Unfortunately due to the increases in COVID cases and per the governor’s suggestions we will be temporarily suspending classes.  Please read the letter from the Board below.

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

November 20, 2020

Dear members, volunteers & students,

Due to the latest COVID-19 measures put in place by MN Gov. Walz, the BOTC Board of Directors has regrettably made the decision to temporarily suspend all classes, activities and events at BOTC beginning Friday November 20th at midnight.

Due to the holidays immediately after the Governor’s order is set to expire, we anticipate being able to resume all classes the week of January 4th, 2021, pending further direction or orders from the State of Minnesota.

If you are currently in a class session, your class will resume where it left off when we re-open. If your class was scheduled to start during this suspension or after Jan 4th, your class start date will be moved back by the same number of weeks as our class suspension. 

While this is a measure we hoped we would not have to take again, we feel it is in the best interest of our students, volunteers and our community to take this action. 

Thank you for your patience, understanding and support as we continue to navigate this pandemic together.

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.