Who We Are

The Dog Tracking Club of Maine (DTCM) was formed in 1993 with the stated objectives to:

a.) Encourage and promote the use of dogs in tracking and to do all possible to develop this natural ability.

b.) Conduct tracking tests and sanctioned tracking matches under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.

c.) Do all possible to promote, develop, and advance the sport of tracking.


The club is incorporated in the State of Maine, as a not for profit organization. Membership is open to all persons who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club and who subscribe to the stated purposes of the Club. We are licensed by the American Kennel Club to hold both the Tracking Dog Test (TD), the Tracking Dog Excellent Test (TDX) and the Variable Surface Tracking Test (VST).

CLICK HERE to view the Dog Tracking Club of Maine Constitution


What We Do

The DTCM holds one or more AKC sanctioned tracking tests each year. For specific information about our tests and other events, please consult the Events & Tests page on this website. If you are new to the sport of dog tracking, please visit our Info page which explains the sport. The Club holds training clinics for both beginners and advance tracking dogs. We also have Tracking Judges among our membership who can test and certify the dog for the Tracking Dog Test.  Check our About Us page for a membership application!


Dog Tracking Club of Maine 2018 Officers and Contacts

Virginia Howe

Vice President
Judy Herman

Sara Pruyne

Bob Cuzner

Corresponding Secretary
Pat Aube

Board of Directors
Sally Bradford
Linda McSherry
Eric Lawson

General Questions