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“Sizzling Startlines” and “Common Handling Sequences and Solutions”
Oriole Dog Training Club
Monday, April 29, 2019

Diane Patterson is an agility instructor and mindset coach from Middletown, Conn., who currently has a series of articles running in Clean Run Magazine. Her dogs have earned championship titles in AKC, USDAA, UKI and NADAC and she earned win-on spots on the 2016 AKC World Team and 2015 US WAO Team. Diane has been a multitime finalist at Cynosports and AKC Nationals, and with her 3-year-old Shetland Sheepdog Cruzer was the 16” Westminster Masters Agility Champion in 2016. 

Diane will present two half-day workshops on Monday, April 29. The morning session “Sizzling Startlines” applies to the principals of impulse control (of the handler) to reward the dog with what it wants, i.e. “access to go.” By transferring value to the reward for the release, dogs and handlers can improve their focus and startline speed. Dogs do not have to currently have a stay. A fun, highly interactive workshop, it is sure to be a game changer for experienced and new handlers alike and is suitable for all levels including young dogs and dogs being retrained. Puppies as young as four months have been taught a 30-40 foot sustained stay and lead-out using this method. 

The afternoon session, “Common Handling Sequences and Solutions,” will break down a number of obstacle sequences into basic components and work to handle each sequence in as many ways as possible, opening up a handler’s possibilities and choices on course. Dogs must be able to perform all obstacles. Course designs will include 12 poles, tunnels, jumps, and at least one contact, most likely the A-frame. 

Session 1 - SIZZLING STARTLINES • 9 a.m. – noon 

Working dog/handler teams per workshop: 10 working slots, one dog per handler; auditors unlimited 

Working dog/handler teams:  Oriole Members: $70/session; $120 for both sessions 
Non-Members: $80/session; $140 for both sessions 
Audit: Oriole members: $30/session; $50 for both sessions
Non-Members: $40/session; $70 for both sessions 

Online registration and payment is required. Registration opens Wednesday, April 3 at 9 a.m. for Oriole Members at, and is open to non-members on Friday, April 5. Location: Oriole Dog Training Club, 9 Azar Ct., 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. Food: Lunch is on your own. There are a number of food establishments in the immediate area.

Registration Links:

Full Day Both Sessions WORKING SLOT
Full Day Both Sessions AUDIT

Sizzling Startlines WORKING SLOT
Sizzling Startlines AUDIT

Common Handling Sequences and Solutions WORKING SLOT
Common Handling Sequences and Solutions AUDIT

Email questions, problems with registration, and waitlist requests to

All Oriole Dog Training Club policies will be in effect, including the following: • There is a $5 cleanup fee for any accidents that occur on the turf. • Only non-crumbly, non-staining dog treats may be used on the sports field. • Dogs are to be relieved in designated outdoor areas only. • No dogs are to be crated in the front of the building, the side of the sports field near the front of the building or in cars in the parking lot on the weekdays during business hours (7:30 am – 5:00 pm).

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





July 27-28, 2019





Aaron hails from Canada and holds seminars teaching the mechanics of Flyball. His team, Rocket Relay, holds the current MultiBreed World Record time of 14.852. He is informative, fun and very talented in the art of dog training.


Seminar topics to include:

Puppy Training – picking your puppy, raising your puppy in the flyball pet home, starting your training

Problem Solving – box problems, exchanges/passing issues, striding, jumps, ball obsession, tug motivation

Other Topics – team line ups, tournament warm ups, practices

Held at Oriole Dog Training Club 9 Azar Ct, Halethorpe, MD 21227  Climate controlled (A/C) with a Sprint turf working surface and climate-controlled crating. Working dogs only please.

Limit of 15 Working Spots – $240.00

Auditing Spots (unlimited) – $125.00 for the weekend or $75.00 for a single day

Light snacks and water supplied, lunches maybe purchased or bring your own. Box lunches from Honey Baked Ham on Saturday, Pizza and salad on Sunday. Lunches paid separately, money due by July 1, 2019.

Registration done on Club Express you may pay by credit card on the site or choose to pay by check, mailing checks payable to Oriole Dog Training Club to: Pat Mathews, 13100 Cox Ct., Ellicott City, MD 21042-1421. Registration will open March 1, 2019 for ODTC members, March 9, 2019 for non-members.

Flyball Seminar with Aaron Robbins - WORKING SLOTS (Sat and Sun) - 7/27/2019

Flyball Seminar with Aaron Robbins - AUDIT ONLY (Sat and Sun) - 7/27/2019

Flyball Seminar with Aaron Robbins - AUDIT SATURDAY ONLY - 7/27/2019

Flyball Seminar with Aaron Robbins - AUDIT SUNDAY ONLY - 7/28/2019


You may also go to the ODTC website: go to Facility drop down, choose Building schedule, go to July and click on the option you are choosing.

When you register, working or auditing spot: Please e-mail Carle Lee Detweiler - and / or Pat Mathews your registration form .  All attendees must sign the Hold Harmless agreement.

Refund Policy: Cancel before May 15th and get a full refund. Cancel a working spot after May 15th and before June 30th and your fee will be returned if we can fill your spot with someone from the waiting list. No refunds after July 1st.

Carle Lee Detweiler