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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
Spring 2020

***The Spring Session has been cancelled except for limited Facebook classes***


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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 (Cox)

OB101

6 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon 7:45 p

Puppy Kindergarten (Cox)

OB101B

6 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 7:45 p

Basic Obedience (Kramp)

OB105

7 wks

See Description

Front TR

Tues. 7 p

Advanced Basic/CGC & Tricks (VanHouten/Anderson)

OB110

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Tues 7 p

Obedience Core Courses

Novice Foundations, Part II (Kaminski)

OB209

10 wks

OB208

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tues 8:00 p

Advanced Novice (Palmer/Terry)

OB210

10 wks

OB209, OB321

Main Ring 1

Wed 7:00 p

Competition Novice (O’Carroll, Fitchett)

OB211

6 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1&2

Wed. 12 - 1:15p

Beginning Open (Kavanagh)

OB340

10 wks

OB209 or OB210

Main Ring 2

Wed 7:00 p

Intermediate Open w/Proofing (Kavanagh/Chase)

OB341

10 wks

OB340

Main Ring 2

Wed 8:00 p

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

OB345

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tue 12:15-1:30 p

Instructional Novice/Open Run Throughs w/Proofing (Carlton/Kaminski)

OB320

7 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues. 7:00 pm

Instructional Open/Utility Run Throughs w/Proofing (Griffin/Faber)

OB346

8 wks

See Description

Main Rings 1&2

Wed., 9:30-11:30am

Beginning Utility (Palmer)

OB402

10 wks

OB345

Main Ring 1

Wed 8:15 p

AKC Rally – Instructional Novice (Harab)

OB471

8 wks

OB110/111 or OB208

Main Ring 2

Mon. 11:00am

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

OB470

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2 (setup at 5:30)

Mon 6:30-8:15 p

Obedience Electives

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

EL OB205

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tues.10-11:30a

Nose Work

Foundation/Beginner NW1 (Reardon & L. Grskovich)

NW958

7 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Tues. 5-6:30p

Continuous K9 Nose Work©.NW2/Introduction to NW3(Reardon, D. Grskovich)

NW960

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Wed 6-7:30p

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

NW963

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Wed.. 6-7:30p

Continuous NW3/Introduction to Elite (L&D Grskovich)

NW965

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

Continuous K9 Nose Work© NW3/Foundation Elite (L&D Grskovich)

NW966

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30

Audit Only of NW958, NW990, NW963, NW965 or NW966

NW999

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

See specific class

Agility Introduction

Foundations for Dog Sports (Kane, Musser, Ruff, Pehr, Keenan)

AG050

10 wks

OB101 and/or 105, see Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Mon. 8:15-10p

Foundations for Dog Sports - AUDIT (Kane, Musser, Ruff, Pehr, Keenan)

AG050A

10 wks

Members Only

Main Ring 1 & 2

Mon. 8:15-10p

Foundations for Dog Sports (Lachow, Raukhverger)

AG051

10 wks

OB101 and/or 105

Agility Ring

Tues. 9-10:30a

Foundations – Plus (Deubler)

AG051B

10 wks

OB050 or OB151

Agility Ring

Mon. 2:45-4p

Agility 1 (Herman, Edrington, Kane, Keenan, McClain)

AG100

10 wks

AG050 or AG051

Agility Ring

Tues 8:15-9:45p

Agility 1 (Deubler, Luggiero)

AG100A

10 wks

AG050 or AG051

Agility Ring

Mon. 1-2:30p

Agility 2 (Morris, Deubler, Mihalik)

AG110

10 wks

AG100

Agility Ring

Mon. 6:30-8p

Agility 3 (Deubler)

AG120

10 wks

AG110

Agility Ring

Mon. 4:30-6p

Agility Core and Advanced

Pre-Competition Skills-Handling Sequences (Gauntt, Novak, Culp)

AG300

10 wks

AG110

Agility Ring

Mon. 8:15-9:45p

Advanced Handling (Briefel)

AG302

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 8:15-9:45p

Agility Electives

Crosses & Sends (Herman)

EL AG533

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues 3-4:15p

Handling Lines not Obstacles (Herman)

EL AG538

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 4:30-6p

Contact & Weave Skills (Paul/Lape/Flagg)

EL AG535

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tu 12:30-2:30p

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

Friday Agility Run-Thrus

EL AG510

Desc.

