CABTC is centrally located near I-77 & 480. Call (216) 398-1118!

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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: http://www.cabtc%20directions.htm


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.

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.


  • 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 8:30 PM, unless other wise noted.
  • Board Meeting only –  begins at 6:45 pm in February, April, June, August and October.


  • 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

Mission Statement

  • Promote dog training
  • Disseminate knowledge regarding dog training
  • Conduct classes for the training of dogs and their handlers
  • Encourage the training of instructors & judges
  • Hold & support obedience trials, agility trials, tracking tests, sanctioned matches and other activities under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club
  • Promote cooperation and good sportsmanship among its members in the training and exhibiting of dogs

Board of Directors

Elaine Moore, President
Deb Peck, Board of Directors
Gisele Jarvie, Corresponding Secretary
Kathie Lester, Treasurer
Deb Kaufman, Board of Directors
Brad Smedley, Vice President
Stephanie Simon-Bartos, Recording Secretary
Kathy Sutliff, Board of Directors
Louis Friedman - Board of Directors
Sandra Novicky - Board of Directors



Kay Wood - Lower Level OB Director
Kathie Lester, Class Scheduling
Debbie Sacerich, Agility Director
Kay Wood, Office Team Chair
Kathie Lester, Membership Chairman
Holly Koester, Sunshine Chairman
Diane Brzezinski, Obedience Committee Chairman
Dorothy Eller, Membership Programs
Margie Wunderle, Meeting Hospitality
Michelle Hrnchar, Loose Leads Editor
Chuck Pilny, Web Site Admin
Suzy Pare, Tracking Committee Chair
Diane Brzezinski - Higher Level OB Class Director


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