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


2017  Session Schedule

Session 3:

Registration: 15 Apr - 29 Apr

Class: 1 May - 12 Jun

Session 4:

Registration: 17 Jun - 1 Jul

Class: 3 Jul - 15 Aug

Session 5:

Registration: 19 Aug - 2 Sep

Class: 4 Sep - 16 Oct

Session 6:

Registration: 14 Oct - 28 Oct

Class: 30 Oct - 15 Dec

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 Oct

Class: 3 Sep - 15 Oct

Session: 6

Registration: 12 Oct - 27 Oct

Class: 28 Oct - 14 Dec

Session: 1 2019

Registration: 22 Dec - 05 Jan

Class: 7 Jan  - 18 Feb

Session 5

4 September - 16 October

Class Listing with Makeup Info:

Session 6, 2017

30 October - 15 December


Registration, Drop Box and Mail In is Saturday 10/14/17-Saturday 10/28/17.

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 10/8/17).

The drop box will be available when the building is open (do not leave applications in the outside mailbox). Those applications received before 10/14/17 will be treated as arriving on that date.

Walk-In registration is Saturday 28 October 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 10/28/17 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, 30 October unless otherwise noted on the class schedule when it is posted on this website. No night classes will be held on Monday, 13 November due to a general membership meeting that evening and No Classes Thanksgiving week except for Monday of Thanskgiving week.

Questions may be directed to Jim Swimme at

Any *make-up classes for Session 7 will be shown immediately below as they become necessary:


Start Date:

Monday 30 October 2017

End Date:

Friday 15 December 2017

Class Listing:





Registration Forms:


Non - Member: