Distance need not be a distraction from the Dog Trainer College.  These options are perfect for long-distance students and international students!

Each student will need to acquire their own lodging. There are some very nice housing options nearby that work well with our students (if it’s not on the list, our students have most likely had a negative experience there).

Options for student lodging include:

  • Cabins and/or Camper spaces at Hickory Hills Campground. Hickory Hills campground, a 10 minute drive from DTC, is a beautiful country setting which several students have utilized. They have some outstanding positive raves. It’s remote, quiet, relaxing, and students who have stayed there say it is a very nice side-benefit of attending school here. They also have a pool and laundromat. Pets are no longer permitted in the cabins as previous clientele caused too much damage/clean-up.
  • Cabins and camper space McCormick’s Creek State Park. Some students have also used the tent camping here as well. The Canyon Inn is another option at the Park.
  • We have also worked out a weekly and/or monthly rate with several motels in the area, ranging from 10-20 minutes away from the school. You will need to mention that you are attending the school here in order to get the special rate. The most pet-friendly motel is a nice, clean Red Roof Inn 6 in Cloverdale. Others include Econolodge, Super 8, and Holiday Inn. The Patriot Inn in Spencer does not allow pets.
  • Air BnB. Prices and availability vary. Some students have found rustic options or Tiny Homes via Air Bnb that are quite affordable.
  • Steele’s campground is quite affordable but very rustic with few amenities.
  • Indian Oaks campground offers several amenities.

There are also restaurants and shopping nearby.

Beginning in 2022, DTC no longer offers student housing on campus. Prior to 2022, 90% of our students acquired housing off campus, meaning that we did not break even on providing housing.