Dear members, volunteers & students,
Effective 5/19/21, the following changes will be made to BOTC operational policies:
–  Masks will be optional for those that are fully vaccinated (at least 2 weeks past a single dose vaccine, or 2 weeks past the 2nd dose of a 2 part vaccine). Masks will be required if you are not vaccinated, are still completing your vaccine series, or it has not been 2 weeks since your final vaccine dose.
–  Social distancing requirements will be lifted and spectators will be welcome in the building
–  Class size limits will be lifted except in circumstances where a limit is required to maintain adequate instruction and student to instructor ratio.
–  Drop in classes will remain by pre-registration only including; Utility/Open Obedience, Novice Obedience & Conformation Handling classes.
These policies remain subject to change by the Board of Directors as needed.

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.