Become a Swansea Dog Obedience Club member
The Swansea Dog Obedience Club (SDOC) is a not-for-profit volunteer club. Members of the Club volunteer their time to promote responsible dog ownership through class instruction, seminars, obedience trials, agility competitions, and pet visitations to seniors’ residences.
The Swansea Dog Obedience Club is an officially accredited club of the Canadian Kennel Club. This recognition allows SDOC to hold CKC approved Obedience events (obedience trials, etc.). We also have our Constitution and By-laws approved and on file with the CKC.
Since 1974, SDOC has successfully instructed thousands of dogs and their owners in puppy, basic obedience, competitive obedience, Rally-O and Agility classes. At Swansea, positive motivation, praise and reinforcement are combined to enable every dog to reach its full potential as a well behaved companion or a participant in competitions.
SDOC membership offers many benefits for the active dog enthusiast: If you enjoy the fun, challenge and achievement that comes from interacting with your dog, then membership in the Swansea Dog Obedience Club will appeal to you! As a SDOC member, you’ll enjoy:
• Attending Club general meetings and social events with other SDOC members.
• Eligibility for SDOC awards.
• Access to exclusive member-only classes.
• Reduced SDOC class fees.
• Receiving the SDOC newsletter, the Doggie Doodle News.
• Attending community events with your dog to represent SDOC and perform obedience demonstrations.
• Interacting with people who share an enthusiasm for learning and participating with their dogs in dog sports, obedience and other canine-related activities.
• Fashionable Club golf shirt you can show off while walking your (well trained) dog.
• And much more...
To join the Club, you must have completed two obedience training courses and a third training course (any discipline) with SDOC within the last 5 years. You’ll also demonstrate an interest in Club activities (such as helping at Club events or trials) and commit to participating in them on an ongoing basis. You’ll fill out a membership application form which must be sponsored by two SDOC members (usually people you’ll meet during your classes). The initiation fee is $75 with annual (single) membership dues of $25 thereafter. Family memberships are also available. Please ask any Swansea member for details.
There are two ways to apply for membership, on-line, or by mail (courier/hand delivery works too). First, download and complete the member application below. If you cannot print out the form call or email us for a hard copy and we will mail it to you. Once you have completed the form ask your two sponsors to sign it, and then provide payment as instructed on the application.
Download the membership application form here or click image above.
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