ALERT – Dog Respiratory Illness

Please be aware of a new canine respiratory illness in the US.  When in class, please do not let your dog get nose to nose with others, and do not share water bowls. 

If your dog is showing any symptoms (sneezing, coughing, nasal and/or ocular discharge, etc), please do not attend class and notify your vet.  Recommendations from the AVMA and Vidal-Abarca, as well as other vets, include:

  • Make sure your dog has been fully vaccinated – especially for kennel cough.  While the existing vaccines may not specifically target the unknown infection, maintaining overall health through routine vaccinations helps support a dog’s immune system. 
  • Avoid dog parks, pet stores, and grooming facilities with your canine companion, if possible. 
  • Be mindful of boarding.  It is recommended to avoid boarding your dog unless absolutely necessary. 

Caution is advised rather than worry.  There is a lot of interstate mobility among people and their pets, which may facilitate the transmission of the disease, as it appears to be highly contagious.

If your dog shows any signs of respiratory issues, including the symptoms listed above, contact your vet and keep your pet isolated from other animals until the matter is resolved.  Please continue to socially distance. 
Stay safe,
The unanimous CTA Board

Obedience Match – Sept 3, 2023



6826 & 6822 Distribution Drive

Beltsville, MD  20705

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Utility-Open-Novice-Beginner Novice

Sign up: 9 – 11: A.M.

Run-through start 10:A.M.

   First run $15.

Second run $10.


Air Conditioned

Limited crating inside

Questions – email: or call 202-437-5821

Mask Policy Update – March 2022

CTA Mask Policy Update
March 2022

In conjunction with Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery, and in consultation with the County Health Departments, Canine Training Association has moved to the following Covid policy:
Everyone is allowed in ALL the CTA buildings without masks if they are vaccinated, do not have signs or symptoms of COVID-19, and have not been recently exposed to someone who has COVID-19. 
* However, if the individual instructor requires masks, everyone must wear a mask.
The CTA Board

Obedience Match

Canine Training Association
6826 & 6822 Distribution Drive
Beltsville, MD 20705

Sunday, August 29, 2021
Utility-Open-Novice-Beginner Novice

Sign up: 9 – 11 AM
Run-through start 10 AM

First run $15
Second run $10

Limited crating inside

Questions – email or call 202.437.5821

CTA follows mandated Covid-19 protocols