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First Dog has over 100 members and new members are always welcomed.

We do recommend that you take at least one class with us to determine if we meet your needs.

Why become a member?

Members at First Dog are entitled to discounts on classes, can use the training room (at no charge) when classes are not in session, and receive our monthly newsletter (Off Leash).

We hold monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except July and August) at 8:15 pm in our facility. We often have guest speakers that address a variety of animal and obedience related topics. This is also an opportunity to meet and socialize with other members.

Additionally, plaques and special awards are awarded to our members who have earned titles at our annual Holiday dinner.


In order to become a member you must be proposed by a current member (student or instructor) and need to fill our membership application.  (Download membership application).

Our annual dues are $18.

In order to take advantage of our benefits, we require that you:

  • take at least one class a year

  • attend a minimum of 4 monthly meetings

  • accumulate 10 points of volunteer work in the prior year. We sponsor a multitude of events, like our Yearly Trial, Match shows and CGC events where you can earn your points. All events are run by our members and everyone is encouraged to volunteer their time.

For more information, call Natalie Weissman at (201) 768-8186 or contact us.