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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
Winter 2019

                                                                                                           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

Intro.





Puppy Kindergarten (Cox)

OB101

6 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 7:45 p

Basic Obedience (Kramp)

OB105

7 wks

See Description

Front TR

Tues. 7 p

Basic Obedience/Trick Testing (Lachow)

OB106

8 wks

See Description

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

Mon. 1:00 p

Advanced Basic/CGC & Tricks(VanHouten/Anderson)

OB110

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Tues. 7 p

Obedience Core Courses

Novice Foundations, Part I (Carlton)

OB208

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues. 7:30 p

Novice Foundations, Part II (Kaminski)

OB209

10 wks

OB208

Main Ring 1

Tues. 8:00 p

Advanced Novice (Palmer/Terry)

OB210

10 wks

OB209, OB321

Main Ring 1

Wed. 7:00 p

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 p

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

OB345

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tues. 12:15-1:30 p

Proofing for Utility (O’Carroll)

OB401

10 wks

See Description

Main Rings 1&2

Wed. 10-11:30 a

Beginning Utility (Palmer)

OB402

10 wks

OB345

Main Ring 1

Wed. 815 p

AKC Rally Nov./Open/Exc. Instr. Run-Thru (Long/Dean)

OB470

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Mon. 6:30-8:15 p

AKC Rally – Instructional Novice (Harab)

OB471

8 wks

OB110/111 or OB208

Main Ring 2

Mon. 11 a

Obed. Elec.

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

EL OB205

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tues.10-12 p

Nose Work

Introduction/Foundation to K9 Nose Work (Reardon/L&D Grskovich)

NW900

7 wks

See Description

Front TR & Dock, Office

Tues. 5-6:30 p

Continuous NW1 K9Nosework (Reardon/L&D Grskovich)

NW958

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Dock, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30 p

Continuous NW1 K9Nosework AUDIT (Reardon/L&D Grskovich)

NW958A

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Dock, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30 p

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

NW959

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Dock, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30 p

Continuous NW1/Foundation NW 2 K(Nosework AUDIT (D&L Grskovich)

NW959A

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Dock, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30 p

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

NW963

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Dock, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30 p

Continuous NW2/Foundation NW3 K9Nosework (AUDIT) (L&D Grskovich)

NW963A

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Dock, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30 p

Continuous K9 Nose Work©. Continuous NW3/Foundation NW3 Elite

NW966

6 wks

See Description

Front Tr, Dock, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30 p

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

NW966A

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Dock, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30 p

K9 Nosework Video Review (L&D Grskovich)

NW976


See Description

See Description

On submission

Introduction to Odor: Birch: Independent Home Based and Instructor guided course (L&D Grskovich)  CANCELLED

NW951

10 wks

See Description

See Description

See Description

Agility Intro.

Foundations for Dog Sports (Kane, Musser, Culp, McDowell, Keenan)

AG051

10 wks


Agility

Wed. 8:15-9:45 p

Foundations for Dog Sports-AUDIT (Kane, Musser, Culp, McDowell, Keenan)

AG051A

10 wks

Members Only

Agility

Wed. 8:15-9:45 p

Agility 1 (Miller, Josselyn, Dessen, Laswell)

AG100

10 wks

AG050 or AG051

Agility

Tues. 8:15-9:45 p

Agility 2 (Herman, Morris, Briefel)

AG110

10 wks

AG100

Agility

Mon. 6:30-8 p

Agility 2 (Gauntt, Bocock)

AG110

10 wks

AG100

Agility Ring

Mon. 8:15-9:45 p

Agility Core

Pre-Competition-Handling Sequences (Deubler)

AG300

10 wks

AG110

Main Ring 1 & 2

Mon. 8:15-9:45 p

Advanced Handling Course Work (Deubler)

AG302

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Thurs. 8:15-9:45 p

Agility Electives


Crosses and Sends (Herman)

EL AG533

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 3-4:15 p

Proofing Contacts and Weaves (Herman)

EL AG575

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 4:30-6 p

Contact and Weave (Paul, Lape, Flagg)

EL AG535

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 12:30-2:30 p

Skills and Drills-Advanced (Herman)

EL AG537

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 6:30-8 p

Distance Training (Wilkins)

EL AG539

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 6:30-8 p

Agility Privates (Herman)

EL AG540

1-hour

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 9am-5:30 p

Flyball

Beginner Flyball (McGuire)

FB100

10 wks

Basic Obed.

