DogBlog

At TCOTC, diversity truly is our strength

TCOTC Diversity: We respect and support diversity in people, dogs, ideas and activities. At TCOTC, diversity is one of our core values and is reflected in many aspects of our club. It is beautifully represented in the variety of our canine members. The TCOTC Diversity...

Flying High and Having Fun at TCOTC

Lynnda Lenzen's dog Ringo is smiling for a reason. Ringo, like all dogs, lives for FUN, and participating in TCOTC classes and events offers plenty of opportunities for that. In fact, fun is a core value of TCOTC, and we do our best to encourage and incorporate it...

TCOTC Builds Community

We hope you have noticed the new graphics in TCOTC's upgraded entryway! Each represents one of your Club's Values: Community, Fun, Diversity, Learning, Leadership and Safety. The pictures feature actual club members, human and canine, representing TCOTC values in...

AKC Trick Dog Test

Complete 10 tricks and earn an AKC Trick Dog Title for your dog! Dogs with a Canine Good Citizen certificate need only complete five tricks to earn a Novice Tricks title. Trick Dog Evaluations 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Intermediate and Advanced evaluations will be...

Bamse gets a job — as a Therapy Dog!

If you've ever met Bamse, the shaggy, bright-eyed Lhasa Apso who belongs to TCOTC member Berit Gerhardson, you won't be at all surprised to learn that he recently became a registered Therapy Dog. He's gentle and unflappable, greets everyone with a happy tail wag, and...

Staff Profile: Jane Jacobson

Obedience training is the engine that drives TCOTC, and Jane Jacobson is the engineer that drives the Obedience Department. As Obedience Department Head, Jane’s job includes everything from developing curriculum, scheduling classes, training and supervising...

Become a Friend of TCOTC

A message from Board President Stephen Dent Dear TCOTC Member: I'm excited to introduce you to our new Friends of TCOTC Program in which you can choose to support the mission and values of TCOTC with a financial contribution over and above your annual membership dues....

TCOTC members hold our values dear

A message from our board president: Over the six years I have been a member of TCOTC, I have been consistently impressed by the values our members and staff demonstrate every day. I've seen it when our instructors place the safety of our dogs and their humans...

High Spirits Flyball Team Promotes Community at TCOTC

Flyball: It's loud! It's exciting! It's fun! But what is it? Flyball is a team dog sport that is run like a relay race. Typically two teams of four dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, jumping over hurdles to a box that releases a tennis ball. As one...

Youths learn positive training through 4-H

Part of TCOTC's mission as a nonprofit club is to serve the community. One way we do this is by hosting the Hennepin Heelers, the 4-H dog training club for Hennepin and Ramsey county youth in grades 3 through 12. Throughout the year, these young people and their dogs...