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.

Puppy & Home Companion
Initial courses for dogs without prior training.
Canine Good Citizen  (CGC) Test
A test that must be passed prior to moving on to either "Beginner Novice" or "Performance Basics".
Beginner Novice
Expanding on skills taught in Home Companion. Required prior to Novice Obedience or Agility Prep.
Performance Basics
Basic obedience skills with introduction to Obedience, Rally and Agility
Obedience
Classes that will help prepare dogs and handlers compete in AKC obedience trials.
Rally
Rally classes that will help dogs and handlers prepare to enter AKC Rally trials.
Agility
Classes to help prepare dog and handler to compete in AKC agility trials.

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.



Class Progression Chart

Click on a class name below to learn more.