See Description

Agility Ring

Fri. 7-9p

Agility Run-Thrus Practice Time

EL AG511

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Mon. 10:45-12:15p

Agility Problem Solving Privates (Herman) Note-Continuous Registration

EL AG540

1-hour

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed 9 am-5:30 p

Flyball

Beginner Flyball (McGuire)

FB100

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thur 7-8:30p

Beginner Flyball (Bobb)

FB110

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 7-8:30p

Competition Flyball (Fedder/Miller)

FB300

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thur 7:30-9:30p

Friday Flyball (Bobb)

FB310

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri 8-9:30p



Important Note:
There are noise restrictions M-F during the workday at the Oriole building - if your dog barks a lot when crated or training, please do not register your dog for a daytime class.



  OBEDIENCE

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.


Introductory Obedience Classes

 

[OB101] Puppy Kindergarten.  Instructor:  Sue Cox. 6 weeks. For puppies 14 weeks to 6 months old. Emphasis on positive socialization to people and other puppies, environmental surroundings and contacts. 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, rear end awareness, good play and greeting skills with dogs and people, sit, down, come, wait, even tricks! This is a “food” reward-based class. Notes:  1) Puppies attend the first class.  2) Bring current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start: 4/13


Day/Time:

Mon., 7:45 pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM

 

[OB101B] Puppy Kindergarten.  Instructor:  Sue Cox. 6 weeks. For puppies 14 weeks to 6 months old. Emphasis on positive socialization to people and other puppies, environmental surroundings and contacts. 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, rear end awareness, good play and greeting skills with dogs and people, sit, down, come, wait, even tricks! This is a “food” reward-based class. Notes:  1) Puppies attend the first class.  2) Bring current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start: 5/25


Day/Time:

Mon., 7:45 pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM

 

[OB105] Basic Obedience.   Instructor: Tamalee Kramp. 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) The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog.  2) At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start: 4/14


Day/Time:

Tues. 7:00 pm

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM


[OB110] Advanced Basic/CGC and Tricks.  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 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.   Note:  Priority will be given to the students from the OB105 & (B), OB106 classes. Main Ring 1.   

Class limit:

10

Start: 4/14


Day/Time:

Tues., 7:00 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


Core Obedience Classes


[OB209] Novice Foundations Part II.  Instructors: Debbie Kaminski and Sue Carlton. 10 Weeks.  This class is Part 2 of our 20-week competitive Novice Foundations program.  Students will build upon the foundation skills covered in Novice Foundations, Part I to prepare your dog for the “Transition to Off Leash Heeling” class. Motivational methods will be used to assist in training the exercises, including rear end awareness. Additionally, we will focus on precise teamwork, attention, trial picture, starting to heel off leash with individual instruction for each of the exercises. Priority will be given to dogs who attended OB208, Winter 2020 class. Prerequisite:  Completion of OB208.  Notes: 1) After completing this class, the next class in the progression is (OB321) Transition to Off-Leash Heeling.  2) Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience class during the same semester (attending a Run Thru class is permitted). Main Ring 1 and 2.    

Class limit:

6

Start:

April 14

Day/Time:

Tues. 8:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90M/$60CM


[OB211] Competition Novice.  Instructors: Elaine O’Carroll, Assistant Instructor: Cristiane Fitchitt.

6 Weeks.  This class is for experienced handlers who have a new/young dog 6 months or older that have completed a Basic Obedience class. The curriculum will be fast paced and will require a commitment for regular independent practice from the handlers. The goal is to introduce/reinforce foundation skills necessary for the dogs to eventually be able to successfully compete through Utility. We will use motivational techniques to teach basic attention skills, heeling, position changes, stays, scent work, go-outs, etc. and gradually build on those skills to create confident working dogs. Priority will be given to students from our Winter 2020 obedience class. 
Prerequisites: Completed at least a Basic Obedience class. Note: All dogs must be crated against the far back wall on the obedience side.Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

6

Start: 4/15


Day/Time:

Wed.,12:00-1:15

Fee:

$72NM/$54TM/$36CM


[OB210] Advanced Novice.  Instructors: Barry Palmer and Jane Terry.  10 weeks.  This class is part of the competitive Novice program that begins with Novice Foundations I & II and Transition to Off-leash Heeling.  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.  Priority: will be given to dogs who attended OB210, OB321. Prerequisites: Solid heeling footwork & off-lead heeling, attention, as well as, a dependable recall, sit, stand & down. Completion of OB209 Novice Foundations II, OB321 Transition to Off Leash Heeling class and/or evaluated by instructor before class starts.  Notes:  1) Class Participants are Limited to three sessions (unless the class doesn’t fill).  2) Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience classes during the same semester (attending Run Throughs, Rally or Transition class is permitted).  Main Ring 1.  

