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 do not break even on providing housing. However, there are some very nice housing options nearby.

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.
  • 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 Motel 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.

There are also restaurants and shopping nearby.

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