San Mateo Dog Training Club

General Class Info

Class sessions are seven to eight weeks in length and meet at our training hall at 595 Taylor Unit 2, San Carlos CA 94002. See Below for specific class information.

Registration

There are two ways to register for classes:

Discounts and Drop-in Cards

Discounts are offered to returning students: 10% for returning students and 50% for those going to a new competition level (such as Intermediate to Novice, etc.). There are no discounts for Conformation or Specialty Classes. We also offer a discount card for Drop-ins (Competition Obedience and Rally Classes). The card is $110 for 5 Drop-ins with no expiration date. Download the flyer to sign up.

Parking

Please park along the sound wall/fence at the back of the driveway or on the street. If you are parked along the sound wall/fence, please be considerate of the neighbors on the adjacent street and do not allow your dogs to bark in the car. It would be helpful if you arrive a few minutes early on the first night in order to check in. Please bring proof of current vaccinations or titers and a current rabies certificate on your first night. Keep your dog on leash at all times.

Potty Area

Do NOT allow your dog to eliminate on the landscaping of this industrial complex. Potty your dogs along the street-side plantings or across the street and absolutely PICK UP THE POOP. We have poop bags in the hall and you can deposit the full bag in our white plastic trash can in the hall. It is clearly marked.

Our Classes

Family Dog Classes

Puppy Kindergarten

Start the basics of good manners and obedience while safely socializing your youngster to other pups and their people.

New! Starting in January 2017 all puppies will go through the AKC Puppy STAR test.
AKC STAR Puppy:
S-Socialization
T-Training
A-Activity
R-Responsibility
For more information on the AKC STAR Puppy test view information sheet

Prerequisites: For puppies from 12 weeks to approx. 6 months of age.

Other Requirements: Dogs must have had two DHPP vaccinations prior to the second class. First class of each session is for owners only, no puppies.

Instructor: Reena Walton

Thursday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Start Date

    Jan 12, 2017
  • End Date

    Mar 2, 2017
  • # Wks# Weeks

    8
  • Fees

    $165
  • Status

    Full

Thursday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Start Date

    Mar 9, 2017
  • End Date

    Apr 27, 2017
  • # Wks# Weeks

    8
  • Fees

    $165
  • Status

    Now Enrolling

Basic Obedience

Learning loose leash walking, heel position, coming when called and three stay positions: sit, stand and down.

Owners should be prepared to bring a six-foot leather or synthetic leash, a buckle collar plus any other collars you are currently using, a treat pouch and plenty of small, easy-to-swallow treats that the dog is crazy about getting. NO retractable leashes, please.

Prerequisites: For dogs 6 months of age or older who have passed puppy class or have had little to no prior training.

Other Requirements: Current on vaccinations or titer from vet; current rabies

Instructor: Marian Pott

Monday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Start Date

    Mar 6, 2017
  • End Date

    Apr 24, 2017
  • # Wks# Weeks

    8
  • Fees

    $165
  • Status

    Now Enrolling

Intermediate Obedience

Continuing to solidify the basic exercises of heel work and staying with distractions, plus the Figure 8, distance stays and recalls and the finish.

Owners should bring a longline or retractable leash to class for the distance work.

Prerequisites: For dogs who have graduated from our Basic program or its equivalent from another school. To ensure proper class placement, dogs who have not been previously enrolled at SMDTC may need to be evaluated prior to class.

Instructor: Marian Pott

Monday 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Start Date

    Mar 6, 2017
  • End Date

    Apr 24, 2017
  • # Wks# Weeks

    8
  • Fees

    $165
  • Status

    Now Enrolling

Canine Good Citizen (CGC & CGCA)

This is a class for owners who wish to take training to a step beyond the basics. The CGC and CGCA (Advanced) are tests consisting of 10 stations at which the dog and owner must perform a different task that an obedient dog should be able to perform in public. Successful completion of all stations endows the dog with the title Canine Good Citizen by the American Kennel Club. This class will prep dog and owner for the (optional) test which is given on August 18th (last class of the session).  Even if you choose not to take the test, this is a great "bridge" class between the pet level classes and the competition classes. Many pet therapy groups require the CGC title as a prerequisite for joining their group. You may sign up for just the CGC or CGCA test for a fee of $20 (contact the club to be put on the Test Only List).

Prerequisites: In order to enter the CGC class, dogs should already be able to walk on a loose leash, sit, down, come and stay and not be aggressive to other dogs or people.

Instructor: Reena Walton

Thursday 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Start Date

    Mar 9, 2017
  • End Date

    Apr 27, 2017
  • # Wks# Weeks

    8
  • Fees

    $165 (drop-in: $25)
  • Status

    Now Enrolling
    Drop-ins welcome!