Class limit:

8

Start: 4/15


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. Priority will be given to the OB209 and OB210 students. Prerequisites: Completion of the OB209 or OB210 classes and/or evaluated by instructor before class starts. Note: Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience Open or Utility classes during the same semester (attending Run Throughs, Transition or Rally class is permitted).   Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

6

Start: 4/15



Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

[OB341] Intermediate Open with Proofing.  Instructor: Pat Kavanagh.  10 Weeks.  This class is intended for teams that need to fine tune the exercises in Open and those planning to compete in Open.  Motivational methods will be used with an emphasis on fine tuning each exercise and proofing as needed to develop the dog/handler confidence in the ring.  Priority will be given to the OB340 students. Prerequisites: Completion of the OB340 class and/or evaluated by instructor before class starts.  Note: Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience Open or Utility classes during the same semester (attending Run Throughs, Proofing or Rally is permitted). Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

6

Start: 4/15



Day/Time:

Wed., 8:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB345] Advance Open/Beginning Utility. 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 exercisesPriority will be given to students from our Winter 2020 obedience class. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class. Prerequisites:  1) Students must be about to compete or currently competing in the Open class at obedience trials.  2) Students should be familiar with all the Utility class exercises. Notes:  1) Registered dogs may not attend more than one ODTC obedience Open or Utility class (attending Run Throughs, Proofing or Rally is permitted).  2) All dogs must be crated against the far back wall on the obedience side.   Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

6

Start:

4/14

Day/Time:

Tues. 12:15-1:30p

Fee:

$120NM/$90M/$60CM

 
[OB320] Instructional Novice/Open Run Thrus with Proofing.   Instructors: Sue Carlton and Debbie Kaminski.  7 Weeks.  This class is for those trainers who need additional ring time and instruction to successfully compete in Novice or Open while also preparing their dogs for the competition ring Proofing with distractions will be provided as needed to increase each dog's understanding and confidence to compete. Priority will be given to the students that participated in the Winter 2020 semester obedience classes.  Prerequisites:  1) Students should be about to compete or currently competing in the Novice or Open class at obedience trials.  2) All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class.  Notes: All students must be ready at 7:00pm for the start of the class. Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

6

Start:

4/14

Day/Time:

Tues., 7:00p.m.

Fee:

$84NM/$63TM/$42CM


[OB346] Instructional Open/Utility Run Throughs. Instructors: Louise Griffin and Sue Faber.  8 Weeks. This class is for those trainers who need additional ring time and instruction to successfully compete in Open/Utility while also preparing their dogs for the competition ring  Prerequisites:  1) Students must be about to compete or currently competing in the Open class at obedience trials2) Students should be familiar with all the Utility class exercises. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class.  Notes:  1) All students must be ready at 9:30am for the start of the class. 2) Registered dogs may not attend more than one ODTC obedience Open or Utility class (attending Run Throughs or Rally class is permitted).  3) All dogs must be crated against the far back wall on the obedience side.

Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start: 4/15


Day/Time:

Wed., 9:30-11:30

Fee:

$96NM/$72TM/$48CM


[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. Priority will be given to students who completed OB345.  Others must have permission from the instructor.  Prerequisites:  Completion of OB345.   Note: Registered dogs may not attend more than one ODTC obedience open or utility class including all daytime & evening classes (attending a Run Thru or Rally class is permitted). Main Ring 1  

Class limit:

6

Start: 4/15


Day/Time:

Wed., 8:15pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB471] AKC Rally - Instructional Novice.  Instructor: Dianne Harab.  8 wks.  This class is an introduction to AKC Rally obedience. Topics covered include the basics of the sport, how to read course maps, and correct performance of rally signs focusing on the Novice level.  Considerable class time will be spent on helping the handler and dog learn to move as a team in performing each station’s requirements with the dog heeling through the course on a loose leash. Additionally, the students will have the opportunity to run their dog through several Rally courses.  Prerequisite: Completion of OB110/111 Advanced Basic class or OB208 Novice Foundations, Part 1 before entry into this class. Others must have permission from the instructor.  Notes:  All dogs must be crated against the far back wall on the obedience side.  Setup begins at 10:30am.  Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:

April 13

Day/Time:

Mon. 11:00am

Fee:

$96NM/$72M/$48CM


[OB470] AKC Rally, Novice, Advanced & Excellent Instructional Run-Thrus.  CANCELLED Instructors: Michele Long, Assistant: Deborah Dean.  8 wks.  Work is on-leash for Novice and off-leash for Advanced and Excellent dogs. There will be 2 rings with signs and jumps set up to run at all three levels. Generally students will get 4 run-thrus, 2 runs in each ring.  If time allows or if the class does not fill, additional runs may be available. Signs will be reviewed for those requiring instruction. Prerequisite: Dogs must know basic Obedience commands.  Notes: 1) Limit ONE dog per handler. If class does not fill, a second dog per handler will be considered. Approval of the instructor is required.  2) Late additions/drop-ins may be available if course does not fill.  Drop-in fee of $12NM/$9TM/$6CM to be paid in cash/check the night of the class. 4) Setup begins at 5:30pm.  Main Rings 1 & 2

