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AGILITY SEMINARS


Agility Handling with Tracy Riley

Oriole Dog Training Club - Two Evening Workshops
Tuesday, December 3rd and December 10th 

                      
     

Multi time USA World Team Member and medalist Tracy Riley has been actively involved in the sport of Agility since 2002.  Tracy and her canine teammates have earned multiple wins and placements at local, regional, national and international events. Tracy is an experienced trainer who can build drive and focus. She is a highly energetic and enthusiastic individual who teaches in a clear and simplified manner. Tracy uses positive reinforcement, games, and shaping to build winning behaviors in dogs while teaching their handlers to be consistent and positive. She emphasizes teamwork, consistency, handling skills and most importantly, fun for both handler and dog.

There will be two evening seminars (3 hours each) from 6:30 pm to 9:30 PM on consecutive Tuesdays in December.

 

 Agility Skills for Pre-competition Handler Teams: This workshop will only use jumps and tunnels to improve handling skills.  No contact equipment or weaves will be used.  8 working slots. 

  • When – Tuesday, December 3rd from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Cost – Members:  $75 for a working slot for one workshop. 
  • Cost -- Non-members:   $90 for a working slot for one workshop.

   

Advanced  Agility Handling Skills: This workshop is for Open/Master Level Teams.  8 working slots.

  • When – Tuesday, December 10th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Cost – Members:  $75 for a working slot for one workshop.
  • Cost -- Non-members: $90 for a working slot for one workshop.
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Registration opens Monday, October 14th at 8 am for Oriole members and Wednesday, October 16th at 8 am for non-members.

Online registration and payment are required.  To register, click links below:

Tracy Riley - Agility Skills for Pre-Competition Handler Teams - 12/3/2019

Tracy Riley - Advanced Agility Handling Skills - 12/10/2019



As the total number of working slots are limited, please register early.  All slots will be on a first received basis.  No refunds will be given unless there is a waiting list, or you find a replacement for your slot.

 

E-mail questions regarding the seminars or to be placed on the waiting list to Lorinda McKisson at: ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com.

Location: 9 Azar Court, Halethorpe MD 21227

All Oriole Dog Training Club policies will be in effect, including the following

  • There is a $5 clean-up fee for accidents that occur on the turf
  • Only non-crumbly, non-staining dog treats may be used on the field
  • Dogs are to be relieved in designated outdoor areas
  • Dogs are to be crated when not working. 

See our website for more on ‘house rules’. https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/

Seminar and Workshops Committee


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OneMind Dogs Coach Rebecca Thrift Seminars

 

October 11-13, 2019

Puppies • Intro to OneMind Dogs Handling/Basic Techniques • Young Dogs

 

December 20-22, 2019

Basic Techniques in Sequences • Commitment to Obstacles/Lines, and Lines Not Obstacles • Advanced Techniques in Sequences

 

 

You hear about it, read about it and see the moves. But what exactly is OneMind Dogs? OneMind Dogs is training from the dog’s perspective, a method based on a dog’s natural behavior. A OneMind Dogs coach learns to see things from the dogs’ point of view.

OneMind Dogs coach Rebecca Thrift is currently co-owner and head trainer of Scoot Dog Agility in South Carolina. In the summer of 2017, she made the decision to become a full time Agility Instructor, and has been booked virtually every weekend since! Having personally trained and handled such varying types of breeds as a Beauceron, Jack Russell Terrier, Lab, Border Staffy as well as several Aussies and Border Collies, Becca is rarely faced with a breed type with which she is not familiar. Teaching seminars up and down the East Coast, plus weekly agility classes and private lessons consisting of virtually every athletic (and some not so athletic) canine breed has made Becca particularly adept at helping just about any prospective Agility Dog.

In 2015 Becca discovered and began following the OneMind Dogs method of Agility Handling and Training. This system is based on dogs’ natural behaviors and strives to increase the mutual understanding between handler and dog, making training more enjoyable for both. Becca was selected as an OneMind Dog Assistant Coach in 2016. Frequently attending Training Workshops and Seminars featuring such leaders in the sport as OneMind Dog’s Timo and Tuulia Liuhto, Mary Ellen Barry, Karen Holik and Soshana Dos, Becca is always working to improve the skills and knowledge that she so proficiently passes on to those who train with her.

Becca has helped many of her dogs to agility titles including her Beauceron and Jack Russell Terrier, a couple of Aussies and a Lab. Additionally, she has earned the USDAA Agility Dog Championship (ADCH) title with her Border Staffy, Snatchy, and her BCs Spanky and Score. Becca and her dogs have appeared in the finals and on the podiums of USDAA’s Cynosport National Championship as well as UKI’s US Open.

Becca will be visiting Oriole three days in both October and December (the perfect holiday gift for that special agility team!)  The October weekend will focus on puppies, young dogs, and an intro of OMD and basic techniques. December will offer additional work with the techniques in sequences (at both the basic and advanced levels) as well as working on commitment and handling lines.

With so much to cover, each topic will take a full day. The seminar will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. There is a limit of 10 working dog/handler teams and 12 auditors.

Cost per day:

Working teams: Oriole members –$150 • Non-members – $175

Auditors: Oriole members –$60 • Non-members – $85

Food: Lunch is on your own. There are a number of food establishments in the immediate area, some of which deliver.

Registration opens Monday, September 9th at 8 a.m. for Oriole members and Thursday, September 12th at 8 a.m. for non-members.

Online registration and payment is required. To register, click link below each seminar.

 


PUPPY FOUNDATIONS

Friday, October 11

One of Becca’s favorite seminars to teach, and it is not just for puppies!

