DogBlog

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...

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...

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...

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...

Staff Spotlight: Katie Brittan’s road trip with Rico

Does your idea of the perfect Road Trip include you and your dog, 4000 miles in 10 days, and a National Agility Competition? TCOTC Agility Instructor Katie Brittan and her 6-year-old Miniature Schnauzer Rico hit the road last month to participate in the 2017 CPE...

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...