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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
FALL 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)

OB101B

6 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 7:45 pm

Basic Obedience (Novak)

OB105

7 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 6:30 pm

Basic Obedience (Kramp

OB105B

7 wks

See Description

Front TR

Tues. 7 pm

Adv.Basic/CGC & Tricks (VanHouten/Anderson)

OB110

8 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1

Tues 7:00 pm

Obedience Core Classes

Novice Foundations Part I (Carlton)

OB208

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tue. 7:45 pm

Advanced Novice (Palmer/Terry)

OB210

10 wks

OB209

Main Ring 1

Wed. 7 pm

Beginning Open (Kavanagh)

OB340

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Wed. 7 pm

Intermediate Open w/Proofing (Kavanagh/Chase)

OB341

10 wks

OB340

Main Ring 2

Wed. 8 pm

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

OB321


7 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues. 6:45 pm

Competition Novice (O’Carroll/Carnerio)

OB211

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Wed. 12-1:15 pm

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

OB345

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tue. 12:15p-1:30p

Proofing for Utility (Faber)

OB401

10 wks

See Description

Main Rings 1 & 2

Wed. 10-11:30 am

Beginning Utility (Palmer)

OB402

10 wks

OB345

Main Ring 1

Wed. 8:15 pm

AKC Rally-Instructional Novice (Harab)

OB471

8 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Mon. 11 am

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

OB470

10 wks

See Description

Main Rings 1 & 2 (setup at 5:30)

Mon. 6:30-8:15 pm

Instructional Open/Utility Run Throughs (Griffin)

OB346

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Wed. 8-10am

Obedience Electives

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

EL OB205

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tue.10am-12p

Nose Work

Continuous NW1 K9Nosework© (Jacqui Reardon & Linida Grskovich)

NW958

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Tues 5-6:30p

Continuous NW1/Foundation NW2 K9 Nosework© (Donald Grskovich & Jacqui Reardon)

NW959

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30p

Continuous K9Nosework© NW3©. (L&D Grskovich)

NW960

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30p

Continuous K9Nosework© NW3©. (L&D Grskovich)

NW960B

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

Continuous K9 Nose Work©. Advanced NW2/NW3/NW3 Elite (L&D Grskovich)

NW966

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

Agility Intro.

Foundations for Dog Sports (Kane/Musser/Ruff/McDowell/Keenan)

AG050

10 wks

OB101 or 105

Agility Ring

Wed. 8:15-10p

Foundations for Dog Sports - AUDIT

AG050A

10 wks

Members Only

Agility Ring

Wed. 8:15-10p

Foundations for Dog Sports (Hill)

AG051

10 wks

OB101 or 105

Agility Ring

Tues. 9:30-11a

Agility 1 (Miller/Josselyn/Dessem/Edrington/Whitbred)

AG100

10 wks

OB050 or OB051

Agility Ring

Tues. 8:15-9:45pm

Agility 2 (Herman/Morris/Briefel/Mihilakl)

AG110

10 wks

AG100

Agility Ring

Mon. 6:30-8pm

Agility Core Courses

Pre-Competition Skills-Handling Sequences (Gauntt/Deubler/Hill)

AG300

10 wks

AG110

Agility Ring and Main Ring 1 & 2

Mon. 8:15-9:45pm

Novice/Open Competition Handling (Luggiero)

AG301

8 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Mon. 12:30-2p

Advanced Handling Course Work (Deubler)

AG302

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Thurs. 8:15-9:45pm

Agility Electives


Agility Run Thrus (Todesco)

EL AG510

Drop In

See Description

Agility Ring

Fri. 7-9pm

Crosses and Sends Handling Skills (Herman)

EL AG533

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 3-4:15pm

Proofing Contacts & Weaves (Herman)

EL AG575

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 4:30-6p

Contact & Weaves Skills (Paul/Lape/Flagg)

EL AG535

10 wks.

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 12:30-2:30pm

Skills & Drills Advanced (Herman)

EL AG537

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 6:30-8pm

Distance Training (Wilkins)

EL AG539

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 6:30-8pm

Agility Problem Solving Privates (Herman)

EL AG540

1-hour

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 9 am-5:30 pm

Flyball

Beginner Flyball (McGuire)

FB100

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thurs. 7pm

Beginner Flyball (Bobb)

FB110

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 6:30 pm

Competition Flyball (FedderMiller)

FB300

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thurs. 7:30 pm

Friday Flyball (Bobb)

FB310

10 wks

Basic Obedience

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)

TR115

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sat- 9am

Advanced Beginning/TDU (Irvine/Lasarko)

TR205

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sat. 12:15pm

TDU Tracking (Moyer)

TR410

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sun. 10am

VST Tracking (Lilly)

TR415

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sun. 12pm


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


[OB101B] 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 current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class. Puppies attend the first class.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start: 9/09


Day/Time:

Mon., 7:45p.m.

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM

 

[OB105] 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:  No class on 9/16 and 10/14.  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: 9/09


Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30p.m.

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM



[OB105B] 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.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start: 10/08


Day/Time:

Tues. 7:00p.m.

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM


[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 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:

10

Start: 9/10


Day/Time:

Tues., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



Core Obedience Classes

 

[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 1 and 2.     

Class limit:

6

Start: 9/10


Day/Time:

Tues., 7:45pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB321] Transition to Off Leash Heeling & Proofing. FULL Instructors: Sue Carlton and Debbie Kaminski.  7 weeks. Want to improve the grey area of the on leash to off leash exercises?  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 for additional exercises. Including problem solving heeling for competing in Novice thru Utility. In the ring, each team will work individually and within groups. 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 Novice 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: 9/10


Day/Time:

Tues., 6:45p.m.

Fee:

$96NM/$72/$48CM


[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. Priority: will be given to students from our Spring 2019 obedience class. Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start: 9/11


Day/Time:

Wed.,12:00-1:15

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB210] Advanced NoviceFULL  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: 9/11


Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB340] Beginning OpenFULL  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: 9/11



Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB341] Intermediate Open with Proofing. CANCELLED 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: 9/11


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 Spring 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: 9/10


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. This class will be held for 1.5 hrs. each week. Main Rings 1&2.

Class limit:

8

Start: 9/11


Day/Time:

Wed., 10-11:30

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

[OB402] Beginning UtilityFULL 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: 9/11


Day/Time:

Wed., 8:15pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB471] AKC Rally - Instructional Novice.  Instructor: Dianne Harab.  8 Weeks.  This class is an introduction to AKC Rally obedience. Topics covered include the basics of the sport, how to read course maps, and correct performance of rally signs focusing on the Novice level.  Considerable class time will be spent on helping the handler and dog learn to move as a team in performing each station’s requirements with the dog heeling through the course on a loose leash. Additionally, the students will have the opportunity to run their dog through several Rally courses.  Note:  No class on 9/30. Prerequisite: Completion of OB110/111 Advanced Basic class or OB208 Novice Foundations, Part 1 before entry into this class. Others must have permission from the instructor, limit 3.  Instructor Note:  Setup begins at 10:30am.  Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

8

Start: 9/23


Day/Time:

Mon., 11:00am

Fee:

$96NM/$72TM/$48CM



[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/check the night of the class. Note:  Setup begins at 5:30pm.  Main Rings 1 & 2

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept. 9

Day/Time:

Mon. 6:30-8:15p

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


 

[OB346] Instructional Open/Utility Run ThroughsCANCELLED   Instructor: Louise Griffin.   10 Weeks. This class is for those trainers who need additional ring time and instruction to successfully compete in Open/Utility while also preparing their dogs for the competition ring. Prerequisites:  1) Students must be about to compete or currently competing in the Open class at obedience trials.  2) Students should be familiar with all the Utility class exercises. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class.  Note:  Class starts at 9:00am. 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:

8

Start: 9/18


Day/Time:

Wed., 8:00-10:00 am

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


Elective Obedience Classes


[EL OB205] Obedience Run-Thrus. FULL  Instructors: Katie Meyer, Assistant: Gloria Stevens.  10 Weeks.  This class will offer all levels of obedience exercises in a run-thru format.  Handlers will rotate through all positions - judge, steward & distracters.  Open to dog/handler teams preparing to enter competition. Note: This is not an instructional class. Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start: 9/10


