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CDTA Classes

Chuckanut Dog Training Association offers lessons in four specific areas: Agility, Obedience, Rally Obedience, and K9 Nose Work. Tracking is also offered occasionally.  Each of these is described briefly below. For more detail click on the name of the event listed below or to the left.

Agility                     Obedience                   Tracking                         Nose Work



Courses are: Foundation Agility, Obstacle Performance, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Handling, Agility for Fun, and optional courses as they arise. 



Please contact Marian with inquiries.

Next class anticipated September 2019.

We make no guarantees that you will get into a class even though you are on a wait list. Class length varies depending on availability of facility. 

Pre-Registration form is required. It will be sent upon initial contact.


Agility is the ultimate game for you and your dog. It is also one of the most exciting canine sports for spectators. In agility, a dog demonstrates its agile nature and versatility by following cues from the handler through a timed obstacle course. The course has jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and other obstacles. Agility strengthens the bond between dogs and handlers, it is extremely fun, and it provides vigorous exercise for both! (AKC - Agility Overview)  Because agility is a team sport it requires training for both the dog and the handler! As a result, the early classes focus on the building blocks for  future activities. Some equipment is used to assist in developing skills. 


All dogs coming into the Agility program require basic manners. You should also be able to recall your dog from a small to moderate distraction.  


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General Obedience and Rally Information Flyer.
New Flyer will available in July or possibly earlier.
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Please see the Obedience Page for complete details.


OBEDIENCE CLASSES: C.D.T.A.'s Obedience training program is designed for pet owners who wish to have a well behaved dog. Training provides a way of establishing a system of communication and a solid working relationship between you and your dog. Through training, the dog learns what you expect when a command is given. This relationship establishes you as the leader of the pack and with consistent work, trust and love will grow. Your dog becomes a well behaved companion who is secure in his place beside you.


Flyer for next class is above. Classes began Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.   

For further information call GAY at 360-676-9066  or  BARB at 360-733-5429.


These classes begin each September, January and March/April.  Check Flyer to see which classes are being offered in the next session.  


Next classes will be in the fall beginning September 10, 2019. 


Basic Class: This is the class for untrained dogs and their people. Learn to teach your dog basic obedience (heel, sit, down, stay, and COME when called! and walking on a loose leash.)


AKC Introduction to Competition and Rally Obedience- see flyer.

  • Are you wondering if Competition Obedience is for you and your dog?
  • Do you have a new dog that is ready to move into the world of competition but isn't quite ready for the "real" novice Obedience titling class?
  • Have you completed basic obedience classes and just want to continue having fun and working with your dog?

Then you might want to consider this class! Using what was learned in the Basic Obedience Class, you and your dog will be introduced to some of the exercises that are used in beginning obedience competitions and learn the fun Rally fundamentals.



With a keen sense of smell, 100,000 times stronger than humans, dogs are often used to find lost people and animals, drugs, avalanche and disaster victims, and even to detect cancer. AKC Tracking is a canine sport that demonstrates a dog's natural ability to recognize and follow a scent and is the foundation of canine search and rescue work. Unlike obedience and agility trials, where dogs respond to the owner's commands, in tracking a dog is completely in charge, for only he knows how to use his nose to find and follow the track. (from AKC  - A Beginners Guide for Tracking)

Please see the Tracking page for contact information. 

Nose Work

Though similar to tracking, where the dog uses its nose to follow the scent of a person's movements, this sport demonstrates a dog's natural ability to recognize and find specific scents, much like the drug or bomb sniffing dogs do.


Nose Work is perfect for any dog, all ages, fair-weather or foul-weather, firm or infirm. Nose Work is designed to encourage your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It is a wonderful means to let your dog have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.


Please see the Nose Work page for details or contact Alecia.

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