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   Established 1960


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.

Officers & Board


Karen Vanderburgh

Vice President 

Pamela Renock


Ann Jackson

Corresponding Secretary 

Kathy Morse

Recording Secretary 

Rachel Putnam

Training Director 

Kathy Helmke

Directors 2023 

Suzanne Eaton, Natalie Gilman, Barbara Hoopes

Directors 2022 

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 2022

The Syracuse Obedience Training Club, Inc. 

PO Box 3457, Syracuse NY 13220-3457

A New York State-registered 501(c)3 educational corporation (organized not-for-profit)

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