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

We're the #1 Dog Trainer in Westchester!

PCOTC won Westchester Magazine's "Best of Westchester 2013" award for Best Dog Trainer in Westchester County.


In June, 2014 Port Chester Obedience Training Club begins its 75th year as the leading dog training club in the Tri-State area, culminating in the celebration of our 75th anniversary in June 2015. 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 quickly becoming a center for the popular, rapidly growing sport, K9 Nose Work.

Over these seven 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, and Agility 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.

AKC Coverage of PCOTC at Bark for Life

The American Kennel Club home page for 4/14/14 contains a link to a slide show and text about the "My Dog Can Do That!" event that PCOTC hosted at Bark for Life in Tarrytown on 4/13/14. Many PCOTC members volunteered for MDCDT! and 75 dogs participated! 

PC-NUT Agility Trial Entries Open 3/25

Don't forget to sign up for May 8 - 11 agility trials at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights!

Online Membership Renewal Now Available

Members may now renew their membership for June 2014-May 2015 online. See the "For Members Only" section of the Membership page. A downloadable form is also provided for those who cannot renew online.

Members: Date for Annual Title Awards form

extended to April 25! See Membership page.

Registration for Ken Ramirez Seminars Now Open

PCOTC will host Ken Ramirez on May 31-June 1 for "Training from Core to Complex: The Many Faces of the Modern Trainer." This will be a full weekend seminar that will examine core training principles that are often forgotten or overlooked, including some practical skills games that help build trainers. Early bird fees for one or two days through April 1. Click HERE for more information or to register.

Registration for Ian Dunbar Seminars Now Open!

On Sat., April 26, PCOTC will host Dr. Ian Dunbar in a seminar, Crucial, Common-Sense & Cutting Edge Concepts in Dog Training. Click HERE for more information and to register.

On Sun., April 27, Dr. Dunbar will present a Reliability & Games Workshop (changed from previously-announced topic). Click HERE for more information and to register as a Handler, and HERE to register as an Observer (no dog).

Weather Day Information

When questionable weather is predicted call 914-422-DOGS from 8 a.m. on for classes starting on or after 9:00 a.m. and from 3 p.m. for classes starting after 5:00 p.m.