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          AKC Virtual Novice Rally Runs at Oriole DTC                                   With Schedule-Ahead Times 

DATE: Sunday, September 27, 2020

TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (teams will be scheduled on the hour and half hour; 20 minutes will be allotted for the walk-thru and run; the additional 10 minutes will allow for sanitizing the building)

COST: $10.00 per run (only one run per dog)

Registration Opens: Friday, August 29th

Registration Closes: Wednesday, September 16th

Come to Oriole DTC and play Rally in the air-conditioning!! One of the five approved AKC Novice Virtual Rally courses will be available to those who wish to earn a Rally Novice leg while trials are still few and far between. A Club member will be available to videotape your run on your own phone/video camera to submit to AKC. If you feel more comfortable, you may bring a tripod to hold the device instead. Exhibitors are responsible for submitting their entry form and fee to AKC, along with a link to their video (after uploading to YouTube).


To register for a time slot, click on the link below:

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 8:30am

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 9:00am

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 9:30am

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 10:00am

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 10:30am

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 11:00am

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 11:30am

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 1:00pm

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 1:30pm

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 2:00pm

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 2:30pm

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 3:00pm

AKC Virtual Novice Rally Slot - 3:30pm

For more information on AKC’s Virtual Rally Program, see link below:

If you have questions or need assistance setting up your own YouTube account, please contact Debbie Kaminski at or (410) 917-3775 (cell). 






                 OBEDIENCE SEMINARS

*** The AKC Rally Workshop is postponed. ***

AKC Rally® Workshop for

Intermediate, Advanced and Excellent Levels

Presenters:  Dianne Harab, present ODTC Rally instructor

Debbie Kaminski, past Rally instructor for ODTC

Oriole Dog Training Club, 9 Azar Ct., Halethorpe, MD


Saturday, May 2, 2020

10:00am – 3:00pm


Come and learn the skills necessary to teach your dog the upper level Rally signs with confidence! First, your dog must have a basic understanding of the Novice Rally signs.  During this seminar several exercises from each level will be demonstrated and instruction will be given to each team on the floor.  We will be demonstrating the exercises in two rings.  Near the end of the workshop, you have the option to test your skills and run your dog thru a regulation Rally course.



Debbie Kaminski has been training dogs for competition for 31 years. She became a member of Oriole DTC in 2001 and began teaching rally classes before it became an official AKC event. In addition to teaching rally, she has also presented a few seminars on the subject. Her greatest rally achievements were with her German Pinscher “Indy”. She earned numerous titles and awards in both AKC and APDT Rally.  In 2010, Indy was #1 in the Working Group for AKC Novice Rally. In 2014, she won the Excellent Rally division at the All Star Performance Dog Association’s Rally Tournament in York, PA.


Dianne Harab started obedience training at Capital Dog Training Club in January 2006. There she taught beginning and intermediate Rally Classes for the past nine years.  She has acted as Rally Judge for the 4H Club at the Montgomery County Fair and for several years she managed the Rally Training Group at Capital DTC.  In addition to instructing at Capital DTC, she instructs the Rally Novice class at Oriole DTC.  Her first obedience Dog, Reese, a Field Spaniel earned RN, RA, RE titles, as well as, Hershey her brother. Her current field spaniel, Evans’ Bosco Boy earned RN, RA, RE and Bosco’s son, Liz Ann’s Golden Ticket (Willy) earned RN, RA and RE titles.


Working spot: ODTC members $45. / non-members $55. (Limit 12)

Auditing spot: ODTC members $35. / non-members $45. (unlimited)


**Opens for registration on March 31st and closes on April 24th  

Online registration for working or auditing spot is required. 
Payment is required at the time you register.

Registration Links:
AKC Rally Workshop - Working Slot
AKC Rally Workshop - Auditing Slot


Participants notes:

  • Arrive at least 30 minutes before the seminar begins at 10:00 am.
  • Please bring a crate for your dog and a tarp to place under your crate.
  • There is a $5.00 cleanup fee if your dog soils in the arena.
  • We will take a one hour lunch break.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the arena.No crumbly treats or raw treats are allowed in the arena.