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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
Spring 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 (Novak)

OB105B

7 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 6:30 p

Basic Obedience/Trick Testing (Lachow)

OB106

8 wks

See Description

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

Mon. 1:00 p

Advanced Basic/CGC & Tricks (VanHouten/Anderson)

OB110

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Tues 7p

Obedience Core Courses

Novice Foundations, Part I (Carlton)

OB208

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues. 7:45p

Novice Foundations, Part II (Kaminski)

OB209

10 wks

OB208

Main Ring 1

Tues 8:00p

Advanced Novice (Palmer/Terry)

OB210

10 wks

OB209, OB321

Main Ring 1

Wed 7:00p

Competition Novice (O’Carroll, Carneiro)

OB211

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1&2

Wed. 12 - 1:15p

Beginning Open (Kavanagh)

OB340

10 wks

OB209 or OB210

Main Ring 2

Wed 7:00p

Intermediate Open w/Proofing (Kavanagh/Chase)

OB341

10 wks

OB340

Main Ring 2

Wed 8:00p

Transition to Off Leash Heeling and Proofing (Carlton/Kaminski)

OB321

7 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues 6:45p

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

OB345

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tue 12:15-1:30p

Proofing for Utility (Faber)

OB401

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Wed 10-11:30a

Beginning Utility (Palmer)

OB402

10 wks

OB341 or OB345

Main Ring 1

Wed 8:15p

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

OB470

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2 (setup at 6:30)

Mon 7-8:15p

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

Introduction to Odor- Birch for K9 Nose Work (Reardon & L. Grskovich)

NW920

7 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Tues. 5-6:30p

Continuous NW1/Intro. NW2 K9Nosework© (Reardon & D Grskovich)

NW959

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Wed 6-7:30p

Continuous K9 Nosework© NW2/NW3 (L&D Grskovich)

NW960

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

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

NW966

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Thur. 6-7:30p

Audit Only of NW960 or NW963 or NW966

NW999

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

See specific class

Agility Introduction

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

AG051

10 wks

OB101 and/or 105, see Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 8:15-10p

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

AG051A

10 wks

Members Only

Agility Ring

Wed. 8:15-10p

Agility 1 (Miller, Josselyn, Dessem, Edrington)

AG100

10 wks

AG050

Agility Ring

Tues 8:15-9:45p

Agility 2 (Gauntt, Bocock, Mathews)

AG110

10 wks

AG100

Agility Ring

Mon. 8:15-9:45p

Agility Advanced & Elective

Agility 3 (Herman, Morris, Briefel)

AG120

10 wks

AG110

Agility Ring

Mon 6:30-8 pm

Pre-Competition Skills-Handling Sequences (Deubler)

AG300

10 wks

AG110

Main Ring 1 & 2

Mon. 8:15-9:45p

Novice/Open Competition Handling (Luggiero)

AG301

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Mon. 1-2:30p

Advanced Handling (Deubler)

AG302

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Thur. 8:15-9:45p

Crosses & Sends (Herman)

EL AG533

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues 3-4:15p

Proofing Contacts & Weave (Herman)

EL AG575

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 6:30-8p

Distance Training (Wilkins)

EL AG539

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed 6:30-8p

Agility Coursework Practice

EL AG200

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Mon. 10:30-12p

Agility Problem Solving Privates (Herman) Note-Continuous Registration

EL AG540

1-hour

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed 9am-5:30p

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



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: April 8


Day/Time:

Mon., 7:45pm

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: April 30


Day/Time:

Tues. 7:00pm

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM



[OB105B] Basic Obedience.  (FULL) Instructor:  Barb Novak 7 weeks.  This class is for puppies older than six months and adult dogs that are just starting their training or need a refresher.  The course will introduce dogs to all the basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, come, off, and loose-leash walking.  In addition, we will practice the commands with real life training exercises, such as not bolting through the door when opened and park bench manners, etc.  This is a “food” reward-based class.  NOTES:  1) At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  2) The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog and with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start: April 8


Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30pm

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM

 

[OB106] Basic Obedience & Trick Testing(FULL) 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: April 8


Day/Time:

Mon., 1:00 p.m.

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB110] Advanced Basic/CGC and Tricks(FULL)  Instructors: Holly VanHouten, Assistant: Nancy Anderson. 8 weeks.   This class is intended for puppies older than 8 months and adult dogs.  It continues the instruction provided in the Basic class.  The basic obedience exercises will be taught in greater detail to prepare your dog for the Canine Good Citizen test.  Additionally, tricks will be taught to prepare your dog for the Trick Dog Test.  At the 8th week of class an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test & the AKC Trick Dog Test will be offered (date to be announced in class).  Note:  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: April 9


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 and rear end awareness exercises. The exercises will be broken down into steps and taught with motivation techniques to create a confident working dog. 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.  Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience classes during the same semester. Main Ring 2.    

Class limit:

6

Start: April 9


Day/Time:

Tues., 7:45pm

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, Winter 2019 class. NOTE: After completing this class, the next class in the progression is (OB321) Transition to Off-Leash Heeling.  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: April 9


Day/Time:

Tues., 8:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB321] Transition to Off Leash Heeling and Proofing. (FULL) Instructors: Sue Carlton and Debbie Kaminski.  7 weeks. Want to improve the grey area of the on to off leash exercise?  This class will teach you the skills and techniques to effectively transition your dog to off leash heeling and improve their attention and motivation in the ring. Including problem solving heeling for competing in Novice thru Utility. Each team will work individually on the floor. Open to dog/handler teams preparing for competition. A questionnaire will be emailed to the students before the first class. Note: After completing this class the next class in the progression is (OB210) Advanced Novice.  Prerequisites: Completion of OB208/OB209 and/or evaluated by instructor before class starts. Dogs must have an understanding of on leash heeling. Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

6

Start: April 9


Day/Time:

Tues., 6:45pm

Fee:

$96NM/$72/$48CM


[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: April 10


Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB211] Competition Novice.  Instructors: Elaine O’Carroll, Assistant Instructor: Cristiane Carneiro. 10 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.
Prerequisites: Completed at least a Basic Obedience class. Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:April 10


Day/Time:

Wed.,12:00-1:15pm

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. 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: April 10


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: April 10


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 Winter 2019 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:April 9


Day/Time:

Tues., 12:15-1:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB401] Proofing for Utility.
Instructor: Sue Faber. 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: April 10


Day/Time:

Wed., 10-11:30a

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: April 10


Day/Time:

Wed., 8:15pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


 [OB470] AKC Rally, Novice, Open and Excellent Instructional Run-Thrus. (FULL) 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. Instructor Note:  Setup begins at 5:30pm.  Main Rings 1 & 2

Class limit:

8

Start: April 8


Day/Time:

Mon 6:30-8:15p

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


Elective Obedience Courses

[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. Note: This is not an instructional class.  Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start: April 9


Day/Time:

Tues., 10-11:30am

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


K9 Nosework© Classes

*Check class description for possible date/time variances

[NW920] Introduction to Odor: Birch for K9 Nose Work©.  (FULL) Instructors: Jacqueline Reardon ANWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI. 7 Weeks.  CAUTION: Please note odor used is “sweet birch” aka betula lenta, which can produce allergic reactions in those with severe salicylate sensitivities. 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. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be able to be crated between activities   Prerequisite:  This is a class for dogs who have completed the Introduction to Nosework class and are ready to be introduced to birch odor work. (Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the instructor prior to class entry).  Note:  1) One dog per handler, 2) The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©   CLASS DATES: Tuesday 5:00 pm to 6:30pm,  April 2 class is a presentation- no dogs, April 9, April 16, April 30, May 14, May 28, June 4 in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating

Class limit:

6

Start:

April 2

Day/Time:

Tues 5-6:30p*

Fee:

$140NM/$105TM/$70CM


[NW959] Continuous NW1/Introduction NW2 K9Nosework©. (FULL) 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 will be the primary scent, anise will be used according to the readiness 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. (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 10, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5 in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday May 11 at 9:00 am  to 10:30pm in a location to be determined.

Class limit:

6

Start:

April 10

Day/Time:

Wed., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM


 

[NW960] Continuous NW2, Beginners NW3 K9 Nosework©.   (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 refinement and handling and introducing NW3 skill sets.  Birch, Anise and clove 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 anise and are working on the clove 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: Thursday, 6:00 pm to 7:30pm April 11, April 25, May 9, May 23, June 6  in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday June 1  at 9:00 am to 10:30am in a location to be determined.

Class limit:

6

Start:

April 11

Day/Time:

Thurs., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM

 

[NW963] Beginners NW2/Continuous NW2 K9 Nosework©.   (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 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 3, April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29, Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room  Saturday June 1  at 11:30 am to 1pm in a location to be determined

Class limit:

6

Start:

April 3

Day/Time:

Wed 6-7:30p*

Fee:

$90NM/$60M/$45CM


[NW966] Continuous K9Nosework© NW3/Foundation 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 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:  One dog per handler. CLASS DATES: Thursdays 6:00 pm to 7:30pm April 18, May 2, May 16, May 30, Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and Saturday April 20 10am- 11:30am and Saturday May 11, 11:30pm to 1:00pm in a location to be determined.

Class limit:

6

Start:

April 18

Day/Time:

Thurs 6-7:30p

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM


[NW999] AUDIT ONLY of NW960 or NW963 or NW966  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 for the NW960 (Continuous NW2, Beginners NW3 K9Nosework©), NW963 (Beginners NW2/Continuous NW2 K9Nosework©).     . NW966 (Continuous K9 Nosework© NW3/Foundation Elite). 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

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 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 dogs 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. Agility Ring

Class limit:      12          Start: April 10   Day/Time:       Wed., 8:15-10:00pm      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 Dog Sports class includes the lecture and all homework emails. Do not bring dog to class except for graduation night. Agility Ring.

Class limit:  8     Start: April 10 Day/Time:       Wed., 8:15-10:00 pm Fee:     $65NM/$55TM/$0CM


[AG100] Agility 1(FULL) Instructors: Connie Miller, Sally Josselyn, Dean Dessem, Kat Edrington. 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; assume 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: 9 Start: April 9 Day/Time: Tues., 8:15-9:45pm  Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG110] Agility 2. Instructor: Janet Gauntt, Monique Bocock, Richard Mathews. 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: April 8 Day/Time: Mon., 8:15-9:45pm  Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


Advanced and Elective Agility Courses


[AG120] Agility 3(FULL) Instructors: Terry Herman, Nancy Morris, Ken Briefel. 10 weeks. This class will continue to build on independent obstacle performance with accuracy and speed taught in Agility 2 to prepare for competition. Basic handling skills will be taught and perfected, using short sequences and exercises. 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 Agility 2 class. Agility Ring

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


[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 and/or for advanced handlers who want to continue to work on handling maneuvers. 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). Prerequisites: Successful completion of Agility 2 (see graduation criteria), dogs currently in competition or by permission of the Instructor. Priority:  Preference will be given to students who successfully completed the Winter 2019 Agility 2 class. Main Obed. Ring 1 and 2

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


[AG301] Novice/Open Competition Handling Course Work. Instructor: Tracey Luggiero. 10 weeks. For dog and handler teams who are competing at the novice and open competition levels.  This class will focus on building handling skills, course analysis skills, and handling course sequences typically run at the novice and open levels. Prerequisites: A qualifying score in AKC Novice, USDAA Starters Standard, NADAC Novice, or CPE Level 3 Standard or by permission of the Instructor. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8  Start: April 8 Day/Time: Mon., 1:00-2:30pm 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 introducing advanced handling skills, continuing to build course analysis skills, and introducing course sequences typically run at the advanced/excellent levels. Prerequisites: Two qualifying scores 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. Note: This class is the same evening as Flyball and may experience high noise levels. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8  Start: April 11 Day/Time: Thurs. 8:15-9:45pm  Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


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

Class limit: 8  Start: April 9 Day/Time: Tues 3:00-4:15pm  Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG575] Proofing Contacts and Weaves  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. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8  Start: April 9 Day/Time: Tues 4:30-6 pm  Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG535] Contact and Weave Skills. (FULL) 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: April 9 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: April 9 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: April 10 Day/Time: Wed., 6:30-8pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG200] Agility Coursework Practice. Instructor: Richard Mathews. 10 weeks. 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. A variable set of courses over the weeks designed to meet the needs and wants of the class members will be supplied. When possible, options for dogs wishing to work specific challenges will be provided. Prerequisites: Dogs must be able to safely do all equipment and are in good physical shape. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8  Start: April 8 Day/Time: Mon., 10:30-12:00 noon 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: April 10 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: *April 5 Day/Time: Fri 7:00-9:00pm  Fee: $10NM/$7.00TM/$5CM



Agility Seminars and Workshops

Coming soon!


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:

n/a

Start:

April 4

Day/Time:

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

Class limit:

n/a

Start:

April 5

Day/Time:

Fri. 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



Core Flyball Courses


[FB300] Competition Flyball  Instructors: Sarah Fedder/Penny Miller10 Weeks.  Dogs will refine skills & increase speed & work in a team.  Prerequisites:  Only dogs with potential to compete successfully will be permitted in this class.   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 4

Day/Time:

Thurs. 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[FB310] Friday Flyball  Instructors: Kate Bobb.    10 Weeks.    This is a mixed class open to intermediate and experienced dogs.  Intermediate dogs or handlers will learn the sport alongside seasoned dogs & team members. Training will focus on refining skills, increasing speed, & working with the team. Training will be tailored to the needs of each dog & the goals of the handler.    Prerequisites: Beginner flyball or permission of instructor.   Main Ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

n/a

Start:

April 5

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.

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.


NO TRACKING CLASSES FOR SPRING OR SUMMER 2019


CONFORMATION 


 NO  CLASS FOR SPRING, WILL RETURN SUMMER 2019





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