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Oriole Dog Training Club Schedule of Classes
Fall 2018

                                                                                                           Registration Info & Policies


Course Listings:     OBEDIENCE      
  AGILITY       FLYBALL       TRACKING       K9 Nosework©     
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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.





Puppy Kindergarten (Carlton)

OB101

6 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 6:30 pm

Puppy Kindergarten (Carlton/Cox)

OB101B

6 wks

See Description

Front TR

Mon. 7:45 pm

Basic Obedience (Kramp)

OB105B

7 wks

See Description

Front TR

Tue. 7:00 pm

Basic Obedience (Novak)

OB105

7 wks

See Description

Front TR

Wed. 8 pm

Basic Obedience/Trick Testing (Lachow)

OB106

8 wks

See Description

Front TR (2 wks) then Main Ring 1

Mon. 11:30 am

Adv.Basic/CGC & Tricks (VanHouten/Anderson)

OB110

8 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1

Tues 7:00 pm

Advanced Basic/CGC (Lachow)

OB111

8 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1

Mon 2:00 pm

Obedience Core Classes

Beginning Novice Part I (Carlton)

OB208

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tue. 7:00 pm

Advanced Novice (Palmer/Terry)

OB210

10 wks

OB209

Main Ring 1

Wed. 7 pm

Beginning Open (Kavanagh)

OB340

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Wed. 7 pm

Intermediate Open w/Proofing (Kavanagh/Chase)

OB341

10 wks

OB340

Main Ring 2

Wed. 8 pm

Transition to Off Leash Heeling and Proofing (Carlton/Kaminski)

OB321


7 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tues. 8:00 pm

Proofing for Novice and Open (Terry)

OB322

10 wks

See Description

Main Rings 1&2

Mon., 10:00 am

Adv. Open/Begin. Utility (O’Carroll/Earwood)

OB345

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 2

Tue. 12:15p-1:30p

Proofing for Utility (O’Carroll)

OB401

10 wks

See Description

Main Rings 1&2

Wed. 10-11:30 am

Beginning Utility (Palmer)

OB402

10 wks

OB345

Main Ring 1

Wed.8:15 pm

AKC Rally Nov, Advanced & Ex Instructional Run-Thrus (Long/Dean)

OB470

10 wks

See Description

Main Rings 1&2 (setup at 6:30)

Mon. 7-8:15 pm

Obedience Electives

Obed. Run-Thrus All Levels (Meyer/Stevens)

EL OB205

10 wks

See Description

Main Ring 1 & 2

Tue.10am-12p

Nose Work

Introduction/Foundation to Nosework/Scentwork: Independent Home Based & Instructor guided

NW950

10 wks

See Description

Home Based & Instructor Guided

TBD

Continuous NW1 K9Nosework© (L&D Grskovich, Reardon)

NW958

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30p

Continuous NW1 K9Nosework©AUDIT (L&D Grskovich, Reardon)

NW958A

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30p

Continuous NW1/Foundation NW2 K9 Nosework© (L&D Grskovich)

NW959

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30p

Continuous NW1/Foundation NW2 K9 Nosework© AUDIT (L&D Grskovich)

NW959A

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Wed. 6-7:30p

Continuous NW2/Foundation NW3 K9Nosework©. (L&D Grskovich)

NW963

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

Continuous NW2/Foundation NW3 K9Nosework©. AUDIT (L&D Grskovich)

NW963A

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

Continuous K9Nosework© NW3©. (L&D Grskovich)

NW960

6 wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Office, Hall

Tues 2-3:30p

Continuous K9 Nose Work© NW3©. (L&D Grskovich)

NW961

6wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

Continuous K9 Nose Work© NW3©. AUDIT(L&D Grskovich)

NW961A

6wks

See Description

Front TR, Loading Dock, Hall

Thurs. 6-7:30p

K9 Nosework Video Review

NW976


See Description

See Description

On Submission

Agility Intro.

Foundations for Dog Sports (Kane/Ruff/Edrington)

AG050

10 wks

OB101 or 105

Main Ring 1 & dock

Tue. 8:15-9:45pm

Foundations for Dog Sports - AUDIT

AG050A

10 wks

Members Only

Main Ring 1 & dock

Tue. 8:15-9:45pm

Foundations for Dog Sports (Kane/Ruff/Edrington)

AG051

10 wks

OB101 or 105

Agility Ring

Wed. 8:15-9:45pm

Foundations for Dog Sports - AUDIT

AG051A

10 wks

OB101 or 105

Agility Ring

Wed. 8:15-9:45pm

Agility 1 (Miller/Josselyn/Dessem/Laswell)

AG100

10 wks

OB050 or OB051

Agility Ring

Tues. 8:15-9:45pm

Agility 2 (Herman/Morris/Murray)

AG110

10 wks

AG100

Agility Ring

Mon. 6:30-8pm

Agility Core Courses

Pre-CompetitionSkills-Handling Sequences (Gauntt)

AG300

10 wks

AG110

Main Ring 1&2

Mon. 8:15-9:45pm

Pre-Competition Course Work (Deubler)

AG301

10 wks

AG110

Agility Ring

Mon. 8:15-9:45

Advanced Handling Course Work (Deubler)

AG303

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Thurs. 8:15-9:45pm

Agility Electives


Agility Run Thrus (Todesco)

EL AG510

Drop In

See Description

Agility Ring

Fri. 7-8pm

Crosses and Sends Handling Skills (Herman)

EL AG533

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tue. 3-4:15pm

Advanced Crosses & Sends Handling Skills (Herman)

EL AG533B

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 4:30-6pm

Contact & Weaves Skills (Paul/Lape/Flagg)

EL AG535

10 wks.

