Winston-Salem Dog Training Club

 "Teaching you to train your dog"

The Winston-Salem Dog Training Club offers group training classes to the general public for all breeds of dogs. Our instructors and assistants are dedicated volunteers willing to share their knowledge so that you and your canine companion may have a happy and active life together.

Our members perform community service activities; such as obedience demonstrations and therapy dog visits. The club sponsors the New Leash on Life Program and the Triad Bloodhounds Search and Rescue team.

As an AKC member club, we conduct sanctioned Rally and Obedience Trials, Tracking Tests and Agility events.

All Dogs Can Learn

Whether you are 10 years old or a senior, if you know what to do, you can teach your dog basic obedience. Our instructors will show you how to have a well-mannered companion.

If your dog is five (5) months or over, the Beginner I Manners & Obedience class is where you want to start.

If you have a new puppy, check out our Puppy Class.  

Check the Classes page for the dates of the next session and mark your calendar to register!

Visiting the Club

We encourage prospective students to observe our classes. Check the Calendar page to see the days and times classes are being held. Observers may not bring their dogs.


If you’d like to be a member of our club we’d be glad to talk with you about becoming a member.  All members start in our Intern program.  We have two Intern categories.  Intern I is a person who has completed at least three classes at WSDTC, has expressed an interest in becoming a member of the Club, and has secured the sponsorship of two members of the Club.  Most people will enter the internship program as an Intern I.   Intern II is a person who is an experienced dog handler, as evidenced by having placed at least one of the following AKC titles on a dog (or an equivalent or higher level AKC title):  CD, Rally Advanced, or Novice Agility. 

The internship period is a minimum of six months and a maximum of one year from the date of announcement as an intern (three months minimum and nine months maximum for an intern II).  During this time period, the intern must attend at least two club meetings, assist with an obedience class and participate in at least three activities such as assisting/teaching with classes apart from the one obedience class that is required, attending meetings in addition to the two that are required, assisting with CGC or Therapy Dog tests, assisting with other club activities, like stewarding at trials, participating in therapy dog visits, assisting with tracking tests, helping with building maintenance.  

For further information or to let us know of your interest in becoming a member, please send an email to

Community Service

Contact us today to schedule a Community Service or Therapy Dog Visit for your organization!

News and Coming Events:

"AKC Rally Explained"
Rally Seminar
May 25 and 26, 2019
With Walter O/Brien and Nancy Heidt
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AKC Obedience Trials
Saturday - Sunday, August 24 - 25, 2019
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3 AKC Rally Trials in 2 Days!
Friday evening, September 20
Saturday morning, September 21
Saturday afternoon, September 21
AKC Scent Work 
4 AKC Scent Work Trials in 2 Days!
Saturday AM & PM November 23rd
Sunday AM & PM November 24th
Novice and Advanced Levels, 4 Elements

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WSDTC Account

Dogs with Behavioral Problems

Classes at the Winston-Salem Dog Training Club are designed for typical training . We are not able to deal with serious behavioral problems in the class setting.

If you think your dog has aggression problems (growling, snapping, biting, attacking or attempting to attack a person or dog), please consult with your veterinarian for a referral to a professional trainer.

The Club reserves the right to dismiss any dog considered by an instructor or member of the Training Committee to be dangerous to other dogs or people.

Classes We Offer

Companion Dog, CGC & Therapy Dog

Junior Puppy Class
(8 weeks up to 5 months)

Beginner Manners & Obedience
(5 months +)

AKC Canine Good Citizen Classes
CGC Testing

Therapy Dog Class
TDI Testing


 Offered by
Forsyth Kennel Club


AKC Rally

AKC Obedience

AKC & NADAC Agility

AKC Tracking

Flyball (NAFA)

Canine Freestyle (CFF)

Scent Work

Specialty Classes

Body Awareness





Not all classes are
offered every session

Obedience Banner Images & Small Dog Photo
Courtesy of Dean Lake Photography

  3800 Bethania Station Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Answering Machine: (336) 924-4211 - Email:

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