Introduction to Nose Work I

When:       Sundays at 3:00pm for one hour

Duration:   4 Weeks starting March 1, 2020 through April 5, 2020

(There will be no class on March 15th and March 22nd.)

Location:   Canine Training Association, Inc. 6826 Distribution Drive,

Beltsville, Maryland, 20705.

Cost:          $50 for Nonmembers and $25 for Members. (Due at first class.)

About the Course: K9 Nose Work harnesses the power of the canine nose and allows your dog to satisfy its natural desire to hunt. In this class you will learn the basics of nose work. Your dog will learn how to search an area. As the handler, you will sharpen your handling and observational skills. This course is meant to be a fun, allowing the dog and handler team to interact with lots of praise and tasty treats.

Additional information: Contact Arthur Belendiuk at 301 706-4519 or abelendiuk@fccworld.com. Class size is limited to 8 dogs and handler teams.

Click here to register!
NOTE: REGISTERING ONLINE IS FOR ATTENDANCE ONLY. PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE FIRST CLASS.

Canine Good Citizen Training Class

When:       Sundays at 4:15 pm  for one hour

Duration:   4 Weeks starting March 1, 2020 through April 5, 2020

(There will be no class on March 15th and March 22nd. )

Location:   Canine Training Association, Inc. 6826 Distribution Drive,

Beltsville, Maryland, 20705.

Cost:          $50 for Nonmembers and $25 for Members. (Due at first class)

About the Course: All dogs can be good dogs, and all owners can be great owners: all it takes is a little bit of training and lots of love. In this course, you and your best friend will learn ten basic skills that instil confidence and good manners and get you ready to take the Canine Good Citizen test.

Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger

Test 2: Sitting politely for petting

Test 3: Appearance and grooming

Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)

Test 5: Walking through a crowd

Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place

Test 7: Coming when called

Test 8: Reaction to another dog

Test 9: Reaction to distraction

Test 10: Supervised separation

Additional information: Contact Arthur Belendiuk at 301 706-4519 or abelendiuk@fccworld.com. Class size is limited to 8 dogs and handler teams.

Click here to register!
NOTE: REGISTERING ONLINE IS FOR ATTENDANCE ONLY. PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE FIRST CLASS.

New Short Course! Getting your CGC, CGCA, and Tricks title

Getting your CGC, CGCA, and Tricks title

Basic Obedience graduates and others who have been working with their dog this year may feel ready for the Canine Good Citizen tests. There is also interest in the new Tricks Dog titles. This class can help with both! This course will end the year with four preparation classes starting on Nov 18th in anticipation of the actual CGC/CGCA and Tricks test offered at CTA on December 16th.

This course will teach the basics of the Canine Good Citizen and the CGCA tests with the focus on the skills needed to pass the tests. And we will work with Tricks that will be on the Novice Tricks Title. This course will be taught by three CTA instructors, two of whom are CGC Evaluators.

Mondays at 6:30 PM at CTA (Beltsville)
November 18th through December 16th. For information contact Diane Gilliam at (Flyladydi8@aol.com)

Cost: $40.00 for non-members, $20.00 for members.
$15.00 fee for the first test, $5.00 for each additional test.

For this course, payment will be at the first class.

Register by emailing Diane Gilliam.

Class size is limited to 12 students.

**Instructor Change for Tuesday’s Conformation class

New instructor
Conformation class-Beltsville location 8:00 PM, Tuesdays 

Instructor: Dale Martins
 
This class will prepare you for the confirmation show ring. You will learn to stack your dog (stand in a position that shows off the angulation and lines of the dog to best effect), free stack and how to move your dog around the ring. You will become familiar with the judges commands, show etiquette and how the AKC points system works.
Prerequisites: Must bring a show lead and toys or treats that get your dog motivated and excited.

Class schedule: this is an ongoing specialty class with a $10.00/class fee. Students do not need to pre-register to attend.
**Class is held on Tuesdays year-round, except during the 1-2 week break between agility class sessions. During the agility class break, Dale will also take a break from teaching conformation class. 
 
Please contact Dale at (301) 943-3437 or
dalespetgrooming@gmail.com if you have questions about the class schedule.

New!! Tricks Class & Test

New Tricks Class & Test

July 1- August 5th 2019

Mondays 9:30 – 10:30 AM (6 weeks)

Davidsonville Building

Prerequisite: Must have completed a CTA Basic Obedience Class.

No reactive or aggressive dogs

Fee: $30.00 members/$60.00 non-members

Dogs will learn shake paw, sit up, circle left and right, paws up on arm, walk on a board, bow down, roll over and similar basic test items.

To register please contact Debbie Cabe at  hdcabe514@gmail.com.

Please bring a plentiful supply of treats to class!