Class limit:

8

Start: 



Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30-8:15pm

Fee:

$96NM/$72TM/$48CM



Elective Obedience Classes


[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. Notes:  1) This is not an instructional class.  2) All dogs must be crated against the far back wall on the obedience side.   Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start: 4/14


Day/Time:

Tues., 10-11:30am

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



K9 Nosework© Classes

*Check class description for possible date/time variances

[NW958] Foundations/Beginners NW1 K9 Nosework©.  Instructors: Jacqui Reardon ANWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.    This class is for dogs that already know scent work for birch.  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling.  Birch will be the primary. 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.    Prerequisites: 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. Note: One dog per handler.  The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©. Applicants other than previous ODTC student will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class registration.  Please contact instructor at lindobes@verizon.net for an appointment. Note:  One dog per handler,  the instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©    *CLASS DATES:  March 31, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2 and  in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room and Saturday May 16 9:00am to 10:30am Location to be determined.

Class limit:

6

Start: 4/14



Day/Time:

Tues., 5-6:30pm

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM

 

 

[NW963] Continuous K9 Nosework© NW2/Intro to NW3. Instructors: Jacqueline Reardon ANWI  & Donald Grskovich CNWI.   6 Weeks.   This class is for dogs that already know scent work.  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling.  Birch and Anise will be the primary scents, Clove will be introduced based on the level of the team. 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.    Prerequisites: 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.)  Note:  One dog per handler,  the instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©   CLASS DATES:  Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3 in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday May 16 at 11:00 am  to 1:00pm  in a location to be determined. 

Class limit:

6

Start: 4/15



Day/Time:

Wed., 6-7:30pm

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM

 

[NW960] 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 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.   Prerequisites: 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.)  Note:  One dog per handler  CLASS DATES:  Wednesdays. 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm April 15, April 29, May 13, May 27, June 10, Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room  and Saturday May 9  at 10:00 am to 11:30 am in a location to be determined

Class limit:

6

Start:

April 22

Day/Time:

Wed. 6-7:30p*

Fee:

$90NM/$60M/$45CM

 

[NW965] Continuous NW3/Introduction to Elite  Instructors: Linda Grskovich, CNWI & Donald Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks. The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©   This class is for dogs who know scent work and who know birch, anise and clove. Dogs should be working on their NW2 or NW3 skill sets.  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. Elite search sets will be introduced 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. 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 NW2 or NW3 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 registration.  Please contact the Instructor.) Note:  One dog per handler. The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©   *CLASS DATES:  April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4 Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday May 30 at 9:00 am to 10:30 am in a location to be announced

Class limit:

6

Start:

April 16

Day/Time:

Thurs. 6-7:30p*

Fee:

$90NM/$60M/$45CM

 

[NW966] Continuous K9Nosework© NW3/Foundation Elite   Instructors: Linda Grskovich, CNWI & Donald Grskovich CNWI.  The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work© 6 Weeks.    This class is for dogs who know scent work. Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement, behavior recognition, converging odor, height 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, vehicle searches and mixed environments may be used. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities. Prerequisites: Dogs should be 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.) Note: 1. One dog per handler. 2. Dogs with an Elite Champion title are not legible for this class. **CLASS DATES:  

  • Thursdays 6:00 pm to 7:30pm April 16, May 14, June 11 [Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room

  • Tuesdays 5:00pm to 630 pm April 28, May 26 in Obedience Arena 

  • Saturday May 30 11:00 am to 1:30pm location to be determined.

Class limit:

6

Start:

*April 23

Day/Time:

Thurs. 6-7:30p**

Fee:

$90NM/$60M/$45CM

 

[NW999] AUDIT ONLY of NW958 or NW959 or NW963 or NW965 Instructors: Linda Grskovich, CNWI & Donald Grskovich CNWI.  The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©  6 Weeks.    We are accepting audit slots. Please read the class description for details on the specific class focus etc. Auditors can attend lecture, join discussion and observe class working dogs. Auditors will work their dogs independently of the class environment using the knowledge that they obtained. Do not bring your dog to class. After registering, please email instructor with the class you will audit at: lindobes@verizon.net  CLASS DATES: See description for appropriate class being audited.

Class limit:

NA

Start:

NA

Day/Time:

NA

Fee:

$45


AGILITY


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.  Participants must be approved by instructor.