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thurs. 7 p

Beginner Flyball (Bobb)

FB110

10 wks

Basic Obed.

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 6:30 p

Competition Flyball (Fedder/Miller)

FB300

10 wks

FB100/FB110

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thurs. 7:30 p

Friday Flyball (Bobb)

FB310

10 wks

FB100/FB110

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 7:30 p

Tracking

Beginning Tracking (Hulbert)

TR105

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Fri. 9 a

Beginning Tracking (Eisenberg/Farny)

TR115

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sat-9 a

Intermediate Tracking (Irvine, Lasarko))

TR205

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sun. 9 a

TDX Tracking (Lasarko, Irvine)

TR215

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sun. 9 a

VST Tracking (Lilly)

TR410

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sun. 10 a

VST (Moyer)

TR415

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sun. 12 Noon

Conformation

Conformation (Waterman)

EL C600

8 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 6:30 p



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 Courses


[OB101] Puppy Kindergarten. FULL   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. Note:  Bring your puppy and current rabies certificate (for puppies over 4 months) to the first night of class.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start:1/7


Day/Time:

Mon., 7:45p.m.

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM

 

[OB105] Basic Obedience.  FULL 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) At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  2) The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog and with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start:1/8


Day/Time:

Tues. 7:00pm.

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM



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

Class limit:

8

Start: 1/14


Day/Time:

Mon., 1:00p.m.

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[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). Priority:  will be given to the students from the OB105, OB106 classes.  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.   Main Ring 1.   

Class limit:

10

Start: 1/8


Day/Time:

Tues., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



Core Obedience Courses

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

Class limit:

6

Start: 1/8


Day/Time:

Tues., 7:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB209] Novice Foundations Part II Instructor: Debbie Kaminski 10 Weeks.  This class is Part 2 of our 20-week competitive Novice Foundations program.  Students will build upon the 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, trial picture, starting to heel off leash with individual instruction for each of the exercises. Prerequisite:  Completion of OB208.  Priority:  will be given to dogs who attended OB208, Fall 2018 class. NOTE: 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.    

Class limit:

6

Start:1/8


Day/Time:

Tues., 8:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB210] Advanced Novice. FULL 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.  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.  Priority: will be given to dogs who attended OB210, OB321. NOTE: Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience classes during the same semester (attending a Run Thru, Rally or Transition class is permitted).  Main Ring 1.  

Class limit:

10

Start: 1/9


Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


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

Class limit:

6

Start:1/9


Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB341] Intermediate Open with Proofing.  Instructors: Pat Kavanagh, Bob Chase, Assistant.   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.  Prerequisites: Completion of the OB340 class and/or evaluated by instructor before class starts.  Priority: will be given to the OB340 students. NOTE: Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience Open or Utility classes during the same semester (attending a Run Thru, Proofing or Rally class is permitted).  Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

6

Start:1/9


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 exercises. Prerequisites:  1) Students must be about to compete or currently competing in the Open class at obedience trials.  2) they should be familiar with all the Utility class exercises. Priority: will be given to students from our Fall 2018 obedience class. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class.  Note:  Registered dogs may not attend more than one ODTC obedience Open or Utility class including all daytime & evening classes (attending a Run Thru or Rally class is permitted).   Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:1/8


Day/Time:

Tues., 12:15-1:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


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

Class limit:

6

Start: 1/9


Day/Time:

