The Westmoreland County Obedience Training Club offers the opportunity for dogs registered with the American Kennel Club to earn Obedience and Rally Titles in an exhibitor-friendly atmosphere. Our AKC-licensed trials are held in the air- conditioned WCOTC Training Center. Our June and late September trials offer all of the regular Obedience and Rally classes, as well as PreNovice, Veterans, Brace and Rally Pairs non-regular classes. Members donate a large selection of prizes for dogs entered in these Obedience Trials. Rally exhibitors can win dog toys and beautiful rosettes in their respective classes. We also have special rosettes for handlers whose dogs complete their Obedience, and Rally titles at our trials and some special gifts for new exhibitors.
All trials are open to mixed breed dogs registered through the AKC Canine Partner Program.If you are looking for a friendly place to show your dog, join us at WCOTC!
Entry Limitations – please read carefully – According to Chapter 1, Section 27 of the AKC Obedience Regulations, each judge will be limited to a total of eight hours of judging time per day. Entries will be limited based on the maximum number of dogs allowed per hour for each class according to the Obedience Regulations. Entries will be taken in the order received. Entries for classes assigned to a judge will automatically close if the 8-hour limit is reached, even if it is before the trial closing date. The UDX class is offered: Once the limit has been reached in either the Open B or the Utility B class, the UDX class will be considered closed, and any subsequent entries for this class will be unacceptable in their entirety.
In November of 1995, Westmoreland County Obedience Training Club became the first club to hold an AKC-licensed agility trial in Pennsylvania. The first trial was held in a horse arena in Greensburg, PA. Since then, the club has held up to six agility trials per year, most of which are held outdoors at the WCOTC Training complex inDelmont, PA. Current trials are being held at B & D Creekside Activity Center in Latrobe, PA.
Our goal is to provide our exhibitors with a safe, pleasant environment in which to enjoy the sport of agility.