"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.
"My Dog Doesn't Listen..."
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.
Check the Classes page for the dates of the next session and mark your calendar to register!
Contact us today to schedule a Community Service or Therapy Dog Visit for your organization!
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.
Twin City Trainers Obedience Practice Runs - hosted at Winston-Salem Dog Training Club: October 1, 2016. Flyer and complete information available on Events Page.
AKC Obedience Trials: October 15-16, 2016. This is a new date and also a new format - one-ring trials with plenty of space for crating and warming up dogs. Entries will open on August 3, 2016. Premium and Entry Form available on Events Page. NOTE: As of 9/1/2016, the Obedience trial has filled. Accepting entries to waitlist only.
NADAC Agility Trial hosted by Leaps & Bounds agility group of WSDTC: October 21, 22, and 23, 2016. Entries close at 6:00 PM, Friday, October 14, 2016, or when limit (500 runs per day) is reached. Premium and Entry Form available on the Events Page.
Tony Hinson Tracking Seminar: October 8-9, 2016. Midland, NC and Mt. Pleasant, NC. This working seminar is geared to beginning tracking handlers and/or dogs, and will be solely focused on Tracking Dog (TD) level of AKC Tracking. Information Flyer and WSDTC Registration Form are available on the Events Page.
AKC Tracking Tests: Variable Surface Tracking (VST) Test & Tracking Dog Urban (TDU) Test: Sunday, November 13, 2016. Entries close Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Premium and Entry Form available on Events Page.
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
Family Dog, CGC & Therapy Dog
Puppy Manners & Socialization
Beginner Manners & Obedience
(5 months +)
AKC Canine Good Citizen Classes
Therapy Dog Class
Forsyth Kennel Club
AKC & NADAC Agility
Canine Freestyle (CFF)
Not all classes are
offered every session