FAQ's

Q: WHERE ARE CLASSES HELD?
A:  All Classes are held in Springfield VA on Mondays and Alexandria, VA on Wednesdays.    

Q: HOW MUCH DO CLASSES COST?
A: The Basic Obedience class is $100 for 8 weeks.  
     The Subnovice class is $100 for 10 weeks. Additional weeks are pro-rated yearly annual fee.
     The competition classes for Beginner Novice, Novice, Open and Utility are $200 for the year.
     ALL CLASSES ARE ONE HOUR A WEEK

Q:  DO I HAVE TO BE A CLUB MEMBER TO TAKE CLASSES?
A:   No.   Our basic classes are open to the general public.  You do need to register for the basic class.  All upper level classes require you to pay the yearly fee.

Q:  MY DOG IS REALLY SMART.  CAN I SKIP THE BASIC AND MOVE TO  A HIGHER LEVEL?
A:  No.  You must take the Basic class first.  Each level of training builds on what you learned in the previous level.

Q:  DO YOU OFFER RALLY CLASSES?
A:  No we do not have a dedicated rally class.  The instructors work on some of the rally signs in the other classes and a few times a year the    
     upper level classes will offer a rally night.

Q:  IF I TAKE TRAINING CLASSES WITH MVDTC AM I A VOTING MEMBER OF THE CLUB?
A:  No.  Training members are not voting members.  Membership requires two voting members and an invitation to join the membership.

Q: I BELONG TO ANOTHER CLUB.  CAN I ALSO TAKE CLASSES AND BECOME A MEMBER OF MVDTC?
A:  Absolutely.  

Q:  DOES MVDTC HOLD OBEDIENCE TRIALS?
A:  YES.  We have our annual trial every October in Point of Rocks MD.

Q:  ARE CRATES AVAILABLE FOR USE AT THE TRAINING CLASSES OR AT THE TRIAL?
A:  No.  You would need to bring your own crate for your dog.