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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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

Jan has trained dogs since 1976, (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, MACH (Master Agility Champion), TD (Tracking) and numerous other titles.
Jan has Golden Retrievers and Brussels Griffin’s, but has owned and trained Toy Manchester Terriers, Miniature Schnauzers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers as well.
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 since 1998.  Her main areas of interest are Obedience and Agility.  She has taken her dogs to UD (Utility Dog) in Obedience and MACH (Masters Agility Chanpion) in Agility.

She teaches Foundations Skills 1 and Adv Obedience classes.

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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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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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Joanne Kazar

Training dogs in obedienc since 1970, Joanne's Shetland Sheepdogs compete in a varity of dog sports.  Joanne Currently teaches Advanced Rally.

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Stephanie Bartos

Stepanie Bartos has been training dogs since 2010.  She owns and trains her Shiba Inu Bandit in Obedience, rally, barn hunt, agility and cwags nosework.

​Stephanie currently is teaching Puppy 2

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Marty Stefaniak

Marty has been involved in training and competeing with her dogs since 2004.  Currently she owns and trains her Golden Retriever in Obedience and Rally.
She has attained UDX (Utility Dog Excellent) and RE IRally Excellent) titles on her Golden
She currently is an obedience instructor at CABTC.

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Amanda Kost

Amanda has been training her Giant Schnauzers since 2012.  She is currently teaching Obedience at CABTC.

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Bernadette McFadden

Bernadette has been trained dogs from 1997 - 2000 and renewed her interest in training in 2010 to present.  Her Golden Retriever Daisy held a PCDX and RE titles and her Westie, Billie a CD.  Her Golden Retriever Ivy is still a puppy work in progress!!

Bernadette is currently teaching Obedience at CABTC.

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Diane Brzezinski

Diane has been training dogs for competition since 1979.  She has Belgian Tervrens and has achieved some of the highest titles available from the AKC in both Obedience and Conformation.
Currently Diane is the Director of Obedience training at CABTC and an Instructor in Classes such as Attention and Open Obedience.

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Alice S.

Alice has been training dogs, in her own words "for a very long time"!

Currently she competes in Agility and Obedience with her Rat Terrier "Annie".

She is a long time member and Obedience and Agility Instructor at CABTC

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Rhadine Z

Rhadine has been training and competing with her dogs since 1990.  She owns and trains Shetland Sheepdogs, German Shepherds, Mixed Breeds, Schnauzer and Setters in Obedience. Currently she is an instructor in Puppy II at CABTC.

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Shirley R.

Shirley has trained and competed in obedience for many years with her Cocker Spaniels.

Currently she is Instructing FS1 and FS2 at CABTC

 

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Coreen C.

Coreen has trained and competed with her Golden Retriever's since 2002 in both Obedience and Agility.

Currently, she is an instructor in Foundation Skills 1 at CABTC.

Her Golden Retrievers are

Eddie, aka Lakesydes Eagles Nest Cd, Gn, Rae, OA, OAJ, RATN, TKA

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Kipper, aka Sunfire Green and Gold CGC, BN, PCD, RN 

 

 

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Shannon has trained for over 10 years.  I have CGC titles on both of my English Springer Spaniels.  My AKC Springer retired with titles in Agility: JWW EXC and STD EXC.  Three years ago I adopted Springer Mix from animal shelter.  We have taken several obedience classes and actively training in Agility.

Shannon is currently an instructor in Foundation Skills 1

 

 

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Cathy F.

Cathy has trained and competed with her dogs since 1979.

She has owned and trained Irish Setters, Whippets, Norwegian Elkhound, Flat-Coated Retrievers over the years.

Currently she is an obedience instructor in CABTC's Ring Ready class.

 

 

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Kris Zielinski

Kris has been training dogs since 1998,  Her Brussels Griffons and Belgian Malinois have attainted many AKC and other titles.

In addition, Kris Assists with the Thursday Night Obedience Run-Thrus.

 

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Sandy Novicky

Training with CABTC since 2013, Sandy has competed with her Dobermans and Boston Terriere in many AKC events.

Currently she is teaching Obedience.

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Debbie Michnay

Debbie has been training and trialing dogs since 1990.  She has had Newfoundland’s, Retriever Mixes, Golden Retrievers and Pugs.

Currently a member and obedience instructor with CABTC, Debbie has taken her dogs to the CDX level in AKC Obedience.

 

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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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Ursula Lehman

A long time trainer and agility competitor with her Beagles, Ursula has attained the highest levels in AKC Agility, the MACH (Masters Agility Champion).

Currently she teaches Intermediate Agility at CABTC.

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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

Suzanne is a well known and respected competitor and instructor on the local agility scene.  Her Shelties and Rottweiler consistently perform at the top levels in competition locally and at the National level. 

Currently she teaches Agility with Julie Weir in a group of focused classes at CABTC to introduce new agility trainers to competitive agility.

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Julie Weir

Julie Weir is a well known and very successful Agility trainer and competitor in the Cleveland Area.  Known for her handling and teaching skills with her Whippets, she teaches Agility classes for both beginners and advanced students at CABTC.

She has attained the multiple MACH titles as well as other AKC titles.

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Doreen Barren

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Barb Brooks

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Jane Bush

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Rosemary Janoch

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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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Cheryl Sacerich

Cheryl has been training and participating in dog sports for 50 years.  Over the years her Ausies and Shelties have accumulated so many titles that most of us find it a daunting task to write out just one of her dog’s names!
She is an Agility Instructor, teaching Excellent Agility at CABTC and competing at the highest levels of the sport. She is also one of the most knowledgeable herding people in the Cleveland area.
 

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Chuck Pilny

Chuck has owned and trained English Cocker Spaniels since 2006.

His current agility dog, Louie has complete his MX, MXJ, and OF (Open Fast) titles and is working toward his MACH.
Currently, Chuck is the web master for CABTC.org and teaching Agility.

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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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Jeff Ipser

Jeff has been training and competing in agility since 2009 with his Bearded Collies.  Jeff is also an AKC Agility Judge with a vast knowledge of agility course design.  Currently he teaches a much sought after course at CABTC, titled Trial Challenges, where sections recently encountered courses at local trials are analyzed to determine the best handling options for each team.

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Alice S.

Alice has been training dogs, in her own words "for a very long time"!

Currently she competes in Agility and Obedience with her Rat Terrier "Annie".

She is a long time member and Obedience and Agility Instructor at CABTC

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Laurie Mueller

Since 1997, Laurie has competed in Obedience and Agility with her Standard and Miniature Poodles.

Her Miniature Poodle Hope has earned her Masters Agility Championship (MACH) more that once.

​Currently, Laurie is an instructor in Beginning Agility.

 

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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.