To insure the safety of yourself and your dog in our classes, no aggressive dogs will be permitted in any class, and all handlers must be able to control their dogs. Please refer to our training policies below:

MDTC Training Regulations


MDTC Instructors:

Our instructors are all members who volunteer their time and energy teaching our classes. All of them are experienced competitors and hold titles in the classes they teach. Merrimac holds six to seven sessions of classes each year, with each session running six weeks long. Classes are generally held once a week and are approximately fifty minutes long unless noted otherwise. If you are a non-member and are bringing your puppy or dog for the first time, you will need to provide proof of all required vaccinations the first week of class. A description of our classes is provided in the link below: 

Description of Merrimac Classes



2018 Session Schedule

Session: 1

Registration: 16 Dec 2017-30 Dec 2017

Class: 1 Jan - 12 Feb

Session: 2

Registration: 17 Feb - 3 Mar

Class: 5 Mar - 16 Apr

Session: 3

Registration: 14 Apr - 28 Apr

Class: 30 Apr - 11 Jun

Session: 4

Registration: 16 Jun - 30 Jun

Class: 2 Jul - 13 Aug

Session: 5

Registration: 18 Aug - 1 Sep

Class: 3 Sep - 15 Oct

Session: 6

Registration: 13 Oct - 27 Oct

Class: 29 Oct - 10 Dec

Session: 1 2019

Registration: 22 Dec - 05 Jan

Class: 7 Jan  - 18 Feb



Session 2

February - March

Session 2 Registration: Registration, Drop Box and Mail In is Saturday 2/17/18- Saturday 3/3/18 Applications may be mailed or dropped in the drop box (on table to the left as you enter the building) anytime after the class list is posted (expected about 2/318). The drop box will be available when the building is open (do not leave applications in the outside mailbox). Those applications received before 2/1718 will be treated as arriving on that date. Class Registration Fee for Non-members is $90 per class (see Training Application for various additional charges & discounts). Members see the bottom of the Registration Application for class fee. Walk-In registration is Saturday 3 March 2018 from 1-3 PM in the MDTC building. NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3 PM ON 3/3/18 without paying a late registration fee; late applications can only be accepted if the class is not full. ** Daytime and Nighttime classes ** start Monday, 5 March unless otherwise noted on the class schedule when it is posted on this website. No night classes will be held on Monday, 12 March due to a general membership meeting that evening. The session ends Monday, 16 April 2018. Questions may be directed to Jim Swimme at or (757) 488-7117. Start Date: Monday 5 March End Date: Friday16 April

Start Date

Monday 5 March 2018

End Date

Friday 16 April 2018



Registration Forms: