There is a $20 bank fee for returned checks or credit-card chargebacks.
All students registering for a class must agree to the Club's Liability Release.
For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, students must abide by all posted safety precautions.
You may cancel your registration up until the first day of class for a full refund or credit (refunds will be made by check). Requests for refunds after the first class meeting will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We reserve the right to cancel a class that does not generate enough interest and will issue a full refund or credit for that class upon its cancellation.
Classes are not held after 7pm on the Club's monthly General Membership meeting nights. Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Monday of odd-numbered months (January, March, etc.) and the 2nd Tuesday of even-numbered months (February, April, etc.) The schedule is posted on the Meetings page. If your class ends before 7pm on a meeting night, it will likely be held. Students are welcome to attend meetings.
Individual classes may be canceled/postponed in the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Class cancellation/postponement policies will be provided at Orientation or your first class.
SOTC members receive priority for admission to classes, with priority registration opening several days before general registration. Registrations received after the priority period are treated on a first-come/first-served basis, regardless of member/non-member status.
Registration remains open until classes fill or start, although new students are strongly encouraged to register before Orientation.
As part of the registration process, all students must attest that their dogs have received age-appropriate vaccinations (either initial puppy vaccines or adult boosters).
In addition, students enrolled in Puppy, Pre-Basic or Basic must show proof of the dog's age-appropriate vaccination at the first class meeting. Acceptable forms of proof :
The following students must attend a run-through (with their dog) to determine eligibility:
If you need a run-through, please so indicate on the registration form, and contact the Registrar to schedule it.
In-person Orientation meetings have been suspended for the duration of the pandemic.
Students new to SOTC must attend Orientation. Orientation is held only once per session (usually on the Wednesday preceding the start of classes). This is an informational program designed for owners only. Do not bring your dog to Orientation.