What is SMDTC?

The Springfield, MO Dog Training Club, established in 1970 as an all-volunteer organization, is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing dogs trained and conditioned to behave at home and in public. The classes we offer encourage willingness and enjoyment from the dog while establishing necessary control. As an AKC licensed club, SMDTC offers classes in obedience, rally, agility, tracking, tricks and scent work as well as competitive events in these sports for those handlers interested in continuing to work with their dogs. As a member of the Springfield community, SMDTC actively supports dog activities and dog related charities.

Why Train at SMDTC?

We have over 50 years of training people to train their dog, making us the oldest training club in the Springfield, Missouri area.

Our all-volunteer instructors (25+) go through a rigorous training process including assisting in classes, reading books on dog training, attending seminars and achieving certain levels of accomplishments with their dogs.  Our instructors and assistants are dedicated to helping you train a dog that will become a forever member of your family.

We have a facility that is on one floor, is fully matted and climate controlled.  We have plenty of parking as well as fenced areas to exercise your dogs.

We have state-of-the-art equipment for those sports that require it.

Join our classes and share our love of dogs and training them.