Class Rates for 2019

Non-Members Members 4H Members
$105. $90. $60.

Confirmation Drop-In $5/session

Conformation Drop-In $5/session

Working Hours:

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday – Thursday


Cleveland All-Breed Training Club
210 Hayes Drive, Suite A
Brooklyn Hts., OH 44131




(216) 398-1118

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March 30, 2020

CABTC Classes Suspended until May 4

Dear Cleveland All-Breed Members, Students, and Friends:

WE MISS YOU and hope you are safe and well during this unprecedented assault from the COVID-19 virus.  The CABTC Board is watching and waiting to hear the good news that we can restart our programs.  Unfortunately, that time is not yet!  The club will remain closed through April.

The tentative start date for classes will be May 4.  We will continue to update the membership and the dog community of any changes to our schedule.  Amanda, our Head Office Manager, has class rosters and will be in touch with teachers and students as needed.

Thanks for hanging tight everyone.  All key bearing members continue to have access to the Club. AS ALWAYS, be considerate of all members and our building – use every precautionary measure to keep yourself safe and healthy as well as those who train after you.  Lock the door after you enter and make sure ALL entrances are locked when you leave. Folks with any kind of symptoms should self quarantine at home and not enter the building for the good of the group.

Thank you for your cooperation and watch for updates on this web site and Like us on Facebook “Cleveland All-Breed Training Club,” 

Stay well, Stay safe, and Stay home!


Cleveland All-Breed Training Club offers a positive, comprehensive obedience program for dogs of all ages. CABTC focuses on a positive training experience. CABTC has beginning manner classes that offer AKC Puppy STAR and Canine Good Citizen certification. CABTC also offers all levels of obedience competition classes for all types of dogs.

CABTC recognizes how imperative socialization is at an early age. We encourage puppy owners to enter classes as early as 8 weeks of age.

Our Foundation Skills Series of classes are designed to establish a solid obedience background from the ground up for puppies 5 months and older. We encourage students new to dog training to start with the Foundation Skills One class.

CABTC’s obedience instructors have many years of training experience with a wide variety of dogs.

CABTC’s instructors are some of the best in Northeastern Ohio. We have experienced, talented, and skilled instructors. CABTC sponsors regular training seminars to continue our instructor’s education on current methods and ideology of dog training. All of our instructors compete in various AKC venues and some have attained many titles on multiple dogs. Some of our instructors have competed at the highest levels of competition and are nationally ranked.

All sessions are 7 weeks long.

Obedience Competition History
Dog and handler teams are judged on how closely they match the judge’s mental picture of a theoretically perfect performance as they execute a series of specified exercises. Accuracy and precision are essential, but the natural movement of the handler and the willingness and enjoyment of the dog are very important.

  • Helen Whitehouse Walker devised the first obedience “test” in Mt. Kisco, New York in 1933 to show the intelligence of her poodles.
  • The first AKC licensed obedience trial was held in 1936.
  • 200 dogs were entered in 18 trials in that inaugural year.

AKC Notes

  • 3 levels of competition – novice, open, and utility – requires mastering a specific skill set, which increase in difficulty, before advancing to the next level.
  • Novice (CD) – demonstrates good canine companion skills such as heeling, both with and without a leash, coming when called, standing for a simple physical examination, and staying in both a sit and a down position with a group of dogs.
  • Open (CDX) – more challenging,  as more exercises are done off leash, and retrieving and jumping challenges are added.
  • Utility (UD) – includes scent discrimination, directed retrieves, jumping and silent signal exercises.
  • Advanced Titles.
  • Utility Dog Excellent (UDX) when they receive qualifying scores in both Open B and Utility B at 10 separate trials.
  • Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) title,  often referred to as the “PhD” for dogs, is the highest obedience honor a dog can receive.

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