Portsmouth Chesapeake

Obedience Training Club

***See Events Calendar for Schedule of Classes***

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Who We Are and What we are About

The Portsmouth Chesapeake Obedience Training Club, Inc is a nonprofit organization composed of people who enjoy working and spending time with their dogs. We are interested in helping you train your dog to be a well mannered family member and a source of pride.

Portsmouth Chesapeake Obedience Training Club, Inc (PCOTC) is an outgrowth of the Gosport Obedience Training Club which was first formed in 1949. The original club disbanded in 1960 and was reorganized in 1964. The club then adopted a new Constitution and By-laws and a new name which was approved by the American Kennel Club in April 1968. The PCOTC has been hosting AKC licensed Obedience Trials yearly since 1973.

Our members are as varied as the breeds they own. Many participate in breed specific sports such as herding, field trials, hunt tests and lure coursing. Still others are involved in conformation, tracking, flyball, and agility. The foundation for success in all of these venues is obedience training and many members actively compete in obedience trials sanctioned by the AKC, UKC, and ASCA.

The club participates yearly in a variety of community events offering obedience demonstations at events such as the Suffolk Mutt Strut and the Bark in the Park. Some of our members have earned Therapy Dog International (TDI) certificates and their dogs visit local homes, retirement communities and area hospitals. We provide public education in canine good citizenship.

Training Location *** 
Portsmouth United Church Of Christ,

5900 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA, 23701 *** -
See training page for Application and Directions

Classes meet on Thursday evenings between 7:00 PM through 9:15 PM.
The basic class is one hour starting at 7:00 PM. Advanced classes are offered from 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM

For Questions or Updates, Contact PCOTC

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