DogBlog

New Class: Intro to Competition Obedience

Introduction to Competition Obedience Competition obedience is a dance that requires coordination between the handler and dog. Fluid coordination requires attention, communication, and skills from both the human and the canine. Begin learning that dance in...

Chad and Gopher: A higher calling

Let's face it: Very few of us look a new puppy in the eye and think, "You and I are going to make a difference in the world." But that was Chad Burgess' vision when he and his wife Carla were picking out their first dog from a litter of Golden Retriever puppies. One...

Playing it safe, in the ring and out

At TCOTC, our training is often fun and games. You and your dog having fun together helps to build a great relationship. Even better, our games are designed to teach your dog important behaviors that can help them successfully navigate common situations at home and in...

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....