Welcome to Obedience Training Club of Palm Beach County

One of the oldest dog obedience training clubs in Florida, OTCPBC was founded in 1953. A not-for-profit dog training club licensed by the American Kennel Club and composed of approximately 100 members, the club has trained tens of thousands of area dogs, including dogs at Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control.

On February 25, 2013, the club hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of its new building at 1250 Gateway Road, Lake Park, Florida.

The ribbon cutting marked the first time in the club’s history that it has owned a building.

Former OTCPBC students may remember taking classes at the National Guard Armory Building on Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach (now Armory Arts Building); the present Armory Building on Gun Club Road; and the South Florida Fairgrounds.

In 1953, the club registered a single Companion Dog (CD) title with the American Kennel Club. Since then, its members and students have earned hundreds of titles in obedience, tracking, rally, agility and scent work.

Members and students have participated in AKC’s Family Dog Program, earning recognition through S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, AKC Community Canine, AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen and AKC Trick Dog. In addition club evaluators for Therapy Dog International (TDI) have enabled members and students to participate in AKC’s Therapy Dog Program.

Members include AKC Judges for Conformation, Obedience, Tracking, Rally, Agility and Scent Work as well as Evaluators for AKC’s S.T.A.R. puppy, CGC Testing program, Trick Dog, Temperament Tests and Therapy Dogs International’s TDI Test.

By entering OTCPBC classes and events, you release the Obedience Training Club of Palm Beach County of any liability relating to Covid-19 or Canine Influenza and all communicable human and canine diseases. All AKC, CDC, State and County Covid-19 policies will be strictly enforced.

Notes: Please read the information on the Classes page before signing up for classes. Classes

The Dream

A dog that walks by your side without a leash. Who comes when called, no matter what. Who brings you the paper, sits beside you while you have coffee, greets you quietly at the door, and sleeps beside your bed at night.

The Reality

Once you snap on the leash, your dog pulls like a freight train. Every time he sees another dog, he barks and does back flips. Comes when called? Not when there are lizards to chase. He is still a great dog – he just doesn’t know any better.

We offer a wide range of classes — from basic obedience to puppy to tricks to Canine Good Citizen. Let us introduce you to dog sports: agility, nose work, obedience, rally, tracking, and more.