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Who we Are

Monterey Bay Dog Training Club

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 !


Year Round Classes           Community Involvement                Member Meetings              Community Fund Raisers






What We Offer

Our "Gifts from the Heart" program provides funds for veterinary aid to dogs and handlers unable to meet all of their expenses .

The fastest way to find answers to your dog parenting questions is to ask experienced dog owners of which MBDTC has.

If you are interested in the various dog-handler sports, there is no better way than to volunteer. MBDTC holds annual tracking, scent work, agility, and obedience and rally trials.

MBDTC annually awards a $1000 scholarship to a UC Davis veterninary student from the tri-county.