Day/Time:

Tues., 10-12noon

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



K9 Nosework© Classes

*Check class description for possible date/time variances

[NW958] Continuous NW1 K9 Nosework©FULL  Instructors: Jacqui Reardon ANWI, Linda Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.    This class is for dogs that already know scent work for birch.  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling.  Birch will be the primary and only scent. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process.  Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities. Indoor, outdoor, settings and vehicles may be used.    Prerequisites: completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework and the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes.  Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill.  The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©. If a working slot becomes open during the semester, priority for that slot will be given to an Audit student if their dog is qualified/evaluated. Applicants other than previous ODTC student/audit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class registration.  Please contact instructor at lindobes@verizon.net for an appointment.  *CLASS DATES: Tuesdays, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Sept 10, Sept 24, Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 12, Nov 26  in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room

Class limit: 6 Start: Sept 10 Day/Time: Tues., 5-6:30pm* Fee: $90NM/$60TM/$45CM


[NW959] Continuous NW1/Introduction NW2 K9Nosework©FULL    Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Jacqui Reardon ANWL.   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.  Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill.  The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©  Applicants other than previous ODTC student/audit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class registration.  Please contact instructor at lindobes@verizon.net for an appointment.   *CLASS DATES: Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Sept 4, Sept 18, Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 30, Nov 13  in Front Training Room, Loading Dock , Office and Hall Outside Crating Room 

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept 4

Day/Time:

Wed., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM


[NW960] Continuous NW2, Beginners NW3 K9 Nosework©.    Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.   6 Weeks.  This class is for dogs who know scent work and are being introduced to or who know birch, anise and/or 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 based on the teams’ experience. Dogs not introduced to anise or clove may be introduced to this scent in this class. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Distractions will be added as the dog progresses.  Indoor and outdoor settings and vehicles may be used. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities. Prerequisites: Prerequisites are completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework, the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes, 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 registration.  Please contact the Instructor.)   NoteOne 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 7:30pm Sept 11, Sept 25, Oct 9, Oct 23, Nov 6, Nov 20.   in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept. 11

Day/Time:

Wed. 6-7:30p*

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM


[NW960B] Continuous NW2, Beginners NW3 K9 Nosework© FULL   Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.   6 Weeks.  This class is for dogs who know scent work and are being introduced to or who know birch, anise and/or 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 based on the teams’ experience. Dogs not introduced to anise or clove may be introduced to this scent in this class. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Distractions will be added as the dog progresses.  Indoor and outdoor settings and vehicles may be used. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities. Prerequisites: Prerequisites are completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework, the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes, 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 registration.  Please contact the Instructor.)   NoteOne dog per handler.  The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©   CLASS DATES:  Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Sept 19, Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 31, Nov 14Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and Saturday, October 5 at 9am to 10:30 am location TBA.

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept. 19

Day/Time:

Thurs. 6-7:30p*

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM


[NW966] Continuous K9Nosework© Advanced NW2/NW3/NW3 Elite   FULL Instructors: Linda Grskovich, CNWI & Donald Grskovich CNWI.  6 Weeks.    This class is for dogs who know scent work. Dogs should be very knowledgeable of NW2, NW3 and/or Elite skill sets.    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, vehicles search and mixed environments may be used. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities. Prerequisites:  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. The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©   *CLASS DATES: Thursdays 6:00 pm to 7:30pm Sept 5, Sept 26, Oct 10, Oct 24 Nov 7 and Front Training Room, Loading Dock and Hall Outside Crating Room and Sat October 5 at 11am to 12:30pm in a location to be announced  

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept. 5

Day/Time:

Thurs. 6-7:30p*

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM



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 AG050 (Foundations for Dog Sports) and this class has filled, you may ask to be placed on a waiting list for a future 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.

[AG050] Foundations for Dog SportsFULL  Instructors: Rose Kane, Ashley Musser, Judi Ruff, 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 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:      12          Start: Sept. 11 Day/Time:       Wed., 8:15-10:00pm    Fee:     $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG050A] 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: Sept. 11 Day/Time:       Wed., 8:15-10:00 pm Fee:     $65NM/$55TM/$0CM


[AG051] Foundations for Dog Sports. FULL  Instructor: Becky Hill. 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 day of class is required for participation in the course. Dogs do not come to the first day of class. Agility Ring

Class limit:      5          Start: Sept. 17 Day/Time: Tues., 9:30-11:00 am   Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG100] Agility 1FULL Instructors: Connie Miller, Sally Josselyn, Dean Dessem, Kat Edrington, Judy Whitbred. 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: 9 Start: Sept. 17 Day/Time: Tues., 8:15-9:45pm  Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG110] Agility 2FULL Instructor: Terry Herman, Nancy Morris, Ken Briefel, Ginger Mihalik. 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: Sept. 16  Day/Time: Mon., 6:30-8 pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM



Advanced and Elective Agility Courses


[AG300] Pre-Competition Skills - Handling Sequences.  Instructors: Janet Gauntt, Cindy Deubler, Becky Hill. 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 Agility 2 or Spring 2019 AG3 class, dogs currently in competition, or by permission of the Instructors. Agility Ring & Main Obed. Ring 1 and 2

Class limit: 16 Start: Sept. 9 Day/Time: Mon., 8:15-9:45pm  Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG301] Novice/Open Competition Handling Course Work. Instructor: Tracey Luggiero. 8 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: Sept. 16 Day/Time: Mon., 12:30-2:00pm Fee: $120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[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: Sept. 12 Day/Time: Thurs., 8:15-9:45pm  Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM

 

[EL AG533] Crosses and Sends Handling SkillsInstructor: 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 groundwork 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 the Instructor and are limited of two sessions (unless the class doesn’t fill). Agility Ring

Class limit: 8  Start: Sept. 10 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: Sept. 10 Day/Time: Tues 4:30-6 pm  Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG535] Contact and Weave Skills.   Instructors: Darlene Paul, Gayle Lape, Betsy Flagg. 10 Weeks. This class is for handlers to learn to teach a more solid foundation for a 2-on-2-off contact performance and independent weave pole performance using channels and guide wires. All aspects of handling weaves will be covered from the early stages. Foundation work on contact performance will cover detailed targeting techniques, confidence on contacts, more speed into the contact position, and body exercises for the dog to develop more awareness of where his feet are. The “box” method for a running A-frame will also be covered. Note: Instructor to approve all students who register. This class is appropriate for beginner dogs, but also intended for dogs that need to be retrained. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8  Start: Sept. 10 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: Sept. 10 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: Sept. 11 Day/Time: Wed., 6:30-8pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG540] Privates. Instructor: Terry Herman. 1-hr lesson. Oriole Instructor Terry Herman is offering one-hour privates and semi-privates running from 9-5 on most Wednesdays. Privates can be tailored to deal with particular problems or challenges or aimed at improving teamwork and handling in general. All level dog and handler teams are welcome. It’s also possible to share an hour with a friend working at the same level or dealing with the same issues. On-line registration will add your name to the list provided to the instructor. *The instructor will email available dates and times to those who’ve registered and do her best to schedule based on the dates and times requested. In general, weekly students will get 1st priority; followed by Oriole Contributing Members; Members; and then Non-Members. Money to be collected the day of the lesson. As with all Oriole classes, all class fees go to the club. Agility Ring

Class limit: NA  Start: Sept. 11 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: *Sept. 13 Day/Time: Fri 7:00-9:00pm  Fee: $10NM/$7.00TM/$5CM

[EL AG511] Agility Run-Throughs/Practice Time. Instructor: Richard Mathews. 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.  When possible, options for dogs wishing to work specific challenges will be provided.  Fees will be collected at the start of class.  Class Dates: *See schedule on ODTC website
Prerequisites: Dogs must be able to safely do all equipment and are in good physical shape.  Agility Ring
Class limit: N/A Start: *Sept. 16  Day/Time:  Mon 10:45am-12:15pm  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:

Sept 12

Day/Time:

