2021 Starting Dates for Classes

Eight week session $100
Training for all levels of Obedience: Puppy (at least 4 months), Beginner, Intermediate, and Utility
Also Rally, Conformation, and Run Through Ring
Please bring the registration form, payment, & vaccination records to the first class. You do not need to pre-register and there is plenty of room in the Crosetti Bldg at the Fair Grounds. There is limited space at the Mid County Senior Center. Six foot (6') leather leash and a metal training collar are required. Leashes and Collars will be available for purchase. SOFT TREATS are recommended.


Watsonville Fairgrounds - 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076 Mid County Senior Center - 829 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
Tuesday Evenings starting at 6:45pm Thursday Evenings starting at 5:45pm
Jan.5, 2021              CGC Test-Feb 23 Jan.7, 2021
March 2, 2021 March 4, 2021
May 4, 2021              CGC Test-June 22 May 6, 2021
July 6,2021 July 8 2021

To learn about the Canine Good Citizen Test, click HERE.



Watsonville Class Times

Puppy, Beginner 2, and Beg. Utility 6:45

Beginner 1, Intermediate, and Adv. Utility 7:35

Rally 8:15

Novice and Open 8:25


Capitola Times


Intermediate 5:45

Beginner 2 6:30

Beginner 1 7:15

Puppy 7:15


Conformation in Watsonville
Time & Date

6:45 PM

2020 Jan 14, March 10, May 12, July 14, and Sept 29



At Monterey Bay DTC we promote sound dog training techniques in our students so their dogs become all around mannerly pets: dogs which live well at home, travel well, and for those interested in dog sports, trained to show well. We employ Positive Reinforcement and assist limiting unwanted behaviors. Each trainer instructs the basic exercises in each class level although techniques may differ. Our trainers come well prepared with years perfecting the behavior of their own dogs, instructing hundreds of handlers and dogs, and attending many seminars.


PuppyClass: For puppies 4 to 6 months of age and for shy older puppies. Puppies learn to walk quietly at handler's side, to sit, down, and come on lead. Emphasis on socialization, home care, and common "puppy problems".


Beginning I: For dogs over 6 months of age who are new to training or are graduates of puppy class. Dogs learn to walk quietly at owner's side, to sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, stand at side, come when called, and sit in front of handler.


Beginning II: For dogs who have completed Beginning I or with permission of trainer, the class focuses on more controlled stays, more advanced heeling, and recalls. Dogs learn all sub-novice obedience exercises. Hand signals are introduced for heel, sit, down, and stand. Instruction to complete Canine Good Citizen certification is included.


Intermediate: For dogs who have completed Beginning II, we begin by reviewing the Sub-novice exercises practiced. Dogs learn sits and downs in sight and be introduced to sits and downs with the handler out of sight. Dogs learn to hold articles and to play retrieve. All three obedience trial jumps are introduced. The class is taught as an on-going class to be repeated until dogs are ready for the formal Novice class. It is not unusual to repeat this class several times.


Novice: For dogs who have successfully completed (with trainer's pass) Intermediate or with permission of trainer. To enter this class dogs should know the sub-novice routine and be firm on sit and down stays, off-lead recalls, and stand for examination.


Open Beginners and Advanced: For dogs with 2 legs on CD degree or with permission of trainer. Dogs will learn formal Open exercises. Advanced Open is for dogs who are reliable retrievers.


Utility: For dogs with 2 legs on CDX or with permission of trainer. Dogs will learn formal Utility exercises.


Rally and Conformation: For dogs at all levels.