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 12:30-2:30pm

Skills & Drills Advanced (Herman)

EL AG537

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Tues. 6:30-8pm

Distance Training (Wilkins)

EL AG539

10 wks

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 6:30-8pm

Agility Problem Solving Privates (Herman)

EL AG540

1-hour

See Description

Agility Ring

Wed. 9 am-5:30 pm

Flyball

Beginner Flyball (McGuire)

FB100

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1&2

Thurs. 7pm

Beginner Flyball (Bobb)

FB110

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1&2

Fri. 6:30pm

Competition Flyball (FedderMiller)

FB300

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1&2

Thurs. 7:30p

Friday Flyball (Bobb)

FB310

10 wks

Basic Obedience

Main Ring 1&2

Fri. 7:30pm

Tracking

Beginning Tracking (Hulbert)

TR105

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Fri. 9am

Beginning Tracking (Eisenberg/Fanny)

TR115

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sat- 9am

Advanced Beginning/TDU (Lasarko/Irvine

TR205

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sat. 9am

TDU/VST Tracking (Lilly/Moyer)

TR410/TR415

6 wks

See Description

See Description

Sun. 11am


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 Courses

 

[OB101] Puppy Kindergarten. FULL  Instructors:   Sue Carlton. 6 weeks. For puppies 14 weeks to 6 months old. Emphasis on positive socialization to people and other puppies, environmental surroundings and contacts. General behavior topics will include crate training, housetraining, reading body language, and reducing nipping and jumping. We will focus on skills like attention to owner, loose leash walking, rear end awareness, good play and greeting skills with dogs and people, sit, down, come, wait, even tricks! This is a “food” reward-based class. Note:  Bring current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start:9/10


Day/Time:

Mon., 6:30pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM

 

[OB101B] Puppy Kindergarten. FULL  Instructors:  Sue Carlton and Sue Cox, Assistant. 6 weeks. For puppies 14 weeks to 6 months old. Emphasis on positive socialization to people and other puppies, environmental surroundings and contacts. General behavior topics will include crate training, housetraining, reading body language, and reducing nipping and jumping. We will focus on skills like attention to owner, loose leash walking, rear end awareness, good play and greeting skills with dogs and people, sit, down, come, wait, even tricks! This is a “food” reward-based class. Note:  Bring current rabies certificate for puppies over 4 months to the first night of class.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start:9/10


Day/Time:

Mon., 7:45pm

Fee:

$90NM/$67.50TM/$45CM

 

[OB105] Basic Obedience. FULL  Instructor:  Barb 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.  NOTES:  1) At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  2) The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog and with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start:9/19


Day/Time:

Wed. 8:00pm

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM



[OB105B] Basic Obedience.  FULL  Instructor: Tamalee Kramp. 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.  NOTES:  1) At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  2)The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog and with a copy of your dog’s Rabies certificate.  Front training room.

Class limit:

6

Start:10/16


Day/Time:

Tues. 7:00pm

Fee:

$105NM/$78.75TM/$52.50CM



[OB106] Basic Obedience & Trick Testing. FULL   Instructor: Rachel Lachow.  8 weeks.   This class is intended for puppies older than 6 months, as well as adult dogs just starting an obedience program.  This course will introduce dogs to all of the basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, off, come, & loose-leash walking. In addition, we will practice tricks each week to prepare your dog for the AKC Novice Trick Dog Test.  The Trick Dog test will be optional and held on week 8. This is a reward–based class & uses clickers.  NOTES:  1) At least 3 dogs must be registered for class to be held.  2) The FIRST day of class, please come WITHOUT your dog and with a copy of your dog’s rabies certificate. Front training Room (2 wks), Main Ring 1 (6 wks).

Class limit:

8

Start: 9/17


Day/Time:

Mon., 11:30am

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB110] Advanced Basic/CGC and Tricks. FULL  Instructors: Holly VanHouten, Assistant: Nancy Anderson. 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.  Additionally, tricks will be taught to prepare your dog for the Trick Dog Test.  At the eighth week of class an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and the AKC Trick Dog Test will be offered (date to be announced in class). Note:  Priority will be given to the students from the OB105 & (B), OB106 classes.  Prerequisites:  This class is open to dogs that 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.   Main Ring 1.   

Class limit:

10

Start: 9/11


Day/Time:

Tues., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB111] Advanced Basic/CGCFULL  Instructor: Rachel Lachow. 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.  At the eighth week of class an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test will be offered (date to be announced in class). Note:  Priority will be given to the students from the OB105 & (B), OB106 classes.  Prerequisites:  This class is open to dogs that 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.   Main Ring 1.   

Class limit:

8

Start: 9/17


Day/Time:

Mon., 2:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



Core Obedience Courses

[OB208] Novice Foundations Part 1. FULL  Instructor:  Sue Carlton. 10 Weeks.  This class is Part 1 of our 20-week competitive Novice Foundations program.  Students will be taught the foundation skills for all of the Novice exercises. The exercises will be broken down into steps and taught (including rear end awareness) with motivation techniques paired with food reward.  Additionally, we will focus on precise teamwork, trial picture and individual instruction for each of the exercises. Teams work together in the ring to strengthen their skills in preparation for the Part II class level. NOTES: 1) This class is required before taking the OB209 Novice Foundations II class and the Advanced Novice classes.  Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience classes during the same semester. Main Ring 2.    

