Class Registration & Dates
2021 Class Sessions:
- Session 1: 01/11/2021 to 03/01/2021.
Registration Opens 01/03/2021.
Registration Closes at 10pm on 01/10/2021. Any registrations received after that will be returned.
- Session 2: 04/05/2021 to 05/24/2021.
Registration Opens 03/24/2021.
Registration Closes at 10pm on 03/31/2021. Any registrations received after that will be returned.
- Session 3: 06/28/2021 to 08/16/2021.
Registration Opens 06/16/2021.
Registration Closes at 10pm on 06/23/2021. Any registrations received after that will be returned.
- Session 4: 09/20/2021 to 11/15/2021.
Registration Opens 09/08/2021.
Registration Closes at 10pm on 09/15/2021. Any registrations received after that will be returned.
Until further notice, we will not be holding in-person registration for classes. When registration for the next session is open, a registration form and email address will be available here for you to fill out and email to us. You must also email a photo of your dog's vaccination records, unless that dog has recently taken a class at SDTC and the shots that were verified for that class are still valid.
For all dogs registering for our classes, including the Star Puppy classes, owners must provide proof of current vaccination for distemper and parvovirus (typically listed as DHPP or DAPP on the veterinarian's statement), or provide proof of positive titers for antibodies to those diseases. Puppies must have had at least two shots in the "puppy series" in order to attend class, although due to the veterinarian-recommended interval between those vaccinations, it is possible that the shots may not have been administered by the time of registration. If the second shot has not been given by the start of classes, the owner will attend class without the puppy until the second vaccination has been administered.
If you give the distemper and parvo vaccinations yourself, please include in the photo the dog's name, the date the shot was given, and the sticker from the vaccine that shows the expiration date of the vaccine, so that we know it was fresh when administered.
For all dogs registering for classes other than the Puppy classes, owners must also provide proof of current vaccination for rabies at the time that registration occurs. The only exception would be for puppies eligible for the Star Puppy classes (i.e., under 6 months of age at the start of classes) that are registering for the Conformation class. The preferred form of proof for the rabies vaccination is the rabies certificate that your veterinarian gives you at the time of vaccination, although a receipt from your veterinarian showing the dog's name, the name of the clinic, the date the vaccination was given and the date it is next due is acceptable.
Each class session is 8 weeks long and costs $65.00 per dog. If your dog came from an official city or county shelter within 6 months of registration, then your first class will cost $45.00 as long as you email us a photo of the dog's adoption papers along with your registration form. Payment must be mailed to SDTC, 2620 N Locust, Spokane Valley, WA 99206. We do not accept credit cards; we encourage payment by check or money order, rather than sending cash through the mail.
In accordance with the guidelines from our state and county health departments, our classes will be limited in size, and the limits must be strictly observed. Your spot in a class is not assured until we have received the registration form, current vaccination records, and payment. If you do not have the capability to email the form and vaccination records, you may send them by postal mail to the above address, but processing may be delayed. If you have questions about the registration process, please contact us.