USDTC is an all-breed training facility. For over 50 years USDTC has empowered people to become better dog owners through positive training & education.
USDTC has classes for every dog from puppies to seniors. From manners to competition, we can teach you to teach your dog. We offer classes in obedience, rally, agility, conformation and clicker training. We also offer therapy dog training for those who want to give back to the community.
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Following CDC recommendations, the USDTC Board of Directors recommends the wearing of masks while inside our building. This policy will be re-evaluated monthly.
On October 27 and 28, 2022, Ryder competed at the 2022 North American Diving Dog (NADD) National Championships in Springfield, Missouri, in Distance and Hydro Dash. In Distance, he finished 62nd out of 108 dogs; competing against dogs over half his age. In Hydro Dash, he missed earning a place in the semifinal by .04 seconds. This was our first ever national-level competition and quite an accomplishment considering he was adopted in March, and we've been a team on the dock since May, 2022. Hopefully, we'll be back next year competing in the Veteran, or "old man", division.
On August 27 and 28, 2022, Ryder competed at the 2022 North American Diving Dog (NADD) Southeast Regional Championships in Perry, Georgia, in Distance, Hydro Dash, and Air Retrieve. In Distance, Ryder jumped 24', missing out on an automatic qualification for NADD Nationals by inches. In Hydro Dash, Ryder earned a second place overall in his division with a personal best time of 17.519 seconds. This earns him an automatic qualification to NADD Nationals in Springfield, Missouri.
Ryder has qualified for 3 games at the 2023 UpDog International Finals (UPDIF) in Helen, GA: Far Out, Thrown N Go, and Time Warp. Frisbee is one of Ryder's favorite activities and loves to compete.
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