About Us

The Des Moines Obedience Training Club, Inc., was chartered in 1950 for the purpose of encouraging obedience training for all dogs.

The DMOTC facility consists of three fully matted training rings totaling over 7,000 square feet. The large training space is air conditioned and heated, has free parking and is wheelchair accessible. The DMOTC training staff is composed of many qualified obedience training instructors. Our instructors often compete in obedience trials with their own dogs, and work to improve their training methods by attending obedience training seminars. Proven training methods using positive reinforcements are used in all classes.

We know dogs, we love dogs, and we are here to help – please come visit us!

Services we offer…

Public Training Classes
Puppy Classes for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months;
Beginner Obedience for dogs 6 months of age or older;
Intermediate and advanced classes for those who wish to continue training beyond the basics;
Agility, Rally, and more.

Testing for Certification
AKC Canine Good Citizen certification
Therapy Dogs International certification

Competitions Sponsored by DMOTC
AKC Obedience Trials
AKC Rally Trials
AKC Agility Trials
AKC Tracking Tests
AKC Scent Work

Other Activities/Events
Training Seminars
Matches – sponsored by ‘Friends of DMOTC’

The DMOTC is a 501(c)4 corporation. Simple monetary donations are not tax deductible per IRS rules, nor are donations deductible for any amount over item value purchased. The DMOTC is a total volunteer operation.