Introductory Agility Courses

BRING YOUR RABIES INFORMATION TO THE FIRST CLASS.  For questions, please contact Registrar, Dana Hoppes by email RegistrarODTC@gmail.com   or phone (410) 804-8675.


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 for Dog Sports for 1 or 2 sessions depending on the age of the dog, then move into the Agility 1, followed by Agility 2. Handlers and dogs continue their training with Agility 3, Skills classes and Coursework.  

***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.

*** To enter AG100 (Agility 1), AG110 (Agility 2), or AG050/AG051 (Foundations for Dog Sports), contact the Registrar, Dana Hoppes by email RegistrarODTC@gmail.com . Current students are given preference. See other requirements in the individual course descriptions.

[AG050] Foundations for Dog Sports. Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Judi Ruff, Fran Pehr, Jessica Keenan. 10 weeks. This class is for dogs aged 5 1/2 months & up who have graduated from a Basic Obedience or Puppy Kindergarten class. Dogs will be introduced to the basic relationship building and foundation skills needed to be competitive in timed, physically active dog sports such as agility, flyball, rally, and disc dog.  Foundation training includes board & target training; fitness training; impulse control games; drive games with recalls and sends; emphasizing tugging as a reward; rear-end awareness and body coordination exercises. Dogs can and should be entered in this class at a young age (although it is reasonable to expect very young dogs to rotate through it twice to expose them to each foundation exercise twice during their “puppy brain” stage). This class is primarily taught using a clicker to shape behaviors. Students will be exposed to a variety of "proofing" techniques to improve their dog’s performance. Graduation criteria: (1) ability to hold a "stay" position with handler at least 10' away; (2) dog exhibits body control coordination through demonstration of class exercises (3) dog can stay focused on handler while working around other dogs in low arousal situations (4) dog sends around an object from at least 5' away (5) student exhibits understanding of training principles. Students planning to move ahead to Agility 1 have the additional criteria of (1) actively engaging with a toy and (2) dog assumes and maintains a 2 on 2 off position using a target plate and travel board.  Note: The first night of class is required for participation in the course. Dogs do not come to the first night of class. Main Ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

12

Start:

April 13

Day/Time:

Mon. 8:15-10:00p

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$75CM

 

[AG050A] Foundations for Dog Sports - Audit Only. Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Judi Ruff, Fran Pehr, Jessica Keenan. 10 weeks. Auditing of the Foundations for Dog Sports class includes the lecture and all homework emails. Do not bring dog to class except for graduation night. Main Ring 1 & 2.

Class limit:

Unlimited

Start:

April 13

Day/Time:

Mon. 8:15-10:00p

Fee:

$65NM/$55M/$0CM

 

[AG051] Foundations for Dog Sports. Instructors: Rachel Lachow, Marina Raukhverger. 10 weeks. This class is for dogs aged 5 1/2 months & up who have graduated from a Basic Obedience or Puppy Kindergarten class. Dogs will be introduced to the basic relationship building and foundation skills needed to be competitive in timed, physically active dog sports such as agility, flyball, rally, and disc dog.  Foundation training includes board & target training; fitness training; impulse control games; drive games with recalls and sends; emphasizing tugging as a reward; rear-end awareness and body coordination exercises. Dogs can and should be entered in this class at a young age (although it is reasonable to expect very young dogs to rotate through it twice to expose them to each foundation exercise twice during their “puppy brain” stage). This class is primarily taught using a clicker to shape behaviors. Students will be exposed to a variety of "proofing" techniques to improve their dog’s performance. Graduation criteria: (1) ability to hold a "stay" position with handler at least 10' away; (2) dog exhibits body control coordination through demonstration of class exercises (3) dog can stay focused on handler while working around other dogs in low arousal situations (4) dog sends around an object from at least 5' away (5) student exhibits understanding of training principles. Students planning to move ahead to Agility 1 have the additional criteria of (1) actively engaging with a toy and (2) dog assumes and maintains a 2 on 2 off position using a target plate and travel board.  Note: The first day of class is required for participation in the course. Dogs do not come to the first day of class. Agility Ring

Class limit:

5

Start:

April 14

Day/Time:

Tues. 9-10:30am

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$75CM

 

