Port Chester Obedience Training Club (PCOTC)
We Teach You to Teach Your Dog

PCOTC Established in 1940

Port Chester Obedience Training Club is the leading dog training club in the Tri-State area. At our facility in White Plains, NY, we train in the companion dog sports of agility and rally, as well as obedience. Our Family Manners program aims to produce well-behaved dogs that are welcome in the family and the community. The club is also a center for rapidly growing sport of nose/scent work, offering training for K9 Nose Work and AKC Scent Work.

Over our nearly eight decades, our expertise in developing family dogs and Trial Champions has grown along with the variety of activities we offer. 

Group classes are held during days, evenings and weekends. With over 60 classes scheduled each week, there are subjects, times and levels to fit almost everyone’s schedule. All breeds and mixed breeds are welcome in our training classes.

PCOTC is a member club of the American Kennel Club. As such, we are able to provide AKC-licensed Obedience, Rally, Agility, and Scent work trials, as well as training matches. We invite experts to give seminars and workshops on a variety of subjects, from training techniques to canine health, to behavior issues. Our club meetings usually include an educational component.

Some dogs may require individual or in-house training before they're ready to participate in group training classes. Many of the club's instructors offer private training; call the club for details.

How we view dog training, in brief:

  • A well-trained dog is a joy to live with. 
  • No matter what age your dog is, PCOTC will help your dog become a well-behaved family member.
  • We teach you to teach your dog. This begins a lifelong bond.
  • You'll learn to understand your dog's signals and body language.
  • We use rewards and praise. Class is fun for both dog and owner.
  • Our instructors are experienced with all kinds of dogs: puppies, adults, seniors, purebreds and mixed breeds.

We're easy to get to, just off Interstate 287 in White Plains, New York, six miles east of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Our students come from Westchester, Putnam, and Fairfield Counties, Manhattan and the Bronx, Northern New Jersey, and Long Island.

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The photos on the left were taken at PCOTC events over the past six years by Liza Wallis Margulies. Go to www.pbase.com/snootydog/pcotc to view more PCOTC images.

PCOTC Telephone # Changed

Please note our new number: 914-269-8550

FALL 2017 Sit 'n Stay newsletter now available

View PCOTC's newsletter, Sit 'n Stay Fall 2017. Previous issues available: Summer 2017Spring 2017Winter 2016-17Fall 2016Summer 2016, and Spring 2016.

Premium for Nov. 5 Obedience Trials Now Available

Premium for Nov. 5 Obedience Trials available here.

Want to Teach Your Dog to Spin?

See this video of instructor Jenn Michaelis with Terra, from an AKC newsletter.

Register for Ronchette Breed Handling Seminars

Register for Vicki Ronchette Breed Handling Seminars, "Show Like the Pros!", on Oct. 7 & 8. Saturday, Oct. 7 is "Shaping Show Dog Superstars: How to Train a Successful Show Dog," and Sunday, Oct. 8 is "Mastering Your Dog's Movement and Show Stopping Stacks." More information. To sign up.

Class Cancellation Information

When questionable weather is predicted, instructors will contact students by phone or email. Cancellations will be made by, if not before:

     • 6:30 am for 8 am classes

     • 7:30 am for 9 am/early afternoon classes

     • 2:30 pm for late afternoon/evening classes

Cancellations will be posted to the web, Facebook and Twitter as soon as possible. If unsure, please email Registrars at dog.class.register@gmail.com or call 914-269-8550.

PCOTC Instructor Videos on AKC websites

Our instructors have been featured in a number of videos on AKC's websites. No wonder — they're terrific! Here are links for their videos:

Nancy Field, Family Manners instructor, CPDT-KA: SitLie Down and Bow.

Rick Pisani, Obedience Training Director, CPDT-KA: Come and Leg Weave

Stephen McKay, Agility Instructor, CPDT-KSA: Rollover

Jenn Michaelis, Family Manners Training Director, CPDT-KA: High-Five