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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  (taken home or stored in garage) by end of classes on:
  • Thursday December 5 (HONYASC show)
All crates and other personal property, in both the main area and the garage, must be removed from the building altogether by the end of the GM meeting on December 10 (for installation of turf).

Just Posted

11/15/19:  Fliers and registration info for two upcoming seminars (Julie Symons January 4-5, Chris Zink February 15-17) have been posted to the Shows & Seminars page.  Unlimited auditing spots are available in both seminars.  Working spots are still available in Chris Zink's sessions (registration for the public opens November 16). Working spots in Julie Symons'  sessions are full, but we are maintaining a waitlist.

11/10/19:  The flooring presentation that will be voted on at the November GM meeting has been posted to the Newsletters page.

11/6/19: The November newsletter has been posted to the Newsletters page.

11/1/19:  The final flooring information packet has been posted to the Newsletters page. The options described therein will be voted on at the November 11 GM meeting. A pre-vote Q&A session is scheduled for 7pm on Wednesday November 6.

10/30/19:  The current points report (updated through the Summer 2019 session) has been uploaded to the Points page.

    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 2019

    The Syracuse Obedience Training Club, Inc. 

    PO Box 3457 Syracuse NY 13220-3457

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