**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 murphysdogmom@gmail.com. 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 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.


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