Wed., 10-11:30

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


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

Class limit:

6

Start:1/9


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, limit 3.  Instructor Note:  Setup begins at 10:30am.  Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

8

Start: 1/7


 

Day/Time:

Mon., 11:00am

Fee:

$96NM/$72TM/$48CM



[OB470] AKC Rally, Novice, Open and Excellent Instructional Run-Thrus.  Instructors: Michele Long, Assistant: Deborah Dean.  10 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.  Note: Limit ONE dog per handler. If class does not fill, a second dog per handler will be considered. Approval of the instructor is required.  Late additions/drop-ins may be available if course does not fill.  Drop-in fee of $12NM/$9TM/$6CM to be paid in cash the night of the class. Setup begins at 5:30pm.  Main Rings 1 & 2

Class limit:

8

Start: 1/7

Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30-8:15pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



Elective Obedience Courses

[EL OB205] Obedience Run-Thrus. FULL  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. Note: This is not an instructional class.  Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start: 1/8


Day/Time:

Tues., 10-12noon

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



K9 Nosework© Classes


*Check class description for possible date/time variances


[NW900] Introduction/Foundation to K9 Nosework©.  Instructors: Jacqueline Readron ANWI, Donald Grskovich CNWI and Linda Grskovich CNWI  7 Weeks

Classes focus on teaching and encouraging the development of your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt for food and/or toys. The activities of box work and object searches help your dog build confidence, burn both mental and physical energy, and help handlers find out about their dogs’ scenting abilities. Classes include box work and the search process. Box work is the foundation building block of nose work competition.  Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities. Prerequisites:  To register for this class, dogs must be at least 4 months old, have reliable housebreaking and be able to work on leash. Note:  1) The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work© per NACSW. 2) One dog per handler, 3) There are 7 Classes; the first class is all lecture, please do not bring your dog. 4) It is expected that students will practice on their own in between classes. Class Dates:  Tues. 5 to 6:30 pm Jan 8- lecture no dog, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 12, Feb 26, March 12.  Front Training Room and Loading Dock and Office.  

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan 8

Day/Time:

Tues., 5-6:30pm*

Fee:

$140 NM $105TM$70CM


[NW958] Continuous NW1 K9 Nosework©.    Instructors: Jacqui Reardon ANWI, Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.    This class is for dogs that already know scent work for birch.  Prerequisites: are completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework and the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes.  Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling.  Birch will be the primary and only scent. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities. Indoor, outdoor, settings and vehicles may be used.   Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler is not encouraged but can be considered if class does not fill at the instructor’s discretion.  If a working slot becomes open during the semester, priority for that slot will be given to an Audit student if their dog is qualified/evaluated. Applicants other than previous ODTC student/audit 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. CLASS DATES:  Wed. 6pm to 7:30 pm Jan 9, Jan 23, Feb 6, Feb 20, March 6 in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room and Saturday Feb 23 9a-10:30am in location to be announced.

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan 9

Day/Time:

Wed., 6-7:30pm*


Fee:

$72NM/$54TM/$36CM


[NW958A] Continuous NW1 K9 Nosework© - AUDIT ONLY Instructors: Jacqui Reardon ANWI, Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.  We are accepting audit slots for the NW959 Continuous NW1 K9 Nosework class. Please read that class description for details on the 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. If auditors want instructor guidance or evaluation of home training, it is suggested that they also enroll in the “K9 Nosework Video Review” class.  CLASS DATES: Wed. 6 pm to 7:30 pm Jan 9, Jan 23, Feb 6, Feb 20, March 6 in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room and Sat. Feb 23 9a-10:30am in location to be announced.

