Sandia Dog Obedience Club: Teaching people and their dogs for over 70 years.

For Obedience, Conformation, & Freestyle training, contact:

SDOC c/o Nancy Norem
Acting Obedience Registrar
9300 Lona Lane NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

For Rally training,

SDOC c/o Rene Urbach
Rally Registrar
824 Waterfall Dr NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Phone: 505-270-8928

Mail Scent Work class applications to:

SDOC c/o Vikki Welby
Scent Work Registrar
9150 Signal Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122

For questions contact:
Dee Falk

For Agility training,

SDOC c/o Suzi Dressler
Agility Registrar
1906 Bryn Mawr Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106-1711

For Tracking training,

SDOC c/o Gloria Napper-Owen
Tracking Registrar
6921 Old Orchard Ln NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

How to Apply for a Class

1. Check under Classes on the main menu for upcoming classes that are not full.

2. Download a Class Application.

3. Fill out and mail class application, shot records, and payment to appropriate address.


Title Link Start Date Start Time Instructor Number of Attendees
Beginning Agility Saturday, April 20, 2024 08:30am Suzi Dressler
Introduction to Agility (indoors) Saturday, April 20, 2024 09:00am Beth Fischer
(This class is FULL!) Competition Agility II Tuesday, April 23, 2024 10:30am Laura Echeverria
CLASS FULL: Basic Novice Tuesday, April 23, 2024 02:00pm Estelle Metz & Barbara Friedman
CLASS IS FULL Introduction to Agility (indoors) Tuesday, April 23, 2024 05:30pm Peggy Chandler
(This class is FULL!) Foundations of Agility I Tuesday, April 23, 2024 06:00pm Kathleen Copland
(This class is FULL!) Competition Agility II Wednesday, April 24, 2024 10:30am Laura Echeverria
Foundations of Agility I Wednesday, April 24, 2024 03:00pm Michele Becknell
Rally Novice Thursday, April 25, 2024 05:00pm Jeanne Gill
This class is FULL: Competition Agility 1 Thursday, April 25, 2024 05:00pm Linda Smith
Intermediate/Advanced Rally Thursday, April 25, 2024 07:45pm Mike & Rene Urbach
SIGN UP REQUIRED: Scent Work 2 Saturday, May 04, 2024 04:00pm Dee Falk 8
SIGN UP REQUIRED: Scent Work Adv 2 Sunday, May 05, 2024 05:00pm Dee Falk 6
SIGN UP REQUIRED: Scent Work Adv 1 Sunday, May 05, 2024 06:30pm Dee Falk & Vikki Welby 6
SIGN UP REQUIRED: Scent Work 1 Sunday, May 05, 2024 07:45pm Gina Brown 3
SIGN UP REQUIRED: Scent Work Interm 2 Monday, May 06, 2024 06:30pm Dee Falk & Vikki Welby 7
SIGN UP REQUIRED: Scent Work Interm 1 Monday, May 06, 2024 07:45pm Dee Falk & Vikki Welby 5

FOR ALL CLASSES: Application, payment, and proof of vaccination required

Important reminder: All SDOC classes are limited in size. Except for classes that are signed up for online, mail your completed and signed application, proof of the dog's vaccinations, and your payment to the appropriate registrar. It must be received at least one day prior to the class start date and prior to the time the class limit is reached. For online class registration, follow the instructions in the email you receive after signing up.

If you have any questions concerning the classes, please contact the appropriate registrar.

The Health and Safety of our dogs is of the utmost importance to SDOC; therefore dogs training or visiting the club are required to be current on vaccinations.  See the SDOC Vaccination Policy for complete details.  Kindly Keep a copy of your vaccination records with you at all times.

Click Here to Download Class Application Form

Click Here to Download Junior Handler Permission Form

DO NOT PLACE YOUR APPLICATION IN THE MAIL SLOT AT THE SDOC BUILDING. You must MAIL your application to the appropriate registrar as noted on the application form

All SDOC classes are limited in size.

You MUST include your name, address, phone number and email on the application so that we can contact you.

Receipt of the application does not guarantee a place in the class.

Emailed applications are not accepted.

To avoid misplacement, please staple your check to your application.

We no longer maintain wait lists for obedience classes. If the class is full, the applications, checks, and shot records for dogs that did not make it into the class are shredded. Agility does maintain a waiting list.

Class Fees (starting Jan 1, 2024)

8 week classes are $104.00 (including tax)

6 week classes (such as Puppy Kindergarten) are $84.00 (including tax)

4 week classes are $52.00 (including tax)

Rescue Discount of 25% is available for One Obedience Class and One Agility Class.

8 week classes - discounted price is $78 (including tax)

6 week classes - discounted price is $63 (including tax)

Retaking a class: If you retake the same class with the same dog within 6-months, the fee is discounted by 50%. 

Drill and Skill Class Fees: $10/class/dog. Punch Cards are available at a cost of $100 for 11 sessions (purchase from your drill instructor). 

Junior Handlers: The fees for Junior Handlers (who must be at least 16 and under 18) and their dogs is $50 (incl tax). The Junior Handler must be the one handling/training the dog. Junior Handlers need to submit the Sandia Dog Obedience Junior Handler PERMISSION TO PARTICIPATE and AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICAL SERVICES form to the trainer on the first day of class.