[AG051B] Foundations - Plus Instructor: Cindy Deubler.  10 weeks. This class is a continuation of the Foundations for Dog Sports for those dogs who completed Foundations but aren't yet ready to advance to Agility 1. Dogs will continue basic relationship building and foundation skills needed to be competitive in timed, physically active dog sports. Training will include work on the travel board & with targets; fitness training; impulse control games; drive games with recalls and sends; emphasizing tugging as a reward; rear-end awareness and body coordination exercises. This class is primarily taught using a clicker to shape behaviors. Students will be exposed to a variety of "proofing" techniques to improve their dog’s performance. Graduation criteria: (1) ability to hold a "stay" position with handler at least 10' away; (2) dog exhibits body control coordination through demonstration of class exercises (3) dog can stay focused on handler while working around other dogs in low arousal situations (4) dog sends around an object from at least 5' away (5) student exhibits understanding of training principles. Students planning to move ahead to Agility 1 have the additional criteria of (1) actively engaging with a toy and (2) dog assumes and maintains a 2 on 2 off position using a target plate and travel board.  Priority:  Preference will be given to students coming out of Foundations for Dog Sports. Agility Ring   
NEW DAY AND TIME:

Class limit:

4

Start:

April 13

Day/Time:

Mon. 2:45-4pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$75CM

 

[AG100] Agility 1.  Instructors: Terry Herman, Kat Edrington, Rose Kane, Jessica Keenan, Laurie McClain. 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 contacts, weaves, and jumps. Graduation criteria: Including, but not limited to—able to work while another dog is working on the other side of the building; have a good stay in front of equipment; demonstrate solid 2 On/2 Off position on the travel board with distance and handler motion; send through a curved tunnel; perform a lowered or table-stabilized teeter; perform jumps independently; drive through open channel weaves. More detailed criteria will be provided in the first class. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Foundations for Dog Sports or permission of Instructor.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

10

Start:

April 14

Day/Time:

Tues. 8:15-9:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$75CM


[AG100A] Agility 1 Instructors: Cindy Deubler, Tracey Luggiero.  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 contacts, weaves, and jumps. Graduation criteria: Including, but not limited to—able to work while another dog is working on the other side of the building; have a good stay in front of equipment; demonstrate solid 2 On/2 Off position on the travel board with distance and handler motion; send through a curved tunnel; perform a lowered or table-stabilized teeter; perform jumps independently; drive through open channel weaves. More detailed criteria will be provided in the first class. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Foundations for Dog Sports or permission of Instructor.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

5

Start:

April 13

Day/Time:

Mon. 1 pm-2:30pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$75CM


[AG110] Agility 2. Instructors: Nancy Morris, Cindy Deubler, Ginger Mihalik. 10 weeks. This class will build on independent obstacle performance with accuracy and speed. Dogs will progress to full height obstacles and equipment. 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 10-12 obstacles, be able to perform contacts while driving into 2 On/2 Off position on the dog walk and A-frame, drive through a set of 12 weaves, send to tunnels, tire and jumps, and hold a stay on the table. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Agility 1 or by permission of the Instructor. Agility Ring

Class limit:

10

Start:

April 13

Day/Time:

Mon. 6:30-8 pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$75CM


[AG120] Agility 3. Instructor: Cindy Deubler 10 weeks. Basic handling skills will be taught and perfected, using short sequences and exercises while continuing to build on independent obstacle performance with accuracy and speed. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Agility 2 or by permission of the Instructor. Priority:  Preference will be given to students who successfully completed the Winter 2019/2020 Agility 2 class. Agility Ring

Class limit:

6

Start:

April 13

Day/Time:

Mon. 4:30-6pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$75CM



Core Agility Courses

 

[AG300] Pre-Competition - Skills Handling. Instructors: Janet Gauntt, Barb Novak, Kim Culp. 10 weeks. This level is for dog and handler teams who are ready to train for competition. The class will use basic handling maneuvers, identify lines and angles of approach and exit. Open to novice handlers who want to continue to work on handling maneuvers. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Agility 2 (see graduation criteria) or by permission of the Instructor. Priority:  Preference will be given to students who successfully completed the Winter 2019/2020 Agility 2 class.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

April 13

Day/Time:

Mon. 8:15-9:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$75CM


[AG302] Advanced Handling Sequences. Instructor: Ken Briefel. 10 weeks. This level is for dog and handler teams who have mastered novice competition and are preparing to compete at the higher levels. This class will focus on introducing advanced handling skills, continuing to build course analysis skills, and introducing course sequences typically run at the advanced/excellent levels. Prerequisites: A qualifying score in AKC Open, USDAA Advanced Standard, NADAC Open, or CPE Level 4 Standard, or permission of the Instructor. Handlers must be able to perform all the basic handling moves including front, blind and rear crosses, serpentines and pinwheels. Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

April 15

Day/Time:

Wed. 8:15-9:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$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 AG533] Crosses and Sends Handling Skills. Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 Weeks. This class will involve only jumps and tunnels and 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 at any level accepted but must be able to perform jumps and tunnels. Note: Class Participants must be approved by Instructor and are limited of two sessions (unless the class doesn’t fill). Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

April 14

Day/Time:

