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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
Spring 2019

                                                                                                           Registration Info & Policies


Course Listings:     OBEDIENCE      
  AGILITY       FLYBALL       TRACKING       K9 Nosework©     CONFORMATION    REGISTRATION FORM

Course Grid

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

Discipline

Course Name

Course#

Length

Prerequisite

Location

Day

Obedience

Intro.


Basic Obedience (Novak)

OB105A

7 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1

Mon. 6:30 p

Advanced Basic/CGC (Novak)

OB110A

8 wks

OB105

Main Ring 1

Mon. 7:45 p

Core Classes

Novice Foundations Pt. II (Kaminski, Carlton)

OB209

10 wks

OB208

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tues. 7:45 p

Transition to Off Leash Healing (Carlton, Kaminski)

OB321

7 wks

OB208/OB209

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tues. 6:30 p

Proofing for Utility (Faber)

OB401

8 wks

See Description

MainRing 1 & 2

Wed. 10-11:30 a

Obedience Electives

Obedience Run Thrus (Griffin)

EL OB205

7 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tues. 10-11:30 a

Nose Work

NW1 Exterior K9 Nose Work Practice(Reardon)

NW980

1 Day

See Description

TBD

Wed. 6-7:30 p

NW2/NW3 Exterior K9 Nose Work Practice(Reardon)

NW981

1 Day

See Description

TBD

Wed. 6-7:30 p

NW1 Vehicle K9 Nose Work Practice

NW982

1 Day

See Description

Oriole Parking Lot

Wed. 6-7:30 p

NW2/NW3 Vehicle K9 Nose Work Practice

NW983

1 Day

See Description

Oriole Parking Lot

Wed. 6-7:30 p

NW1 Interior K9 Nose Work Practice(Reardon)

NW984

1 Day

See Description

Loading Dock, FR, Office & Hall

Wed. 6-7:30 p

NW2/NW3 Interior K9 Nose Work Practice(Reardon)

NW985

1 Day

See Description

Loading Dock, FR, Office & Hall

Wed. 6-7:30 p

Odor Recognition Test (ORT) Class and Run Through (D. Grskovich)

NW990

3 Day

See Description

Obed. Ring 1 (front)

Thurs. 6-7 p

Agility Intro.

No classes for Summer






Agility Core Courses

No classes for Summer






Agility Electives


Foundations Proofing Contacts and Training Techniques (Kane)

EL AG570

4 wks

AG050

Agility Ring

Mon. 8:15-9:45

Agility Coursework Practice (Mathews)

EL AG200

8 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Mon. 11-12:30p

Young/Green Dog Practice (Deubler)

EL AG529

6 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Mon. 6-7:30

Agility Privates (Herman)

EL AG540

1 hr.

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 9-5:30 p

Flyball

Drop-in Flyball (McGuire)

EL FB310A

Ongoing/Drop-in

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Thurs 7 p

Drop-in Flyball (Bobb)

EL FB310B

Ongoing/Drop-in

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Fri. 6:30 p

Conformation

Conformation (Waterman)

EL C600

8 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon 7:45p



 
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


[OB105A] Basic Obedience.  Instructor:  Barbara 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. NOTE:  At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  Special Note:  The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog and with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.  Main Ring 1.

Class limit:

7

Start:

July 1

Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30pm

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM

 

[OB110A] Advanced Basic/CGC.   Instructor: Barb Novak. 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.   Prerequisites:  This class is open to dogs that have graduated from the Basic class and 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.  At the eighth week of class an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test will be offered.  Main Ring 1.  

Class limit:

7

Start:

July 1

Day/Time:

Mon., 7:45pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



Core Obedience Classes

 

[OB209] Novice Foundations Part II.  Instructors: Debbie Kaminski and Sue Carlton. 10 Weeks.  This class is Part 2 of our 20-week competitive Novice Foundations program.  Students will build upon the foundation skills covered in Novice Foundations, Part I to prepare your dog for the “Transition to Off Leash Heeling” class. Motivational methods will be used to assist in training the exercises, including rear end awareness. Additionally, we will focus on precise teamwork, trial picture, starting to heel off leash with individual instruction for each of the exercises. Prerequisite:  Completion of OB208.  Priority:  will be given to dogs who attended OB208, Spring 2019 class. NOTE: After completing this class, the next class in the progression is (OB321) Transition to Off-Leash Heeling.  Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience class during the same semester (attending a Run Thru class is permitted). Main Ring 1 and 2.    

Class limit:

6

Start: July 2


Day/Time:

Tues., 7:45p.m.

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



[OB321] Transition to Off Leash Heeling. Instructors: Sue Carlton and Debbie Kaminski.  7 weeks. Want to improve the grey area of the on leash to off leash exercise?  This class will teach you the skills and techniques to effectively transition your dog to off leash heeling and improve their attention and motivation in the ring. Including problem solving heeling for competing in Novice thru Utility. Each team will work individually on the floor. Open to dog/handler teams preparing for competition. A questionnaire will be emailed to the students before the first class. Note: After completing this class the next class in the progression is (OB210) Advanced Novice.  Prerequisites: Completion of OB208/OB209 and/or evaluated by instructor before class starts. Dogs must have an understanding of on leash heeling. Main Ring 1 and 2.

Class limit:

8

Start: July 2


Day/Time:

Tues., 6:30p.m.

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB401] Proofing for Utility. Instructor: Sue Faber. 8 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: July 3


Day/Time:

Wed., 10-11:30

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 


Elective Obedience Classes


[EL OB205] Obedience Run-Thrus.   Instructor: Louise Griffin.   7 Weeks.  This class will offer all levels of obedience exercises in a run thru format.  Preference will be given to the students that participated in the Spring semester classes.  Students will participate as stewards, judges or proofers for each other. This class will be held for 1.5 hrs. each week.  Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

12

Start: July 2


Day/Time:

Tues., 10-11:30

Fee:

$84NM/$63TM/$42CM


K9 Nosework© Classes

*Check class description for possible date/time variances

[NW980] NW1 Exterior K9Nosework© Practice Instructor: Jacqui Reardon ANWI. This one evening class is for those dog/handler teams who need more situation work in birch exterior hides. The class is for dogs who know and work birch only. Dogs who have advanced to anise and clove skill sets have their own focused class date. Pairing, self-reward, and blind hides will be provided at the request of the handler. The dogs must be knowledgeable of the birch odor and the handler should have handling skills, recognize their dog’s odor behavior and alert. Practice allows the handler to strengthen their dog’s behaviors/skills, maintain/build odors, drive. Note: Enrollment priority is being given tothose enrolled in the Spring semester. It is open only to current or previous Oriole Dog Training Club K9 Nose Work© students. One dog per handler, multiple dogs will be considered if space is available, if the class is not filled after second dogs are enrolled, advanced dogs may be considered for enrollment at the Instructor’s discretion.  Location: TBD

Class limit:

10

Date:

June 26

Day/Time:

Wed. 6-7:30pm

Fee:

$15NM/$12TM/$10CM

 

[NW981] NW2/NW3 Exterior K9Nosework© Practice Instructor: Jacqui Reardon ANWI . This one evening practice class is for those dog/handler teams who need more situation work in multiple hide exterior searches with birch, anise and clove (dogs not yet working on clove will run  then clove hides may be set).  Pairing, self-reward, and blind hides will be provided at the request of the handler. The dogs must be knowledgeable of the odors and have experience with inaccessible hides and converging odor, and the handler should have handling skills, recognize their dog’s odor behavior and alert. Practice allows the handler to strengthen their dog’s behaviors/skills, maintain/build odors, drive. Note:  Enrollment priority is being given tothose enrolled in the Spring semester. It is open only to current or previous Oriole Dog Training Club K9 Nose Work© students.One dog per handler, multiple dogs will be considered if space is available. Location: TBD

Class limit:

8

Date:

July 3

Day/Time:

Wed. 6-7:30pm

Fee:

$15NM/$12TM/$10CM

 

[NW982] NW1 Vehicle K9Nosework© Practice Instructor: Jacqui Reardon ANWI. This one evening practice class is for those dog/handler teams who need more situation work in birch vehicle hides. This class is for dogs who know and work birch only. Dogs who have advanced to anise and clove skill sets have their own focused class date. Pairing, self-reward, and blind hides will be provided at the request of the handler. The dogs must be knowledgeable of the birch odor and the handler should have handling skills, recognize their dog’s odor behavior and alert. Practice allows the handler to strengthen their dog’s behaviors/skills, maintain/build odors, drive. Note:Enrollment priority is being given tothose enrolled in the Spring semester. It is open only to current or previous Oriole Dog Training Club K9 Nose Work© students.One dog per handler, multiple dogs will be considered if space is available, if the class is not filled after second dogs are enrolled, advanced dogs may be considered for enrollment at the Instructor’s discretion. Location: TBD

Class limit:

10

Date:

July 10

Day/Time:

Wed. 6-7:30pm

Fee:

$15NM/$12TM/$10CM

 

[NW983] NW2/NW3 Vehicle K9Nosework© Practice Instructor: Jacqui Reardon ANWI . This one evening practice class is for those dog/handler teams who need more situation work in multiple hide vehicle searches with birch, anise and clove (dogs not yet working on clove will run first then clove hides may be set).  Pairing, self-reward, and blind hides will be provided at the request of the handler. The dogs must be knowledgeable of the odors and have experience with inaccessible hides and converging odor, and the handler should have handling skills, recognize their dog’s odor behavior and alert. Practice allows the handler to strengthen their dog’s behaviors/skills, maintain/build odors, drive. Note:Enrollment priority is being given tothose enrolled in the Spring semester. It is open only to current or previous Oriole Dog Training Club K9 Nose Work© students.One dog per handler, multiple dogs will be considered if space is available. Location: TBD

Class limit:

8

Date:

July 31

Day/Time:

Wed. 6-7:30pm

Fee:

$15NM/$12TM/$10CM

 

[NW984] NW1 Interior K9Nosework© Practice Instructor: Jacqui Reardon ANWI. This one evening practice class is for those dog/handler teams who need more situation work in birch interior hides. This class is for dogs who know and work birch only. Dogs who have advanced to anise and clove skill sets have their own focused class date. Pairing, self-reward, and blind hides will be provided at the request of the handler. The dogs must be knowledgeable of the birch odor and the handler should have handling skills, recognize their dog’s odor behavior and alert. Practice allows the handler to strengthen their dog’s behaviors/skills, maintain/build odors, drive. Note: Enrollment priority is being given tothose enrolled in the Spring semester. It is open only to current or previous Oriole Dog Training Club K9 Nose Work© students. One dog per handler, multiple dogs will be considered if space is available, if the class is not filled after second dogs are enrolled, advanced dogs may be considered for enrollment at the Instructor’s discretion. Location: TBD

Class limit:

10

Date:

Aug. 7

Day/Time:

Wed. 6-7:30pm

Fee:

$15NM/$12TM/$10CM

 

[NW985] NW2/NW3 Interior K9Nosework© Practice Instructor: Jacqui Reardon ANWI This one evening practice class is for those dog/handler teams who need more situation work in multiple hide interior searches with birch, anise and clove (dogs not yet working on clove will run first then clove hides may be set).  Pairing, self-reward, and blind hides will be provided at the request of the handler. The dogs must be knowledgeable of the odors and have experience with inaccessible hides and converging odor, and the handler should have handling skills, recognize their dog’s odor behavior and alert. Practice allows the handler to strengthen their dog’s behaviors/skills, maintain/build odors, drive. Note:Enrollment priority is being given tothose enrolled in the Spring semester. It is open only to current or previous Oriole Dog Training Club K9 Nose Work© students.One dog per handler, multiple dogs will be considered if space is available. Location: TBD

Class limit:

8

Date:

Aug. 14

Day/Time:

Wed. 6-7:30pm

Fee:

$15NM/$12TM/$10CM


[NW990] Odor Recognition Test (ORT) Class & Run Thru.  Instructor: Donald Grskovich CNWI. This is a 3-session class for those dog/handler teams who desire or need more work to prepare for an ORT.  The dogs must know at least one of the primary odors of birch, anise, or clove. Run Through will be based on one odor of the student’s preference. The dogs must be knowledgeable of the odor and the handler should have handling skills, recognize their dog’s odor behavior and alert. Practice allows the handler to strengthen their dog’s behaviors/skills, maintain/build drive and recognize alert signals. Students will be coached in leash handling and how to maneuver through an ORT. Note: Enrollment priority is being given to those enrolled in the Spring semester. It is open only to current or previous Oriole Dog Training Club K9 Nose Work© students. One dog per handler.  Location: Obedience front ring.

Class limit:

8

Date:

Jun 27, July 11, Aug. 1

Day/Time:

Thurs. 6-7:30pm

Fee:

$45NM/$36TM/$30CM


AGILITY


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

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


Introductory Agility Courses

If you are registering for AG100 (Agility 1) and this class fills, you may ask to be placed on a waiting list in case another class opens or for the next session.  BRING YOUR RABIES INFORMATION TO THE FIRST CLASS.  For questions, please contact Registrar, Lorinda McKisson by email ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com or phone (443) 622-5542.


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

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

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

Advanced and Elective Agility Courses


[EL AG053] Foundation Proofing Contacts and Training Techniques.  Instructor: Rose Kane.  4 Weeks.  For students who have previously taken foundations either at Oriole or another training facility are welcome to register, this foundations mini-course will cover any learning gaps needed to meet the graduation criteria for students to "pass" into Agility 1.  Classes will be held every other week so as to allow students ample time to train on their own and progress as necessary. During this four-week mini workshop, contact foundations using a target plate and travel board will be reviewed thoroughly and proofing skills for testing your dog's understanding of contact criteria will be reviewed. Students will also learn how to train shaped behaviors using a clicker. The class will be tailored to meet the needs of the students. NOTE: Attendance at orientation night is required for class participation. Orientation night is 7/1, Class dates are 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, and 8/19. Agility Ring.

Class limit:

9

Start:

July 1`

Day/Time:

Mon. 8:15-9:45p

Fee:

$60NM/$45TM/$30CM



[EL AG529] Young/Green Dog Summer Practice Instructor: Cindy Deubler.  6 weeks. A summer opportunity to continue to practice independent obstacle performance with accuracy and speed to prepare for competition and adding basic handling skills using short sequences and exercises.  Prerequisites: Successful completion of Agility 2 or Agility 3 or by permission of the Instructor.  Priority:  Preference will be given to students who successfully completed the Spring 2019 Agility 2 and 3 classes. Agility Ring

Class limit:

10

Start:

July 8

Day/Time:

Mon., 6:00-7:30pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM



[EL AG200] Agility Coursework Practice Instructors: Richard Mathews. weeks. Whether you are looking for a place to work on a course skill, not yet comfortable enough to trial, or just want to play with your dog through an agility course, this class might be for you. A variable set of courses over the weeks designed to meet the needs and wants of the class members will be supplied. When possible, options for dogs wishing to work specific challenges will be provided.  Students may drop in weekly for a fee of $15NM/$11.25TM/$7.50CM to be paid when they arrive. Prerequisites: Dogs must be able to safely do all equipment and are in good physical shape. Agility Ring

Class limit:

8

Start:

July 1

Day/Time:

Mon.11a-12:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[EL AG540] Privates. Instructor: Terry Herman. 1-hour 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.  *Date/Time set by instructor & student – working times on Wed. between 9am-5pm.  NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR EL AG540 IS CONTINUOUS, YEAR-ROUND.   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:

None

Start:

Ongoing

Day/Time:

Wed 9a-5:30pm*

Fee:

$80NM/$70TM/$60CM



Agility Seminars and Workshops
Novice and Advanced Levels are planned. Check Oriole's website for a complete list and updates.

 
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.

[FB310A] Thursday Drop-In Flyball.  Both No Speed Limit and Scallywags will be offering drop-in Flyball classes on Thursday and Friday evenings. Practice with your current dogs or introduce your dog to the sport. All breeds and sizes welcome. Basic obedience and a good recall preferred. We will try to meet most weeks; however, vacations and other commitments may mean a week off here and there. Existing team members: you should get notices on your group email if we are skipping that week. If you are a new student, check with the instructors indicated below:  Thursday classes: 7pm start, please contact Lauralee McGuire - ballcraze@msn.com.  Note:  1) No class on Aug. 1.  2) Drop-in Fees due night of class.  Main Ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

na

Start:

July 18

Day/Time:

Thurs. 7pm

Fee:

$10NM/$8TM/$5CM


[FB310B] Friday Drop-In Flyball.  Both No Speed Limit and Scallywags will be offering drop-in Flyball classes on Thursday and Friday evenings. Practice with your current dogs or introduce your dog to the sport. All breeds and sizes welcome. Basic obedience and a good recall preferred. We will try to meet most weeks; however, vacations and other commitments may mean a week off here and there. Existing team members: you should get notices on your group email if we are skipping that week. If you are a new student, check with the instructors indicated below:  Friday classes:  *6:30-7:30pm Beginner dogs, 7:30-9:30pm Advanced & Team dogs. Please contact Kate Bobb - Kathrynbobb@msn.comNote:  Drop-in Fees due night of class.  Main Ring 1 & 2

Class limit:

na

Start:

July 12

Day/Time:

Fri. 7:00pm

Fee:

$10NM/$8TM/$5CM


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 


NO TRACKING CLASSES FOR SUMMER 2019


FREESTYLE

NO CLASSES OFFERED SUMMER 2019


CONFORMATION 


[EL C600] Conformation.  Instructor: Paula Waterman.   8 weeks.  In this class, you and your dog will be introduced to ring procedure, ring patterns, stacking, gaiting and judging criteria. Emphasis will be based on positive reinforcement techniques, including shaping with some clicker training.  By the end of class, the handler and dog should be able to enter a conformation show with confidence and experience.  Prerequisites:  Dogs must be at least 4 months and up if housetrained, has basic manners, and can be approached by a stranger (or by permission of the instructors). No people-aggressive or dog-aggressive dogs.  Notes:   THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN THE FALL OF 2019, it will return in the Winter.  A minimum of 3 students must register for this class to be held.  Front Training Room.   

Class limit:

6

Start:

July 8

Day/Time:

Mon., 7:45pm

Fee:

$96NM/$72TM/$48CM




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