About the Fort Wayne Obedience Training Club
- FWOTC was started by Sheriff Custer A Dunifon in 1946. The club started with 45 members. The first class to teach beginning obedience was in January 1947, with 50 dogs in attendance. In May of 1947, FWOTC was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization. Today, club membership averages over 100 families.
- Dog obedience shows, sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, allow handlers to demonstrate various levels of proficiency in obedience work. In 1947, club members earned 6 AKC titles. Today, there are club members who travel to shows almost every weekend. We are proud to boast of members who have nationally ranked dogs.
- Our involvement and dedication to dog training doesn’t end with obedience classes. FWOTC is also involved in agility, tracking, and canine good citizen, which are all available to club members.
- Every year, FWOTC hosts an AKC sanctioned obedience trial, annual agility trial and annual tracking test. Dogs and their handlers from all over the Midwest come in hopes of meeting the requirements needed to earn an AKC degree.
- As a service to our community, we consider all invitations for demonstration programs and requests for guest speakers.
If you are interested in having a demonstration by FWOTC members, please contact us.