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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
Winter 2022

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                                                                                                           Registration Info & Policies


Course Listings:     OBEDIENCE   DOG SPORTS PREPARATION   
  AGILITY       FLYBALL       TRACKING       K9 NOSEWORK©     CONFORMATION    REGISTRATION FORM


Course Grid
A brief listing of course offerings is offered on the next page. Detailed descriptions for each course can be found on the following pages. 

 

Discipline

Course Name

Course#

Length

Prerequisite

Location

Day

Introductory Obed.

Puppy Kindergarten (Cox/Lavoy)

OB101A

6 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 8pm

Basic Obedience (Kramp)

OB105A

7 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Tues. 6pm

Basic Obedience (Grimm/Hoppes)

OB105B

7 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues. 6pm

Virtual AKC Novice Trick Training & Testing (Lachow)

OB108

5 wks

See Description

Online

Tues. 4-5 (see description)

Advanced Basic/CGC & Tricks (Hoppes/Grimm)

OB110

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Tues. 7pm

Core Obedience

Novice Foundations Part II (Carlton/Kaminski)

OB209

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues. 7pm

Advanced Novice (Palmer)

OB210

10 wks

OB209/OB321

Main Ring 1

Wed. 7:00pm

Beginning Open (Kavanagh, Fitchitt)

OB340

10 wks

OB209/OB210

Main Ring 2

Wed. 7pm

Intermediate Open with Proofing (Kavanagh)

OB341

 

10 wks

OB340

Main Ring 2

Wed. 8pm

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

OB345

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tues. 12:15p-1:30p

Beginning Utility (Palmer)

OB402

10 wks

OB341 or OB345

Main Ring 1

Wed. 8:00pm

AKC Rally-Novice, Adv. & Excellent Run-thrus (Long/Shanley)

OB470

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Mon. 6:30-8pm

Elective Obed.

Open Ring Training (Griffin/Bresson)

OB346

See Desc.

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Wed. 9-11am

Beginner Retrieves for Open/Utility (Terry)

EL OB410

5 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 11am

Proofing Retrieves for Open/Utility (Terry)

EL OB411

5 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 11am

Obedience Run Throughs (Meyer)

EL OB205

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tues. 10-12Noon

Dog Sports – Preparation

Foundations for Dog Sports (Mihalik/McDowell)

AG050

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 8:15-10p

Nose Work

Introduction to Odor (Reardon/Tagget)

NW110

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

Foundation/Beginners NW1 K9 Nose Work (Reardon/Tagget)

NW120

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

Beginners NW 2/Continuous NW2 K9Nose Work

NW200

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30p

NW3 Beginners/Continuous NW3 (Linda & Don Grskovich)

NW300

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30p

Elite/Continuing Elite

NW500

5 wks

See Description

TBD

Sat/Sun 9-11am

Agility Intro.

Agility 1 (Deubler/Novak)

AG100

10 wks

AG050

Agility Ring

Tues. 8:15-9:45p

Agility 2 (Deubler/McKisson))

AG110

10 wks

AG100

Agility Ring

Tues. 6:30-8p

Agility 3 (Whitbred/Morris)

AG120

10 wks

AG110

Agility Ring

Mon. 6:30-8pm

Agility Core Courses

Pre-Competition Skills-Handling Sequences (Gauntt/McClain)

AG300

10 wks

AG110

Agility Ring

Mon. 8:15-9:45p

Agility Electives

Distance Training (Wilkins)

EL AG539

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 6:30-8p

Contact and Weave Skills (Paul/Lape/Flagg)

EL AG535

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 12:30-2:30p

Skills and Drills (Novice/Advanced) (Herman)

EL AG536

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Thurs. 4:30-6p

Skills and Drills (Masters/Excellent) (Herman)

EL AG537

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Thurs. 6:15-7:45p

Competition Handling (Herman)

EL AG303

1-hour

See Description

Agility Ring

Thurs. 8:15-9:45p

Agility Privates – Mon. & Wed. (Herman)

EL AG540

1-hour

See Description

Agility Ring

Mon. & Wed.

Agility Run-Throughs (Todesco)

EL AG510

See Schedule

See Description

Agility Ring

Fri. 7-9p

Flyball

Beginner Flyball (McGuire)

FB100

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thurs. 7p

Beginner Flyball (Bobb)

FB110

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 6:30p

Competition Flyball (Fedder/Miller)

FB300

10 wks

Beginner Flyball

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thurs. 7:30p

Friday Flyball (Bobb)

FB310

10 wks

Beginner Flyball

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 7:30 pm

Tracking

Beginning Tracking (Hulbert)

TR105

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Fri. 9am

Beginning Tracking (Eisenberg, Farny, Shinwari)

TR115

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sat. 9am

Conformation

Conformation (Waterman)

EL C600

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Mon. 5:30-6:30pm

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

 

 

  OBEDIENCE

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


Introductory Obedience Classes

 

[OB101A] Puppy Kindergarten. FULL Instructor:  Sue Cox, Assistant: Kirsti Lavoy. 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 current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class. Puppies attend the first class.  Front training room.

Class limit:

4

Start:

Jan. 24

Day/Time:

Mon 8:00pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50M/$45CM

 

[OB105A] 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 & with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.  Main Ring 1.

Class limit:

10

Start:

Feb. 1

Day/Time:

Tues. 6:00pm

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM


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

Class limit:

10


Start: Jan 25


Day/Time:

Tues. 6:00p.m.

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM


[OB108] Virtual AKC Novice Trick Training and Testing. Instructor: Rachel Lachow.  5 weeks  For dogs 4 months and older.  Teach your dog in the dark days of winter without having to leave your home, especially because trick training is best done without the distraction of other dogs!  In this class you will teach your dogs all they need to know to earn the AKC Trick Dog Novice title (TKN). Classes will be held on Zoom with support and videos in a private Facebook group. Testing will be through video or Zoom. All classes will be taped and available for one week after the session. This is a reward-based class and you will teach your dog how to offer behaviors through the use of a clicker.  There is a minimum of 4 dogs needed to hold the class.  Choice of class day and time can be flexible to accommodate the class members, so sign up even if the day/time doesn’t work for you.

Class limit:

10


Start: Jan. 4


Day/Time:

Tues. 4-5pm

Fee:

$60NM/$45TM/$37.50CM


[OB110] Advanced Basic/CGC and Tricks
FULL Instructor: Dana Hoppes / Assistant: Tanya Grimm. 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).  Note:  Priority will be given to the students from the OB105 & (B), 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:

8

Start:

Jan. 25

Day/Time:

Tues.  7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


Core Obedience Classes


[OB209] Novice Foundations Part II. FULL Instructors: Debbie Kaminski and Sue Carlton. 8 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 2021 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 2.    

Class limit:

8

Start: 01/25


Day/Time:

Tues., 7:00p.m.

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB210] Advanced Novice.  Instructor: Barry Palmer.  10 weeks.  This is a three semester class and specifically intended for those planning to compete at the Novice level.  It is the fourth part of the competitive Novice program that begins with Novice Foundations I & II and Transition to Off-leash Heeling classes.  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:

8

Start: 01/26


Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB340] Beginning Open. Instructor: Pat Kavanagh, Assistant: Cris Fitchitt.  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:

10

Start: 01/26



Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB341] Intermediate Open with Proofing.
 Instructor: Pat Kavanagh.   10 Weeks.  This class is intended for teams that need to fine tune the exercises in Open and those planning to compete in Open.  Motivational methods will be used with an emphasis on fine tuning each exercise and proofing as needed to develop the dog/handler confidence in the ring.  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: 01/26


Day/Time:

Wed., 8:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB345] Advance Open/Beginning Utility. Instructors: Elaine O’Carroll / 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 2021 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 Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

6

Start: 01/25


Day/Time:

Tues., 12:15-1:30pm

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 OB341 or OB345.  Priority: will be given to students who completed OB341 or 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: 01/26


Day/Time:


Wed., 8:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB470] AKC Rally, Novice, Open and Excellent Instructional Run-Thrus.  Instructor: Michele Long, Assistant: Andra Shanley.  8 wks.  Work is on-leash for Novice and off-leash for Advanced and Excellent dogs. There will be 2 rings with signs and jumps set up to run at all three levels. Generally students will get 4 run-thrus, 2 runs in each ring.  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.  No drop-ins for Winter semester. Note:  Setup begins at 5:30pm. Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 24

Day/Time:

Mon. 630-8:00pm

Fee:

$96NM/$72TM/$48CM


 

Elective Obedience Classes


[OB346] Open Ring TrainingInstructors: Louise Griffin and Marcia Bresson.  6 Weeks. Open runs that will be timed.  CLASS DATES:  01/19, 02/02, 02/16, 03/02, 03/16, 3/30.  Train in show-like conditions.  attendees will have an opportunity to utilize Oriole rings to train or conduct their own run thru.  This is not an instructional class, attendees will have an assigned period of time to utilize the rings.  Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start: 01/26


Day/Time: Wed., 9-11am


Fee:

$72NM/$54TM/$36CM


[OB410] Beginner Retrieves for Open/Utility. Instructor: Jane Terry. 5 Weeks. This class is for those trainers who need additional ring time to fine tune their retrieve skills. Build confidence and consistency. Instruction will be given in class to prepare your dog for competition.  Prerequisites:  1) Students must be planning to compete in obedience trials.  2) Students should be familiar with all the required retrieve exercises. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class.  Note:  Students should bring their dumbbell and scent articles.  Main Rings 1 & 2

Class limit:

8

Start: 01/28


Day/Time: Fri., 11:00am


Fee:

$60NM/$45TM/$30CM


[OB411] Proofing Retrieves for Open/Utility. Instructor: Jane Terry. 5 Weeks. This class is for those trainers who need additional ring time to proof retrieve exercises to successfully prepare their dog for competition. Prerequisites:  1) Students must be about to compete or currently competing in obedience trials.  2) Students should be familiar with all the required retrieve exercises. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class.  Note:  Students should bring their dumbbell and scent articles.  Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start: 02/11


Day/Time: Fri., 11:00am


Fee:

$60NM/$45TM/$30CM



[EL OB205] Obedience Run-Thrus.   Instructor: Katie Meyer.  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: 01/25


Day/Time:

Tues., 10-12noon

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


DOG SPORTS PREPARATION (New Category)

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

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 26

Day/Time:

Wed. 8:15-10pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


*** The Survey of Dog Sports class will return next Spring/Summer***

K9 Nosework© Classes

*** Note NEW course numbers and descriptions***


[NW110] Introduction to OdorFULL Instructors: Jacqueline Reardon CNWI & Assistant Sara Tagget 6 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:  Priority for enrollment will be given to students who have completed the Introduction to Nosework class. Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case by 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: Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:30pm  Jan 6, Jan 20, Sat, Jan 29 9-1030a  location TBA, Feb 3, Feb 17, Sat, Feb 19 9-1030a  location TBA,  in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating

Class limit:

6

Start:

Feb. 3

Day/Time:

Thurs 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$140NM/$125M/$110CM


[NW120] Foundation/Beginners NW1 K9 Nosework©.   Instructors: Jacqui Reardon CNWI, Assistant Sara Tagget  6 Weeks.  These classes are for dogs that already know scent work and odor.  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling.  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 Introduction to Nosework and the Introduction to Odor classes. New students must complete an introductory questionnaire prior to the first class. This will be sent on prior to evaluation Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. Note:  One dog per handler.  The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©. (Applicants other than previous ODTC student will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class registration.  Please email lindobes@verizon.net to arrange an appointment. New students must complete an introductory questionnaire prior to the evaluation) Note:  One dog per handler, the instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©    *CLASS DATES: Jan 13 Jan 27 Saturday, Jan 29 11-1230p location TBA Feb 10 Saturday, Feb 19 11-1230p location TBA March 24 in Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Hall, loading dock  

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan. 27

Day/Time:

Thurs 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM


[NW200] 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.  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 to Nosework and the Introduction to Odor classes, Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. New students must complete an introductory questionnaire prior to the first class. This will be sent on prior to evaluation. (Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instruct tor prior to class entry. Please contact instructor. New students must complete an introductory questionnaire prior to the evaluation and registration.)  NoteOne dog per handler  *CLASS DATES:  Jan 12 , Sat Jan 15 9:00 am to 10:30 pm TBA Jan 26  Feb 9 Feb 23 March 9  Front Training Room, Office, Loading Dock

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan. 26

Day/Time:

Wed 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$90NM/$60M/$45CM


[NW300] NW3 Beginners/Continuous NW3
Instructors: Linda Grskovich, CNWI & Donald Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks. The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©   This class is for dogs who know scent work and who know birch, anise and clove. Dogs should be working on their NW2 or NW3 skill sets.  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling. Birch, Anise and/or Clove will be used as the odor sources. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Distractions may be used.  Indoor and outdoor settings and vehicles may be used.  Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities.    Prerequisites: are completion of Foundation to Nosework, the Introduction to Odor, have passed a Birch and/or Anise or Clove ORT, have ab ORT or NW2 or NW3 title or have permission to advance to this level by the instructor. (Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class registration. New students must complete an introductory questionnaire prior to the evaluation prior to registration. Please contact the Instructor.)  Note:  One dog per handler. The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©   *CLASS DATES:  Jan 5, Sat Jan 15 11:30 am to 1:00 pm TBA, Jan 19 Feb 2 Feb 16 March 2  Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Office

Class limit:

6

Start:

Feb. 2

Day/Time:

Wed 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$90NM/$60M/$45CM


[NW500] Elite/Continuing Elite.
 Instructor: Jacqueline Reardon CNWI.  Students signing up for this class are signing up to be contacted when a weekend class is scheduled.  Classes are on an “on call” basis. Payment will be collected at the time of class. The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©  This class is for dogs who know scent work. 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.  Notes:  1) Preference will be given to ODTC students currently trialing at elite, If there are any spaces open after registration then the class will be open to ODTC NW3 or have permission to advance to this level by the instructor. 2) Dogs with an Elite Championship titles are not eligible for this class. Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class entry. 3) New students must complete an introductory questionnaire and evaluation prior to registration.  4) One dog per handler. To register please email the instructor at: jmrmdcpa@verizon.netand you will be contacted.  CLASS DATES:  dates and location TBD

Class limit:

6

Start:

Winter semester

Day/Time:

Weekends 9-11 am

Fee:

Per class $20NM/$15TM/$10CM



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.

 [AG100] Agility 1FULL Instructors: Cindy Deubler, Barb Novak. 10 weeks. This class is for dogs that have never been exposed to agility equipment. Dogs will be introduced to all equipment during this session, including contacts, weaves, and jumps. Graduation criteria: Including, but not limited to—able to work while another dog is working on the other side of the building; have a good stay in front of equipment; demonstrate solid 2 On/2 Off position on the travel board with distance and handler motion; send through a curved tunnel; perform a lowered or table-stabilized teeter; perform jumps independently; drive through open channel weaves. More detailed criteria will be provided in the first class. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Foundations for Dog Sports or permission of Instructor.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 25

Day/Time:

Tues 8:15 -9:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM

 

[AG110] Agility 2. Instructor: Cindy Deubler and Lorinda McKisson. 10 weeks. This class will work to build independent obstacle performance with accuracy and speed. Dogs will progress to full height obstacles and equipment. Graduation criteria: Handler must be able to identify their dog’s contact performance for each contact; dog must be able to perform a sequence of 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.  Note:  Priority is given to prior semester Agility 1 class.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 25

Day/Time:

Tues 6:30-8 pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM

 

[AG120] Agility 3FULL Instructor: Judy Whitbred and Nancy Morris. 10 weeks. Basic handling skills will be taught and perfected, using short sequences and exercises while continuing to build on independent obstacle performance with accuracy and speed. Graduation criteria includes: Handler must be able to identify their dog’s contact performance for each contact; dog must be able to perform a sequence of 12-15 obstacles, be able to perform contacts while driving into 2 On/2 Off position on the dog walk and A-frame, drive through a closed set of 12 weaves. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Agility 2 or by permission of the instructor. Note:  Priority is given to students from prior semester’s Agility 2 class. Agility Ring

Class limit:


8

Start:

Jan. 24

Day/Time:

Mon 6:30-8 pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


Core Agility Courses


[AG300] Pre-Competition - Skills HandlingFULL Instructors: Janet Gauntt and Laurie McClain. 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. Class participants will be split into two groups and will train alternating weeks between sequences with contacts, and those primarily with jumps and weaves. Basic handling maneuvers, identifying lines and angles of approach and exit, and discriminations will be among the concepts taught, as well as continuing to build obstacle performance. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Agility 2/3 class, dogs currently in competition, or by permission of the instructors. Note:  Priority given to students from prior semester’s Agility 3 class. Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

Jan. 24

Day/Time:

Mon 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 AG539] Distance Training. Instructor: Jean Wilkins. 10 Weeks. Want to improve your distance handling with your dog? Want more distance between you and your dog on course? Want to get a better understanding of how to handle gambles; fast sends; chance runs? Want to learn how to plan for your dog to gather game points and set yourself up for a better approach to the distance elements? In this class, you will learn and practice distance skills. Prerequisite: Dogs need to have some independence on obstacles, must be able to seek obstacles on their own and are proficient on all equipment (learning obstacles is not the focus of this class and dogs must be able to do the obstacles without being escorted). Multiple dogs per handler not allowed.  Agility Ring

Class limit:

10

Start:

Jan 26

Day/Time:

Wed. 6:30-8pm

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. 25 Day/Time: Tues. 12:30-2:30pm     Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG536] Skills and Drills (Novice/Advanced).FULL Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 Weeks. This course will concentrate on specific handling skills (crosses, sends, lead outs, etc.) and when and how to use them given various obstacle configurations. 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 and not focus on obstacle performance. Prerequisites: Dogs must have at least 1 standard Q in AKC or USDAA novice or CPE2, or must have permission of the Instructor. The instructor reserves the right to remove any team from the class that does not meet the above prerequisite criteria or in the instructor’s opinion is not appropriate for this class. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Jan. 27 Day/Time: Thurs. 4:30-6pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG537] Skills and Drills (Masters/Excellent). FULL Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 Weeks. This course will concentrate on more advanced handling skills (backside maneuvers, threadles, bypasses, 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:  This class is run at the same time as Flyball and there may be excessive noise.  Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Jan. 27 Day/Time: Thurs. 6:15-7:45pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG303] Competition Handling. FULL Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 weeks. This class is for dog and handler teams starting to compete and for more advanced teams wanting to continue to work on specific handling maneuvers and obstacle challenges. Dogs should be able to execute all obstacles including full height contacts, 12 weave poles, and full height jumps.  Emphasis will be placed on identifying the best lines for the dog and the most effective handling strategies.   Handling maneuvers will include front, rear, and blind crosses, as well as other maneuvers like forced front crosses, reverse wraps, and Threadle cues.  The training and use of verbals will be covered as well. Sequences will consist of obstacle patterns commonly found in competition including 180s, serps, discriminations, backsides, pinwheels and wraps.  Note:  1) Preference will be given to those who’ve completed the Pre-Competition - Skills Handling (AG300) class.  2)  This class is run at the same time as Flyball and there may be excessive noise. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Jan. 27 Day/Time: Thurs., 8:15-9:45pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG540] Privates - Mondays & Wednesdays. Instructor: Terry Herman. 1-hr lesson. Oriole Instructor Terry Herman is offering one-hour privates and semi-privates running from 9-3:45 on most Mondays or Wednesday from 9-4:15. Privates can be tailored to deal with particular problems or challenges or aimed at improving overall teamwork and handling for teams already competing or about to compete in agility trials.  It’s also possible to share an hour with a friend working at the same level or dealing with the same issues. On-line registration will only add your name to the list provided to the instructor, it doesn’t guarantee a slot.  Once a month the instructor will email available dates and times for the following month to those who’ve registered and request their preferred dates and times.  In scheduling, priority will be given to the preferred dates and times of Oriole Lifetime/Contributing Members; then Training Members; and then Non-Members. Money will be collected the day of the lesson. As with all Oriole classes, all class fees go to the club.  Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Continuous Day/Time: Mon & Wed starting 9am Fee: $100NM/$90TM/$80CM