Class limit:

6

Start: 9/11


Day/Time:

Tues., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB321] Transition to Off Leash Heeling and Proofing. Instructors: Sue Carlton and Debbie Kaminski.  7 weeks. Want to improve the grey area of the on 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. Prerequisites: Dogs must have an understanding of on leash heeling.  Open to dog/handler teams preparing for competition. A questionnaire will be emailed to the students before the first class. Main Rings 1&2.

Class limit:

6

Start: 9/11


Day/Time:

Tues., 8:00pm

Fee:

$96NM/$72/$48CM


[OB322] Proofing for Novice and Open.   Instructor: Jane Terry.   10 Weeks. This class is for students that are ready to compete or who are competing in Novice/Open. Proofing and distractions will be provided as needed to increase each dog's understanding and confidence for the rings. Students are encouraged to participate in the proofing exercises.  Prerequisites: Handlers & dogs must know and be able to perform all the Novice and Open exercises. Priority: will be given to the students that participated in the Spring 2018 semester Novice/ Open classes.  Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

6

Start: 9/10


Day/Time:

Mon., 10:00am

Fee:

$120NM/$90/$60CM


[OB210] Advanced Novice.  FULL Instructors: Barry Palmer and Jane Terry.  10 Weeks.  This class is part of the competitive Novice program that begins with Novice Foundations I & II.  It is specifically intended for those planning to compete at the Novice level.  All Novice exercises will be reviewed & polished. Additionally, foundation skills for Open & Utility exercises will be introduced.   Prerequisites: Solid heeling footwork & off-lead heeling, attention, as well as, a dependable recall, sit, stand & down. Completion of OB209 Novice Foundations II class and/or evaluated by instructor before class starts.    Priority: will be given to dogs who attended OB209 and OB210. NOTE: Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience classes during the same semester (attending a Run Thru or Proofing class is permitted).  Main Ring 1.  

Class limit:

10

Start: 9/12


Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB340] Beginning Open.  Instructor: Pat Kavanagh.  10 Weeks.  This class is intended for teams that are starting the Open exercises and planning to compete in Open.  All of the Open exercises will be started at the beginner level and broken down into basic steps.  Motivational methods will be used with an emphasis on building a solid foundation for each exercise to develop the confidence in the dog/handler as a team.  Prerequisites: Completion of the OB209 or OB210.classes and/or evaluated by instructor before class starts.  Priority: will be given to the OB209 and OB210 students. NOTE: Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience Open or Utility classes during the same semester (attending a Run Thru or Proofing class is permitted). Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

6

Start:9/12


Day/Time:

Wed., 7:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB341] Intermediate Open with Proofing.  Instructors: Pat Kavanagh/Bob Chase, Assistant.   10 Weeks.  This class is intended for teams that need to fine tune the exercises in Open and those planning to compete in Open.  Motivational methods will be used with an emphasis on fine tuning each exercise and proofing as needed to develop the dog/handler confidence in the ring.  Prerequisites: Completion of the OB340 class and/or evaluated by instructor before class starts.  Priority: will be given to the OB340 students. NOTE: Registered dogs may not attend any other ODTC obedience Open or Utility classes during the same semester (attending a Run Thru or Proofing class is permitted).  Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

6

Start:9/12


Day/Time:

Wed., 8:00pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB345] Advance Open/Beginning Utility. Instructors: Elaine O’Carroll, Assistant: Val Earwood.   10 Weeks. This class is for those trainers who need additional refinement & proofing skills to successfully compete in Open while also preparing their dogs to learn all the parts of the Utility exercises. Prerequisites:  1) Students must be about to compete or currently competing in the Open class at obedience trials.  2) they should be familiar with all the Utility class exercises. Priority: will be given to students from our Spring 2018 obedience class. All others must receive approval from the instructor before registering for this class.  Note:  Registered dogs may not attend more than one ODTC obedience Open or Utility class including all daytime & evening classes (attending a Run Thru class is permitted).   Main Ring 2.

Class limit:

8

Start:9/11


Day/Time:

Tues., 12:15-1:30pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB401] Proofing for Utility Instructor: Elaine O’Carroll 10 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.  Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

6

Start: 9/12


Day/Time:

Wed., 10-11:30am

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

[OB402] Beginning Utility Instructor: Barry Palmer, 10 Weeks. This class is intended for teams that are planning to compete at the Utility Level.  All Utility exercises will be covered and proofed.  Motivational methods will be used with an emphasis on building attitude & confidence in the dog & handler as a team. Prerequisites:  Completion of OB345.  Priority: will be given to students who completed OB345.  Others must have permission from the instructor.  Note: Registered dogs may not attend more than one ODTC obedience open or utility class including all daytime & evening classes (attending a Run Thru class is permitted).Main Ring 1  

Class limit:

6

Start: 9/12


Day/Time:

Wed., 8:15pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[OB470] AKC Rally, Novice, Open and Excellent Instructional Run-Thrus.  FULL  Instructors: Michele Long, Assistant: Deborah Dean.  10 wks.  Work is on-leash for Novice and off-leash for Advanced and Excellent dogs. There will be 2 rings with signs and jumps set up to run at all three levels. Generally students will get 4 run-thrus, 2 runs in each ring.  If time allows or if the class does not fill, additional runs may be available. Signs will be reviewed for those requiring instruction. Prerequisite: Dogs must know basic Obedience commands. Note: Limit ONE dog per handler (if class does not fill, a second dog per handler will be considered). Late additions/drop-ins may be available if course does not fill.  Drop-in fee of $12NM/$9TM/$6CM to be paid in cash the night of the class. Note:  Setup begins at 6:30pm.  Main Rings 1 & 2

Class limit:

8

Start: 9/10


 

Day/Time:

Mon., 7-8:15pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


Elective Obedience Courses

[EL OB205] Obedience Run-Thrus.   Instructors: Katie Meyer, Assistant: Gloria Stevens.  10 Weeks.  This class will offer all levels of obedience exercises in a run-thru format.  Handlers will rotate through all positions - judge, steward & distracters.  Open to dog/handler teams preparing to enter competition. Note: This is not an instructional class.  Main Rings 1 & 2.

