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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
Fall 2020

Limited offerings at this time.
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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.

Basic Obedience (Kramp)

Puppy Class (R Bobb)

OB105

OB101C & D

7 wks

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Main Ring 1

Front Training Rm

Tues. 7pm

Fri   7pm

Core Obedience

Advanced Novice (Palmer/Terry)

OB210

10 wks

OB209

Main Ring 1 & Front Agility Ring

Wed. 6:30-7:30pm

Beginning Open (Kavanagh, Fitchitt)

OB340

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & Front Agility Ring

Wed. 7:45-8:45pm

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

OB321


7 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Tues. 8:15-9:15pm

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

OB345

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Tues. 12:15p-1:30p

Instructional Novie/Open/Utility Run Throughs (Griffin, Bresson)

OB346

6 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & Front Agility Ring

Sat. 9-11am

Obedience Electives

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

EL OB205

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & Front Agility Ring

Tue.10am-12p

Nose Work

Continuous NW1/Introduction to NW2 (L Grskvich)

NW200

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Wed. 6-7:15p

Continuous NW2/Introduction to NW3 (Donald Grskovich)

NW300

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

Continuous K9Nosework© NW3©. (J. Reardon)

NW400

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

Elite Practice (L Grskovich, J. Reardon)

NW406

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall & Main Ring 1

Tues. 4:30-6p

Agility Intro.

Foundations for Dog Sports – Clicker FUNdamentals ONLINE (Kane, Edrington, Musser)

AG055

6 wks

See Description

ONLINE

Thurs. 7:30-8:30p

Foundations for Dog Sports – Clicker FUNdamentals AUDIT ONLY ONLINE (Kane, Edrington, Musser)

AG55A

6 wks

See Description

ONLINE

Thurs. 7:30-8:30p

Foundations for Dog Sports – Skills for Success ONLINE (Kane, Edrington, Musser)

AG056

6 wks

See Description

ONLINE

Thurs. 7:30-8:30p

Foundations for Dog Sports – Skills for Success AUDIT ONLY ONLINE (Kane, Edrington, Musser)

AG056A

6 wks

See Description

ONLINE

Thurs. 7:30-8:30p

Agility 1 (Deubler)

AG100

10 wks

OB050 or OB051

Agility Ring

Mon. 4:15-5:45p

Agility 2 (Deubler)

AG110

10 wks

AG100

Agility Ring

Mon. 6:15-7:45p

Agility Core Courses

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

AG300

10 wks

AG110

Agility Ring and Main Ring 1 & 2

Mon. 8:15-9:45pm

Agility Electives

Agility Privates (Herman)

EL AG540A

1-hour

See Description

Agility Ring

Mon. 9-2:30p

Agility Privates (Herman)

EL AG540B

1-hour

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 9-2:30p

Flyball

Beginner Flyball (Bobb)

FB110

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 6:30 pm

Friday Flyball (Bobb)

FB310

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 7:30 pm

Tracking

Beginning Tracking (Hulbert)

TR105A

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Fri. 8am

Beginning Tracking (Hulbert)

TR105B

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Fri. 10am

Beginning Tracking (Eisenberg, Farny)

TR115A

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sat. 9am

Beginning Tracking (Eisenberg, Farny)

TR115B

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sat. 11am

TDU (Lilly)

TR410

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sun. 10am

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

 

*** To enter OB105, contact the Registrar, Dana Hoppes by email RegistrarODTC@gmail.com. Current students are given preference. See other requirements in the individual course descriptions.

NEW [OB101C] Puppy ClassFULL Instructor:  Russ Bobb. 6 weeks. For puppies 14 weeks to 8 months old. Emphasis on building a sound relationship with proper socialization to people and other puppies.  We will focus on attention to owner, sit, down, come, leave it, touch; including good play and greeting skills with dogs and people. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluation will be held on week 6. 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 date: 9/11

Day/Time:

Fri., 7:00p.m.

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM


NEW [OB101D] Puppy ClassFULL Instructor:  Russ Bobb. 6 weeks. For puppies 14 weeks to 8 months old. Emphasis on building a sound relationship with proper socialization to people and other puppies.  We will focus on attention to owner, sit, down, come, leave it, touch; including good play and greeting skills with dogs and people. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluation will be held on week 6. 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 date: 10/30

Day/Time:

Fri., 7:00p.m.

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM


[OB105] Basic Obedience
. FULL Instructor: Tamalee Kramp. 7 weeks.  This class is for puppies older than six months and adult dogs that are just starting their training or need a refresher.  The course will introduce dogs to all the basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, come, off, and loose-leash walking.  In addition, we will practice the commands with real life training exercises, such as not bolting through the door when opened and park bench manners, etc.  This is a “food” reward-based class.  NOTES:  1) At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  2) The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog & with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.  Main Ring 1.

Class limit:

6


Start: 09/08


Day/Time:

Tues. 7:00-8p

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM


Core Obedience Classes


[OB321] Transition to Off Leash Heeling & Proofing.
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 may 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 1 & Front Agility Ring.

Class limit:

5

Start: 9/08


Day/Time:

Tues., 8:15p.m.

Fee:

$96NM/$72/$48CM


[OB210] Advanced Novice.  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 & Front Agility Ring.  

Class limit:

8

Start: 9/09


Day/Time:

Wed., 6:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB340] Beginning/Intermediate 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 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 1 & Front Agility Ring.

Class limit:

8

Start: 9/09



Day/Time:

Wed., 7:45pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB345] Advance Open/Beginning Utility. FULL Instructors: Elaine O’Carroll, Assistant: Val Earwood.   10 Weeks. This class is for those trainers who need additional refinement & proofing skills to successfully compete in Open while also preparing their dogs to learn all the parts of the Utility exercises. Prerequisites:  1) Students must be about to compete or currently competing in the Open class at obedience trials.  2) they should be familiar with all the Utility class exercises. Priority: will be given to students from our Winter 2020 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 1.

Class limit:

6

Start: 9/08


Day/Time:

Tues. 12:15-1:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

[OB346] Instructional Novice/Open/Utility Run ThroughsFULL Instructors: Louise Griffin, Assistant: Marcia Bresson.   6 Weeks. This class is for those trainers who need additional ring time and instruction to successfully compete while also preparing their dogs for the competition ring. Prerequisites:  1) Students must be about to compete or currently competing in obedience trials.  2) Students should be familiar with all the required class exercises. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class.  Note:  Class starts at 9:00am.  *The class dates are as follows:  9/12, 9/19, 10/10, 10/17, 11/14, 11/21. Registered dogs may not attend more than one ODTC obedience class including all daytime & evening classes (attending a Run Thru or Rally class is permitted). Main Ring 1 & Front Agility Ring.

Class limit:

8

Start: 9/12


Day/Time:

Sat., 9-11 am*

Fee:

$72NM/$54TM/$36CM


Elective Obedience Classes


[EL OB205] Obedience Run-Thrus. Instructors: Katie Meyer and 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 Ring 1 & Front Agility Ring.

Class limit:

8

Start: 9/29


Day/Time:

Tues., 10-12noon

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

NEW [OB108] Virtual AKC Novice Trick Training and Testing. Instructor: Rachel Lachow.  6 weeks.  For dogs 4 months and older.  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 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 will be teaching the use of clickers. There is a minimum of 4 to hold the class.

Class limit:

10

Start: 9/14


Day/Time:

Mon., 2-3:00pm

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$40CM

 

K9 Nosework© Classes

*Check class description for possible date/time variances

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

[NW200] Continuous NW1/ Introduction to NW2FULL Instructors: Linda Grskovich CNWI  Classes: 6 Weeks.  The instruction provided in this class will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©. This class is for dogs that already know scent work.  Prerequisites: are completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework and the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes and are progressing on with the anise and clove odor.  Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. (Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class registration. Please email lindobes@verizon.net to arrange an evaluation).  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling. Converging odors and Inaccessible hides will be introduced.   Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Distractions may be introduced based on the progress of the teams.  Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities.  Indoor, outdoor settings and vehicles may be used.    Note:  One dog per handler *CLASS DATES:   Sept 16, Sept 30, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 11 and Nov 18 (yes, back to back)  Location: Front room, Loading Dock, Office

Class limit:

6

Start:

9/16

Day/Time:

Wed. 6-7:15pm

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM

 

[NW300] Continuous NW2/Introduction to NW3FULL Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI Classes: 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 are being introduced to all 3 odors and the skill set for NW2 and starting NW3 skills.  Teams must be able to work within the NW1 and NW2 skill sets prior to registration and know all 3 search odors, birch, anise and clove. Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. (Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class entry. Please email lindobes@verizon.net to arrange an evaluation.) Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement, inaccessible hides, distractions and handling. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Indoor and outdoor settings and vehicles may be used.  Dogs are worked one at a time, and must be crated between activities.    Note:  One dog per handler. *CLASS DATES:  Sept 24, Oct 8, Sat Oct 17, 9-1030 am location TBA, Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 19.  Location: Front room, Loading Dock, Office,  except for Sat Oct 17, which is TBA

Class limit:

6

Start:

9/24

Day/Time:

Thurs. 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM


[NW400] Continuing NW3/Introduction to Elite. Instructors: Jacqui Reardon CNWI. Class:  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 work with birch, anise and clove. Dogs should be working on their NW3 skill sets and preparing for the Elite level.  Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. (Applicants other than previous ODTC students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class entry. Please email lindobes@verizon.net to arrange an evaluation.)   Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling, multiple element searches with complex problems. 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.    Note:  One dog per handler CLASS DATES:  Sept 10, Sept 17 (yes back to back) Oct 1, Oct 15, Sat Oct 17 Location: Front room, Loading Dock, Office, except , 11a-12:30pm  Nov 12 Location TBD.  

Class limit:

6

Start:

9/10

Day/Time:

Thurs. 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$90NM/$60TM/$45CM


[NW406] Elite Practice. Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI, Linda Grskovich CNWI.   2 events. This practice time will follow the methods and foundation of K9 Nose Work©   Practice is for teams who are now competing at the elite level and are enrolled at Oriole for nosework classes. Dogs titled at the Elite Championship level are not eligible for enrollment. Practice should support the refinement of search technique. handling, multiple element searches with complex problems, overlapping odor, height and the ability to cover a large setting. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Dogs are worked one at a time, and must be crated between activities.    Notes:  1) One dog per handler, 2)   Students will be required to arrive at 4:30pm to help with set up and are to assist at the end of class for Sanitizing and storing of equipment CLASS DATES:  Oct 6, Nov 10 Location: Front room, Loading Dock, Office, & Main Ring 1

Class limit:

5

Start:

10/6

Day/Time:

Tues. 4:30-6:30pm

Fee:

$100NM/$70TM/$55CM


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.


[AG055] Foundations for Dog Sports: Clicker FUNdamentals– Live Online. Instructors: Rose Kane, Kat Edrington, Ashley Musser. 6weeksThis will be an online virtual learning interactive course with live lessons offered Thursday evenings.  This class is for dogs aged 3 months & up. Handlers will be introduced to clicker training and fundamentals of shaping behaviors. 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 target training; building coordination and precision; canine fitness training; impulse control games; drive games with recalls and sends; emphasizing tugging as a reward; and rear-end awareness. 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. If you do not own a clicker, it is requested that you purchase one prior to the first class. Graduation criteria: (1) trainer ability to build small incremental criteria in order to train a more complex behavior (2) dog exhibits ability to learn by shaping (3) dog exhibits body control coordination through demonstration of class exercises (4) dog stays focused and engaged with handler (5) student exhibits sound coordination and timing for effective clicker training.  Students planning to move ahead to Foundations of Dog Training: Skills for Success 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: You can still have a working sport if you are unable to "attend" the live lessons on Thursday. Via Zoom Lives and a Private Facebook Group "Working Spot" Students are invited to submit 1-3 weekly videos and receive feedback to work through roadblocks, progress to complex versions of behavior, and improve timing and marking. If you don't have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at facebook.com.

Class limit:

15

Start:

Sept. 10

Day/Time:

Thurs,7:30-8:30pm

Fee:

$65NM/$55M/$45CM


[AG055A] AUDIT ONLY - Foundations for Dog Sports: Clicker FUNdamentals – Live Online. Instructors: Rose Kane, Kat Edrington, Ashley Musser. 6weeksThis will be an online virtual learning interactive course with live lessons offered Thursday evenings.  This class is for dogs aged 3 months & up. Handlers will be introduced to clicker training and fundamentals of shaping behaviors. 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 target training; building coordination and precision; canine fitness training; impulse control games; drive games with recalls and sends; emphasizing tugging as a reward; and rear-end awareness. 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. If you do not own a clicker, it is requested that you purchase one prior to the first class. Graduation criteria: (1) trainer ability to build small incremental criteria in order to train a more complex behavior (2) dog exhibits ability to learn by shaping (3) dog exhibits body control coordination through demonstration of class exercises (4) dog stays focused and engaged with handler (5) student exhibits sound coordination and timing for effective clicker training.  Students planning to move ahead to Foundations of Dog Training: Skills for Success 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: You can still have a working sport if you are unable to "attend" the live lessons on Thursday. Via Zoom Lives and a Private Facebook Group "Working Spot" Students are invited to submit 1-3 weekly videos and receive feedback to work through roadblocks, progress to complex versions of behavior, and improve timing and marking. If you don't have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at  facebook.com

Class limit:

Unlimited

Start:

Sept. 10

Day/Time:

Thurs, 7:30-8:30pm

Fee:

$40NM/$40M/$20CM


[AG056] Foundations for Dog Sports: Skills for Success – Live Online. Instructors: Rose Kane,  Kat Edrington, Ashley Musser. 6weeksThis will be an online virtual learning interactive course with live lessons offered Thursday evenings.  Dogs and handler teams will be introduced to the 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 travel board & nose 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. Prerequisite: This class is for dogs aged 6 months & up who have graduated from Foundations: Fundamentals or completed a clicker based Basic Obedience or Puppy Kindergarten class. This class presumes a handler has sound understanding of shaping principles and good clicker coordination and timing. If you do not meet this criteria, AG053 is for you! 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 (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:  You can still have a working sport if you are unable to "attend" the live lessons on Thursday. Via Zoom Lives and a Private Facebook Group "Working Spot" Students are invited to submit 1-3 weekly videos and receive feedback to work through roadblocks, progress to complex versions of behavior, and improve timing and marking. If you don't have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at  facebook.com.

Class limit:

20

Start:

Oct. 29

Day/Time:

Thurs.,7:30-8:30

Fee:

$65NM/$55TM/$45CM


[AG056A] AUDIT ONLY -Foundations for Dog Sports: Skills for Success – Live Online. Instructors: Rose Kane,  Kat Edrington, Ashley Musser. 6weeksThis will be an online virtual learning interactive course with live lessons offered Thursday evenings.  Dogs and handler teams will be introduced to the 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 travel board & nose 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. Prerequisite:  This class is for dogs aged 6 months & up who have graduated from Foundations: Fundamentals or completed a clicker based Basic Obedience or Puppy Kindergarten class. This class presumes a handler has sound understanding of shaping principles and good clicker coordination and timing. If you do not meet this criteria, AG053 is for you! 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 (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:  You can still have a working sport if you are unable to "attend" the live lessons on Thursday. Via Zoom Lives and a Private Facebook Group "Working Spot" Students are invited to submit 1-3 weekly videos and receive feedback to work through roadblocks, progress to complex versions of behavior, and improve timing and marking. If you don't have a facebook account, all you need is an email address to create one at  facebook.com.

Class limit:

unlimited

Start:

Oct. 29

Day/Time:

Thurs.,7:30-8:30

Fee:

$40NM/$40M/$20CM


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

[AG100] Agility 1FULL Instructors: Cindy Deubler. 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. Note:  Priority is given to students from prior semester AG050/AG051. Agility Ring

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept 14

Day/Time:

Mon 4:15-5:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM

 


[AG110] Agility 2. FULL Instructor: Cindy Deubler. 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. Note:  Priority is given to students from prior semester Agility 1 & 2. Agility Ring

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept 14

Day/Time:

Mon 6:15-7:45pm

Fee:

$150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM

 


Core Agility Courses


[AG300] Pre-Competition - Skills Handling. FULL Instructors: Janet Gauntt, Barb Novak. 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 class, dogs currently in competition, or by permission of the Instructors. Agility Ring & Main Obed. Ring 1 and 2

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept 14

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 AG540A] 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:

Continuous

Day/Time:

Mon 9am-2:30pm*

Fee:

$100NM/$90.00TM/$80CM

 

 

[EL AG540B] 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:

Continuous

Day/Time:

Wed 9am-2:30pm*

Fee:

$100NM/$90.00TM/$80CM

 

 

Agility Seminars and Workshops

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

 
FLYBALL


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

NOTE: For the Fall session we will only offer Friday Classes, Kate Bobb has graciously agreed to include any of the returning Thursday students in her Friday classes. We hope to be able to offer Thursday classes in the Winter session. Communication with Kate will be critical as students will come into the building in groups for a specific time slot. This will limit the number of people in the building at any one time.


Introductory Flyball Classes

[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 11

Day/Time:

Fri., 6:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 


Core Flyball Courses

[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 11

Day/Time:

Fri., 7:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


 Elective Flyball Courses

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

TRACKING 


All tracking classes are held outside for three to four hours. Students learn to track their dogs, lay track, and learn from watching other students working their dogs. 
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 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.  


[TR105A] 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 course may be repeated to build capabilities for beginners. Classes are rescheduled for inclement weather.  Note: 1) One dog per handler. 2) There may be an Oriole Tracking Test December 6 of 2020. If so, students need to help (unless entered in the test), this is a valuable learning opportunity. 3) classes are limited to three students per class for safe social distancing.  *Class dates: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6 & 13. Location:  outside at Freedom Park, Sykesville, MD, 

Class limit:

3

Start:

Sept. 11

Day/Time:

Fri., 8am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[TR105B] 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 course may be repeated to build capabilities for beginners. Classes are rescheduled for inclement weather.  Note: 1) One dog per handler. 2) There may be an Oriole Tracking Test December 6 of 2020. If so, students need to help (unless entered in the test), this is a valuable learning opportunity. 3) classes are limited to three students per class for safe social distancing.  *Class dates: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6 & 13. Location:  outside at Freedom Park, Sykesville, MD, 

Class limit:

3

Start:

Sept. 11

Day/Time:

Fri., 10am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


 

[TR115A] Beginning Tracking. FULL 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 course may be repeated to build capabilities for beginners. Note: 1) One dog per handler. 2) There may be an Oriole Tracking Test December 6 of 2020. If so, students need to help (unless entered in the test), this is a valuable learning opportunity. 3) classes are limited to three students per class for safe social distancing.  Class dates: September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24, November 7 & 21. Location:  Outside at Fair Hill NRMA, Elkton, MD

Class limit:

3

Start:

Sept. 12

Day/Time:

Sat., 9am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[TR115B] Beginning Tracking. FULL 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 course may be repeated to build capabilities for beginners. Note: 1) One dog per handler. 2) There may be an Oriole Tracking Test December 6 of 2020. If so, students need to help (unless entered in the test), this is a valuable learning opportunity. 3) classes are limited to three students per class for safe social distancing.  Class dates: September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24, November 7 & 21. Location:  outside at Fair Hill NRMA, Elkton, MD

Class limit:

3

Start:

Sept. 12

Day/Time:

Sat., 11am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[TR410] TDU.  FULL Instructor: Joyce Lilly 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.  This class will be held outdoors – please dress appropriately for the weather. Note: 1) One dog per handler. 2) There may be an Oriole Tracking Test December 6 of 2020. If so, students need to help (unless entered in the test), this is a valuable learning opportunity. 3) classes are limited to three students per class for safe social distancing.  *Class dates: September 13 & 27, October 11 & 25, November 8 & 22  After each class, Joyce will offer 2 certification tests by appointment only.  Location:  4 Paws at Forest Hill, MD. 

Class limit:

3

Start:

Sept. 13

Day/Time:

Sun., 10am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

  

 

CONFORMATION

NOT OFFERED FOR FALL 2020, RETURNING WINTER 2021 




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