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Questions Regarding Registration or Courses     Summer 2024 Catalog 

Summer 2024 Catalog

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Academic Calendar

June 14, 2024

Preregistration for graduating students of the following introductory classes: OB101, OB105, OB110, AG050, AG100, AG110, and NW110

June 17, 2024 at 6 am

Registration opens for Contributing Members

June 20, 2024 at 6 am

Registration opens for Members & Contributing Members

June 23, 2024 at 6 am

Registration opens for Non-Members, Provisional Members, Members. & Contributing Members

June 26, 2024

Primary registration closes for all classes and electives. Registrations remain open for those classes which are not yet full, however classes that do not meet minimum attendance requirements by this deadline may be cancelled.

June 27, 2024

Late Registration (postmarked on or after this date) - Member discounts

no longer applicable & no placement priority

See course Description

Most classes begin week of July 8, 2024. Note: start date may vary

See course Description

Most classes end week of August 26, 2024. Note: end date may vary

Fall: Sept.-Dec., Winter: Jan.-March, Spring: April-June, Summer: usually start July (summer courses are a changing offering of courses that are considered electives)          


Course Classification

INTRODUCTORY CLASSES:  There are introductory classes in Obedience, Agility, & Nosework. Entry level courses in Obedience, Agility, and Nosework are likely to be the courses desired by the general public. These classes are usually the first classes in Obedience & Agility that you will take with your dog.   Introductory Agility classes follow a 10-wk session format.  Introductory Obedience classes may be on a 6, 7, or 8 week schedule. 

Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Obedience & Advanced Obedience may occur more frequently and on shorter 6-week sessions.  

Bring current rabies certification to your first class.  

Questions concerning Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Obedience or Advanced Basic should be sent to the Obedience Training Director at

IMPORTANT:  Dogs participating in Foundations for Dog Sports must be 5 ½ months old or older & be physically soundDogs participating in beginner agility must be a minimum age of 12 months old & physically sound.  If you wish to enroll a dog that will be younger than 12 months at the time of class, you MUST fill out a waiver form. Please contact Registrars, Ashley Donaldson and Rosalyn DuPont at for a copy of this form.

CORE COURSES:  These courses offer advanced training in the different dog training disciplines offered by Oriole.  They are usually offered in the 10-week session format. They include courses in:

  • Agility
  • Conformation (8-week elective)
  • Freestyle
  • Flyball
  • K9 Nosework©
  • Obedience
  • Tracking  (Tracking is offered in the fall & winter only)    

ELECTIVES:  Electives are changing offering of courses from any of the above categories, or spanning several, such as Obedience for Agility or Clicker Training.  These courses are usually shorter in duration and more focused on developing particular skills, such as Weave Poles and Contact Drills or Attention.  They are offered throughout the year on a limited basis and during the summer when there may be no core courses offered.  Elective class offerings can be found listed under a specific discipline, such as “Agility.”


PRIORITY:  All courses are open to everyone, provided they meet the stated prerequisites & deadlines.  First priority for placement into a class goes to Contributing Members, second priority to full members in good standing (Training, Non-training, Honorary & Lifetime), third priority to Provisional members, & remaining slots are open to the public. This means that the higher level courses are usually filled with members. See page 4 for an explanation of Membership in Oriole & to obtain membership applications.

ODTC does not accept children under the age of 16 in our classes unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  The parent or legal guardian must remain in the building where the class is being held throughout the entire class period.

AGILITY EQUIPMENT USAGE:  Unauthorized individuals may only use equipment when supervised by an agility instructor.  Authorized individuals may train when the agility building is not in use by ODTC.  Authorized individuals (MUST have agility training) are:  instructors, committee chairs & contributing members, board members & officers.  If you do a job for ODTC, you are a committee member.  Please check the building calendar at for information on building availability.

CLASS SIZE CONSIDERATIONS: The Club reserves the right to cancel a class due to low registration.  Class size may be increased if the instructor & Training Director deem it appropriate.

ODTC reserves the right to refuse registration to any customer.


Bitches in Season policy:  No bitches in season will be allowed in the following classes: Puppy, Basic Obedience, and Advanced Basic/CGC and Trick Dog Drills. Otherwise, bitches in season are allowed in classes, in panties, but if the instructor determines that the presence of the bitch is disruptive to the operation of the class, the instructor may request that she be removed from the building.


Registration and Fees


The Club utilizes a rolling registration process that allows Club members to register for classes first.  After Club members have registered, any available spots are offered to Non-Members. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis with the exception of a few classes noted in the Class Catalog.  (See PREREGISTRATION section below for more details.)

