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The Brevard County Dog Training Club (BCDTC) is a Not for Profit Florida corporation, section 501(c)(4), and is also a licensed affiliate of the American Kennel Club (AKC) offering classes for both purebred and mixed breeds of all ages.

 

Since 1973 BCDTC has promoted and fostered responsible dog ownership in Brevard County.  As dogs continue to become more important members of our family we encourage you to help your dog become the best he/she can be. A well trained dog will be welcome anywhere in your community and be a great addition to your family.


Our mission is to advance the interest of and enrich the lives of dogs and their owners by:
  • Fostering responsible dog ownership through training for all dog owners, providing a safe, knowledge environment for the training of all dogs
  • Promoting dog sports via club sponsored fun matches, fun runs and sanctioned trials, tests and matches
  • Encouraging owners of all dogs: rescues, mixed breeds, and purebred dogs alike to become welcome members of the community through good behavior

Membership

 
To Become a Member: Applicants for Membership in BCDTC must have accomplished one of the following:
1. Completed a seven-week BCDTC class, puppy kindergarten does not qualify for this requirement.
2. Titled dog(s) through organizations such as AKC, UKC, etc. 

Then you must attend one of our general membership meetings (meeting notice is posted to our home page and occur about every two months).   At the meeting you will need to fill out or bring a filled out a Membership Application.

Membership Fees:

Single Active $100.00. *Active indicates usage of club facility for training.

Single Nonactive $100.00. A maximum of 13 earned hours can be applied reducing the cost to $35

Family Active $175. *Active indicates usage of club facility for training.

Family Nonactive $175. A maximum of 13 earned hours can be applied reducing the cost to $110

Junior $35

Class fee for active members is $45 and 3 earned hours may be used per class, bringing the class fee to $30.


  
Benefits of being a Member:

Can attend classes at half price and able to use up to 3 earned hours per class.

Participate in our annual obedience trial and other club activities

Eligibility to participate in DOCOF

Eligibility to attend seminars

Attend quarterly meetings

Access to rent building for practice

Access to all sorts of dog obedience, training and breed information through our diversified member base of dog owners


2019 OFFICERS/BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
The management of BCDTC consists of club officers and a board of directors.  The club is run in accordance with its constitution and by-laws.  Club officers and board of directors are elected annually in open elections by the general membership.  The club officers and board of directors are responsible for the dispersion of club funds, and the establishment of policies.  All club officers and board of directors provide their services on a pro-bono basis.  The current club Officers and Board of Directors are as follows:
Please see our Contact Us page for the board members:  Contact Us