Tues. 3:00-4:15pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$75CM

 

[EL AG538] Handling Lines not Obstacles. Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 Weeks.  Once a dog has learned basic obstacle performance, the agility learning curve switches to the handler.  It's the job of the handler to direct the dog swiftly and efficiently around a course. To do that the handler must be able to identify the most efficient lines between the obstacles and communicate them to the dog in a clear and timely manner, so that the dog can commit to the obstacles as early as possible. This class will focus on identifying lines, the factors to consider when there's a choice of directions, and the timely use of appropriate handling cues. It will also deal with improving obstacle commitment and independent obstacle performance.  PREREQUISITE: Open to dogs at any level as long as they're performing full height obstacles and straight-line weaves.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

April 14

Day/Time:

Tues. 4:30-6pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$75CM

 

[EL AG535] Contact and Weave Skills. Instructors: Darlene Paul, Gayle Lape, Betsy Flagg. 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. Note: Instructor to approve all students who register. This class is appropriate for beginner dogs, but also intended for dogs that need to be retrained. Agility Ring

Class limit:

7

Start:

April 14

Day/Time:

Tues., 12:30-2:30pm

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.) and when and how to use them given various obstacle configurations, including international style challenges. Drills will be used to train and practice alternative handling options and determine the fastest, safest, easiest options for each dog and 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. Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

April 14

Day/Time:

Tues. 6:30-8pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$75CM


[EL AG539] Distance Training. Instructor: Jean Wilkins. 10 Weeks. Want to improve your distance handling with your dog? Want more distance between you and 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 and set yourself up for a better approach to the distance elements? In this class, you will learn and practice distance skills. Prerequisite: Dogs must be able to seek obstacles on their own and are proficient on all equipment (learning obstacles is not the focus of this class and dogs must be able to do the obstacles without being escorted). NOTE: Those who have taken this class multiple times are asked to take a session off to allow others the opportunity to take the class.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

10

Start:

April 15

Day/Time:

Wed. 6:30-8pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50M/$75CM


[EL AG510] Agility Run-Throughs. Instructor: Terry Todesco. 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: *See schedule on ODTC website. Agility Ring

Class limit:

N/A

Start:

*April 17

Day/Time:

Fri. 7pm-9pm

Fee:

$10NM/$7.00M/$5CM


[EL AG511] Agility Run-Throughs/Practice Time. Instructor: Richard Mathews, Tracey Luggiero. Whether you are looking for a place to work on a course skill, not yet comfortable enough to trial, or just want to play with your dog through an agility course, this class might be for you.  When possible, options for dogs wishing to work specific challenges will be provided.  Each participant will get at least two 3-5 minutes runs depending on the number of participants that day. Fees will be collected at the start of class.  Class Dates: *See schedule on ODTC website. Prerequisites: Dogs must be able to safely do all equipment and are in good physical shape.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

NA

Start:

*April 13

Day/Time:

Mon., 10:45a-12:15p

Fee:

$10NM/$7TM/$5CM

 

[EL AG540] Agility Privates. Instructor: Terry Herman. 1-hr lesson. Oriole Instructor Terry Herman is offering one-hour privates and semi-privates running from 9-5 on most Wednesdays. Privates can be tailored to deal with particular problems or challenges or aimed at improving teamwork and handling in general. All level dog and handler teams are welcome. It’s also possible to share an hour with a friend working at the same level or dealing with the same issues. On-line registration will add your name to the list provided to the instructor. *The instructor will email available dates and times to those who’ve registered and do her best to schedule based on the dates and times requested. In general, weekly students will get 1st priority; followed by Oriole Contributing Members; Members; and then Non-Members. Money to be collected the day of the lesson. Discounts for current Oriole agility instructors. Oriole Lifetime Members must pay fees. As with all Oriole classes, all class fees go to the club. Agility Ring

Class limit:

N/A

Start:

April 15

Day/Time:

Wed. 9am-5:30pm

Fee:

$100NM/$90M/$80CM


 

Agility Seminars and Workshops
Check Oriole's website for a complete list and updates - https://orioledogclub.org/seminars-and-workshops/

 
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 Classes


[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.    Prerequisites: Basic obedience.  Main Ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

n/a

Start:

April 16

Day/Time:


Thurs. 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[FB110] Beginner Flyball. Instructor: Kate Bobb.  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.    Prerequisites: Basic obedience.  Main Ring 1 & 2 

Class limit:

n/a

Start:

April 17

Day/Time:

Fri. 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


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


Core Flyball Courses

 

[FB300] Competition Flyball  Instructors: Sarah Fedder/Penny Miller10 Weeks.  Dogs will refine skills & increase speed & work in a team.  Prerequisites:  Beginner flyball or permission of instructor.   Please note start time DOES overlap the beginner class to give the beginner dogs solid dogs to run with.  Main Ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

n/a

Start:

April 16

Day/Time:

Thurs. 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[FB310] Friday Flyball Instructors: Kate Bobb.    10 Weeks.    This is a class open to dogs with intermediate & advanced skills. Less experienced dogs or handlers will start to work alongside seasoned dogs & team members.  Dogs will refine skills & increase speed & work in a team. Prerequisites: Beginner flyball or permission of instructor.   Main Ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

n/a

Start:

April 17

Day/Time:

Fri. 8:00 – 9:30 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.

