NYOC Dog Training is part of the North York Obedience Club, Inc., a not-for-profit organization.
NYOC Dog Training was founded in 1961 by a group of dog training enthusiasts who wanted to improve their own dogs’ performance. They also wanted to share current dog training practices with other dog lovers and the general public. In 1992, under the auspices of the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), NYOC began to hold licensed obedience trials.
Over the years, NYOC has continued its commitment to training, teaching and trailing. We now offer:
- Training for all levels including puppy and beginner classes for the family pet;
- Rally and obedience classes for dogs and handlers who want to go into competition;
- Four annual licensed obedience and rally trials;
- A correction match preceding the trials;
- CGN (Canine Good Neighbour) testing at the trials;
- A Demonstration Team that performs free of charge for hospitals, seniors’ residences, libraries, and community groups;
- Public educational sessions on topics as varied as travelling with your pet to training gorillas at the zoo;
- Opportunities to meet, learn from and network with dog people who have a wide range of skills and interests.
As a not-for-profit organization, NYOC offers training classes at rates below most other dog training businesses. The training fees from our classes go towards the cost of the training premises, the purchase of equipment, running our obedience and rally trials, supporting the Demonstration Team, and paying for speakers to address Club members on a variety of topics.
Any money left over at the end of year is donated to charities related to dogs. For instance, we have made donations to the Ontario Veterinary College Trust Fund, Speaking of Dogs Rescue, Community Vet Outreach, the SPCA, Autism Service Dogs and many others.
NYOC presents at least four speakers a year on a wide range of topics, for example: Search and Rescue dogs; canine nutrition; how to become part of Therapeutic Paws; geriatric care for older dogs; chiropractic care for dogs; service dogs for Autism and other differently abled people. Presentations are announced on this website and on our Facebook page. Everyone is welcome to attend.