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

Instructors

Obedience Classes

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Karen Abby

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Marie Albano

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Karen Phillips

Karen Phillips has been a CABTC member for almost 20 years.  She loves the sporting breeds, having started off with Labs and now has Goldens.  Karen teaches both Puppy 2 classes and is an AKC CGC/STAR evaluator.  An avid tracker, she shares her knowledge and enthusiasm both as CABTC’s tracking instructor and an AKC tracking judge.  Additionally, she competes in Rally, Obedience and Agility.  And if that’s not enough, she visits hospitals with her certified therapy dogs.  When she’s not with her dogs, she’s working at Lakewood Hospital in the Respiratory Unit. 

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Diane Brzezinski

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Dave Faller

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Robin Fargus

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Rosemary Janoch

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Holli Koester

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Jan Kren - Utility Instructor

Jan has trained dogs for the past 41 years.  While her main area of focus is Obedience, she also competes in Field, Rally, Agility and Tracking.

Her dogs hold three (3) OTCH titles, six (6) Utility titles, Field titles - JH, SH and WCX, two (2) TD's and MX and MXJ titles in Agility!

Jan has Golden Retrievers and Bussels Giffion's.

She states " I am a retired teacher of children.  I teach people to train their dogs, I teach and train my own dogs.  I guess, I've found my calling!"

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Carolyn Lincoln

Carolyn Lincoln, DVM has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1990 and owns Play To Behave

Veterinary Behavior Counseling.  Carolyn has had some experience in herding and also competed in agility for 10 years with three dogs.  Pepper, her Australian Shepherd, has her MACH ( Master Agility Champion) and has competed in the AKC Agility Nationsls.

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Kay Wood

 

Kay has trained and competed with her Papillions for 14 years now.  Her main areas of interest are Obedience and Agility.  She has taken her dogs to UD (Utility Dog) in Obedience and Mx (Masters Agility Excellent) and MXJ (Masters Agility Excellent Jumpers with Weaves) in Agility.

She teaches Puppy 1, Puppy 2, Foundations 1,2, 3, and Open in Obedience and various Agility classes.

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Judy Askew

During the 35 years that Judy has been a CABTC member, she has instructed at all levels of obedience and worked about every job there is at one time or another. 

Judy began her love affair with God’s greatest creatures when she was nine; she participated in 4-H with her Toy Manchester Terrier.  Then came a Basenji whom she trained through Open obedience.  Next was Darby, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi – Judy’s her first Utility dog.  After that, Trapper, a Golden Retriever, went home with her for a two-week visit; he stayed 13 years.  During that time, he became affectionately known as ‘Mr. Utility’.  His list of accomplishments include an AKC and CKC UD, the first UKC UD in the country, and going to Bermuda three years in a row where he obtained a BKC UD. She has 2 OTCH (Obedience Trial Champion) titles, Three (3) Utiility titles, Field titles include JH, WCX, and two TD.  In Agility her dogs hold MX and MXJ Titles (Masters Excellent and Masters Excellent Jumpers).

And it’s be Goldens ever since.  AKC, CKC OTCH Colabaugh’s Reebok Runner, UKC UD, JH, TD, MX, MXJ, CGC (aka Reebok) loved and worked with Judy for almost 16 years.  Currently Judy shares her home with AKC CKC OTCH Suds on Tap, UKC, UD, JH, OA and OAJ (aka Suds) and youngster ‘Buzz’.  We can’t wait to see what the future holds for him.

"I enjoy working with people and dogs.  I guess that is why I have spent so many years doing both."  Judy Askew

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Betsy K.

Betsy has trained dogs since 1996.  She is active in Obedience, Rally and Agility with her Labrador Retrievers.  She has put AKC titles on her dogs in all three disciplines including Rally: RAE(3) and halfway to #4; Obedience: CD and Agility: NA, NAJ, NA,NAP, NJP, OAP, OJP, AXP, AJP.

I enjoy teaching Rally Obedience because it is a great foundation for regular Obedience and Agility. Because a handler can talk to and encourage their dog, Rally helps build a bond that carries over into other training areas. Rally is great for both the novice and experienced handler and is lot of fun for both members of the team!!

Currently Betsy is CABTC's Advanced Rally Instructor.

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Bonnie Leinberger

Bonnie has owned and trained dogs for 24 years now.  She trains and competes with her dogs in Obedience, Rally and Agilty.  She has taken her dogs to 2 Companion Dog titles, a BN and RE (Rally Excellent), and Masters titled in both Standard and Jumpers Agility.

Bonnie currently has Labrador Retrievers and All-American dogs!

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Brad Smedley

Brad has been training his own dogs since 2012.  His concentration has been on Agility, where he titled his English Springer Spaniel from Novice thru the Open classes.

