DogBlog

Volunteer Spotlight: Vicki Willett

Visitors to Thursday’s agility classes or open-ring time are likely to be greeted by Vicki Willett, a 5+ year member who recently began volunteering at the front desk. Vicki has worked with animals for many years, from rehabilitating squirrels to caring for birds. She...

It’s spring training season!

Get your dog ready for walks along the river, backyard barbecues and visits to the lake with these upcoming Tier 2 Obedience classes: Public Manners builds on skills learned in Basic Obedience to help your dog behave politely in public, from walking on a loose leash...

Instructor Spotlight: Julia Torgersen

Julia and her Border Collies, Duff and Kat, are well known faces at TCOTC. Julia teaches six agility classes a week, from Foundation to Competition, and has been a part of the TCOTC staff for 10 years.  Duff and Kat are truly lucky dogs in that they train and compete...

2016 Spirit, Volunteer of the Year Winners Announced

At this year’s Annual Awards Banquet on February 4, instructor Steve Hansen was honored with the 2016 Dale Weyhrich Spirit Award in recognition of his perpetual cheerfulness and the tremendous positive support he offers his students and fellow instructors. Steve...

Instructor spotlight: Scott McKenzie

From Puppy Parent to Obedience Instructor When Scott McKenzie joined TCOTC as a member in 2007, he simply wanted to socialize and train Tucker, his adorable new German Shepherd puppy. He never imagined that he’d be with the club nine years later, both as a student...

Member Spotlight: Brent MacNabb and Una!

Jumping in to TCOTC with Both Feet and Four Paws! We choose TCOTC before we had our puppy. I liked that the club was run by volunteers and had several options for training. Once getting our puppy we went to our first puppy class. There were several instructors that...

Want to Earn Free Classes?

As a non-profit dog training club, the backbone of TCOTC is its members. This club belongs to its members, and without its members, TCOTC would not exist. Almost everyone who checks you in at the front desk, many of our assistant instructors, the board of directors,...

A Spotlight on Conformation Classes

Jim Shea has been instructing conformation classes and holding breed and all-breed seminars for over 35 years.  He began teaching conformation drop-in classes at TCOTC in March 2016. Since then, he’s developed a following of students who rely on his 40 years of...

Your Club Needs You!

Volunteer at one of TCOTC’s upcoming events and fundraisers! You’ll learn new skills, become more familiar with competitions and trials, and get to know your fellow club members. No experience required. Dale Weyhrich Flyball Tournament and Fund Raiser, Oct. 14-16...

TCOTC Agility Set Up Volunteers

Let me introduce you to the dedicated TCOTC Volunteers who are responsible for setting up the Agility Courses in the Annex room each week. It all starts with the Course Designer, Shari Vespestad. Shari, a TCOTC Agility Instructor and CPE Judge Apprentice volunteered...