NEDTC is a non-profit obedience club, dedicated to the training and the development of the natural intelligence of all dogs. We welcome purebred, mixed-breed, registered and non-registered dogs into all of our classes. We believe that positive, basic obedience training builds a relationship with your dog that allows clear communication and trust, and each of our classes works toward the goal of establishing and building that relationship in a fun and rewarding way.
The New England Dog Training Club is the oldest existing AKC obedience club in the country. NEDTC has a proud history going back to the beginning of obedience competition in the United States. Hans Tossuti, author and founder of both the New England and Philadelphia clubs, and Bert Turnquist, a pioneer author and trainer, were both early members.
We support the attainment of competition titles and promote advanced training for all of those who attend our training classes. Our structure concentrates on AKC obedience events at all levels, the fundamentals of which are applicable to a variety of performance events, including agility. We encourage and support all dog sports, and offer a cooperative and supportive environment for all who want to further their relationship with their dog through obedience.
In order to meet these goals, NEDTC holds training classes for all levels of obedience beginning with Puppy Kindergarten. We hold one AKC sanctioned obedience trial per year – currently at the end of March/beginning of April. We hold seminars and events designed to both educate our membership and the public on all aspects of dog training and responsible dog ownership, and at all times we strive to promote a fun and encouraging training environment. We welcome all dogs and their owners to come train with us!