He currently owns and competes with both his dogs a Border Collie and his English Springer Spaniel.

His dogs hold NA, NAJ, OA and OAJ titles.

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Joan M. Durback

Joan has owned and trained dogs for the past 38 years.  Her main areas of concentration have been obedience, field, and some agility and tracking.  She and her dogs have 4 Obedience Trial Champion titles, JH, WCX titles as well as Agility Excellent and Jumpers, Masters and Masters Jumpers and TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent titles.

Joan owns and competes with her Golden Retrievers.

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Colleen Crowe


I have been training my own dogs since 1986 and started teaching puppy classes at CABTC in 1998.

I have owned several different breeds as well as a few mixed breeds over the years. I have had a Springer Spaniel, 2 Cocker Spaniels, a Yorkshire Terrier, a Borzoi, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a Pomeranian and currently I have 2 English Cocker Spaniels.

I train and show my dogs in agility, obedience, rally, tracking and conformation.
I have put CDs on 4 of my dogs, CDXs on 2, UDs on 2, a TD on 1 dog. In Rally 1 Cocker got her RA and the English Cocker got her RE. Four of my dogs are titled in Agility. The current dog I am running is working on her MACH 5.
I also am a CGC evaluator and a Registered Veterinary Technician.

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Sandra Novicky

I have been training dogs on and off since the mid 1980's.  My main area of focus is in Obedience and some tracking.

I've put CD and CGC titles on my dogs, and currently own a Doberman Pincher and a Boston Terrier.

While I have been away from training and have just gotten back into it.  I love working with dogs and seeing the owners and their dogs improve week to week.  There is nothing better to watch than the bond between them.

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Margie Wunderle

I've been training my Sussex Spaniel for about 2 years now, mostly in Conformation and Obedience.  We are working on Beginner Novice and our Grand Championship!

I'm also a RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) nationally certified ASL interpreter!

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Lois Friedman

Loies has trained dogs for 12 years now.  Currently she owns 2 Golden Retrievers, and a Border Collie.  She has owned and trained Dobermans and German Shephards.

She trains and exhibits in Obedience, Rally, Agility and also Hunt work.

Her dogs have earned UDX, UD, Re, JH, WC, BN, GN and CGC titles.

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Kathi Smith

Kathi has trained dogs in Obedience, Agility and Search and Rescue for 15 years now.  Kathi has put CD, MX and MXJ titles on her dogs as well as Search and Rescue Certification.

Currently, Kathi owns Labrador Retrievers, Japanese Chin and Terrier Mix dogs.

 

 

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Agility Classes

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Debbie Sacerich

In real life, Debbie Sacerich is a Social Worker for the Aged but her true passion is dogs. She has been a member of Cleveland All-Breed Training Club since her teens and has served in various capacities including but not limited to President and Agility Trial Chairperson. Since 1994 she has been the Agility Training Director as well as an instructor for advanced agility. Debbie is a popular presenter at various clubs where her expertise covers a wide variety of topics, with a particular fondness for distance work. She is also a published author having several articles appear in Clean Run. Debbie’s newest addition, Do It, a Border Collie, is a testament to early, positive training and will be making his agility debut in 2011. And Debbie has a special place in her heart for her rescues, MACH 3 ADCH Quick CDX XF G-Ch and MACH Bright XF PD2, both Belgian Malinois. Quick was the #1 Malinois in Front and Finish for both Standard and JWW for 2005. Her other accomplishments include having two dogs achieve the ADCH in USDAA and being invited to both the 2006 and 2007 AKC Invitational. Debbie’s past dogs include ADCH Buddy MX MXJ (GSD), Jewel AmUDT CanUD, a Standard Poodle, and Ch Dare CDX TD (PWC).

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Karen Phillips

Karen Phillips has been a CABTC member for almost 20 years.  She loves the sporting breeds, having started off with Labs and now has Goldens.  Karen teaches both Puppy 2 classes and is an AKC CGC/STAR evaluator.  An avid tracker, she shares her knowledge and enthusiasm both as CABTC’s tracking instructor and an AKC tracking judge.  Additionally, she competes in Rally, Obedience and Agility.  And if that’s not enough, she visits hospitals with her certified therapy dogs.  When she’s not with her dogs, she’s working at Lakewood Hospital in the Respiratory Unit. 

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Suzanne Stachurski

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Julie Weir

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Doreen Barren

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Barb Brooks

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Jane Bush

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Jeff Ipser

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Rosemary Janoch

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Gisele Jarvie

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Pam Gogol

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Deb Kaufman

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Ursula Lehman

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Carolyn Lincoln

Carolyn Lincoln, DVM has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1990 and owns Play To Behave

Veterinary Behavior Counseling.  Carolyn has had some experience in herding and also competed in agility for 10 years with three dogs.  Pepper, her Australian Shepherd, has her MACH ( Master Agility Champion) and has competed in the AKC Agility Nationsls.

