The Obedience Training Club of Hawaii (OTCH) was established in 1946 and has been serving the community since its inception. OTCH is a Non-Profit Organization run entirely by volunteers. As a public service, OTCH currently conducts dog training classes on O’ahu throughout the year at three locations. In addition to the core curriculum of Obedience Classes, OTCH also offers classes in Conformation and Tracking for its trainees.
Obedience Training shows a dedication on the part of all involved to making man’s best friend well-behaved at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs and distractions. As a result of such training, your dog can be a useful member of your household, be a good neighbor and a dog that is happily under control at all times. We welcome all dogs - pure bred and mixed breed.
OTCH is a member club of the American Kennel Club and holds 4 Licensed Obedience Trials each year to demonstrate the bond between dogs and their handlers in the performance of various sets of exercises from beginner through very advanced levels. OTCH is the only club in the country to have held over 240 Licensed Obedience Trials.
In the community, OTCH members have also participated with their dogs in public and private demonstrations, doing performances at Pet Expo, schools, shopping centers and various healthcare facilities. Many members also dress their dogs up and march in community Christmas parades.
The club officers, directors, and instructors are volunteers for the club and are not paid for their services. Our organization's instructors devote many hours of work and draw upon their experience in dog training so that they are able to teach to the best of their ability. Their reward is seeing a better relationship between a dog and its owner.