The seminar will include topics like: OneMind Dogs foundation, techniques, handling, sequencing, introduction to obstacles, flatwork, play, motivation, impulse control and much more! It is open to all dogs with no prerequisites. Puppies should be 14 weeks and older.

Due to noise restriction during normal weekday business hours (Friday) at ODTC, uncontrollable and constant barking is not allowed and dogs will be excused without refund. Please take that into consideration before attending.

Register here:
Working Slot -  Rebecca Thrift OMD Puppy Foundations Seminar
Audit Only - Rebecca Thrift OMD Puppy Foundations AUDIT ONLY

 


INTRO TO ONEMIND DOGS HANDLING/BASIC TECHNIQUES IN SEQUENCES
Saturday, October 12

This seminar is for those who are new to OneMind Dogs and have never taken a Techniques seminar, or are looking to refresh their knowledge of the basic techniques. A few of the basic handling techniques with explanations of the 3Cs and the 7 elements of handling will be taught within short sequences. Dogs should be sequencing at least 4-8 obstacles. Contacts and weaves will not be included.

Register here: 
Working Slot - Rebecca Thrift Intro OMD Handling/Techniques
Audit Only - Rebecca Thrift Intro OMD Handling/Techniques AUDIT ONLY

 

YOUNG DOGS

Sunday, October 13

This seminar is the first step to start sequencing with young dogs and also for anyone who wants to learn to build a strong obstacle commitment and get deeper understanding of the three Cs in practice. You will learn some of the basic handling techniques to get through the sequences and learn useful skills for the future. Dogs should be familiar with jumps and tunnels, no prior OneMind Dogs experience is necessary. The jump bars will be appropriately set for the dog’s size/age, and all exercises will be done according to the level of each team. We recommend this seminar for young dogs, minimum of 7 months.

Register here:
Working Slot - Rebecca Thrift OMD Young Dogs Seminar
Audit Only - Rebecca Thrift OMD Young Dogs AUDIT ONLY

 

BASIC TECHNIQUES IN SEQUENCES

Friday, December 20

Didn’t get a chance to do them in October or want to work more? This seminar is for those who are new to OneMind Dogs and have never taken a Techniques seminar, or are looking to refresh their knowledge of the basic techniques. The basic techniques will be taught within short sequences. Dogs should be sequencing at least 4-8 obstacles. Contacts and weaves will not be included.

Due to noise restriction during normal weekday business hours (Friday) at ODTC, uncontrollable and constant barking is not allowed and dogs will be excused without refund. Please take that into consideration before attending.


Register here: 
Working Slot - Rebecca Thrift OMD Basic Techniques in Sequences Seminar
Audit Only - Rebecca Thrift OMD Basic Techniques in Sequences AUDIT ONLY



 

COMMITMENT TO OBSTACLES/LINES AND LINES NOT OBSTACLES
Saturday, December 21

 

Commitment Issues? Your dog, not you!

Running agility is not as easy as people think and learning to trust your training is vital to success! Today’s courses require the ability to send your dog to an obstacle and move to the next one. This, however, is not a natural behavior for our dogs, so we must work hard to train this skill! This seminar will focus on jumps and tunnel commitment with competing handler motion!

 

Lines Not Obstacles.

The OneMind Dogs method doesn’t focus on obstacles! Actually, it’s the opposite – you focus on handling your dog on running lines, rather than running from one obstacle to another. This helps your dog to move through an agility course more easily as you help her anticipate what’s coming next. Learn everything about this concept and how to incorporate it within your team for more clear rounds and improved overall communication.

Register here: 
Working Slot - Rebecca Thrift OMD Commitment to Obstacles/Lines Seminar
Audit Only - Rebecca Thrift OMD Commitment to Ostacles/Lines AUDIT ONLY



ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN SEQUENCES

Sunday, December 22

Do you always end up choosing the same handling options on a course? Would you like to be pushed out of your comfort zone and try different solutions? Learn how to be creative in finding the handling that suits your team. Learn to recognize lines and technique options and to make the best decisions for you and your dog as a team by trying different paths and handling solutions. In this seminar you will be running short sequences and testing different handling options in them. When you know how and where to use your handling tools, you can make reading the course as easy as possible for your dog, and be the best possible teammate for them also in trials!

 

Level of experience: Well-established teams interested in tightening lines and shaving seconds. You should know most of the OneMind Dogs handling techniques already and be comfortable using them as a part of a sequence. Obstacles used: No contacts.

Register here:
Working Slot - Rebecca Thrift OMD Advanced Techniques in Sequences Seminar
Audit Only - Rebecca Thrift OMD Advanced Techniques in Sequences AUDIT ONLY

Due to noise restriction during normal weekday business hours (Friday) at ODTC, uncontrollable and constant barking is not allowed and dogs will be excused without refund. Please take that into consideration before attending.

 

 Location:  The address is: 9 Azar Court, Halethorpe, MD 21227.

As the total number of working slots are limited, please register early.  All slots will be on a first received basis.  No refunds will be given unless there is a waiting list, or you find a replacement for your slot. 

E-mail questions regarding the seminars to Cindy Deubler at: rosiepup@verizon.net

E-mail questions regarding the registration for seminars to ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com

 

 All Oriole Dog Training Club policies will be in effect, including the following:

  • There is a $5 clean-up fee for accidents that occur on the turf
  • Only non-crumbly, non-staining dog treats may be used on the field
  • Dogs are to be relieved in designated outdoor areas
  • Dogs are to be crated when not working. 
  • See our web page for more information on house rules. https://orioledogclub.org/house-rules/


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