Nashville Dog Training Club is an affiliate of the American Kennel Club (AKC). It welcomes dogs of all breeds as well as mixed breeds. All board members, instructors, and support personnel are volunteers whose goal is to help you train your dog to be a rewarding member of your family.

Founded in 1960 and staffed by experienced volunteers, Nashville Dog Training Club is the only AKC-licensed agility, obedience, tracking and lure coursing club in the metropolitan Nashville area.

NDTC can help if you want to

  • Socialize your puppy
  • Get help with housebreaking, chewing, etc.
  • Teach your dog house manners, control, and basic pet training
  • Discover new ways to have fun with your dog
  • Earn a Canine Good Citizen title for your pet
  • Learn "silly pet tricks"
  • Get involved in competitive dog sports
  • Learn obedience, agility, tracking, or herding
  • Hone your skills and get better scores
  • Meet people who enjoy having fun with their dogs


PUPPY KINDERGARTEN Introduce basic commands; discuss care & behavior...
BASIC OBEDIENCE & MANNERS Teach basic skills & manners or work toward competition
Pet TherapyPET THERAPY Prepare for Delta Society Pet Partner Skills & Aptitude Evaluation...
RALLY Rally is a fun venue to put skills together in new ways...
COMPETITION OBEDIENCE A series of classes for the serious competitor...
AGILITY Agility is just about the most fun a dog and a human can have together...
TrackingTRACKING Dogs are born knowing how to use their noses, but...
CONFORMATION Learn how to handle your purebred dog in the breed ring...

Spring Classes
To allow for make up classes due to winter weather, we have pushed the start of the spring session by one week. Watch for the new schedule soon which will run March 14 through May 8.
Tracking Class
There has been an overwhelming response to winter tracking enrollment! Classes are full for both January and March. After a summer break, the next available class will be held in October.
Weather Policy Change
Unless otherwise advised, NDTC will follow the lead of Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County school closings due to inclement weather. When Metro schools are closed due to weather, NDTC classes will also be cancelled.
Daytime Classes? Contact us!
We are currently considering adding daytime classes to our schedule. If you are interested in week day or weekend daytime classes, contact Training Director, Marcia Hunt and let your voice be heard.
Competition Open and Utility
On Wednesdays, the drop-in Open and Utility classes are each scheduled for one ring from 7-9 PM. Facilitators will be available from 7-8PM for each class.
Website Photos
We are always looking for new and different photos for the website. Get submission info here.
Art Director: Connie McGhee
Web Development: Debbie Gordon