St Thomas’ Dog Obedience Club (STDOTC)

(Established 1975)


STDOTC was started in 1975 and is a non-profit making club listed with the Kennel Club.  We are run by a small dedicated committee with experienced and qualified dog trainers.  We offer group classes etc.

All breeds and ages welcome. If you have just got a puppy who has not received all their vaccinations, we welcome you come along with your puppy in your arms and socialise it with us, as we all love a cuddle with a puppy!

We train in a large hall with access to a field for training in the summer months, together with a good sized carpark adjacent to hall.

Feel free to come and see us at St Francis Church Hall, St Francis Road, Feniscliffe, Blackburn, BB2 2TZ on a Thursday evening from 7:30pm.


Update 4 June 2021.

We have implemented a phased re-opening. Please see below for dates and important information.

Thursday 10th June – no classes (due to holiday)

Thursday 17th June – Beginners classes ONLY continue  

Thursday 24th June – New intake plus re-start of the Kennel Club GCDS classes.

If you are interested in joining or re-starting training on the 24th please contact us to book a place. Please email

We are very much looking forward to seeing you but please note that we will be limiting class sizes to maintain social distancing so please do not just turn up without a booking.

This applies both to new starters and retuning members.

Covid restrictions apply, so face coverings must be worn and we ask that you do not enter the hall until the previous class has finished and exited.

Please be aware that this may change if Government advice changes. This will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

Stay Safe