Class limit:

8

Start: 9/11


Day/Time:

Tues., 10-12noon

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



K9 Nosework© Classes


*Check class description for possible date/time variances


[NW950] Introduction/Foundation to Nosework/Scentwork: Independent Home Based. FULL  Instructor guides: Donald Grskovich CNWI and Linda Grskovich CNWI 10 Weeks.  This is a Beginners/First level class for dogs and handlers on nose work/scentwork. Classes focus on teaching and encouraging the development of your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt for food and/or toys. The activities of box work and object searches helps your dog build confidence, burn both mental and physical energy, and helps handlers find out about their dogs’ scenting abilities. This is an independent home-based course, where the student follows weekly instructions on box drills and the search process. An equipment list will be provided.  It is highly recommended that students submit videos of their progress for instructor input. There may be evaluation sessions conducted at Oriole at the instructors’ discretion. NOTES: 1) This is a pilot program and based on evaluation may not be offered in up and coming semesters. It is our hope that students in this program will progress and fill future openings in regular nosework sessions being held at Oriole. 2) The first class will be a power point presentation with a question and answer period. The first class is MANDATORY for enrollment and the date will be determined with the students. 3) (Priority enrollment will be given to present or previous Oriole nosework students, who want to introduce a new dog to the sport. All teams will be considered by the instructors on a case by case basis prior to class registration.  Please email lindobes@verizon.net for consideration.)

Fee is $60 for 10 weeks.

Class limit: 5 Start: TBA Day/Time:  Via email/home based Fee: $60

 

[NW958] Continuous NW1 K9 Nosework© .    Instructors: Jacqui Reardon ANWI, Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.    This class is for dogs that already know scent work for birch.  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling.  Birch will be the primary and only scent. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process.  Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities. Indoor, outdoor, settings and vehicles may be used.    Prerequisites: completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework and the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes.  Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill.  If a working slot becomes open during the semester, priority for that slot will be given to an Audit student if their dog is qualified/evaluated. Applicants other than previous ODTC student/audit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class registration.  Please contact instructor at lindobes@verizon.net for an appointment.  *CLASS DATES: Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21  in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room

Class limit: 6 Start: Sept 12 Day/Time:       Wed., 6-7:30pm* Fee: $72NM/$54TM/$36CM


[NW958A] Continuous NW1 K9 Nosework© - AUDIT ONLY  Instructors: Jacqui Reardon ANWI, Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.  Auditing of the NW958 Continuous NW1 K9Nosework class (see description  above) is available. Auditors can attend lecture, join discussion and observe class working dogs. Auditors will work their dogs independently of the class environment using the knowledge that they obtained. Note:  Do not bring your dog to class. If auditors want instructor guidance or evaluation of home training, it is suggested that they also enroll in the [NW976] K9 Nosework Video Review offering. *CLASS DATES: Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21  in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room

Class limit:

4

Start:

Sept 12

Day/Time:

Wed., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

Audit only $36


[NW959] Continuous NW1/NW2 K9Nosework© .    Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.   6 Weeks.    This class is for dogs that already know scent work.  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling.  Birch will be the primary scent, anise will be used according to the readiness and skills of the dog.  Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities.  Indoor, outdoor settings and vehicles may be used.  Prerequisites: completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework and the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes and are progressing on with the birch and/or Anise odor.  Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill.  If a working slot becomes open during the semester, priority for that slot will be given to an Audit student if their dog is qualified/evaluated. Applicants other than previous ODTC student/audit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class registration.  Please contact instructor at lindobes@verizon.net for an appointment.               *CLASS DATES: Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Sept 5, Sept 19, Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 31, Nov 14  in Front Training Room, Loading Dock , Office and Hall Outside Crating Room

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept 5

Day/Time:

Wed., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$72NM/$54TM/$36CM


[NW959A] Continuous NW1/Foundation NW2 K9Nosework© - AUDIT ONLY   Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.  Auditing of the NW959 Continuous NW1/Foundations NW2 K9Nosework class (see description  above) is available. Auditors can attend lecture, join discussion and observe class working dogs. Auditors will work their dogs independently of the class environment using the knowledge that they obtained. Note:  Do not bring your dog to class. If auditors want instructor guidance or evaluation of home training, it is suggested that they also enroll in the [NW976] K9 Nosework Video Review offering.

*CLASS DATES: Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Sept 5, Sept 19, Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 31, Nov 14 in Front Training Room, Loading Dock , Office and Hall Outside Crating Room

Class limit:

4

Start:

Sept 5

Day/Time:

Wed, 6-7:30 pm*

Fee:

Audit only $36


[NW963] Continuous NW2/Foundation NW3 K9 Nosework©.   FULL  Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.   6 Weeks.  This class is for dogs and handlers who already know scent work and handling skills.  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling, inaccessible hides, converging odor and multiple hides.  Birch and Anise will be the scents used. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities.  Indoor, outdoor settings and vehicles may be used.    Prerequisite:  completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework and the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes, NW1 foundation classes, knows birch and are progressing on or are on the Anise odor.  Clove will be introduced at this class if the dog has already been exposed to the scent.  Permission to advance to this level must be approved by the instructor. Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill *.If a working slot becomes open during the semester, priority for that slot will be given to an Audit student if their dog is qualified/evaluated. Applicants other than previous ODTC student/audit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class entry.  Please contact instructor at lindobes@verizon.net for an appointment )   *CLASS DATES: Thursday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm:  Sept 13, Sept 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday Nov 3 at 9:00 am to 10:30am in a location to be announced

