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


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

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 1, 2018

1 January - 12 February


Registration Drop Box and Mail In is Saturday 12/09/17 - Saturday 12/30/17. 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 12/9/17).

The drop box will be available when the building is open (do not leave applications in the outside mailbox) after the list is posted on the website. Those applications received before 12/09/17 will be treated as arriving on that date.


Walk-In registration is Saturday 30 December 2017 from 1-3 PM in the MDTC building. NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3 PM ON 12/30/17 without paying a $25 late registration fee; late applications can only be accepted if the class is not full (the late registration fee may be waived for first time customers.)


Daytime and Nighttime classes start Monday, 1 January unless otherwise noted on the class schedule when it is posted on this website. No night classes will be held on Monday, 11 January due to a general membership meeting that evening. The session ends Monday, 12 February 2018.


Questions may be directed to Jim Swimme at, or by phone at (757) 488-7117. Any make-up classes for Session 1 will be shown immediately below as they become necessary.


Start Date:

Monday 1 January 2018

End Date:

Friday 12 February 2018

Class Listing:





Registration Forms:


Non - Member: