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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
Summer
 2017

                             

 Registration Info & Policies

 

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

 

 

Puppy Kindergarten (J.Sheridan-Moore)

OB101

6 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mo. 6:30pm

Basic Obedience (Novak)

OB105

7 wks

Dogs > 6 mo.

Front TR

Wed. 8pm

Advanced Basic/CGC & Trick Dog Drills

(J. Sheridan-Moore)

OB110

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Mon. 7:45pm

Obedience

Electives

Obedience Run-thrus (O’Carroll)

EL OB205

6 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

 

Novice/Open Proofing (Kaminski/Carlton)

EL OB501

4 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tu 7pm

Utility Proofing Exercises (Kaminski/Carlton)

EL OB502

4 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tu 8:15pm

Retrieving-Intro & Problem Solving Workshop (Carlton/Kaminski)

EL OB503

1 day

See Description

Main Ring 2

Mo. 7-9:30pm

Jumping Intro. & Problem Solving Workshop (Carlton/Kaminski)

EL OB504

1 day

See Description

Main Ring 2

Mo. 7-9:30pm

Nose Work

K9 Scent Work Drop-in Practice (Reardon)

NW971

4 wks

See Description

Front TR & Loading Dock

W-6 pm

Agility Intro

Foundations for Agility (Gauntt)

AG050

8 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Mo.8:15-9:45pm

Foundations for Agility – AUDIT (Gauntt)

AG050A

8 wks

Members Only

Agility Ring

Mo. 8:15-9:45pm

Foundations for Agility (Kane)

AG051

8 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 6:15-7:45pm

Beginner Agility (Miller/Reardon/Dessem)

AG100

6 wks

Foundation-AG050

Agility Ring

Tue. 7-8:30pm

Agility Electives

 

Agility Exercises (Mathews/Rachael Toren)

EL AG500

4 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed 4:30-6pm

Agility Exercises (Mathews/Rachael Toren)

EL AG501

4 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 4:30-6pm

Drop in Practice (Morris)

EL AG530

4 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Mo 6:30-8pm

Summer Contact & Weaves (Lape/Flagg)

EL AG535

4 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tu 11-12pm

Agility Problem Solving Privates (Herman)

EL AG540

1 Hr.

See Description

Agility Ring

We 9-4:30pm

Flyball

Drop-in Flyball (McGuire)

EL FB310A

Ongoing/Drop-in

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Th-7pm

Drop-in Flyball (Bobb)

EL FB310B

Ongoing/Drop-in

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

F-7 pm

Conformation

Conformation (Waterman)

EL C600

8 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mo 7:45




 

Course Listings

OBEDIENCE

 

Introductory Obedience Courses

 

[OB101] Puppy Kindergarten    Instructor: Jackie Sheridan-Moore 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 month to the first night of class.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start:

July 10th

Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM


[OB105] 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.  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:

July 5th

Day/Time:

Wed., 8:00pm

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM


[OB110] Advanced Basic/CGC and Trick Dog Drills.   Instructor: Jackie Sheridan-Moore. 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.  Main Ring 1.   

Class limit:

8

Start:

July 10th

Day/Time:

Mon., 7:45pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



Core Obedience Courses - No Summer classes

 


             

Elective Obedience Courses


*****Classes will begin the week of July 3rd, 2017 and end during the week of August 20, 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 Instructive Run-Thrus.   Instructors: Elaine O’Carroll and Barry Palmer.   6 Weeks.  This class will offer all levels of obedience exercises in a run thru format.  Preference will be given to the students that participated in the Spring semester classes.  Students will participate as stewards or judge for each other.  The class dates are as follows:  June 20, July 11th, 18th, August 1st,  15th,  22nd.   Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

10

Start:

June 20

Day/Time:

Tues., 12:00-1:30

Fee:

$72NM/54TM/36CM


NEW [EL OB501] Novice/Open Proofing Exercises.
Instructors:  Debbie Kaminski/Sue Carlton, Assistant.  4 weeks. Learn different ways to make the Novice and Open skills more interesting and challenging for your dog in order to test their understanding of the exercises.  Dogs must have a clear understanding of most of the Novice and/or Open exercises.  A questionnaire will be emailed to the students before the first class. Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:

July 11th

Day/Time:

Tues., 7:00pm

Fee:

$60NM/$45TM/$30CM


NEW [EL OB502] Utility Proofing Exercises. Instructors:  Debbie Kaminski / Sue Carlton, Assistant.        4 weeks. Learn different ways to make the Utility skills more interesting and challenging for your dog in order to test their understanding of the exercises.  Dogs must have a clear understanding of most of the Utility exercises.  A questionnaire will be emailed to the students before the first class. Main Rings 1  2.