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept 13

Day/Time:

Thurs., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$72NM/$54M/$36CM

 

[NW963A] Continuous NW2/Foundation NW3 K9 Nosework© - AUDIT ONLY   Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.  Auditing of the NW963 Continuous NW2/Foundations NW3 K9Nosework class (see description  above) is available. Auditors can attend lecture, join discussion and observe class working dogs. Auditors will work their dogs independently of the class environment using the knowledge that they obtained. Note:  Do not bring your dog to class. If auditors want instructor guidance or evaluation of home training, it is suggested that they also enroll in the [NW976] K9 Nosework Video Review offering. *CLASS DATES: Thursday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm:  Sept 13, Sept 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday Nov 3 at 9:00 am to 10:30am in a location to be announced

Class limit:

4

Start:

Sept 13

Day/Time:

Thurs 6-7:30 pm*

Fee:

Audit only $36

 

[NW960] Continuous K9 Nosework© NW3    Instructors: Linda Grskovich, CNWI & Donald Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks This class is for dogs who know scent work and are being introduced to or who know anise and/or clove. Dogs should be working on their NW2 or NW3 skill sets.  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement and handling. Birch, Anise and/or Clove will be used as the odor sources based on the teams’ experience. Dogs not introduced to clove may be introduced to this scent in this class. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process. Distractions will be added as the dog progresses.  Indoor and outdoor settings and vehicles may be used. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities. Prerequisites:   completion of Foundation/Introduction to Nosework, the Introduction to Odor: Birch classes, NW1 and NW2 foundation classes, have passed a Birch and/or Anise or Clove ORT, have a NW1 or NW2 title or have permission to advance to this level by the instructor. Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill.  If a working slot becomes open during the semester, priority for that slot will be given to an Audit student if their dog is qualified/evaluated. Applicants other than previous ODTC student/audit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class registration.  Please contact instructor at lindobes@verizon.net for an appointment. * CLASS DATES:  Tuesdays. 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Sept  4, Sept 18, Oct 2 , Oct 16, Oct 30, Nov 13  in the Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept 4

Day/Time:

Tues., 2-3:30pm*

Fee:

$72NM/$54TM/$36CM

 

[NW961] Continuous K9 Nosework© NW3   Instructors: Linda Grskovich, CNWI & Donald Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.  This class is for handler teams who know scent work and are very knowledgeable of NW2, NW3 skill sets.  Class content will concentrate on continued search technique refinement, behavior recognition, converging odor, height of hides, multiple number of hides and handling. Birch, Anise and/or Clove and distractions will be used. Searches may be videotaped as part of the educational process.  Indoor and outdoor settings, vehicle searches and mixed environments may be used. Dogs are worked one at a time and must be crated between activities. Prerequisite:  Dogs need to have passed a Birch and/or Anise or Clove ORT, have a NW1 or NW2 title or have permission to advance to this level by the instructor. Note:  One dog per handler; a second dog per handler will be considered if class does not fill.  If a working slot becomes open during the semester, priority for that slot will be given to an Audit student if their dog is qualified/evaluated. Applicants other than previous ODTC student/audit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the instructor prior to class entry.  Please contact instructor at lindobes@verizon.net for an appointment. *CLASS DATES:  Thursday 6:00p to 7:30 pm, Sept 6, Sept 20, Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 1,  in Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday Nov 3 at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm  in a location to be announced

Class limit:

6

Start:

Sept 6

Day/Time:

Thurs., 6-7:30pm*

Fee:

$72NM/$54TM/$36CM


[NW961A] Continuous K9 Nosework© NW3 - AUDIT ONLY   Instructors: Donald Grskovich CNWI & Linda Grskovich CNWI.    6 Weeks.  Auditing of the NW961 Continuous NW1 K9Nosework class (see description  above) is available. Auditors can attend lecture, join discussion and observe class working dogs. Auditors will work their dogs independently of the class environment using the knowledge that they obtained. Note:  Do not bring your dog to class. If auditors want instructor guidance or evaluation of home training, it is suggested that they also enroll in the [NW976] K9 Nosework Video Review offering. *CLASS DATES Thursday 6:00p to 7:30 pm, Sept 6, Sept 20, Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 1, in Front Training Room, Loading Dock, Office and Hall Outside Crating Room and on Saturday Nov 3 at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm  in a location to be announced

Class limit:

4

Start:

Sept 6

Day/Time:

Thurs, 6-7:30 pm*

Fee:

Audit only $36

 

[NW976] K9 Nosework Video Review Instructors: Linda Grskovich CNWI & Donald Grskovich CNWI.  Students may opt for video review of class exercises, homework/practice sessions and trial/ORT videos by the listed instructors. Videos will be reviewed only for students currently enrolled in this semester session in a working or audit slot. Instructions on how to submit videos in Dropbox.com (free) will be provided to students upon enrollment.  For reviews of homework/practice videos, it is expected that the student submits their goals and/or objectives for the exercise as well as self-critique. FOUR videos per student will be considered during the semester. The cost will be for FOUR videos, no more, if less are submitted there is no refund, in other words each handler can submit up to 4 videos per session with a one-time cost which covers from 1 to 4 videos. The handler can submit videos of more than one dog in the 4-video/ set as long as that dog is registered in classes that semester or the student is in an audit slot, but the limit remains no more than 4 videos per handler who enrolled. Note:  Second dog per handler sets (4 videos) will be considered if class does not fill.Limit 10 students and 4 video reviews each.  CM $ 16.00, TM$18.00, NM $20.00.

Class limit:

10

Start:

Sept 3

Day/Time:

On submission

Fee:

$20NM/$18TM/$16CM

 

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.

[AG050] Foundations for Dog Sports.   FULL  Instructors: Rose Kane, Judy Ruff, Kat Edrington. 10 weeks. This class is for dogs aged 5 1/2 months & up who have graduated from a Basic Obedience or Puppy Kindergarten class. Dogs will be introduced to the basic handling and foundation skills needed to be competitive in timed, physically active dog sports such as agility, flyball, rally and disc dog.  Foundation training includes: clicker & target training; tandem agility moves; fitness training; focus games; drive games emphasizing fast fun recalls & tugging; rear-end awareness exercises. Dogs can and should be entered in this class at a young age (although it is reasonable to expect very young dogs to rotate through it twice to expose them to each foundation exercise twice during their “puppy brain” stage). Dogs will also learn to negotiate wobble boards, tunnels and low jump grids.  Graduation criteria: (1) ability to work off-leash while another dog is working on the other side of the ring, and (2) performance of a "rally style" course composed of exercises learned in the class. Main Obed. Ring 1 and dock

Class limit:      10    Start: Sept. 11      Day/Time:  Tues., 8:15 pm-9:45pm     Fee:     $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM

 

[AG050A] Foundations for Dog Sports - Audit Only. Instructors: Rose Kane, Judy Ruff, Kat Edrington. 10 weeks. Auditing of the Foundations for Agility class is available to ODTC members only at no cost. Do not bring dog to class. Main Obed. Ring 1 and dock

Class limit:  Unlimited    Start: Sept. 11      Day/Time:  Tues., 8:15 pm-9:45pm     Fee:     $0 Members Only


[AG051] Foundations for Dog Sports. FULL Instructors: Rose Kane, Judy Ruff, Kat Edrington. 10 weeks. This class is for dogs aged 5 1/2 months & up who have graduated from a Basic Obedience or Puppy Kindergarten class. Dogs will be introduced to the basic handling and foundation skills needed to be competitive in timed, physically active dog sports such as agility, flyball, rally and disc dog.  Foundation training includes: clicker & target training; tandem agility moves; fitness training; focus games; drive games emphasizing fast fun recalls & tugging; rear-end awareness exercises. Dogs can and should be entered in this class at a young age (although it is reasonable to expect very young dogs to rotate through it twice to expose them to each foundation exercise twice during their “puppy brain” stage). Dogs will also learn to negotiate wobble boards, tunnels and low jump grids.  Graduation criteria: (1) ability to work off-leash while another dog is working on the other side of the ring, and (2) performance of a "rally style" course composed of exercises learned in the class. Agility Ring

Class limit:      10          Start: Sept. 12 Day/Time:       Wed., 8:15-9:45pm     Fee:     $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM

 

[AG051A] Foundations for Dog Sports - Audit Only. Instructors: Rose Kane, Judy Ruff, Kat Edrington. 10 weeks. Auditing of the Foundations for Agility class is available to ODTC members only at no cost. Do not bring dog to class. Agility Ring.

Class limit:  Unlimited    Start: Sept. 12 Day/Time:       Wed., 8:15-9:45pm     Fee:     $0 Members Only


[AG100] Agility 1FULL   Instructors: Connie Miller, Sally Josselyn, Dean Dessem, Trina Laswell. 10 weeks. This class is for dogs that have never been exposed to agility equipment. Dogs will be introduced to all equipment during this session, including contacts, weaves, and jumps. Graduation criteria: Able to work while another dog is working on the other side of the building; have a good stay in front of equipment; drive into 2 On/2 Off position on the dog walk and A-frame contacts at lower heights; send through a curved tunnel; perform a lowered or table-stabilized teeter; perform jumps independently; drive through open channel weaves. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Foundations for Agility or permission of Instructor. Agility Ring

Class limit: 12 Start: Sept. 11 Day/Time: Tues., 8:15-9:45pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG110] Agility 2. FULL  Instructors: Terry Herman, Nancy Morris, Carol Murray. 10 weeks. This class will build on independent obstacle performance with accuracy and speed. Dogs will progress to full height obstacles and equipment. Basic handling skills will be taught and perfected, using short sequences and exercises. Graduation criteria: Handler must be able to identify their dog’s contact performance for each contact; dog must be able to perform a sequence of 10-12 obstacles, be able to perform contacts while driving into 2 On/2 Off position on the dog walk and A-frame, drive through a set of 12 weaves, send to tunnels, tire and jumps, and hold a stay on the table. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Agility 1 or by permission of the Instructor. Agility Ring

Class limit: 10 Start: Sept. 10 Day/Time: Mon., 6:30-8pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


Core Agility Courses

[AG300] Pre-Competition Skills - Handling Sequences. Instructor: Janet Gauntt. 10 weeks. This level is for dog and handler teams who are ready to train for competition. The class will use basic handling maneuvers, identify lines and angles of approach and exit, and discriminations. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Agility 2 (see on graduation criteria) or by permission of the Instructor. Priority:  Preference will be given to students who successfully completed the spring 2018 Intermediate Agility class.  Main Obed. Ring 1 and 2

