Twin Cities Obedience Training Club (TCOTC) is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization founded in 1945.


Our Mission:

To provide opportunities for the community to come together and enjoy a variety of positive and humane training, educational and social activities with their dogs.


Our Vision:

Building positive human and dog partnerships.


Our Values:

Community: We are a welcoming organization committed to building pawsitive relationships.

Fun: We encourage and incorporate fun in all activities.

Diversity: We respect and support diversity in people, dogs, ideas and activities.

Learning: We promote lifelong learning and excellence in education.

Leadership: We inspire leadership at every level of our organization.

Safety: We emphasize safety awareness and healthy lives.


Volunteer driven:

TCOTC’s tremendous volunteer support allows us to offer a wide range of training classes at competitive prices, including basic obedience as well as agility, flyball, tracking and therapy. TCOTC is licensed by the American Kennel Club, which makes us eligible to hold AKC obedience and agility trials and tracking tests. Our club has been a pioneer in utilizing and promoting positive reinforcement training approaches.

Why train?

Every dog deserves an education! Obedience training is the foundation for establishing a better relationship between you and your dog. The obedience exercises we teach have been adapted to meet the training needs of the beginning trainer. Basic obedience training is important for a good canine companion as well a requirement for future training in various dog sports. Many students who start with basic obedience classes continue training their dogs in advanced obedience, agility, flyball, tracking or therapy dog work.