Summer Novice: Better off-lead heeling, stays & recalls

Date: June 11th – August 13th 11:30-12:30

Instructor: Karen Long

Location: Davidsonville

Fee: $30.00 for CTA members / $60.00 Non-members


Prerequisite: Must have completed a CTA Basic Obedience class. No aggressive dogs, no halti-style collars and no shock collars.

Owners should be prepared to work daily between classes so they don’t fall behind.

Curriculum will focus on clean, fast starts, footwork and specific exercises to sharpen on and off lead heeling. Class will also focus on solid stays and full length recalls with strong distractions.


Extras: During the session, Guest judges will conduct full AKC Novice run throughs with feedback and graduation will also be a full Novice run through.


Contact Karen at or 410-757-0232 to register.

AKC Tricks Testing (For Non-class members)

June 17th, 2019
10:00- 1:00 (or until testing finishes)
Davidsonville Building

Prerequisite: Must have completed a CTA Basic Obedience Class.
No reactive or aggressive dogs
Fee: $15.00 CTA members/non-members
Instructor: Debbie Cabe

Note: Tricks Class students test first. Please contact Debbie by April 23rd if you would like to be tested. There is a 15 dog limit on testing.

To register, please contact Debbie Cabe at or call at 410-266-5595.

NEW! AKC Tricks Class & Test

May 6th-June 17th 2019
Mondays 10:00-11:00 AM (6 weeks)
*No class on May 27th Memorial Day
Davidsonville Building
Instructor: Debbie Cabe

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 basic trick skills. Examples are: shake paw, sit up, circle left and right, paws up on arm, walk on a board, bow down, roll over and other basic test items. Dogs will be tested on the last class and can earn an AKC Tricks title.

To register, please contact Debbie Cabe at or call at 410-266-5595.

Please bring a plentiful supply of treats to class!

Agility and Rally Matches/Run-Throughs

The Canine Training Association will sponsor a series of indoor Sunday Agility and Rally Matches at the Association’s facilities at 6822 and 6826 Distribution Drive in Beltsville, Maryland. The Rally is based on the American Kennel Club Rally procedures. The schedule this fall/winter seasons is as follows:

September 9, 2018

October 14, 2018 (agility only)

November 18, 2018

December 2, 2018

January 20, 2019

February 3, 2019

March 10, 2019

Agility matches will be held in Bldg. #6822; Rally matches will be in Bldg. # 6826 – the obedience building. Entries taken in Bldg. # 6826. Please note: All first runs must be completed before second runs begin.

The fees are $ 10.00 per dog for the first run with a $ 8.00 fee for the second run for each dog. There will be no pre-entry for the matches.

Entries will be taken from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Runs will start promptly at 10:00am.

For Agility Ring time is 3 minutes. There will be Exc Std/Novice Std Nested courses set. Indoor climate control. Rubberized Contact Equipment. Breakaway Tire. Treats, training & toys in the ring are allowed. Dogs must have agility experience and be able to use equipment safely on or off leash. No harsh verbal or physical corrections. AKC equipment, tire will be set at 4” lower than jump height unless otherwise requested by handler. For September, Agility jump height will start with Small to Tall. The Next month will start Tall to Small, alternating thereafter. For September, Rally will start with Rally Excellent, move to Advanced and finish with Novice. The next month will start with Rally Novice, alternating thereafter. The dogs will not be scored. As these are informal matches, an exhibitor may elect to do the Advanced or Excellent course on lead.

Directions to CTA: From 495/95, use Exit 23 (Route 201 – Kenilworth Avenue). Go north 4.2 miles to Distribution Drive, turn left. Note that Route 201 starts as Kenilworth Avenue, changes to Edmonston Road and then to Old Baltimore Pike. From I-95 South or North take exit 29A Powder Mill Road, at light turns into Ammendale Road,  go to Virginia Manor turn left, go to light at Murkirk Road turn right, go to light at Old Baltimore Pike turn right, go to Distribution Road, turn right at Shepherds Electric Co. to 6822 turn right to C.T.A.

Please remember to clean up after your dogs. Do not allow dogs to relieve themselves anywhere in front of the buildings or on yellow posts.

In the event of snow in sufficient quality that motorists are asked to keep off the streets, the match will be cancelled.

For additional information contact: Ken Nagler (410) 573-6556