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ABOUT US

For over 70 years CABTC has helped Clevelander’s learn to train their dogs. We welcome all breeds, including mixed breeds. Our instructors are accomplished trainers who are current on the latest techniques and our beautiful indoor facility is fully matted for your dog’s comfort and safety.  Our up-to-date training equipment lets you train the right way.

Directions: Click here for Directions to CABTC

Registration

Classes are forming continuously. We average 24 classes per week and, space permitting, additional classes are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Please note that not all classes are available every evening – so please call or visit our website for a schedule.

You may now register on the web site, and record your dog(s)information on the site to make registering for a class less time consuming.  Please note that registrations are not final until your payment is received in the CABTC office.

General Policy

For the safety, enjoyment and efficiency of the learning process, handlers must bring small, soft (easy to swallow) training treats and/or favorite toys, use lots of praise, and keep a respectful distance between your dog and others to relieve stress.

Meetings

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November for a Membership Meeting.

Social Networking begins at 6:30 PM, followed by Membership Meeting and program at 7 PM.  Board meeting follows at approximately 8:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

Board Meeting only begins at 6:45 pm in February, April, June, August and October.

CABTC History

  • Cleveland All-Breed Training Club was organized in 1940 and incorporated as Not-for-Profit with 19 members, 6 of whom became judges
  • Classes were originally held in the Terminal Tower garage
  • October 24, 1943 – 1st licensed Obedience Test
  • 29 of the 38 entries qualified
  • 1945 – hosted our first Tracking Test
  • 1982 – trial location moved to Lakeland Community College with a record-breaking 403 entries – the largest obedience trial in the country
  • 1989 – moved classes to current complex but different suite
  • 1995 – first agility trial
  • 1996 – moved to Suite B, expanding to 10,000 square feet
  • Combined agility trial & Western Reserve Kennel Club’s breed/obedience shows at Metropark’s Polo Field in August and at the I-X Center in December
  • Went from a 1-ring agility trial to 4 rings at the I-X Center – the largest in the country
  • 2001 – first obedience trial on site; the first back-to-back trial
  • Moved agility trials to North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex
  • 2005 – 1st Rally trial
  • 2017 – Still going strong!!

Mission Statement

  • To promote the training of dogs and handlers.
  • To disseminate the latest knowledge regarding dog training.
  • To conduct classes focused on the the training of dogs and their handlers.
  • To encourage the training of instructors & judges.
  • To hold & support obedience trials, agility trials, tracking tests, sanctioned matches and other activities under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.
  • To promote cooperation and good sportsmanship among members in the training and exhibition of dogs
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