CTA Reopening Soon!

Canine Training Association is happy to announce we are carefully and thoughtfully restarting dog training classes.

Starting the week of August 1st, we will begin offering basic obedience and puppy classes, Canine Good Citizen classes and a limited number of Nosework and Agility classes.

Advanced and intermediate classes will resume after September.

We are working on organizing new class schedules as quickly as possible.  Please contact a board member if you have any interest in teaching or assisting.

Please check the website next week for specific class times and dates.

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs soon.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

CTA Board

****NEW SAFETY RULES****

New Safety Rules

•To protect our instructors and yourselves, we will require everyone in the building to wear a face covering that covers nose, mouth and chin at all times  This includes while you are running agility courses. 

• 6’ social distancing will be followed by everyone. 
• Only one class at a time will be held in all the buildings. no double classes in the Beltsville Obedience building. 
•Classes will be 50 minutes long. This allows students to gather their belongings, ask questions of the instructors and leave before the next class arrives. 
•Everyone who enters the buildings will need to sign a Covid-19 waiver. 

• Frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, bathrooms will be wiped down several times daily. 
•Davidsonville classes will be limited to 8 people – 6 teams and 2 instructors.  Beltville obedience classes are limited to 10 students and 2 instructors.  Agility classes have a 8 team 2 instructor limit.

Big Clean at Beltsville!

Big Clean at Beltsville!

July 25th, 10-1:00

Please come with your own face covering and gloves.

We will provide the cleaning products. 

Help us get both the Beltsville buildings clean and ready for classes!

Please contact Theresa Zuzworsky at tzuzworsky1@gmail.com to sign up. 

Happy 100th Birthday Ken!

Ken’s 100th Birthday – June 26th, 2020

 

Ken Nagler, the President of Canine Training Association and one of the founding fathers of our club, will be turning 100 years old on June 26.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEN!!!

Covid-19 Update For All CTA Programs

To all,
Covid-19 Update For All CTA Programs:

Beltsville Obedience classes are canceled for 2 weeks starting March 16 with classes resuming March 30.

Beltsville Agility classes will proceed as scheduled.

All Davidsonville classes will proceed as scheduled.

*These guidelines do not supersede communications you have received from your individual instructors about specific classes.

If you are currently feeling ill, or think you have been exposed to the flu or Covid-19, or someone in your immediate family has a compromised immune system, we encourage you to take precautions and do not attend classes.

CTA’s priority is the safety of its instructors and students. Considering our small class sizes and the natural distance between handlers, we feel we are safe in continuing classes at this time. Certainly, if circumstances change, we will respond as promptly as possible in alerting everyone affected.

Hope you stay healthy!

Karen Long
CTA Davidsonville Coordinator
CTA Temporary Agility Coordinator
Joan Adler
Beltsville Building Coordinator

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.