Our goal is to help your pet become a Canine Good Citizen
and to Enhance your enjoyment of your "Best Friend"!
Be Sure to sit and share a cookie with your dog.
Our Training Classes are Filling Up Fast!
Our calendar for 2009 is available! Please check out our Classes for
Our November and December Calendar
This is our 2010 Calendar
Heartland DTC is a non-profit dog training and education foundation on Peoria´s Northeast side. Our building is nestled back in the trees - far from any highway - and has plenty of flat, frequently mowed, outdoor grassy spaces to train - as well as a Fully Handicap Accessible regulation size obedience ring in our indoor, air-conditioned building. We have a fully fenced outdoor arena where you can come and work on any training problems that you are experiencing.
We feature small classes and a friendly atmosphere for everyone. You will receive personal help for your dog´s problems in an open non-judgmental manner. All of our volunteer instructors have been training, showing and placing titles on their own dogs for years. Their love of dogs is evidenced by the care and concern that they show toward their own dogs and yours. We encourage the "no-force" method of training, but have experience and can work with you on other methods.
All of our membership sincerely love and respect animals and other persons. We have vet techs, kennel owners, veterinarians, computer programmers, factory workers, retired citizens and high school students. We don´t care what you do or whether your goal is to show your dog in obedience trials. We believe that manners training is the most important training that your puppy will ever have. We are here to help you in your efforts to have a Canine Good Citizen living in your home.
Would you like to look over some class descriptions?
Most Classes Have A Limit of 12 Dogs per Class.
Sunday, July 25th - demo and booth at Junction City. 12-4
Sunday, August 1st - Sunday class for members. 1-3
Saturday, Ausut 7th - demo and booth at Wildlife Prairie Park. HDTC person gets in free with pass (in mailbox or see AK), family members must pay, not sure of times yet.
Friday, August 13th - board meeting. 7:15
Sunday, August 15th - Sunday class for members. 1-3
Saturday, August 21st - cleaning day at HDTC. 11:30 AM
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
Each training facility has a different method of Instructing classes. Before you invest in any dog training program, Visit the classes and observe the procedures to determine if it will be right for You and Your Dog.
Guests are welcome to come and watch any classes that they may be interested in.
We encourage donations to Homeless Pets in Foster Pet Outreach (FPO)
Foster Pet Outreach
There are Events that you can attend with your "Best Friend" all year long. Check the AKC Website for links to the upcoming Dog Obedience shows.
Or you may want to consider a training camp.
We recommend Dog Scout Camp in St. Helen, Mi. Check out their website at