Our next class sessions begin Tuesday Jan 10th and Thursday Jan 12th!
Competitors! Our next Obedience and Rally Show & Go will be Sunday Jan 29th! Get Details.
Dogs truly are our best friends! That is if we do our part and teach them the human rules by which they must live. Whether your dog needs behavior, obedience, or activity training, Tyler Obedience Training Club has the knowledge to put you & your dog on the road to success. Many of our members not only train and instruct obedience, rally and agility but train and compete in other canine activities including herding, lure coursing, tracking and hunt tests.
We believe that the most important part of training is communication. We teach you how to get your dog's attention so that you both work together. Using only positive rewards and corrections, you quickly and effectively encourage the behaviors you want them to keep and discourage the behaviors you want them to get rid of. So whether you simply want a well-behaved pet or a competition champion, TOTC instructors can help you achieve your goals.
Organized under the Texas Nonprofit Corporation Act, Tyler Obedience Training Club's purpose is to educate both members and the general public in understanding and controlling canine behavior. Many of our members actively participate in pet therapy at local hospitals, rehabilitation centers and convalescent homes.
Tyler Obedience Training Club is licensed by the American Kennel Club and proudly sponsors AKC Obedience & Rally Trials each year. Our Summer trials will be Friday, Saturday, & Sunday July 28-30, 2017, in Longview at the Longview Exhibit Building on the Longview Fairgrounds and the Maud Cobb Convention Center. YES THAT'S RIGHT! THREE DAYS of Obedience & Rally!! There will be over 200 competitors in Obedience and Rally competing for titles, placements & awards and 1,000 dogs competing for breed prizes and conformation championships. Come on out and enjoy all the fun.
The Club teaches the Canine Good Citizen® Program created and administered by the AKC to further educate the public and recognize accomplishments people have made in teaching their dogs to be positive and productive members of their community and family. The club has several AKC Approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluators and conducts the CGC Tests throughout the year. Our Puppy Class sessions include AKC's S.T.A.R. Puppy® Program Test which is supervised and certified by one of our CGC Evaluators. Beginning 2017 we are offering the AKC Community Canine (CGCA Title) program!
We are excited to have introduced AGILITY training as a fun and fast-paced dog sport to the Tyler area. TOTC is licensed by both the American Kennel Club and United States Dog Agility Association. Our next AKC Agility Trials will be December 16-17-18, 2016 at Lucky Dog Training Center. Offering Excellent, Masters, & Time-to-Beat all three days and adding Novice & Open on Saturday & Sunday. Our next USDAA Agility Trials will be February 24-25-26, 2017 and March 25-26, 2017, at Texas Rose Horse Park. Dog Agility Masters and Performance Versatility Team are offered at our February trials and Masters Challenge and Performance Masters Challenge Biathlon will be offered at both events. For more information on all our agility events, go to our Agility Page.
Rally has become a popular and exciting introductory step to obedience and agility training! TOTC has been actively supporting and teaching AKC Rally®, UKC Rally, and World Cynosport Rally Limited (WCRL). Our AKC event is held in conjunction with our obedience trials in Longview. Our next WCRL trials will be scheduled soon!
TOTC has a long-term project benefiting all pets in our training area. In 2007, we organized a program to donate surgical-quality Pet Oxygen Masks to Fire Departments in our area to assure that fire fighters have the proper equipment to save pets' lives. TOTC approaches residents in an area and proposes that if the community will pay one/half the initial cost of the pet mask sets, TOTC will donate the sets and replace any needed future sets on our own. We began with the Tyler Fire Department donating 13 sets - one for each station. Read the story in the TylerPaper.com. Next we gave to the Bullard, Gresham/Flint & Noonday Volunteer Fire Departments! Read the story in the BullardNews.com. We've also donated masks to the Athens & Lindale Fire Departments plus the Baxter & Jackson Heights Volunteer Fire Departments! In 2011 we donated masks to the Mt. Pleasant, Pittsburg, Whitehouse & Van Fire Departments (read the story in the VanBanner.com) and the Tri-Lakes Community Fire Department. Over three dozen sets donated!
View the TOTC Calendar for details on upcoming club functions and demonstrations!