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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
Summer 2020

Limited offerings at this time.
Please review the COVID statement and waiver
on our main Club Express page.


                                                                                                           Registration Info & Policies


Course Listings:     OBEDIENCE      
  AGILITY       FLYBALL       TRACKING       K9 NOSEWORK©   FACEBOOK   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. 


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


  OBEDIENCE

Prior to signing up for a class, consider whether or not you and/or your dog will be available for a majority of the classes.  If you intend to breed your dog during this semester, or send your dog away for shows or training, you may want to consider if you will be able to complete the requirements of the course.  A majority of the obedience classes fill and we often have to turn students away.


Introductory Obedience Classes

 

[OB101] Puppy Kindergarten - Off-site.  Instructors:  Sue Cox, Assistant: Rose Kane. 6 weeks. For puppies 16 weeks to 8 months old. Emphasis on positive socialization to people and other puppies, environmental surroundings. 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, and greeting skills with dogs and people, sit, down, come, wait, even tricks! This is a “food” reward-based class. Notes:  1) Puppies attend the first class.  2) Bring current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class. 3)  Bring to class each week:  Hula Hoop (large), chair, soft treats and water for your dog.  Client Note:  Clients must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth and follow the 6 ft. social distancing during the class and on the premises.  Please sign the online waiver when registering for class at https://odtc.clubexpress.com.

Outdoor Class Location:  2128 Freeland Rd., Freeland, MD 21053.  Please arrive by 8:45am to settle into your spot.  Classes that are cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled.

Class limit:

7

Start: 7/25

Day/Time:

Sat., 9:00am

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM

 


Core Obedience Classes
None scheduled at this time.

Elective Obedience Classes
None scheduled at this time.

K9 Nosework© Classes

*Check class description for possible date/time variances

None scheduled at this time.


AGILITY


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

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will remain in the building throughout the class.  Registration for agility classes is contingent upon instructor evaluation & approval of dog/handler teams as deemed necessary by the class instructor.  Participants must be approved by instructor.


Introductory Agility Courses

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


The classes in this section focus on introducing/teaching obstacle performance.  Students will learn how to define successful criteria for performance of the obstacles as well as the basic groundwork needed for the handling skills to be covered in more advanced classes.  These classes start with dogs that have never seen, or have had only limited exposure to, agility equipment as well as dogs that have not reached acceptable obstacle performance levels.  

NOTE: The progression of classes is expected to be as follows:  Start with Foundations for Dog Sports for 1 or 2 sessions depending on the age of the dog, then move into the Agility 1, followed by Agility 2. Handlers and dogs continue their training with Agility 3, Skills classes and Coursework.  

***IMPORTANT***All participants in the Introductory Level Agility Program are required to work one day at one agility trial sponsored by ODTC during each semester they attend classes at ODTC. Instructors will provide students with trial information at the beginning of each semester.  In addition to meeting the skill requirements for each class, participation at a trial is required to move up a level. If you do not meet the criteria for a class, you must schedule an individual assessment and/or receive written permission from the instructor before classes begin.  You may register for classes prior to the assessments, but you must pass the skill level assessment to participate.

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

Core Agility Courses
None scheduled at this time.

 

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 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. First priority will go to Oriole Contributing Members, then Members, then Non-Members. Money to be collected the day of the lesson. Discounts for current Oriole agility instructors. Oriole Lifetime Members must pay fees. As with all Oriole classes, all class fees go to the club.

 Agility Ring

Class limit:

N/A

Start: Now

Day/Time:

Mon & Wed

Fee:

$100NM/$90.00TM/$80CM

 


Agility Seminars and Workshops

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

 
FLYBALL


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

Introductory Flyball Classes
None scheduled at this time.


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


Core Flyball Courses
None scheduled at this time.

 

Elective Flyball Courses

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

FACEBOOK COURSES

None offered at this time.


TRACKING 


No Tracking Classes Spring or Summer


CONFORMATION

No Conformation class at this time.




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