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We are a volunteer organization dedicated to training dogs to be better pets and to provide advanced training necessary to earn the Obedience titles awarded by the American Kennel Club


We believe that responsible dog obedience training is the key to a healthy relationship with your dog.


RDOC’s inclement weather policy is to close if the Richmond City Schools are closed. If in doubt whether your class will meet call your instructor or call (804)278-9032 and listen to the voice message.





Fun with Fundamentals:  Attention, Heeling, and Foundation Skills for all Levels with Betsy Scapicchio and Linda Brennan

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9/1 - Foundation for Adv. Obedience
9/12 - Basic
9/14 - Puppy Star
9/16 - Canine Good Citizen
9/17 - Beginning Rally
9/19 - Puppy Advanced
9/19 Beyond the Back Yard

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Please join us for a day of FUN AND GAMES with Carol Maupin. Carol’s training philosophy is “keep it fun” - training should be fun for the people and for the dog. If you are not enjoying your training time, then there has to be a better way.  If your dog is not having fun with training, there is a better way. Find it!

This is a SUNDAY event.


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RDOC will hold Obedience Run Thrus on Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates in 2016, with registrations taken until 11 a.m.:  Jan 10, Mar 6, Apr 17, May 22, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 4, Oct 16, Nov 13, and Dec 11.  Runs will be held on a first-come first-served basis with second runs after first runs completed. Participant's name will be placed on a white board as they pay and the runs will be as they appear on the board; whatever the person needs but no Rally. Fees will be $8 for the first run and $7 for the second. 2nd run for a dog in a given class (BN, novice, open, utility, etc.) will be after all 1st runs are completed. Go to for directions.  Also, RDOC will hold an AKC Obedience Trial for Novice and Beginner Novice and all levels of AKC Rally including teams on Feb 20, 2016 at our club building.  Run thrus for this trial (Obedience Novice and Beginner Novice and all levels of Rally only) will be:  Jan 24 and Feb 7.

RDOC Dog Obedience Club is an all volunteer organization dedicated to improving the relationship between pets and people by teaching responsible dog ownership and obedience classes. We are the only dog obedience organization in Richmond area granted a license by the American Kennel Club to hold obedience trials. Founded in 1959, the club has an excellent national reputation for outstanding training. Our program offers positive, humane techniques and discourages harsh methods. Many of our club members have won awards in local, national, and international competitions. We welcome our trainees to join our club. Besides offering classes, we perform obedience demonstrations for community groups, nursing homes, and schools.  Other club activities include: tattoo clinics, agility trials, obedience trials, rally trials, seminars and Canine Good Citizenship Tests. Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, and we welcome visitors.


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