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About SOTC

The SOTC building is CLOSED until further notice. No open training. Upcoming rentals have been cancelled.

Spring Classes Postponed

In view of the coronavirus, the start of spring classes has been postponed.


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4/1/2020:  The April newsletter  has been posted to the Newsletters page of the Members Only area.  There will be NO General Membership  meeting in April. 

    Status of other events

    April Awards Banquet: cancelled, to be rescheduled for the summer

    April Heartworm clinic: cancelled

    May agility trial at Jones Rd.: cancelled, possibly to be rescheduled for winter at Deere Rd.

    July Top Dog obedience seminar: cancelled, to be rescheduled for 2021

    Who We Are

    The Syracuse Obedience Training Club, Inc. is an AKC-licensed obedience club and a New York State-registered 501(c)3 educational corporation (organized not-for-profit).   Learn more

    Founded in 1960, the club has nearly 300 members who have earned advanced titles in many dog sports.

    Our officers, instructors, and other key workers are all volunteers.

    We conduct business, offer obedience classes, and hold events at our training facility located at 6392 Deere Road in Syracuse, near Carrier Circle.

    Officers & Board 2019-2020


    Karen Vanderburgh

    Vice President 

    Pamela Renock


    Sue Taylor

    Corresponding Secretary 

    Kathy Mosher

    Recording Secretary 

    Rachel Putnam

    Training Director 

    Kathy Helmke

    Directors 2021 

    Suzanne Eaton, Lisa Hanley,  Heather Lane

    Directors 2020 

    Teri Botsford, Colleen Clemett, Kelly  Mueller

    Objects of the Club

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    (SOTC Inc. Constitution Art. 1 sec. 2)

    1.  To promote the sport of dog obedience.

    2.  To disseminate knowledge regarding obedience training.

    3.  To conduct classes for the training of handlers and their dogs.

    4.  To encourage the training of judges.

    5. To encourage and cooperate with individuals and other groups with similar purposes.

    6.  To hold and support obedience trials, tracking tests, exhibitions, and matches under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.

    7.  To promote cooperation and good sportsmanship among its members in the training and exhibition of dogs.

    Copyright 2020

    The Syracuse Obedience Training Club, Inc. 

    PO Box 3457 Syracuse NY 13220-3457

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