"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.
Registration for Spring 2016 Classes is now closed.
Class schedule is available on the Classes Page.
Classes began March 28, 2016 for 8 weeks (unless otherwise noted).
Drop-in puppy class registration is open; please see the instructions to register on the Classes/"Drop-in Puppy" page.
AKC All-Breed Agility Trials - Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 6-8, 2016. Entries are closed.
Judge: Sheyla E. Gutierrez
NOTE: Revised Premium 2/5/2016 to reflect that this will be a one-judge, two-ring trial. Please note the revised running order!
Get Revised Premium and Trial info on Events Page!
First In Flight's Flyball Tournament, Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2016 - In conjunction with the Triad Dog Games, at the Winston-Salem, NC Fairgrounds Education Building, and benefiting the Sergei Foundation.
Get more information 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
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