Class limit:

4

Start:

Jan 9

Day/Time:

Wed., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

Audit only $36


[NW959] Continuous NW1/Foundation NW2 K9Nosework©.   FULL 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 and skills of the dog.  Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities.  Indoor, outdoor settings and vehicles may be used.  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. Note:  1) One dog per handler; a second dog per handler is not encouraged but can be considered if class does not fill at the instructor’s discretion. 2) If a working slot becomes open during the semester, priority for that slot will be given to an Audit student if their dog is qualified/evaluated. Applicants other than previous ODTC student/audit 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. CLASS DATES: Wed., 6 pm to 7:30 pm Jan 16, Jan 30, Feb 13, Feb 27, March 13 in Front Training Room, Loading Dock , Office and Hall Outside Crating Room and Saturday Feb 23 11:30a-1pm in location to be announced

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan 16

Day/Time:

Wed., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$72NM/$54TM/$36CM


[NW959A] Continuous NW1/Foundation NW2 K9Nosework© - AUDIT ONLY.   (Audit Only) Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.  We are accepting audit slots for the NW959 Continuous NW1/Foundation NW2 K9Nosework©.   Please read that class description for details on the 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. If auditors want instructor guidance or evaluation of home training, it is suggested that they also enroll in the [NW976] K9 Nosework Video Review offering.

CLASS DATES: Wed., 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Jan 16, Jan 30, Feb 13, Feb 27, March 13 in Front Training Room, Loading Dock , Office and Hall Outside Crating Room and Sat. Feb 23 11:30a-1pm in location to be announced

Class limit:

4

Start:

Jan 16

Day/Time:

Wed, 6-7:30 pm*

Fee:

Audit only $36


[NW963] Continuous NW2/Foundation NW3 K9 Nosework©.  FULL  Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.   6 Weeks.  This class is for dogs and handlers who already know scent work & handling skills.  Clove will be introduced at this class if the dog has not already been exposed to the scent.  Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling, inaccessible hides, converging odor and multiple hides.  Birch and Anise will be the scents used. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities. Indoor, outdoor settings and vehicles may be used.    Prerequisites: are completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework and the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes, NW1 foundation classes, knows birch and are progressing on or are on the Anise odor.  Notes:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler is not encouraged but can be considered if class does not fill at the instructor’s discretion. If a working slot becomes open during the semester, priority for that slot will be given to an Audit student if their dog is qualified/evaluated. Applicants other than previous ODTC student/audit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class entry.  Please contact instructor at lindobes@verizon.net for an appointment.  CLASS DATES: Thurs., 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm:  Jan 10, Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 21, March 7 in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Sat. Feb 2 at 9 am to 10:30am in a location to be announced

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan 10

Day/Time:

Thurs., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$72NM/$54M/$36CM


[NW963A] Continuous NW2/Foundation NW3 K9 Nosework© - AUDIT ONLY.  (Audit Only) Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.  We are accepting audit slots for the NW963 Continuous NW2/Foundation NW3 K9Nosework©.  Please read the class description for details on the class focus etc. Auditors can attend lecture, join discussion & 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. If auditors want instructor guidance or evaluation of home training, it is suggested that they also enroll in the [NW976] K9 Nosework Video Review offering.  Class Dates:  Thurs., 6 pm to 7:30 pm:  Jan 10, Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 21, March 7 in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Sat. Feb 2 at 9 am to 10:30am in a location to be announced.

Class limit:  4 Start:  Jan. 10 Day/Time: Thurs., 6-7:30pm* Fee: Audit only $36

[NW966] Continuous K9Nosework© Continuous NW3/Fnd NW3 Elite  FULL 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 advanced nose work skills.  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. Prerequisite:  Dogs should be very knowledgeable of 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 prior to registration.)  Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler is not encouraged but can be considered if class does not fill at the instructor’s discretion  CLASS DATES: Thursdays 6:00 pm to 7:30pm Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 28, March 14, Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and Office and Sat Feb 2 at 11:30am to 1pm in a location to be announced

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan 17

Day/Time:

Thurs., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$72NM/$54TM/$36CM


[NW966A] Continuous K9Nosework© Cont NW3/Fnd NW3 Elite AUDIT ONLY Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.  We are accepting audit slots for the NW966 Continuous K9 Nose Work© NW3.    Please read that class description for details on the 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. If auditors want instructor guidance or evaluation of home training, it is suggested that they also enroll in the [NW976] K9 Nosework Video Review offering.

