Club membership is open to those wishing to participate more actively in Club events and activities.

All Club events and activities are possible only through the volunteer efforts of our members. All members are asked to participate, whether that is by serving on the Board of Directors, as a Committee Chair, as a volunteer at our trials, or other tasks that it takes to run the Club.

To be considered for membership, you need to

– Complete at least two training sessions presented by the Club by attending at least 6 classes of each session. At least one of these sessions must be an obedience training session. These training sessions can be at any of the MBDTC locations.

– Attend two general Club meetings, or one general meeting and one other approved club activity other than a Board meeting.

After meeting the criteria for membership consideration, your name is presented to Club members for review and voting. Voting occurs during the Club's general meetings and requires that 3/4 of the members present vote for approval. After voting by members, the Membership Director notifies you of your membership invitation outcome.

Should you have questions, any Officer or Director is happy to answer questions about the Club, our many activities, and the membership process. You may also contact us at

Benefits of Membership in MBDTC

• Make new friends and socialize with other dog lovers.
• Learn from expert speakers at our bi-monthly General Meetings.
• Help promote the benefits of dog training to your local community.
• Participate with your dog in fun club activities, such as: The World's Shortest Parade; the Santa Cruz County Fair; and entertaining obedience demonstrations.
• Enjoy the Annual Awards celebration when we gather to recognize members whose dogs have earned titles during the year.
• Help support a variety of dog-related activities, for example: Morris Animal Foundation, which works toward improving and protecting animal health through research and education; organizations such as Canine Companions for Independence and Guide Dogs for the Blind, which connect assistance dogs with people who can benefit from their service; the BirchBark Foundation and "Gifts from the Heart," both of which provide financial assistance for pets in need of veterinary care; and various disaster relief efforts.
• Earn eligibility for discounts on training classes by volunteering for MBDTC activities. Members volunteering for club approved activities earn a discount for classes in the session following the volunteer's contribution.



Morris Animal Foundation Walk


KSBW Holiday FundRaiser


Santa Cruz Country Fair Parade


2018 Holiday Banquet


Sunshine Villa Senior Living Center Annual Demo


2018 Achievment Awards