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About SOTC

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.

News & Reminders

Members' crates must be removed by end of classes on:
  • Thursday November 7 (Sheltie trial)

  • Wednesday November 13 (SOTC obedience trial)
  • Thursday December 5 (HONYASC show)

Just Posted

9/18/19: The premium for the November obedience/rally trial has been posted to the Events page. Entries close October 30. On-line entries accepted.

9/11/19: The signup sheet for October agility volunteers (major tasks) has been posted to the Shows & Seminars page

9/4/19: The September newsletter has been posted to the Newsletters page. The next GM meeting will be held Monday September 9 at 7pm.

8/14/19: The premium for the October agility trial has been posted to the Events page. Entries open August 23, close September 27.

      Officers and 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 2019

      The Syracuse Obedience Training Club, Inc. 

      PO Box 3457 Syracuse NY 13220-3457

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