CLASS DATES: Thursday 6:00p to 7:30 pm, Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 28, March 14, Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and Office and Sat Feb 2 at 11:30am to 1pm in a location to be announced

Class limit:

4

Start:

Jan 17

Day/Time:

Thurs, 6-7:30 pm*

Fee:

Audit only $36


[NW976] K9 Nosework Video Review Instructors: Linda Grskovich CNWI & Donald Grskovich CNWI.  Students may opt for video review of class exercises, homework/practice sessions and trial/ORT videos by the listed instructors. Videos will be reviewed only for students currently enrolled in this semester session in a working or audit slot. Instructions on how to submit videos in Dropbox.com (free) will be provided to students upon enrollment.  For reviews of homework/practice videos, it is expected that the student submits their goals and/or objectives for the exercise as well as self-critique. FOUR videos per student will be considered during the semester. The cost will be for FOUR videos, no more, if less are submitted there is no refund, in other words each handler can submit up to 4 videos per session with a one-time cost which covers from 1 to 4 videos. The handler can submit videos of more than one dog in the 4-video set as long as that dog is registered in classes that semester or the student is in an audit slot, but the limit remains no more than 4 videos per handler who enrolled. Note:  Second dog per handler sets (4 videos) will be considered if class does not fill.Limit 10 students and 4 video reviews each.  CM $ 16.00, TM$18.00, NM $20.00.

Class limit:

10

Start:

Jan 5

Day/Time:

On submission

Fee:

$20NM/$18TM/$16CM


[NW951] Introduction to Odor: Birch: Independent Home Based & Instructor Guided Course. CANCELLED    Instructor Guides:  Donald Grskovich CNWI and Linda Grskovich CNWI   10 Weeks

The class focuses on teaching the dog and handler team how to work with odor, locating source and source alerts. It will continue with the development of building the dog’s confidence, and hunting drive.  Exterior and vehicle hides may be added as the dogs’ progress. This is an independent home-based course, where students follow weekly instructions on odor introduction and the search process. An equipment list will be provided.  It is highly recommended that students submit videos of their progress for instructor input. Prerequisite:  Dogs who have completed the Introduction to Nosework Independent home-based program and who are ready to be introduced to birch odor work.  Note:  1)  CAUTION odor used is “sweet birch” aka betula lenta, which can produce allergic reactions in those with severe salicylate sensitivities. 2) This is a pilot program and based on evaluation may not be offered in up and coming semesters. It is our hope that students in this program will progress and fill future openings in regular nosework sessions being held at Oriole. 3)  The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©.   4) There may be evaluation sessions conducted at Oriole at the instructors’ discretion.  First class will be a power point presentation with a question and answer period. The first class is MANDATORY for enrollment and the date will be determined with the students.

Class limit:

3

Start:TBA



Day/Time:

Via email submission, home based

Fee:

$60


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

If you are registering for AG100 (Agility 1) 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 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 Skills classes and Course work. 

***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.

[AG051] Foundations for Dog Sports. Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Kim Culp, Margaret McDowell, 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 handling and foundation skills needed to be competitive in timed, physically active dog sports such as agility, flyball, rally and disc dog.  Foundation training includes: clicker & target training; tandem agility moves; fitness training; focus games; drive games emphasizing fast fun recalls & tugging; rear-end awareness 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). Dogs will also learn to negotiate wobble boards, tunnels and low jump grids.  Graduation criteria: (1) ability to work off-leash while another dog is working on the other side of the ring, and (2) performance of a "rally style" course composed of exercises learned in the class. Agility Ring

Class limit:      12          Start: Jan. 9 Day/Time:       Wed., 8:15-9:45pm     Fee:     $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM

 

[AG051A] Foundations for Dog Sports - Audit Only. Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Kim Culp, Margaret McDowell, Jessica Keenan. 10 weeks. Auditing of the Foundations for Agility class is available to ODTC members only at no cost. Do not bring dog to class. Agility Ring.

Class limit:  Unlimited    Start: Jan. 9 Day/Time:       Wed., 8:15-9:45pm     Fee:     $0 Members Only


[AG100] Agility 1.  Instructors: Connie Miller, Sally Josselyn, Dean Dessem, Trena Laswell. 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: Able to work while another dog is working on the other side of the building; have a good stay in front of equipment; drive into 2 On/2 Off position on the dog walk and A-frame contacts at lower heights; send through a curved tunnel; perform a lowered or table-stabilized teeter; perform jumps independently; drive through open channel weaves. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Foundations for Dog Sports or permission of Instructor. Agility Ring

Class limit: 12 Start: Jan. 8 Day/Time: Tues., 8:15-9:45pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG110] Agility 2. Instructors: Terry Herman, Nancy Morris, Ken Briefel. 10 weeks. This class will build on independent obstacle performance with accuracy and speed. Dogs will progress to full height obstacles and equipment. Basic handling skills will be taught and perfected, using short sequences and exercises. Graduation criteria: Handler must be able to identify their dog’s contact performance for each contact; dog must be able to perform a sequence of 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: Jan. 7 Day/Time: Mon., 6:30-8pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG110] Agility 2. Instructor: Janet Gauntt, Monique Bocock. 10 weeks. This class will build on independent obstacle performance with accuracy and speed. Dogs will progress to full height obstacles and equipment. Basic handling skills will be taught and perfected, using short sequences and exercises. Graduation criteria: Handler must be able to identify their dog’s contact performance for each contact; dog must be able to perform a sequence of 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: Jan. 7 Day/Time: Mon., 8:15-9:45pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM



Core Agility Courses


[AG300] Pre-Competition Skills - Handling Sequences Instructor: Cindy Deubler. 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, and discriminations with jumps, tunnels and weaves (due to limited space). Is open to advanced 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 Fall 2018 Agility 2 class.  Main Obed. Ring 1 and 2

Class limit: 8 Start: Jan. 7 Day/Time: Mon., 8:15-9:45pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG302] Advanced Handling Course Work. Instructor: Cindy Deubler. 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 advancing obstacle performance, introducing advanced handling skills, continuing to build course analysis skills, and introducing course sequences typically run at the open/advanced/excellent levels. Prerequisites: Two qualifying scores in AKC Novice, USDAA Starters Standard, NADAC Novice, or CPE Level 3 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. Note: This class is the same evening as Flyball and may experience high noise levels. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Jan. 10 Day/Time: Thurs., 8:15-9:45pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


 

Elective Agility Courses

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

[EL 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 ground work 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) but will be given preference to move into the 4:30 Advanced Crosses and Sends class. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Jan. 8   Day/Time: Tues 3:00-4:15pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG575] Proofing Contacts and Weaves  (Agility Ring).   Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 Weeks.  This class is intended to help handlers develop more independent contacts and weaves.  The class will focus on proofing the contact criteria & weaves and eliminating handler management by sequencing the obstacles with a variety of handling maneuvers required at each obstacle. This class is appropriate for all levels including dogs already competing at the upper levels, whose handlers would like more independent contact & weave performance.  This class is NOT intended to teach how to establish contact criteria or basic weave pole performance.   Prerequisites:  All must be met 1)  Dogs must have a clear understanding of established contact criteria, 2)  Dogs must be able to complete 12 weave poles consistently, 3) Your dog must have some independence in sending to jumps, tunnels, table, etc., 4)  You may not take this class more than 2 times.  Note:  The instructor reserves the right to remove any team from the class that does not meet the above prerequisite criteria or in the instructor’s opinion is not appropriate for this class.

