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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
Summer 2022

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                                                                                                           Registration Info & Policies


Course Listings:     OBEDIENCE   DOG SPORTS PREPARATION   
  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.


Course Name

Course #

Length

Prerequisite

Location

Day

Obedience

Intro.


Basic Obedience (Kramp/Gillaim)

OB105A

7 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues. 6pm

Basic Obedience (Kramp/Grim)

OB105B

7 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Tues. 7:15pm

Continuing Basic/AKC CGC and Tricks (Grim)

OB110A

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Tues. 6pm

Continuing Basic/AKC CGC and Tricks (Ruff/Bobb)

OB110B

8 wks

OB105

Main Ring 1

Tues. 3:15-4:30pm

Obedience -Core Classes


AKC Rally – Instructional Novice (Harab)

OB471

8 wks

OB110/111 or OB208/OB209

Main Ring 1

Tues. 10-11:30am

Obedience - Electives

Fine Tuning Exercises and Handling Skills (Kaminski/Carlton)

EL OB412

6 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues. 7:15pm

Practice and Proof Retrieve Exercises (Terry) CANCELLED

EL OB411

5 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 9am


Dog Sports - Preparation

Survey of Dog Sports (off site) (Cox/Kane/Dean)

DS100

4 wks

See Description

Off-site

Sat. 9-11am

Nose Work

See Catalog Description






Agility Core Courses

Summer Workshops (see website for details) Novice & Advanced Levels






Agility Electives


Summer Skills Practice (R. Mathews)

EL AG571

Wkly

See description

Agility Ring

Mon. 6:30-8:30p

Distance Training (Wilkins)

EL AG539

8 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 6:30-8p

Agility Privates (Herman)

EL AG540

1 hr.

See Description

Agility Ring

Mon. & Wed.
9-4:15 p

Flyball

Drop-in Flyball – Thursday (McGuire)

FB310A

Ongoing/ Drop-in

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thurs 7 pm

Drop-in Flyball – Friday (Bobb)

FB310B

Ongoing/ Drop-in

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 7 pm

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, then 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

 

[OB105A] Basic Obedience. FULL  Instructor: Tamalee Kramp, Assistant: Diane Gillaim. 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 & with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.  Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

10


Start: 7/12


Day/Time:

Tues., 6:00pm

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM









[OB105B] Basic Obedience. FULL Instructor: Tamalee Kramp, Assistant: Tanya Grim.  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 & with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.  Main Ring 1.

Class limit:

10


Start: 7/12


Day/Time:

Tues., 7:15pm.

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM










[OB110A] Continuing Basic with AKC CGC and TricksFULL Instructor: Tanya Grim, Assistant: TBD. 8 weeks.  This class is intended for puppies older than 8 months and adult dogs.  Dog reactive dogs are not allowed in this class.  In this class we will cover all the Canine Good Citizen exercises to prepare you for the CGC test.  The students will be taught how to train and handle their dog to successfully complete each of the CGC exercises. Additionally, tricks will be taught to prepare your dog for the Novice Trick Dog Test.  At the eighth week of class an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and the AKC Novice Trick Dog test will be offered (date to be announced in class).  Note:  Priority will be given to OB105 (A/B/C) students that were given approval from the instructor to move up to OB110 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 recent Basic obedience training or dogs that have been evaluated by the instructor.  Main Ring 1

Class limit:

6

Start: 7/12


Day/Time:

Tues., 6:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

[OB110B] Continuing Basic with AKC CGC and Tricks.  Instructors: Judi Ruff, Russ Bobb. 8 weeks.   This class is intended for puppies older than 8 months and adult dogs.  Dog reactive dogs are not allowed in this class.  In this class we will cover all the Canine Good Citizen exercises to prepare you for the CGC test.  The students will be taught how to train and handle their dog to successfully complete each of the CGC exercises. Additionally, tricks will be taught to prepare your dog for the Novice Trick Dog Test.  At the eighth week of class an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and the AKC Novice Trick Dog test will be offered (date to be announced in class).  Note:  Priority will be given to OB105 (A/B/C) students that were given approval from the instructor to move up to OB110 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 recent Basic obedience training or dogs that have been evaluated by the instructor.  Main Ring 1

Class limit:

12

Start: 7/12


Day/Time:

Tues., 3:15-4:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



Core Obedience Classes


[OB471] AKC Rally - Instructional Novice.  Instructor: Dianne Harab.  8 Weeks.  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.

Instructor Note:  Setup begins at 10:00am and class starts at 10:30.  Main Ring 1.

Class limit:

9

Start: 7/12


Day/Time:

Tues., 10-11:30am

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



Elective Obedience Classes


[EL OB412] Fine Tuning Exercises and Handling SkillsFULL Instructors:  Debbie Kaminski and Sue Carlton.  6 weeks.  This class will cover the Novice exercises. The students will run their dog through a series of chained exercises and develop consistent handling skills to successfully prepare their dog for competition. Prerequisite:  Students should be familiar with all the required Novice exercises. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class.  Note:  Students will participate as stewards in and outside the ring.  Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:

07/12

Day/Time:

Tues., 7:15pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM


[EL OB411] Practice and Proof Retrieve Exercises. CANCELLED Instructor: Jane Terry. 5 Weeks.  This class will cover all retrieve exercises for the Open and Utility classes. This class is for those trainers who need additional ring time to practice and proof retrieve exercises to successfully prepare their dog for competition. Prerequisite:  Students should be familiar with all the required retrieve exercises. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class.  Note:  Students should bring their dumbbell and scent articles.  Students will participate as stewards, judges or proofers.  Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

10

Start:

07/15

Day/Time:

Fri., 9:00am

Fee:

$75NM/$56.25TM/$37.50CM



DOG SPORTS PREPARATION 

[DS100] Survey of Dog Sports - Off-site. FULL Instructors:  Sue Cox, Rose Kane, Deb Dean, others TBD. 4 weeks. For dogs 9 months or older.  Each week, dogs will be introduced to the foundations of 2-3 new sports. Dog sports covered in this class will include, at minimum, Flyball, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Disc, Nose Work, and Barn Hunt. This class is meant to help owners and their dogs try out different sports and determine what might be the best match for them as a team. Prerequisite:  For dogs 9 months and older who have graduated from a Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Obedience, or Foundations type class.  Notes:  1) Dogs attend the first class; 2) Bring to class each week:  a towel or mat, chair for you to sit on, soft treats and water for your dog.  3)  If you are enrolling in our foundations of dog sports class, we recommend not enrolling in this class on the same day, as it will make for a very long day for your dog. 4) Classes that are cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled.  4) *See Covid Policy below. Outdoor class location:   2128 Freeland Rd., Freeland, MD 21053.  Please arrive by 8:15am to settle into your spot.

Class limit:

10

Start:

Aug. 6

Day/Time:

Sat. 9-11am

Fee:

$60NM/$45TM/$30CM


K9 Nosework© Classes


Nosework classes for this summer semester will not have structured dates or times. Registration will not occur on the regular Oriole timeline. 

 

Instructors will reach out to students when there is a possibility of a class including the date, time and possible location. 

 

Classes will be held based on the weather and time availability (for most cases classes will be held outside and on weekends). 

 

Offerings will be emailed to students with skill levels i.e. NW1, NW2/NW3, or Elite levels, openings and instructor contact information. These are classes with teaching objectives and not a practice session; attendees should match the educational needs.   Prioritization will be for those students enrolled in the Oriole prior semesters. 

 

Students will pay per class CM $7.50, TM $10 per class, NM $15, at the time of the class.  Meanwhile please direct questions to Jacqui Reardon at jmrmdcpa@gmail.com.



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.

*** See Dog Sport Preparation Section for Intro Agility this Summer ***

 

Core Agility Courses


No Core Classes offered this Summer

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 AG571] Summer Skills Practice Sessions.  Instructor:  Richard Mathews  

A weekly drop-in practice session that focuses on providing teams the opportunity to train, practice and proof agility skills. Short challenges will be presented to allow a chance to work handling issues/skills. Participants will be encouraged to express their needs prior to each Monday evening session so that sequences can be provided to practice those skills. A schedule will be published weekly. All levels are welcome. Contact Richard Mathews (led.by.goldens@gmail.com) each week before you attend. Pay only for weeks in attendance (exact change, or checks made payable to ODTC).  Agility Ring

Class limit: NA             Start: July 18                Day/Time: Mon. 6:30-8:30pm                  Fee: $7.50CM/$11.25TM/$15NM


[EL AG539] Distance Training.  FULL Instructor: Jean Wilkins. 8 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 need to have some independence on obstacles, 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:  Multiple dogs per handler not allowed. Priority: Given to those students who have never taken the AG539 class.  Agility Ring

Class limit: 8                     Start: July 13               Day/Time: Wed., 6:30-8pm             Fee: $120NM/$90TM/$60CM

  

[EL AG540A] Privates - Mondays & Wednesdays. Instructor: Terry Herman. 1-hr lesson. Oriole Instructor Terry Herman is offering one-hour privates and semi-privates running from 9-3:45 on most Mondays or Wednesday from 9-4:15. Privates can be tailored to deal with particular problems or challenges or aimed at improving overall teamwork and handling for teams already competing or about to compete in agility trials.  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 only add your name to the list provided to the instructor, it doesn’t guarantee a slot.  Once a month the instructor will email available dates and times for the following month to those who’ve registered and request their preferred dates and times.  In scheduling, priority will be given to the preferred dates and times of Oriole Lifetime/Contributing Members; then Training Members; and then Non-Members. Money will be collected the day of the lesson. As with all Oriole classes, all class fees go to the club. Agility Ring

Class limit:

NA

Start:

Continuous

Day/Time:

Mon & Wed
9am-4:15pm

Fee:

$100NM/$90TM/$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.

[FB310A] Thursday Drop-In Flyball.  Both No Speed Limit and Scallywags will be offering drop-in Flyball classes on Thursday and Friday evenings. 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 indicated below:  Thursday classes: 7pm start, please contact Lauralee McGuire - ballcraze@msn.comNote:  Drop-in Fees due night of class.  Main Ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

N/A

Start:

July 14

Day/Time:

Thurs. 7pm

Fee:

$10NM/$8TM/$5CM


[FB310B] Friday Drop-In Flyball.  Both No Speed Limit and Scallywags will be offering drop-in Flyball classes on Thursday and Friday evenings. 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 Kate Bobb - Kathrynbobb@msn.comNote:  1) No class on Aug. 26.  2) Drop-in Fees due night of class.  Main Ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

N/A

Start:

July 15

Day/Time:

Fri. 7pm

Fee:

$10NM/$8TM/$5CM



TRACKING 


NO CLASSES OFFERED SUMMER 2022


 

CONFORMATION

NO CLASSES OFFERED SUMMER 2022





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