Our next classes begin Tuesday September 9th & Thursday September 11th. We highly recommend you take advantage of our new pre-registration for class! Check our schedule at Class Schedule for all times and details!
TOTC is hosting Charlene Dunn's Tracking Clinic, “A Step in the Right Direction”, Saturday & Sunday November 22-23, 2014.
NOTICE to Members in the Retrieving Class: The Retrieving Class for Thursday the 21st has been cancelled. Robin will be out of town.
Members: Don't forget our "End of summer and let's get back to training Picnic" at the September Meeting on the 4th
Our next Obedience & Rally Show & Go's is Sunday August 17th and Sunday September 21st. Get the flyer with details and schedule!
MEMBERS: Get your Meeting Minutes from prior meetings HERE.
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 25-27, 2014, in Longview at the Longview Exhibit Center 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. Stay tuned for more information on when we will be offering the all new 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 the United States Dog Agility Association and we will host our next USDAA Agility Trials February 21-23, 2014, at Texas Rose Horse Park. We are having a special 1-day USDAA INTRO Event Saturday March 22nd at Texas Rose Horse Park to welcome all new competitors to USDAA Dog Agility Competition and Fun. To see the finest agility teams in the south central region, plan on attending! For more information, go to our Agility Page.
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 two dozen sets donated!
View the TOTC Calendar for details on upcoming club functions and demonstrations!