We are open!!

Please read the below letter from our Board of Directors for more information on classes that were paused or classes you may have signed up for.

If you have specific questions feel free to email us at:  BOTCinfo@gmail.com.

 December 29th, 2020

Dear Members, Students & Volunteers,

As you know, we have been closed in an abundance of caution, and to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 within our community. We are pleased to announce that we will be reopening once more.

BOTC will re-open on our previously anticipated date of January 4th, 2021.

All existing COVID-19 safety protocols and policies will remain in place; masks will be required, social distancing will be facilitated as well as 1 way flow for students, and frequent sanitation of surfaces at the Club.

-If your class was in session prior to this closure, your class will resume where it left off and will continue until complete.
-If your class was scheduled to start during or after this closure, your class start will be delayed.
For more details, please see the chart below:

  Original Start Resume
Tue Beginner Obedience I – 6:30 Nov 3 Jan 5
Tue Beginner Obedience I – 6:30 Jan 12 Feb 23
Tue Beginner II – 7:45 Nov 3 Jan 5
Tue Beginner II – 7:45 Jan 5 Feb 23
Puppy Skills 1 Nov 18 Jan 6
Puppy Skills 1 Jan 6 Feb 17
Puppy Skills 2 Nov 18 Jan 6
Puppy Skills 2 Jan 6 Fed 17
Thur Beginner Obedience I – 6:30 Oct 22 Jan 7
Thur Beginner Obedience I – 7:45 Oct 1 Jan7
Thur Beginner Obedience I – 6:30 Jan 14 Feb 11

Also new in January, we will begin offering Conformation Classes from 7:30-8:30pm and alternating Open & Utility classes from 6:15-7:15pm on Monday evenings. More details to come soon on our website where you will be able to register for these drop in classes.

Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support while we continue to navigate this ever-changing COVID-19 situation.

The BOTC Board of Directors






Welcome To BOTC

Classes at BOTC are held on weekday evenings from: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Monday thru Friday; Saturday mornings



BOTC Formed In

Type Of Classes Offered

Volunteer Workers

Dogs Trained



Our Conformation Classes or “Run Thrus” provide you the opportunity to practice showing your dog in a non-stressful environment.


We have a puppy skill I & II, beginner obedience I & II, novice, open, utility and obedience run-throughs for classes.


Our Rally Novice and Advanced/Excellent classes you learn the rally exercises/stations for the AKC title event and rally trial.


We offer four agility classes; foundations, one (beginning agility), regular and junior.


Shake, spin, high five, speak! Trick training is a fun and engaging class where your dog will learn fun behaviors to impress family and friends.


Our Flyball classes will introduce your dog to the fundamentals of the sport of Flyball – a team relay fetch race. Great for a ball-obsessed dog who loves to play fetch!

We took our new 2 year old adopted dog here and LOVED the beginning obedience class! So much fun and bonded a ton with our boy!



The Bloomington Obedience Training Club (BOTC) is a dog training school that has been serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area for more than 50 years. BOTC is run by a group of dedicated volunteer members committed to helping you train your dog to be a well mannered family dog or a competition dog by using a variety of positive motivational techniques.