Thurs., 7pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[FB110] Beginner Flyball. Instructor: Kate Bobb.  10 Weeks.   This class is for those who want to learn the sport.  Dogs should be proficient in basic obedience & be under control in the presence of other dogs.  This course is NOT an entry class for the competition course.   Prerequisites: Basic obedience. Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

na

Start:

Sept 13

Day/Time:

Fri., 6:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


Core Flyball Courses


[FB300] Competition FlyballInstructors: Sarah Fedder/P Miller10 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:

Sept 12

Day/Time:

Thurs., 7:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[FB310] Friday Flyball.   Instructor: Kate Bobb.    10 Weeks.   This is a class open to dogs with intermediate & advanced skills. Less experienced dogs or handlers will start to work alongside seasoned dogs & team members.  Dogs will refine skills & increase speed & work in a team. Prerequisites:  Beginner flyball or permission of instructor.   Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

na

Start:

Sept 13

Day/Time:

Fri., 7:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


Elective Flyball Courses

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

TRACKING 


All tracking classes are held outside for three to four hours. Students learn to track their dogs,
lay track, and learn from watching other students working their dogs.  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: Lorinda McKisson, 3638 Lochearn Drive, Gwynn Oak, MD, 21207, 443-622-5542, lmckisson@gmail.com. Questions: please email lmckisson@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 Tracking 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.  

[TR105] Beginning Tracking. Instructor: Linda Hulbert. 6 weeks.  This class emphasizes building a partnership bond with your dog while having a great time outdoors in nature doing something dogs are naturally gifted at and love to do. The class develops the foundation concepts & techniques for the AKC Tracking Dog Test including understanding scent, designing tracks to develop tracking dogs with motivation, confidence, & skills, and developing handler support skills. The class may be repeated to build capabilities for beginners. The class is held at Freedom Park in Sykesville, MD.  Classes are rescheduled for inclement weather. Notes:  One dog per handler, unless special permission is granted by the instructor.   Class dates: September 6 & 20, October 11 & 18, November 1 & 15.   

Class limit:

5

Start:

Sept. 6

Day/Time:

Fri., 9am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

[TR115] Beginning Tracking. Instructors: Kristi Eisenberg & Jean Farny. 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. The class is held outside at Fair Hill NRMA, Elkton, MD. Classes are rescheduled for inclement weather. Notes:  One dog per handler, unless special permission is granted by the instructors.  *Class dates: September 7 & 21, October 5 & 19, November 2 & 16..

Class limit:

8

Start:

9/7

Day/Time:

Sat., 9am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

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

*Class Dates:  Sept 21, 28  Oct 5, 19 and Nov 16, 30

Class limit:

8

Start:

9/21

Day/Time

Sat 12:15-3PM*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM










[TR410] TDU.  Instructor: Alice Moyer. 6 weeks. This class will be used to introduce the concept of tracking across non-vegetated surfaces to both the dog and the handler.  Driveways, dirt, mulch and other surfaces will be introduced to the dog.  This class will continue to stress the basics of tracking and will include on-going practice with starts and article indication.  Participants must be comfortable laying short tracks for other class members.  Dogs must have experience in tracking to take this class.  One dog per handler, unless special permission is granted by the instructors.  Class will be meet at 4 Paws at Forest Hill, MD.  Notes: This class will be held outdoors – please dress appropriately for the weather.  *Class dates: September 22, October 6 & 20, November 10 & 24, December 8

Class limit:

6

Start:

9/22

Day/Time

Sun. 10am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[TR415] VST.  Instructor: Joyce Lilly. 6 weeks. This class will concentrate on the components both the dog and the handler will need to practice for the VST tracking test.  Non-vegetated surface work will be stressed, along with turns on these surfaces.  Both the handler and the dog will learn and practice the more difficult aspects of tracking.  All participants will continue to practice starts and various articles (leather, plastic, metal and cloth).  Dogs must have experience in tracking to take this class.  One dog per handler, unless special permission is granted by the instructors.  Class will meet at 4 Paws at Forest Hill, MD.  Notes:  This class will be held outdoors – please dress appropriately for the weather.

*Class dates: September 22, October 6 & 20, November 10 & 24, December 8

Class limit:

6

Start:


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