Training classes BEGIN MAY 4 at the County Fair Grounds in Watsonville and MAY 6 at the Senior Center in Capitola. Select the "Classes" link at the top of this page to view our 2021 schedule and download the form to register.

Morris Animal Foundation Walk, May 22

Our Morris Animal Foundation Fundraiser walk is an opportunity to enjoy getting together and walking with our dogs for this worthy cause. Morris Animal Foundation is a global leader in supporting scientific research that advances veterinary medicine. Since their founding in 1948, they’ve invested more than $126 million toward more than 2,670 studies that have improved the health and quality of life for dogs, cats, horses, and wildlife around the world.

We invite dogs and their owners to join the club for a fun walk on the sidewalks around the Capitola Mall. The walk starts at 10 AM in the covered parking garage, behind Target.

To donate directly click on this link: MAF Fundraising Walk May 22, 2021 - Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Fundraisers

Our Gifts From The Heart donation partnered this year with the Birchbark Foundation.

BirchBark Foundation provides financial support to veterinarians to help save pets’ lives during medical emergencies when their owners are unable to fully afford the necessary critical care. This is the same goal as ours. Our donation will go further as part of a larger contribution. (Funding for "Gifts from the Heart" is, in part, supported by our annual "Santa Photos" which could not be held due to the pandemic. Thanks to our members who donated.)

Gifts from the Heart;

Who We Are

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Since 1966 to the present, Monterey Bay Dog Training Club, Inc, has provided knowledgeable, on-going professional obedience training to the dog owners of Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties. Our training facilities are located at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville and at the MidCountySeniorCenter on Bay Ave in Capitola. We take pride in being the very first Dog Training Club as well as the first AKC Member obedience club recognized in the area. We provide training at all levels…puppy, beginning 1 & 2, novice, open, and utility. Our program also offers all levels of Rally classes. The quality of our training is demonstrated by the number of handlers who return with their new dogs and the referrals we receive from former students.

Come, Sit, Stay with Monterey Bay !

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AGILITY TRIAL at THORSON ARENA (Ranch), San Martin, JUNE 19 - 20, 2021.Download Premium PDF

OBEDIENCE AND RALLY TRIALS at St. Francis H.S. Watsonville, JULY 31, 2021.


Click RUFF NOTES to download the latest issue of the club's newsletter.

CLICK HERE, to view the "EVENT GALLERY" slide show. Many more images on our Facebook page.




AKC Trials, Workshops, Certifications

We support the Dog Fancy by hosting Obedience Workshops, sponsoring Obedience/Rally. Scent Work, and Agility Trials, offering a Variable Surface Tracking Test, and providing Canine Good Citizen certification.

Community Involvement


We are a civic minded group pledging ourselves to support a variety of dog related activities with scholarships (UCDavis) or donations: Morris Animal Foundations, Canine Companions for Independence, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Disaster donations, and one close to our heart, "Gifts From The Heart" for pets in need of veterinary care. We provide dog demonstrations whenever asked and always look forward to joining the 4th of July parade in Aptos and enjoying our yearly participation at the Santa Cruz County Fair (pictured above).

Year Round Classes

Our Instructors come from a long history of actively being involved with dog training. Starting out by training and showing their own dogs for years, they moved into the next step … using those many years of experience to share their knowledge with the dog owners attending our classes. Our class fees for 8 week classes are the most reasonable around.