Public Outreach Program

Our nonprofit dog training club has proudly served our community for over 60 years.

The USDTC Public Outreach Program (POP):

  • Fulfills the aims of the AKC Canine Ambassador Program, which are "to educate the public about purebred dogs, safety around dogs, AKC dog sports and events, and responsible dog ownership";
  • Directs dog training classes that prepare effective dog-and-handler teams to educate, entertain, and engage with the public, such as Therapy Dog, Tricks, Freestyle, Fit Dog, and Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.);
  • Participates in community events, such as festivals, fundraisers, and parades;
  • Visits schools, youth groups, libraries, hospitals, and nursing homes;
  • Works closely with USDTC's Public Education Coordinator;
  • Plans and hosts public education events at USDTC that emphasize the value of the human-canine bond.

USDTC POP Stars at Work

Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club

2101 Logan Street

Clearwater, FL  33765