Good sportsmanship is essential when training. This includes: common courtesy, being respectful of your fellow students and instructors and lending a helping hand when needed. Of course, use of foul language or abusive behavior toward any member is prohibited.Alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted in the buildings and any training areas.
Dogs must be kept on short taut leads at all times except when otherwise directed by the instructor. You are responsible for your dog’s behavior at all times. Each dog must have a properly fitted collar. Puppies should start with a plain buckle collar. Each dog must have a leash of leather or fabric, Flexi-leads, chain leashes or any other form of recoiling leash are not permitted. Shock or remote controlled collars are generally not allowed except in special cases with the instructor’s prior approval.
The instructor is in charge of your training area, and environs.
There will be no hitting or rough treatment of dogs. Canine aggressive behavior toward other dogs or people is not acceptable and will be handled by the instructor.
No female dogs allowed in any Basic or Intermediate Level Obedience class while in season. Female dogs in season are permitted in the advanced level Obedience classes at the Instructor’s discretion. Please contact the instructor prior to attending class with a dog in season. No dogs in season are ever allowed in the Agility building.
You are responsible for cleaning up and removing from the building any mess that your dog makes. Clean-up supplies are provided. Please dispose of waste in the appropriate receptacles.
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes with rubber-type soles and flat heels. Athletic shoes are recommended.
Members are expected to keep vaccinations current. Copies of rabies certificates and a signed Hold Harmless Waiver are required for membership. Sick dogs should not attend any classes nor be in the building.
Last Friday, Governor Hogan announced that the very earliest Maryland businesses could start opening would be in early May. It all depends on the curve the virus takes. This means it is not likely CTA will be opening in May. CTA does have enough of a financial cushion that we are fine for now. Our priority is that you all stay safe and healthy!
Before we do open for classes, we will be asking for volunteers to clean the buildings to do a vacuum and wipe down. Keep an eye out for a request if you think you can help!
The Davidsonville painting project and the Beltsville Agility building mat cleaning are both on hold. Hopefully we can reschedule them later this year.
Looking for some dog fun at home? CTA is holding online AKC Trick Dog tests. Contact Karen McNally at email@example.com if you are interested.
Remember that the Beltsville Obedience and Agility rings are still available to rent by CTA members. See the Contact page on our website ctadogs.org for more information.