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Debbie Peck

I am currently an instructor in beginning agility, conformation and summer puppy class.  Dogs have been a part of my life for forever, but as a young adult I acquired my first pure-bred dogs and started competing in obedience competitions.  Shortly after being introduced to the dog show world through obedience trials, I started breeding my English Springer Spaniels under the Sademont kennel name, trying very hard to keep the trainability and intelligence in the breed while maintaining the health and genetic integrity.  Most of my spare time has been spent competing and promoting the sport of dog training.  I have titled dogs in obedience, tracking, conformation and agility.   I have maintained a multi-dog household for more than 30 years so I usually have one senior dog, one mid-life dog and one youngster in my house at all times.  It’s fun to see the cycles of life and be reminded that the youngsters become the seniors way too fast.

I love teaching at CABTC.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone progress with their dog, and if the students choose to compete, then I get to celebrate their successes with them!

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Kay Wood

 

Kay has trained and competed with her Papillions for 14 years now.  Her main areas of interest are Obedience and Agility.  She has taken her dogs to UD (Utility Dog) in Obedience and Mx (Masters Agility Excellent) and MXJ (Masters Agility Excellent Jumpers with Weaves) in Agility.

She teaches Puppy 1, Puppy 2, Foundations 1,2, 3, and Open in Obedience and various Agility classes.

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Chuck Pilny

Chuck has owned and trained English Cocker Spaniels since 2006.  He began training his current ECS Louie in the Fall of 2010, and has since taken him to his titles in Masters Excellent (MX), Masters Excellent Jumpers (MXJ) and Novice Fast (NF)  Prior to English Cockers, Chuck and his wife Dorothy owned and showed Irish Setters in Conformation in the 1970’s.
Currently, Chuck is the web master for CABTC.org and teaching Beginners Agility on Friday Mornings.

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Bonnie Leinberger

Bonnie has owned and trained dogs for 24 years now.  She trains and competes with her dogs in Obedience, Rally and Agilty.  She has taken her dogs to 2 Companion Dog titles, a BN and RE (Rally Excellent), and Masters titled in both Standard and Jumpers Agility.

Bonnie currently has Labrador Retrievers and All-American dogs!

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Colleen Crowe


I have been training my own dogs since 1986 and started teaching puppy classes at CABTC in 1998.

I have owned several different breeds as well as a few mixed breeds over the years. I have had a Springer Spaniel, 2 Cocker Spaniels, a Yorkshire Terrier, a Borzoi, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a Pomeranian and currently I have 2 English Cocker Spaniels.

I train and show my dogs in agility, obedience, rally, tracking and conformation.
I have put CDs on 4 of my dogs, CDXs on 2, UDs on 2, a TD on 1 dog. In Rally 1 Cocker got her RA and the English Cocker got her RE. Four of my dogs are titled in Agility. The current dog I am running is working on her MACH 5.
I also am a CGC evaluator and a Registered Veterinary Technician.

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Conformation Classes

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Debbie Peck

I am currently an instructor in beginning agility, conformation and summer puppy class.  Dogs have been a part of my life for forever, but as a young adult I acquired my first pure-bred dogs and started competing in obedience competitions.  Shortly after being introduced to the dog show world through obedience trials, I started breeding my English Springer Spaniels under the Sademont kennel name, trying very hard to keep the trainability and intelligence in the breed while maintaining the health and genetic integrity.  Most of my spare time has been spent competing and promoting the sport of dog training.  I have titled dogs in obedience, tracking, conformation and agility.   I have maintained a multi-dog household for more than 30 years so I usually have one senior dog, one mid-life dog and one youngster in my house at all times.  It’s fun to see the cycles of life and be reminded that the youngsters become the seniors way too fast.

I love teaching at CABTC.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone progress with their dog, and if the students choose to compete, then I get to celebrate their successes with them!

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Tracking Classes

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Karen Phillips

Karen Phillips has been a CABTC member for almost 20 years.  She loves the sporting breeds, having started off with Labs and now has Goldens.  Karen teaches both Puppy 2 classes and is an AKC CGC/STAR evaluator.  An avid tracker, she shares her knowledge and enthusiasm both as CABTC’s tracking instructor and an AKC tracking judge.  Additionally, she competes in Rally, Obedience and Agility.  And if that’s not enough, she visits hospitals with her certified therapy dogs.  When she’s not with her dogs, she’s working at Lakewood Hospital in the Respiratory Unit. 

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Questions?

or call Cleveland All-Breed Training Club at (216) 398-1118.