton and Debbie Kaminski.  Do you need additional help starting a retrieve program?  Is your dog slow on the return?  Do you have a problem with your dog not holding the dumbbell or glove? Dropping the dumbbell over the jump? Does your dog leave your side when you throw the dumbbell? You will focus on that one issue that can't be dealt with adequately in a class setting.  Additionally, this class is intended to help handlers effectively analyze their team’s performance and establish a more desirable performance. The students will work individually in the ring with the instructors.  Priority will be given to the students from the summer retrieving workshop.  Note:  The class will be held on:  9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6.  Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept. 11

Day/Time:

Mon., 8:15p.m.

Fee:

$ 60NM/$45TM/$30CM

 


             

 

K9 Nosework© Classes

 

[NW900] Introduction/Foundation to K9 Nosework©.  FULL  Instructors: Jacqui Reardon ANWI Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI. This is a Beginners/First level class for dogs and handlers.  Dogs must be at least 4 months old, have reliable housebreaking, be able to work on leash and be crated without undue stress to register for this class. Classes focus on teaching and encouraging the development of your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt for food and/or toys. The activities of box work and object searches help your dog build confidence, burn both mental and physical energy, and help handlers find out about their dogs’ scenting abilities. Classes include box work and the search process. Box work is the foundation building block of nose work competition.  Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Dogs are worked one at a time, and must be crated between activities. There are 7 Classes; the first class is all lecture without dogs. It is expected that students will practice on their own in between classes. *Note: One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill. Classes will be held in the Front Training Room and Loading Dock.  Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm, The first class on August 30, we ask the you do not bring your dog; this class will be all lecture and demonstration. Please note that classes are NOT every week. *August 30 lecture, Sept 6, Sept 13, Sept 27, Oct. 18, Nov 1, Nov 15

Class limit:

9

Start:

Sept. 6

Day/Time:

Wed., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$140NM/$105TM/$70CM


[NW958] Introduction/Continuous NW1 K9 Nosework©.     Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.   6 Weeks This class is for dogs that already know scent work for birch.  Class prerequisites are completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework and the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes.  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.) Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling.  Birch will be the primary and only scent.   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 Sept 20, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22 in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday Oct 14  at 9:00am to 10:30am location to be announced

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept. 20

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 that already know scent work.  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.) Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling.  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 Sept 7, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16 in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday Nov  4  at 9:00 am  to 10:30am  in a location to be announced

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept. 7

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:  Tuesdays. 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21. and Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept. 12

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, August 31, Sept 14, Sept 28, Oct 12, Oct 26, Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday Nov 4 at 11:30 am to 1:00pm  in a location to be announced

Class limit:

8

Start:

Aug. 31

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 Sept. 11, 2017, & end the week of Nov. 13, 2017***


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
(Obedience Ring 2)   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; weave entries (2 poles only); fitness, crate & focus games; 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 Obed. Ring 2 (back ring).

Class limit:

5

Start:

Sep. 12

Day/Time:

Tues., 6-7pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG050A] Foundations for Dog Sports (Obedience Ring 2)  Instructor:  Rose Kane. 10 weeks.   Auditing of the Foundations for Agility class is available to ODTC members only at no cost. Do not bring dog to class.   

Class limit:

4

Start:

Sep. 12

Day/Time:

Tues., 6-7pm

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 Agility or permission of Instructor.

Class limit:

7

Start:

Sep. 12

Day/Time:

Tues., 8:15-9:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM



Core Agility Courses

[AG110] Intermediate Agility.  (Agility Ring).     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 Beginner Agility or by permission of the Instructor.

Class limit:

10

Start:

Sep.11

Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30-8pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG301] Novice.   (Agility Ring).   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 Advanced Intermediate or by permission of the Instructor. Dogs must be able to perform all obstacles correctly off leash, & must be able to sequence at least 10-12 obstacles.

Class limit:

12

Start:

Sep. 13

Day/Time:

Wed., 8:15-9:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG302] Open. (Agility Ring).   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 & 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.

Class limit:

12

Start:

Sep. 11

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 (Agility Ring).   Instructor: Rachael Toren. Classes Announced Weekly.  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 the class.

Class limit:

N/A

Start:

Sep. 15

Day/Time:

Fri 5:30-7PM

Fee:

$10NM/$7TM/$5CM


[EL AG533] Crosses and Sends (Agility Ring).   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.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sep. 12

Day/Time:

Tues 3:00-4:15pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG535] Contact and Weave Skills.   (Agility Ring).   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. This class is appropriate for beginner dogs, but also intended for dogs that need to be retrained.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sep. 12

Day/Time:

Tues 12:30-2:30pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG536] Skills and Drills.   (Agility Ring).   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.  

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sep. 12

Day/Time:

Tues., 4:30-6pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG537] Skills and Drills (Advanced).   (Agility Ring).   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.  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.

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.  

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sep. 12

Day/Time:

Tues., 6:30-8pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG539] Distance Training (Agility Ring).   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).

Class limit:

10

Start:

Sep. 13

Day/Time:

Wed., 6:30-8pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG540] Agility Problem-Solving Privates. (Agility Ring). 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.  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.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept. 13

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. Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:


Start:

Sept 14

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 Miller10 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.  Prereq.  Beginner flyball or permission of instructor.  Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:


Start:

Sept 14

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.   Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:


Start:

Sept 15

Day/Time:

Fri., 7pm

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 for the first time. 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 Tracking. Instructor: Linda Hulbert. 6 weeks. Requirement: must work the

ODTC Tracking Test, April 14 & 15, 2018.  Class Dates: 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, & 11/17, 2017 Class.  Location: Freedom Park, Carroll Co.

Class limit:

5

Start:

Sept. 8

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 Dates10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 & 12/9.  Class Location: Fair Hill, Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Oct. 7

Day/Time:

Sat., 9am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


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

Requirement: must work the ODTC Tracking Test, April 14 & 15, 2018.  Class Dates: 9/10, 9/24,10/8, 10/22, 11/5 & 11/12.  Class Location: Forest Hill, Harford County, Maryland.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept. 10

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: Dates:  10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, & 12/9, make up dates to be determined as needed. Class Location: North Cecil or Harford Co., Maryland

Class limit:

8

Start

10/7

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: 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, & 11/12.  Sunday Classes.  Location: Forest Hill, Harford Co. & Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept. 10

Day/Time:

Sun., 11AM

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



FREESTYLE - No Classes

CONFORMATION

 

[EL C600] Conformation.  Instructor: Paula Waterman.  FULL   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 old (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.   Note NO classes on Oct 23, Oct 30 and Nov 6. (The last class will be on Nov. 20)

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept. 11

Day/Time:

Mon., 7:45pm

Fee:

$96NM/$72TM/$48CM

 



 

 



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