About Springfield Dog Training Club.......
The Springfield Dog Training Club (SMDTC) was
established in 1970, and was licensed by the American Kennel Club in 1984. The Club
holds UKC and AKC licensed Obedience Trials and Agility Trials each year, as well as
AKC Tracking Tests, Tracking
Dog Excellent Tests, and Rally trials.
Club members have over 130 tracking titles to their credit. Last year, the members earned 88 titles on their dogs!!
SMDTC is dedicated to producing dogs that have been trained and conditioned always to behave in home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs. The aim is to encourage willingness and enjoyment from the dog while establishing necessary control.
Training Facility and Instructors
SMDTC's training facility is located at 454 N. Farm Road 223
Springfield, MO 65802 (Click here for a map). It includes two training rooms, both located on the ground floor, is air-conditioned and heated, has a pop machine, rest rooms, and a phone available.
All of our instructors are volunteers. To become an instructor, requirements must be met which include: experience in training dogs, completion of assistant and apprenticeship programs, reading and seminar attendance, and approval by the Training Committee. There are over 40 instructors, giving a large pool of experience from which to draw. Every effort is made to keep instructors up-to-date on new training methods.
This page last updated on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by firstname.lastname@example.org.