[EL AG510] Agility Run-Throughs. Instructor: Terry Todesco. This is a drop-in opportunity to work through an agility course. For each run-through, 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: NA Start: see website Day/Time: Fri., 7-9pm  Fee: $10NM/$7TM/$5CM


 

Agility Seminars and Workshops

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

 
FLYBALL


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

Introductory Flyball Classes


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

Class limit:

na

Start:

Jan. 27

Day/Time:

Thurs., 7pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[FB110] Beginner Flyball. Instructor: Kate Bobb.  7 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. *CLASS DATES: Fri. 01/07, 01/14, 01/21, 02/04, 02/18, 03/04, 03/11, 03/16 (makeup)

Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

na

Start:

Feb. 4

Day/Time:

Fri., 6:30 pm*

Fee:

$84NM/$63TM/$42CM


Core Flyball Courses


[FB300] Competition FlyballInstructors: 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.  Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

na


Start:

Jan. 27


Day/Time:

Thurs., 7:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[FB310] Friday Flyball
.   Instructor: Kate Bobb. 7 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.   *CLASS DATES: 01/07, 01/14, 01/21, 02/04, 02/18, 03/04, 03/11, 03/16 (makeup)

Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

na

Start:

Feb. 4

Day/Time:

Fri., 7:30 pm*

Fee:

$84NM/$63TM/$42CM



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 two to four hours. Students learn to track their dogs, lay track, and learn from watching other students working their dogs.  All dogs and handlers must be fit enough to walk one mile.

Registrations for Tracking classes will be accepted online or mail your completed and signed ODTC Registration Form to Registrar: Dana Hoppes, Registrar, 4421 Carroll Manor Road, Baldwin, MD  21013.  Questions: please email Registrar, Dana Hoppes, RegistrarODTC@gmail.com  or Tracking Training Director, Linda Hulbert, domlinckrs@comcast.net.  The ODTC Registration Form is also available on the Oriole’s website.  


There are Beginning  classes (most semesters) for dogs starting tracking for the first time and untitled dogs that need certification.   There are typically two classes for experienced handlers and dogs with TD, VST & TDU Tracking.  This semester there will only be beginning tracking classes.


[TR105] Beginning Tracking. FULL 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. Priority: will be given to returning students from prior semester. Notes: 1) One dog per handler, unless special permission is granted by the instructor.  2) There may be an Oriole Tracking Test in the spring of 2022. If so, students need to help (unless entered in the test), this is a valuable learning opportunity! 3) Classes are limited to five students per class for safe social distancing.   Class dates: March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15 & 29 and May 13.  The class is held at Freedom Park in Sykesville, MD.  

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


[TR115] Beginning Tracking
. Instructors: Kristi Eisenberg, Jean Farny & Allison Shinwari. 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. There will be optional Zoom meetings prior to each class along with notes to introduce concepts and outline fieldwork activities. The course may be repeated to build capabilities for beginners. Classes are rescheduled for inclement weatherPriority: will be given to returning students from prior semester. Note: 1) One dog per handler. 2) There may be an Oriole Tracking Test in the spring of 2022. If so, students need to help (unless entered in the test), this is a valuable learning opportunity! 3) Classes are limited to five students per class for safe social distancing.  Class dates: March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16 & 30, May 14. Location:  outside at Fair Hill NRMA, Elkton, MD

Class limit:

5

Start:

March 5

Day/Time:

Sat., 9am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

 


 

CONFORMATION

[EL C600] Conformation. FULL 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.  Main Ring 1 .   

Class limit:

6

Start:

Jan. 24

Day/Time:

Mon., 5:30 pm

Fee:

$96NM/$72TM/$48CM





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