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:
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:
2017 Session Schedule
Registration: 15 Apr - 29 Apr
Class: 1 May - 12 Jun
Registration: 17 Jun - 1 Jul
Class: 3 Jul - 15 Aug
Registration: 19 Aug - 2 Sep
Class: 4 Sep - 16 Oct
Registration: 14 Oct - 28 Oct
Class: 30 Oct - 15 Dec
3 July - 16 August
Session 5, 2017
4 Sept - 16 October
Registration, Drop Box and Mail In is Saturday 8/19/17 - Saturday 9/2/17.
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 8/6/17).
The drop box will be available when the building is open (do not leave applications in the outside mailbox). Those applications received before 8/19/17 will be treated as arriving on that date.
Walk-In registration is Saturday 2 September 2017 from 1-3 PM in the MDTC building. (Walk- In registration will be in the office area of the Building 17 section of the facility.
Enter through the door at the far right end of the building.) NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3 PM ON 9/2/17 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, 4 September unless otherwise noted on the class schedule when it is posted on this website. No night classes will be held on Monday, 11 September due to a general membership meeting that evening. The session ends Tuesday, 17 October 2017.
Questions may be directed to Jim Swimme at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any *make-up classes for Session 5 will be shown immediately below as they become necessary: