The Annual Picnic: this year will be held on 2 June starting around 1 at a beautiful estate farm in Howard County. The venu is located on Carrs Mill Rd .6 miles from RT 97 about 1.25 miles south of I-70. It’s large enough for everyone of you to come with your pups and family.  Be prepared for dog games and hopefully a lot a silly fun! The facility has gorgeous restored barn so it’s rain or shine – still with plenty of room for all!
Hampstead Day: this will be DOTC first participation at Hampstead Day on 25 May (8am – 4pm). Let me know if you’d like to volunteer for that day or for set-up the day before (time TBD). In addition to our display and talking to event visitors we’ll also be doing Rally demonstrations (weather willing). In past years over 4000 (yes that’s 4-thousand) people have attended the event. If you can’t volunteer – please come by and visit with us. For more information go to: http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/hampsteadmd/page-7.php

CLASS LOCATIONS for the month of MAY 2019

We will be in the Shipley Arena (down the hill) for
May 15, 22, and 29

May 22 is the Annual Meeting, so the only classes that night will be the Basic and the Puppy classes.

May 29 will be Basic, Puppy, Conformation and Obedience Fun Matches.

DOTC 2019 Session 4…

The final session schedule for this training season has been moved out two weeks, due to the weather delays.  Orientation for the new Basic/Beginner will be April 3; classes with the dogs will start April 10.

All classes, Session 4 starts April 10.  Be sure to sign up, at the Registration Table, for what you want to take.

Session 4 will offer “Tricks” class at 6:30 in Ring 1.  “AKC Star Puppy” class will meet at 7:20 in the area between Rings 1 and 2.  Please be sure to inform Registrar, Robin Graham, if you are signing up for either of those classes.

Rally will be “pay as you go Run-Throughs” for the month of April.

DOTC Bylaws – AKC Ratified, 8 February 2019

We are happy to inform you that our DOTC Bylaws have been ratified by the AKC Board of Directors…

Fast CAT

GSDCGW April 2019 FCAT Premium List

DOTC April 2019 FCAT Premium List

Gail Phillips and Gedi

Congratulations to DOTC President, Gail Phillips and her Gedi (Die Tauben Landung Gedi RA RI CA BCAT CGCU TKN) for earning his DCAT title on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at DOTC’s FastCAT event!

Cleo Curry and Blue

DOTC congratulations member Cleo Curry and her Blue (Brier Havens Blue Bandit) on earning their FCAT title.  Blue is only the 5th Australian Cattle Dog to earn this title!  Their title was finished at the Oriole DTC’s October 30, 2018 FastCAT trial. Way to go, Cleo and Blue!

Gail and Barb, with Sascha and Maxwell

Our Own DOTC Rally Champions

Big congratulations to DOTC President, Gail Phillips, and Vice-President, Barb Awtrey. They both found out, today, that they, and their dogs, Sascha and Maxwell, earned their RACH (Rally Champion) titles! Way to go, teams! We are so very proud of you!


A Note from the President:

“Hello, all. All DOTC members should have received an email this evening from VP Barb Awtrey. It contains some very important information and dates. If you did not receive this email, please contact Barb (barbawtrey@verizon.net) AND our Registrar, Robin Graham (RLGraham56@aol.com) and provide us with your correct email address so that you do not miss important communications, again. If you are not yet a member, but are interesting in becoming a member, please let us know that so that you can be added to the communications email list.

Thank you.

Gail M. Phillips, President, DOTC of Maryland, Inc.”

Terrible DOTC news

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our long-time Conformation Instructor and friend, Kitty Sarvinas. We send our sincerest condolences to her husband, Gary; her brother Jeff and her niece, Samantha; and her dear friends, Nancy and Conrad Zinkhan. DOTC will not be the same without her.  Memorial Service for Kitty has already occurred.  The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to DOTC of Maryland, Inc c/o Registrar Robin Graham, 2960 Duvall Road, Woodbine, MD 21797.

Check out Class Registration (All breeds welcome) and our Calendar for the 2018-2019 training season.

Of Interest

Congratulations to the following DOTC members who were presented with their special award or Perpetual Trophy at the end-of-year picnic in June 2018. 
The Perpetual Trophy winners received the plate to attach to the trophy at last night’s General Meeting.
The winners are:
Sportsmanship Special Award: Barbara Awtrey;
The Monster: Michael O’Hara, Bear, Emma, and Sarge;
Gretchen Memorial: Marie Sokoloff and Traxx;
Jessie Memorial: Tim Prendergast and Links;
Doyle Memorial: Fenwick CD BN RA TKN CGCA CGCU (Barb Awtrey);
Goldens Rally: Dezwin’s Dream Catcher VCD1 RAE TDU MX MXJ MJB AXP AJP MXF NFP T2B TKN (Linda Hulbert); and the

Whitehouse Walker: Sascha Dodgetta von der Misty Ridge CDX PCDX RM2 RAE12 OAP OJP CGCA CGCU TKP (Gail Phillips).

Here’s an article on an important topic:
Maryland’s laws when a pet bites someone…

DOTC Snow/Weather Closing Policy

Classes are cancelled if evening classes/activities are cancelled for
Baltimore City, Baltimore County OR Carroll County Schools

For more information on registration for classes:

Robin L. Graham, DOTC Registrar
2960 Duvall Road, Woodbine, MD 21797
410-615-9704   |   
Gail Phillips, DOTC President

Please remember DOTC Accepts ALL dog breeds…