Thursday 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Start Date

    Jun 29, 2017
  • End Date

    Aug 24, 2017
  • # Wks# Weeks

    8
  • Fees

    $165
  • Status

    Now Enrolling
Note: No class on: Jul 6, 2017

Competition Obedience Classes

Our competition obedience classes will help prepare the dog and owner to enter the world of AKC obedience trials, a titling sport that consists of increasingly more complex skills and levels. If you are interested in showing your dog these are the classes for you. Enrollment is dependent upon the dog having successfully completed the Family Dog classes (or their equivalent) or being currently in training for trials.

Beginner Novice

An entry-level class that will prepare you to show in the AKC class of the same name, or to bring you to the next level of teamwork with your dog. If you have completed the pet level classes here or elsewhere and you’re wondering what you can do next, consider Beginner Novice. This is also an excellent bridge class between the pet levels and the competition level classes. Not offered March/April 2017.

Instructor: Reena Walton

Thursday 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Start Date

    Jan 12, 2017
  • End Date

    Mar 2, 2017
  • # Wks# Weeks

    8
  • Fees

    $165 (drop-in: $25)
  • Status

    Now Training
    Drop-ins welcome!

Novice

Prepare to obtain the title of Companion Dog by learning the skills and rules for competing in the AKC-titling class of Novice Obedience. On and off-leash heeling with precision, recalls, group sits and downs, Figure-Eights, Stand For Exam and left and right finishes.

Instructor: Cathy Dutra

Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Start Date

    Mar 7, 2017
  • End Date

    Apr 25, 2017
  • # Wks# Weeks

    8
  • Fees

    $165 (drop-in: $25)
  • Status

    Now Enrolling
    Drop-ins welcome!
Note: No class on: Mar 1, 2016

Open & Utility (Combined)

Learn or polish your dogs' skills in retrieve over the high jump, broad jump, out-of-sight stays, scent discrimination, signals and directed retrieves and jumping.

Instructor: Cathy Dutra

Tuesday 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Start Date

    Mar 7, 2017
  • End Date

    Apr 25, 2017
  • # Wks# Weeks

    8
  • Fees

    $165 (drop-in: $25)
  • Status

    Now Enrolling
    Drop-ins welcome!
Note: No class on: Mar 1, 2016

Ring Ready! Obedience

Get ready for obedience competitions with real ring practice. View the flyer for more information. Fees are $15 for first run of Open or Utility or two runs of Novice or Beginner Novice.  $10 for second run.

Instructor: Harriet Tucker

To register, email Harriet Tucker

Sunday 1:00pm

  • 1:00pm

  • Class Dates

    Mar 19, Apr 16, May 7, Jun 4
  • # Cls# Classes

    4
  • Fees

    $15
  • Status

    Now Enrolling

Friday Ring Ready! Obedience

Get ready for obedience competitions with real ring practice. View the flyer for more information. Fees are $15 for the first run of Open or Utility or two runs of Beginner Novice/Novice and second run $10. There will be no February class.

Instructor: Ronnie Sue Leith

To register, email Ronnie Sue Leith. no later than Wednesday prior to the Friday class. View flyer for running order.

Friday 7:00pm

  • 7:00pm

  • Class Dates

    Jan 20
  • # Cls# Classes

    1
  • Fees

    $15
  • Status

    Now Enrolling

Rally Classes

Rally

Rally class. Requirements:  you must bring a crate to contain your dog while you walk the rally course prior to executing the course with your dog.

Instructor: Kathy Blink

Wednesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Start Date

    Jan 11, 2017
  • End Date

    Mar 1, 2017
  • # Wks# Weeks

    8
  • Fees

    $165 (drop-in: $25)
  • Status

    Now Training
    Drop-ins welcome!

Wednesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Start Date

    Mar 8, 2017
  • End Date

    Apr 26, 2017
  • # Wks# Weeks

    8
  • Fees

    $165 (drop-in: $25)
  • Status

    Now Enrolling
    Drop-ins welcome!

Rally Ready!

Get ready for Rally competitions with real ring practice.  View flyer for more information.  Fees are $10 for two runs.

Other Requirements: Dog and handler should know the AKC Rally signs for Novice. Advanced and Excellent courses will also be practiced. Please bring a crate to keep your dog confined while you walk the course.

Instructor: Amanda Gardner

Send an email to Amanda Gardner

Saturday 2:00pm

  • 2:00pm

  • Class Dates

    , Mar 11, Apr 8, May 20, Jun 17
  • # Cls# Classes

    5
  • Fees

    $10
  • Status

    Now Enrolling

Conformation Classes

Conformation

Conformation class

Instructor: Kathy Blink

Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Class Dates

    Every Wednesday
  • Fees

    $15
  • Status

    Now Training
    Drop-ins welcome!

Freestyle Classes

We have no classes at the moment. Please check back later.