Class limit: 8 Start: Jan. 8   Day/Time: Tues 4:30-6 pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$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: 8 Start: Jan. 8 Day/Time: Tues 12:30-2:30pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG537] Skills and Drills (Advanced). FULL 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. Note: If this class appears full when registering on-line, place your name on the waitlist through the online system or email the Registrar at ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com as spots may open. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Jan. 8 Day/Time: Tues., 6:30-8pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


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

Class limit: 10 Start: Jan. 9  Day/Time: Wed., 6:30-8pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG540] 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. As with all Oriole classes, all class fees go to the club. Agility Ring

Class limit: NA Start: Jan. 9. Day/Time: Wed, 9am-5:30pm* Fee: $80NM/$70TM/$60CM


[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: *Jan. 11 Day/Time: Fri 7:00-8:00pm Fee: $10NM/$7.00TM/$5CM

 

Agility Seminars and Workshops

[EL AG902] Intermediate Handling Workshop.  This workshop will concentrate on Intermediate Handling skills using jumps and tunnels. Participants should be preparing to trial.  Dogs should be comfortable with jumps and tunnels in sequences of 10-15 obstacles. Agility Ring
Class limit: 10   Date: Dec. 17  Day/Time: Mon 6:30-9:30pm  Fee: $60NM/$50.00TM

[EL AG902A] Intermediate Handling Workshop - AUDIT ONLY.  This workshop will concentrate on Intermediate Handling skills using jumps and tunnels. Agility Ring
Class limit: Unlimited   Date: Dec. 17  Day/Time: Mon 6:30-9:30pm   Fee: $20


FLYBALL


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

Introductory Flyball Courses

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

Class limit:


Start:

Jan. 10

Day/Time:

Thurs., 7pm

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.  This course is NOT an entry class for the competition course.   Prerequisites: Basic obedience. Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:


Start:

Jan. 11

Day/Time:

Fri., 6:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

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



Core Flyball Courses


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

instructor.   Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:


Start:

Jan. 10

Day/Time:

Thurs., 7:30 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.      Prerequisites: Beginner flyball or permission of instructor.     Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:


Start:

Jan. 11

Day/Time:

Fri., 7:30 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.

TRACKING 


All tracking classes are held outside for three to four hours. Students learn to track their dogs,

lay track, and learn from watching other students working their dogs.  It is recommended that the students attend the certification test at Fair Hill on April 6, 2019 as part of their training.


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

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

The ODTC Registration Form is also available on the Oriole’s website.  


There are Beginning Tracking classes for dogs starting tracking for the first time and untitled dogs that need certification.   There are classes for experienced handlers and dogs with TD, VST & TDU Tracking.


[TR105] Beginning Tracking. Instructor: Linda Hulbert. 6 weeks. This class emphasizes building a partnership bond with your dog while having a great time outdoors in nature doing something dogs are naturally gifted at and love to do. The class develops the foundation concepts & techniques for the AKC Tracking Dog Test including understanding scent, designing tracks to develop tracking dogs with motivation, confidence, & skills, and developing handler support skills. The class may be repeated to build capabilities for beginners.Notes: 1) One dog per handler, unless special permission is granted by the instructor.  2) Classes are rescheduled for inclement weather. Class dates: January 4 & 18, February 1 & 15, March 1 & 15.  The class is held at Freedom Park in Sykesville, MD.  

