DTCCU offers a wide variety of training classes at its local facility. Classes in basic canine manners (the foundation courses in puppy kindergarten, puppy elementary, home companion and performance basics) and classes that prepare handlers and their dogs to compete in agility, obedience, and rally obedience are offered four times a year. Other classes (usually short courses) in tracking, animal-assisted therapy, tricks, clicker work, nosework and freestyle are offered as time and demand permit.
Classes are limited to small enrollments (8-12 dog-handler teams) and many fill quickly, so enrolling early is advised. The registrar maintains a waiting list for popular classes. Unless otherwise noted, courses run for eight weeks and last 45-60 minutes. Not all classes are offered every semester. Before you sign up for a class, view the Class Progression Chart (below) to make sure your dog is eligible to attend.