Class limit: 8 Start: Sept. 10 Day/Time: Mon., 8:15-9:45pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG301] Pre-Competition Course Work. Instructors: Cindy Deubler. 10 weeks. This level is for dog and handler teams preparing for competition. The class will focus on improving obstacle performance, refining handling skills and the basics of competition rules and requirements. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Agility 2 or by permission of the Instructor. Dogs must be able to perform all obstacles correctly off leash and must be able to sequence at least 10-12 obstacles. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Sept. 10Day/Time: Mon. 8:15-9:45 Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[AG302] Advanced Handling Course Work. Instructor: Cindy Deubler. 10 weeks. This level is for dog and handler teams who have mastered novice competition and are preparing to compete at the higher levels. This class will focus on advancing obstacle performance, introducing advanced handling skills, continuing to build course analysis skills, and introducing course sequences typically run at the open/advanced/excellent levels. Prerequisites: Two qualifying scores in AKC Novice, USDAA Starters Standard, NADAC Novice, or CPE Level 3 Standard, or permission of the Instructor. Handlers must be able to perform all the basic handling moves including front, blind and rear crosses; serpentines and pinwheels. Note: This class is the same evening as Flyball and may experience high noise levels. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Sept. 13 Day/Time: Thurs., 8:15-9:45pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


Elective Agility Courses

We welcome new ideas for electives.  Please talk to the Agility training director or board members if you have an idea for an elective.

[EL AG533] Crosses and Sends Handling Skills. Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 Weeks. This class will involve only jumps and tunnels and provide exercises focused on improving crosses (front, blind and rear) and sends (forward, lateral, and backside). The exercises are intended to improve handlers timing, positioning, and confidence allowing teams to improve course performance. These skills will also lay the ground work for more advanced handling skills. Prerequisites: Dogs at any level accepted but must be able to perform jumps and tunnels. Note: Class Participants must be approved by Instructor and are limited of two sessions (unless the class doesn’t fill) but will be given preference to move into the 4:30 Advanced Crosses and Sends class. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Sept. 11 Day/Time: Tues 3:00-4:15pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG533B] Advanced Crosses and Sends. Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 Weeks. This class will include contacts and weaves and provide exercises focused on improving crosses (front, blind and rear) and sends (forward, lateral, and backside). The exercises are intended to improve handlers timing, positioning, and confidence allowing teams to improve course performance. These skills will also lay the groundwork for more advanced handling skills. Note: Class Participants are limited to two sessions (unless the class doesn’t fill) and must be approved by Instructor. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Sept. 11 Day/Time: Tues., 4:30-6pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG535] Contact and Weave Skills. Instructors: Darlene Paul, Gayle Lape, Betsy Flagg. 10 Weeks. This class is for handlers to learn to teach a more solid foundation for a 2-on-2-off contact performance and independent weave pole performance using channels and guide wires. All aspects of handling weaves will be covered from the early stages. Foundation work on contact performance will cover detailed targeting techniques, confidence on contacts, more speed into the contact position, and body exercises for the dog to develop more awareness of where his feet are. The “box” method for a running A-frame will also be covered. Note: Instructor to approve all students who register. This class is appropriate for beginner dogs, but also intended for dogs that need to be retrained. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Sept. 11 Day/Time: Tues 12:30-2:30pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM

[EL AG537] Skills and Drills (Advanced). Instructor: Terry Herman. 10 Weeks. This course will concentrate on specific handling maneuvers (crosses, turning cues, lead outs, etc.) and when and how to use them given various obstacle configurations, including international style challenges. Drills will be used to train and practice alternative handling options and determine the fastest, safest, easiest options for each dog and handler team in different situations. It will not include full courses. Prerequisites: Dogs should have AKC AX title, USDAA AAD title; CPE Level 5 or must have permission of the Instructor. The instructor reserves the right to remove any team from the class that does not meet the above prerequisite criteria or in the instructor’s opinion is not appropriate for this class. Note: If this class appears full when registering on-line, place your name on the waitlist through the online system or email the Registrar at ODTCRegistrar@gmail.com as spots may open. Agility Ring

Class limit: 8 Start: Sept. 11 Day/Time: Tues., 6:30-8pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG539] Distance Training. Instructor: Jean Wilkins. 10 Weeks. Want to improve your distance handling with your dog? Want more distance between you and your dog on course? Want to get a better understanding of how to handle gambles; fast sends; chance runs? Want to learn how to plan for your dog to gather game points and set yourself up for a better approach to the distance elements? In this class, you will learn and practice distance skills. Prerequisite: Dogs must be able to seek obstacles on their own and are proficient on all equipment (learning obstacles is not the focus of this class and dogs must be able to do the obstacles without being escorted). Agility Ring

Class limit: 10 Start: Sept. 12 Day/Time: Wed., 6:30-8pm Fee: $150NM/$112.50TM/$75CM


[EL AG540] Agility Privates. Instructor: Terry Herman. 1-hr 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. 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: NA Start: Sept. 12 Day/Time: Wed, 9am-5:30pm* Fee: $80NM/$70TM/$60CM


[EL AG510] Friday Agility Run-Throughs. Instructor: Terry Todesco. This is a drop-in opportunity to work through an agility course. For each class, an agility course will be presented for participants to run. A couple different paths will be available. Each participant will be allowed approximately 3 minutes to run the course or practice different skills. Fees will be collected at the start of class. Class Dates: *See schedule on ODTC website. Agility Ring

Class limit: N/A Start: *Sept. 14 Day/Time: Fri 7:00-8:00pm Fee: $10NM/$7.00TM/$5CM


Agility Seminars and Workshops

[EL AG900] Lead Outs. Instructor: Terry Herman. This workshop will show you when and how to use lead outs to give your dog the most information possible. It will also cover what to do when you don't have a lead-out. For competition ready teams. Agility Ring

