Red River Obedience Training Club is a non-profit club. Our membership is as diverse as our training interests, with members active in Obedience, Conformation, Agility, Hunting, Herding, Tracking and Therapy Dogs. The goal of our club is to encourage interest in training of the purebred dog. Club membership is limited to those persons who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club and are interested in canine obedience training.

RROTC meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the club’s facility at 108 Battle Street, Shreveport.  Visitors are always welcome!

Benefits of Membership

  • 50% off all classes
  • Members-only Wednesday evening practice — for new dog trainers, this is a great way to work with your dog and get feedback from our experienced members in a casual setting.
  • Option to keep a crate at our training facility

Expectations of Members

We are an active community-service-minded membership, and as such, we request all members to participate in some way. Examples of possible participation:

  • Teaching or assisting with one of our classes (no experience or titles are necessary to assist with a class)
  • Participating in one of our community events, such as the Barkus and Meaux Parade or Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • Providing a service to the club, such as helping with the website, maintaining the garden, etc.
  • Helping with show-and-gos
  • Stewarding at our annual dog trial

We also encourage all members to attend monthly meetings.

Types of Membership

Single Membership
Any person 18 years or older. Entitles that person to all the privileges of the club and to one vote at any meeting of the membership at which he is present. Dues are currently $35 per year*.
Family Membership
Includes a spouse and any children under the age of 18. Entitles the family to all privileges of the club and each spouse one vote at any meeting of the membership at which they are present. Dues are currently $40 per year*.
Honorary Membership
Granted by the club to persons whom the club wishes to honor and entitles that person to all privileges of the club except those of voting and holding office.
*Membership dues are subject to yearly review.  Price quoted effective September 20, 2010.

Application Process

  • To be eligible for membership in the club, all persons must be of good moral character, interested in canine obedience training and be in good standing with the American Kennel Club.
  • Applicant must be in at least the 5th week of a beginner class at RROTC or have completed an AKC obedience title. Applicant must attend 2 meetings or functions of the club prior to receiving an application. Applicant may petition the Membership Committee for waiver of requirements on an individual basis.
  • Application must be signed by a sponsor. It then appears in the newsletter.
  • Applicant agrees not to raise or breed puppies for sale to pet shops or commercial outlets.
  • If at any time an application is denied, applicant may reapply after six months.

2017/2018 Board Members

  • Shannon Dumas, President
  • Rochelle Mitchell, Vice-President
  • Linda Gregg, Secretary
  • Henry Bernstein, Treasurer
  • Katie and Blake Roy, Training Directors
  • Shonna Porterfield, Co-Training Director
  • Susan Robertson, Equipment Manager
  • Kathy Woodard, Member-at-Large
  • Chaunette Johnson, Member-at-Large