FACEBOOK COURSES

[FBK1] Clicking Into Shape Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Kim Culp, Margaret McDowell, Jessica Keenan, Kristi LaVoy.  4 Weeks, 2x per week  

The class will consist of twice weekly Facebook Live lectures and demos on a private Facebook group on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8:15 pm from April 26th to May 23rd. The lectures and demos will be posted to the group if you can't make the live time, and will remain up until August 30. We will answer questions from the previous week, in addition to introducing new material. The class is designed for students who have taken Foundations of Dog Sports and would like to stay inspired to work on skills, or for students who are enrolled in the Spring Semester and/or have not taken the class before.  We will cover intro to clicker training, tips on improving timing and breaking down complex behaviors, body awareness exercises, and basic foundations skills that can all be done at home with things people already have in their homes. Participants will submit 1-3 weekly videos and receive feedback to work through roadblocks, progress to complex versions of behavior, and improve timing and marking. If you don't have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at facebook.com.  

Class limit:

20

Start:

April 26

Day/Time:

Sun & Wed 8:15 pm

Fee:

$50NM/$35TM/$20CM



[FBK1A] Clicking Into Shape AUDIT ONLY  Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Kim Culp, Margaret McDowell, Jessica Keenan, Kristi LaVoy.  4 Weeks, 2x per week.  The class will consist of weekly Facebook Live lectures and demos on a private Facebook group on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8:15 pm from April 26th to May 23rd. The lectures and demos will be posted to the group if you can't make the live time, and will remain up until August 30. We will answer questions from the previous week, in addition to introducing new material. The class is designed for students who have taken Foundations of Dog Sports and would like to stay inspired to work on skills, or for students who are enrolled in the Spring Semester and/or have not taken the class before.  We will cover intro to clicker training, tips on improving timing and breaking down complex behaviors, body awareness exercises, and basic foundations skills that can all be done at home with things people already have in their homes. If you don't have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at facebook.com. Auditors will have access to the facebook group and be able to ask questions via PM or comments on videos/posts. They will also have access to all downloadable resources. 

Class limit:

n/a

Start:

April 26

Day/Time:

Sun & Wed 8:15 pm

Fee:

$21NM/$17TM/$0CM



[FBK2] Building on Travel Board Basics Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Kim Culp, Margaret McDowell, Jessica Keenan, Kristi LaVoy.  4 Weeks.  The class will consist of weekly Facebook Live lectures and demos on a private Facebook group on Tuesdays at 8:15 pm from April 28th to May 25th The lectures and demos will be posted to the group if you can't make the live time, and will remain up until August 30. This class is designed for students who completed Foundations of Dog Sports, Agility 1 or Agility 2, focusing on using the space you have at home to test and improve your dog’s understanding of 2 on 2 off criteria. Participants will submit 1-3 weekly videos and receive feedback. If you don't have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at facebook.com.

Class limit:

12

Start:

April 28

Day/Time:

Tues 8:15 pm

Fee:

$30NM/$22.50TM/$15CM



[FBK2A] Building on Travel Board Basics AUDIT ONLY  Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Kim Culp, Margaret McDowell, Jessica Keenan, Kristi LaVoy.  4 Weeks.  The class will consist of weekly Facebook Live lectures and demos on a private Facebook group on Tuesdays at 8:15 pm from April 28th to May 25th The lectures and demos will be posted to the group if you can't make the live time, and will remain up until August 30. This class is designed for students who completed Foundations of Dog Sports, Agility 1 or Agility 2, focusing on using the space you have at home to test and improve your dog’s understanding of 2 on 2 off criteria. If you don't have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at facebook.comAuditors will have access to the facebook group and be able to ask questions via PM or comments on videos/posts. They will also have access to all downloadable resources. 

Class limit:

n/a

Start:

April 28

Day/Time:

Tues 8:15 pm

Fee:

$13NM/$11TM/$0CM






TRACKING 


No Tracking Classes Spring or Summer


CONFORMATION

No Conformation class for Spring. Will return in Summer session.





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