Class limit:10 Start: Aug. 14 Day/Time:Tue 6:30pm-9pm Fee:$35NM/$28.00TM/$20CM


[EL AG900A] Lead Outs - AUDIT ONLY. Instructor: Terry Herman. This workshop will show you when and how to use lead outs to give your dog the most information possible. It will also cover what to do when you don't have a lead-out. For competition ready teams. Agility Ring

Class limit:N/A Start: Aug. 14 Day/Time:Tue 6:30pm-9pm Fee:$10


[EL AG901] Foundation JumpingInstructor: Terry Herman. This workshop on foundation jumping covers one jump work - wraps, switches, backsides, collection; line recognition, and jump pattern recognition as well as offer to jump/commitment. Dogs must be able to work at the same time as others on the floor.  Agility Ring

Class limit:10 Start: Aug. 28 Day/Time:Tue 6:30pm-9pm Fee:$35NM/$28.00TM/$20CM


[EL AG901A] Foundation Jumping - AUDIT ONLY. Instructor: Terry Herman. This workshop on foundation jumping covers one jump work - wraps, switches, backsides, collection; line recognition, and jump pattern recognition as well as offer to jump/commitment. Dogs must be able to work at the same time as others on the floor.  Agility Ring

Class limit:N/A Start: Aug. 28 Day/Time:Tue 6:30pm-9pm Fee:$10


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.

Introductory Flyball Courses
Note: Beginners may drop in for [FB310B] Friday Flyball. Students must contact instructor for permission.

[FB100] Beginner Flyball. Instructor: Lauralee McGuire.  10 Weeks.   This class is for those who want to learn the sport.  Dogs should be proficient in basic obedience & be under control in the presence of other dogs.  This course is NOT an entry class for the competition course.   Prerequisites: Basic obedience. Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:


Start:

Sept 13

Day/Time:

Thurs., 7pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[FB110] Beginner Flyball. Instructor: Kate Bobb.  10 Weeks.   This class is for those who want to learn the sport.  Dogs should be proficient in basic obedience & be under control in the presence of other dogs.  This course is NOT an entry class for the competition course.   Prerequisites: Basic obedience. Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:


Start:

Sept 14

Day/Time:

Fri., 6:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


Core Flyball Courses


[FB300] Competition Flyball.  
Instructors: Sarah Fedder/P Miller10 Weeks.  We will be overlapping the beginner class to give the green dogs an experienced dog to work against. Dogs will refine skills & increase speed & work in a team.  Prerequisite:  Beginner flyball or permission of

instructor.  Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:



Start:

Sept 13

Day/Time:

Thurs., 7:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[FB310] Friday Flyball.   Instructor: Kate Bobb.    10 Weeks.   This is a class open to dogs with intermediate & advanced skills. Less experienced dogs or handlers will start to work alongside seasoned dogs & team members.  Dogs will refine skills & increase speed & work in a team. Prerequisites:  Beginner flyball or permission of instructor.   Location:  Main ring 1 & 2

Class limit:


Start:

Sept 14

Day/Time:

Fri., 7:30 pm

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM

 

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 

All tracking classes are held outside for three to four hours. Students learn to track their dogs,
lay track, and learn from watching other students working their dogs.  All tracking students must help with the Oriole Tracking Test in April 2019.


Registrations for Tracking classes will be accepted online. Please mail your rabies info, a completed and signed ODTC Registration Form, and the Tracking Trial Help Commitment to

Registrar: Lorinda McKisson, 3638 Lochearn Drive, Gwynn Oak, MD, 21207, 443-622-5542,

lmckisson@gmail.com. Questions: please email lmckisson@gmail.com or joycelilly@hotmail.com.

The ODTC Registration Form is also available on the Oriole’s website.  


There are three Beginning Tracking classes for dogs starting tracking for the first time and untitled dogs that need certification.   There are two classes for experienced handlers and dogs with TD, VST & TDU Tracking.  


[TR105] Beginning Tracking. Instructor: Linda Hulbert. 6 weeks. Note:  you must work the

ODTC Tracking Test.  *Class Dates: 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16.  Location: Freedom Park, Carroll Co.

Class limit:

5

Start:

Sept. 7

Day/Time:

Fri., 9am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[TR115] Beginning Tracking. Instructors: Kristi Eisenberg & Jean Farny. 6 weeks.

Note: you must work the ODTC Tracking Test.  *Class Dates:  9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10 & 11/17 Location: Fair Hill, Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland.

Class limit:

8

Start:

9/8

Day/Time:

Sat., 9am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


[TR205] Advance Beginner/TDU.  Instructor: Amy Lasarko, Chris Irvine, . 6 weeks. For dogs that are new but  not beginners

Note: you must work the ODTC Tracking Test.  *Class Dates: 9/15, 9/22,10/6, 10/20, 11/3 & 11/17. Location: Fair Hill  Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland.

Class limit:

8

Start:

9/15

Day/Time:

Sat., 9am*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM


 

[TR410 & 415] VST & TDU Tracking. Instructor: Joyce Lilly, Alice Moyer 6 weeks. Dogs must have previous tracking experience. Only one dog per handler.  Note: you must work the ODTC

Tracking Test, 2019.  *Class Dates: 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4  & 11/18. Sundays.  Location: Forest Hill, Harford Co. & Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland.

Class limit:

8

Start:

Sept. 9

Day/Time:

Sun., 11AM*

Fee:

$120NM/$90TM/$60CM



CONFORMATION

[EL C600] Conformation. Note:   NOT OFFERED FOR FALL 2018, RETURNING WINTER 2019  

 



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