Students should carefully review the Class Catalog prior to Registration and select classes that will fit into your schedule.  If you know you will be unable to attend a significant portion of the class dates, please consider  waiting for a future semester to take your desired class.


Club Members should be sure to log into Club Express to receive member pricing during Registration, and select the correct member type.  If you are unsure of your membership status, please email prior to registration.   More detailed instructions for online registration can be found here:


NEW: Update on Registration for Agility Classes:
Due to the small number of class slots available and the current demand, there a restriction on the number of agility classes a dog may be entered in during in the opening weeks of registration to two (2) classes. Should a class not fill the day after the non-member opening, then the restriction is lifted.

Please refer to the Club’s Academic Calendar to determine when you are eligible to register


Students can choose to either register online or complete a paper registration form to the Registrars at 315 Glyndon Dr. Reisterstown,MD 21136.


PREREGISTRATION, i.e. Priority Registration:

To ensure curriculum continuity, certain Introductory classes allow students from the preceeding course to register early, during Preregistration.  For example, students graduating from Puppy Kindergarten would be eligible to register for Basic Obedience during Preregistration.

Priority Registration is noted in the Class Description, if applicable.


All dogs require a current rabies vaccination.

Additionally, students should review the class catalog to ensure their dog meets any age requirements or class prerequisites.

If a dog has Kennel Cough or Canine Influenza, they are not permitted in the building until 10 days after they have stopped showing symptoms.


The Class Catalog lists fees for each class by the following membership type:

  • Contributing Members (CM)
  • Training Members (TM)
  • Non-Members & Provisional Members (NM)

Effective Spring 2023, students that register online must pay with a credit card within 30 minutes.  If payment is not received within 30 minutes, the registration will automatically cancel. Students that elect to submit a paper registration form to the Registrar must include a check for the appropriate fee(s), or the registration will not be processed. The Registrar will process paper registrations at 6AM on the morning the student’s membership type is eligible to register (assuming there is still room in the class) in the order they were received. 


Registration forms are included with this catalog or may be downloaded from the Internet at: from the “Documents” link.

Provided the person/dog registering meets the criteria for entry, placement in class is first-come, first-served.


Students who wish to cancel a class must email the Registrar at  If the cancellation request is received by the registrar no later than the second class of the session a credit will be placed on the member’s Club Express account.

To minimize cancellations, students should ensure that they meet the prerequisites for a class prior to registration.  If you are unsure, please email prior to registering.

In the event a member registers for a class at the wrong membership level and requests a credit, the Club reserves the right to deduct a $10 processing fee per class credit. There will be a three-strike rule for a person who registers incorrectly. That person will be suspended from registering for 10 days from the date of the third notice.   



ODTC classes fill on a first-come first-served basis under the Club’s rolling registration process.  However, if you do not receive a spot in a certain class, you can email the registrar at to be placed on a Standby List in the event there is a cancellation in the current semester.  Cancellations will be offered to students on the Standby List based on 1) membership type and 2) time/date your request was submitted.


Note:  The Standby List is only good for the current semester and does NOT carryover to future semesters. 


  • All classes at Oriole require pre-registration. You may not walk in & register for a class. Registration forms are included with this catalog or may be downloaded from the Internet at: from the “Documents” link.
  • Provided the person/dog registering meets the criteria for entry, placement in class is first-come, first-served.
  • Please, for fastest results, send all inquiries about registration for electives & upper level Obedience, Nose Work, Flyball, Agility, Tracking, & Conformation classes to:

Membership in ODTC


How do you become a member?  ODTC is an entirely volunteer organization & we need volunteers to teach, help put on events, & help with running our building.  As an incentive to work for the club, we provide benefits such as lower class fees.  The procedure for becoming a member & the benefits of membership are posted on our website at

Becoming a Member:  Becoming a Member
New Member Procedures:  Club Policy Manual
New Member Form:  2014 ODTC New Member Application Form


Questions Regarding Registration or Courses



Email the Registrars: Ashley Donaldson & Rosalyn     


Registration Form: REGISTRATION FORM


Agility courses:  Agility Training Director, Cindy Deubler,

Nosework courses: Other Training Director – Sue Cox,

Obedience Courses:  Obedience Training Director, Sue Carlton,  

Tracking courses:  Tracking Training Director, Linda Hulbert,

Racing Sports:  Carle Lee Detweiler,

All other courses:  Other Training Director – Sue Cox,