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Welcome to U.S.D.T.C.

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. 

Don't know where to start? Check out our most Frequently Asked Questions. 


Following CDC recommendations, the USDTC Board of Directors recommends the wearing of masks while inside our building. This policy will be re-evaluated monthly.

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Thistle received his Canine Good Citizen title at 2 1/2 years old.

Junior received his Novice and Intermediate Tricks titles. Trained and Loved by Pat Siemer.

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.

Marquis Royal Court Oh Jings had his debut at Ft Myers Saturday 18 March in the 4-6 month puppy class took 1st place in his class and a 4th Group.  We are very proud of our little man who is cared for and loved by Alison Fackelman and Ken Stowell.

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.

CH Sunlight Bluz (Eddie) BN RN CGCA CGCU TKN won Best Of Breed and Owner Handler Best Of Breed in his class at Ft Myers Saturday March 18th. He is both trained and loved by Ken Stowell and Alison Fackelman.

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.

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Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club

2101 Logan Street

Clearwater, FL  33765