Class limit:

6

Start:

July 11th

Day/Time:

Tues., 8:15pm

Fee:

$60NM/$45TM/$30CM


NEW [EL OB503] Retrieving - Introduction and Problem Solving Workshop.  (2.5-hours/one day) 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? Oriole instructors Sue Carlton and Debbie Kaminski are offering a 2.5-hour problem-solving workshop to focus on that one issue that can't be dealt with adequately in a class setting.  This workshop 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.  Note:  This is a one day workshop.  The instructor will send out a questionnaire prior to the start date. Note:  This is a Pilot workshop being held to determine an interest for a new class this Fall. Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

10

Start:

July 10th

Day/Time:

Mon., 7-9:30pm

Fee:

$40NM/$30TM/20CM


NEW [EL OB504] Jumping - Introduction and Problem Solving Workshop.  (2.5-hours/one day) Instructors: Sue Carlton and Debbie Kaminski.  Do you need help to start a jumping program?  Is your dog jumping too soon?  Does your dog knock the bar off, walk through the broad jump or hit the last board? Directed jumping issues?  Leave your side before the command to jump? Oriole instructors Sue Carlton and Debbie Kaminski are offering a 2.5-hour problem-solving workshop to focus on that one issue that can't be dealt with adequately in a class setting.  This workshop 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.  Note:  This is a one day workshop.  The instructor will send out a questionnaire prior to the start date.  Note:  This is a Pilot workshop being held to determine an interest for a new class this Fall. Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

10

Start:

July 24th

Day/Time:

Mon., 7-9:30pm

Fee

$40NM/$30TM/20CM


             

 

K9 Nosework© Classes

 

[NW971] K9 Scent Work Drop In Practice: Coordinator: Jackie Reardon. 4 sessions Practice sessions are open only to current or previous dogs who were handled by previous students enrolled in Oriole Dog Training Club K9 Nose Work© classes. It is for those dog/handler teams who need more situation work on any of the three scent odors of birch, anise or clove. Pairing and self-reward, and blind hides will be provided at the request of the handler. This is neither an educational nor a teaching situation; it is purely practice time for interior, container and vehicle searches (if 3 students donate their cars for searches and desire this skill set then vehicles searches will be conducted). The dogs must be knowledgeable of odor and the handler should have handling skills, recognize their dog’s odor behavior and alert. Practice allows the handler to strengthen their dog’s behaviors/skills, maintain/build odors, drive and provide an opportunity for a refresher if needed.  Students must register for attendance with the Practice Coordinator at least 2 days prior to practice by sending email to  practicegroup@k9sniffersbalto.groups.io ; if less than 5 students register for a date, practice will not be held on that date.  Enrollment is not on a first come basis; instructor may elect to accept students who have not had an opportunity to participate over others who have a turn at practice. Payment will be collected at the time of class in the form of check, money order or cash in exact change. $5.00 for 2 runs (2 runs of any blend of searches).  Note:  One dog per handler; multiple dogs will be considered if space is available.    CLASS DATES: July 12, July 19, August 9, and August 16.  Front Room and Loading Dock

Class limit:

10

Start:

Jul. 12*

Day/Time:

Wed 6-7pm

Fee:

$5 for 2 runs


AGILITY

**Classes will begin the week of July 3, 2017, & end the week of August 20, 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 Agility. Instructor:  Janet Gauntt.  8 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.   Agility Ring

Class limit:

7

Start:

Jul. 10

Day/Time:

Mon., 8:15-9:45pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[AG050A] Foundations for Agility - Audit Only.   Instructor:  Janet Gauntt. 8 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:

7

Start:

Jul. 10

Day/Time:

Mon., 8:15-9:45pm

Fee:

$0 Members Only


[AG051] Foundations for Agility
.  Instructor:  Rose Kane.  8 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.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

7

Start:

Jul. 12

Day/Time:

Wed., 6:15-7:45pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[AG100] Beginner Agility
. Instructor:  Connie Miller, Jacqui Reardon, Dean Dessem.  6 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 by permission of the Instructor.   Agility Ring   

Class limit:

7

Start:

Jul. 25

Day/Time:

Tues, 7:00-8:30pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM



Core Agility Courses - No Summer classes

 

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 AG500] Agility Exercises.    Instructor: Richard Mathews and Rachael Toren.   4 weeks.  This class will present a series of short exercises designed to help practice and refine handler and dog skills.  These exercises will come from publications and suggestions from the Oriole training staff.  During the first-class students will be asked what they would like to address.  Prerequisites:  Dog should be comfortable on all obstacles.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

10

Start:

Jul 5-26

Day/Time:

Wed., 4:30-6:00PM

Fee:

$60NM/$45TM/$30CM


[EL AG501] Agility Exercises.    Instructor: Richard Mathews and Rachael Toren.   4 weeks.  This class will present a series of short exercises designed to help practice and refine handler and dog skills.  These exercises will come from publications and suggestions from the Oriole training staff.  During the first-class students will be asked what they would like to address.  Prerequisites:  Dog should be comfortable on all obstacles.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

10

Start:

Aug 2-23

Day/Time:

Wed., 4:30-6:00PM

Fee:

$60NM/$45TM/$30CM


[EL AG530] Drop-in Practice.   Instructors: Nancy Morris 4 Weeks.  

This class is for students of ODTC agility classes at the Beginners thru Novice level. We will have small courses/exercises to allow you to continue to work with your dog over the summer. These course/exercise runs will be on a drop-in basis and payment will be made at each class. Prerequisites:  Open to continuing students from Beginners through Novice level.  All others must have permission of the Instructor. Class Limits: Drop in class.   Note:  this class will be held the 2nd and 4th Monday in July and August.  Fees will be collected on the day of the class. Agility Ring.

Class limit:

na

Start:

Jul 10, 24, Aug 14, 28

Day/Time:

Mon. 6:30-8:00pm

Fee:

$10NM/$7TM/$5CM


[EL AG535] Summer Contact and Weave Skills.  Instructors: Gayle Lape, Betsy Flagg. 4Weeks. This class is for handlers to learn to teach a more solid foundation for a 2-on-2-off contact performance & independent weave pole performance using channels & 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, & 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 the spring session of EL535.  All others must have permission of the Instructors. This class is appropriate for beginner dogs, but also intended for dogs that need to be retrained.  NOTE: Please enter only if you plan to attend all or most of the classes.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jun 27

Day/Time:

Tues 11:00-12:00

Fee:

$60NM/$45TM/$30CM

    

[EL AG540] Agility Problem-Solving Privates. (Agility Ring). Instructor: Terry Herman. 1-hour lesson.  Do you have a teeter problem? A weave pole popper? An A-frame leaper?  Does your dog leave the startline 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.  *Date/Time set by instructor & student – working times on Wed. between 9am-4:30pm.  NOTE:  REGISTRATION FOR EL AG540 IS CONTINUOUS, YEAR-ROUND.  Money to be collected the day of the lesson.  As with all Oriole classes, all class fees go to the club.

Class limit:

None

Start:

Continuous

Day/Time:

Wed, 9am-3pm*

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.

[FB310A] Thursday Drop-In Flyball & [FB310B] Friday Drop-In Flyball. Both No Speed Limit and Scallywags will be offering drop-in Flyball classes on Thursday and Friday evenings @ 7pm. Practice with your current dogs or introduce your dog to the sport. All breeds and sizes welcome. Basic obedience and a good recall preferred. We will try to meet most weeks; however, vacations and other commitments may mean a week off here and there. Existing team members: you should get notices on your group email if we are skipping that week. If you are a new student, check with the instructors as follows:  For Thursday classes, please contact Lauralee McGuire - ballcraze@msn.com       For Friday classes, please contact Kate Bobb - Kathrynbobb@msn.com. Drop-in Fees due night of class.  Main Ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

na

Start:

July 7, July 13

Day/Time:

Thur. & Fri. 7pm

Fee:

$10NM/$8TM/$5CM


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

Tracking classes are held in the Fall and Winter only. For information, please contact Joyce Lilly, Tracking Director, at 410-836-1906 or e-mail  joycelilly@hotmail.com.



FREESTYLE - No Classes Summer 2017

CONFORMATION

Elective Conformation Course

 

[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 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.

Class limit:

6

Start:

July 3

Day/Time:

Mon., 7:45pm

Fee:

$96NM/$72TM/$48CM



 

 

 



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