Nashville Dog Training Club
Training Facility Address:
413 Allied Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
P.O. Box 110821
Nashville, TN 37222
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, rally, tracking, scent work, and lure coursing club in the metropolitan Nashville area.
How do I register?
If our registration is currently closed, they will reopen one week after the current session. Sessions run for six weeks. You can view this session’s classes on our schedule page.
Do I have to be a member of the club to take a class?
No! We welcome all people and dogs to our classes. Joining the community is an entirely optional, but rewarding, opportunity.
Is my dog welcome in a class?
We do not restrict classes based on breed or size. If your dog is overly aggressive and disruptive our teacher may ask you to leave class and then work with you individually on a plan to address that issue.
What is the class format?
Our classes are generally between 4-10 students learning together under the supervision of 1-3 instructors to ensure everyone can get the individual attention they need. Classes meet for 6 weeks, 1 day per week and typically fill very quickly.
How much does a class cost?
Most of our courses are 6 weeks long and cost $110. This helps us cover the cost of our building and utilities. All of our teachers are volunteer members of the club who have proven themselves to be excellent dog and handler trainers. Some of our classes are offered as drop-ins and these are $10 to attend a single class.
We do offer a discounted rate of $75 for a six week class for rescued or adopted dogs during their first class.
Are there are any requirements to take a class?
All NDTC classes require proof of current rabies vaccination for dogs age six months or older.
What happens if I miss a class?
If you miss a class we ask you to let your instructor know a week before if possible, or show up early the next week so your instructor can let you know what was covered.
What about dangerous weather conditions and/or classes are cancelled?
In the event of dangerous or threatening weather conditions, please check our Facebook page before leaving for class. A decision about class will be posted ASAP during each class day.
Please be sure to obtain your instructor’s phone and email in case you need to reach them for weather or other class issues.
Please check the Facebook page for class updates prior to contacting your instructor.
If you cannot reach your instructor try the training director or registrar as a last resort. Most of our instructors and director are volunteers and work full time jobs. Therefore it may not be possible to return messages immediately. If classes are canceled, we will make every effort to reschedule a missed class.
Our building is often available on weekends or weekdays for rent to other groups. To inquire about availability check our Events Calendar for the date and time you need, if available fill out the contact form above specifying the date, time, and description of event, and a competitive price will be promptly returned along with a rental contract. The building contains:
Three full-sized rings complete with 3/4″ rubber matting
Two restrooms downstairs (handicap-accessible) and two restrooms upstairs
Large meeting room with kitchenette upstairs (approx 15 x 25)
Smaller meeting room upstairs (approx 15 x 15)
Entrance is handicap accessible
The building is fully climate controlled to handle summer’s heat and winter’s cold and everything in between.
We maintain jumps to equip three open and utility rings and plenty of agility equipment for any level of course you may need.
Paul Sanguinetti & Neil Hargis
Building Rental Coordinator