Sequence of Agility Classes

The CTA Sequence of Agility Classes:
One of our most frequently asked questions is “What class do I take next” or “Where do I start?” To reduce confusion, we are streamlining the class names and organizing them into a clear and logical progression.
Building Blocks for Puppies: Focused Minds and Balanced Bodies I – any puppies 3-6 months
Building Blocks for Puppies: Focused Minds and Balanced Bodies II – for graduates of Building Blocks I
Agility Foundation I or Basic Agility I –for any dog over 1-year-old who is beginning agility training
Agility Foundation II or Basic Agility II – for graduates from Foundations or Basic Agility I. Classwork emphasis on weaves.
Pre-Competition Agility (formerly Intermediate) – for graduates of Basic or Foundations class. Students should be familiar with all equipment. Classwork includes sequencing and advanced handling skills.
Competition Agility- for students with proficiency on all equipment including weaves. Classwork includes advanced sequencing and distance handling at speed.
Advanced Competition Agility – for students competing at open level agility. Classwork focusing on Advanced handling on Master’s level courses.

Fleece Tug Toy Workshop

Fleece Tug Toy Workshop

Sunday,  December 6th, 2020

Canine Training Association

6822 Distribution Drive

Beltsville, Maryland 20705

11:30am to 1:30pm

Cost $10.00

Come have fun making a fleece tug toy for your dog.

All the supplies will be provided.

To register, please send an email to Registration is limited.  Entry fee will be collected at the door.

Water and prepackaged snacks will be provided.

COVID-19 restrictions apply – masks are required, 6-foot social distancing.

**NEW CLASS**Snuffle Mat Workshop

Snuffle Mat Workshop
Sunday, October 18ᵗʰ 11:30AM to 1:00PM
Cost is $10.00
CTA – Beltsville
6826 Distribution Drive
Beltsville, Maryland

What is a snuffle mat?
The snuffle mat is a homemade toy that provides the dog with an opportunity to sniff and search for
hidden treats. The snuffle mat consists of fleece strips tied on to a rubber mat with holes in it.
The loose ends of the fleece are on top and provide the hiding spots for
the treats.

Workshop Details
Come and learn how to make an enrichment toy for your dog.
Please leave your dogs at home. All the supplies will be provided. Attendance is limited so
register early. Registration will be through the email and payment will be collected at the door.
Please send email to You will receive a
confirmation email that you are registered for the workshop.

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

•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 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.