Class limit: 5 Start: Jan. 4 Day/Time: Fridays, 9am Fee: $120NM/$90TM/$60CM

[TR115] Beginning Tracking. Instructors: Kristi Eisenberg & Jean Farny. 6 WeeksThis class emphasizes building a partnership bond with your dog while having a great time outdoors in nature doing something dogs are naturally gifted at and love to do. The class develops the foundation concepts & techniques for the AKC Tracking Dog Test including understanding scent, designing tracks to develop tracking dogs with motivation, confidence, & skills, and developing handler support skills. The class may be repeated to build capabilities for beginners.Notes: 1) One dog per handler, unless special permission is granted by the instructor.  2) Classes are rescheduled for inclement weather. Class dates: January 5 & 19, February 2 & 16, March 2 & 16.  The class is held outside at Fair Hill NRMA, Elkton, MD.

Class limit: 8          Start: Jan. 5          Day/Time: Saturdays, 9 am           Fee: $120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

[TR205] Intermediate Tracking.  Instructors: Chris Irvine & Amy Lasarko.  6 Weeks.  This class is the natural progression from Beginning Tracking.  This class will work on fine tuning and expanding the skills and concepts learned in TR115.  These include line handling, starts, reading your dog, using the rules, and broadening your fundamental skill set.  All leading towards certification and the Tracking Dog test.  The instructors will also tailor the lessons to the exhibitor’s individual needs.  Notes:  Classes are rescheduled for inclement weather. One dog per handler, except by special permission from the instructors.  Class Dates:  January 12 & 26, February 09 & 23, March 09 & 23.  The class is held outside at Fair Hill NRMA, Elkton, MD.

Class limit: 8          Start: Jan. 12          Day/Time: Saturdays, 9 am          Fee: $120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

[TR215] TDX Tracking.  Instructors: Amy Lasarko & Chris Irvine. 6 weeks. The Basic elements of Tracking Dog Excellent course work will be covered.  This will include: The Start, special requirements of the TDX track, such as tracking on vegetative surfaces, article indication, encountering obstacles and negotiating them, basic coverage of the AKC rules, and strategies for using them for being successful on the test.  Participants will need to be properly equipped and dressed for trekking through and around obstacles and over more challenging terrain than the open fields found in the TD or the more urban settings of the VST/TDU tests.  Classes are rescheduled for inclement weather.  Notes:  One dog per handler, unless special permission is granted by the instructors.

Class Dates: January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24  The class is held outside at Fair Hill NRMA, Elkton, MD.

Class Limit: 8 Start: Jan. 13 Day/Time: Sundays, 9 am Fee: $120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

[TR410] TDU:  Instructor:  Alice Moyer 6 weeks This class will be used to introduce the concept of tracking across non-vegetated surfaces to both the dog and the handler.  Driveways, dirt, mulch and other surfaces will be introduced to the dog.  This class will continue to stress the basics of tracking and will include on-going practice with starts and article indication.  Participants must be comfortable laying short tracks for other class members.  Prerequisite:  Dogs must have experience in tracking to take this class.  Notes:  1) One dog per handler, unless special permission is granted by the instructors.  2) This class will be held outdoors – please dress appropriately for the weather.

Class dates: 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17  Class will be meet at 4 Paws at Forest Hill, MD. 

Class limit: 5 Start: Jan. 6 Date/Time Sundays, 10:00 AM  Fee: $120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

[TR415] VST:  Instructor:  Alice Moyer 6 weeks This class will concentrate on the components both the dog and the handler will need to practice for the VST tracking test.  Non-vegetated surface work will be stressed, along with turns on these surfaces.  Both the handler and the dog will learn and practice the more difficult aspects of tracking.  All participants will continue to practice starts and various articles (leather, plastic, metal and cloth).  Prerequisites: Dogs must have experience in tracking to take this class.  Notes:  1) One dog per handler, unless special permission is granted by the instructors.  2) This class will be held outdoors – please dress appropriately for the weather.

Class dates: 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17  Class will meet at 4 Paws at Forest Hill, MD.

Class limit: 5 Start: Jan. 6 Date/Time Sundays, 12:00 PM  Fee: $120NM/$90TM/$60CM



CONFORMATION 


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

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan. 7

Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30 pm

Fee:

$96NM/$72TM/$48CM

 





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