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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.



Mark your Calendar for the return of Pat Hastings - Structure in Action on July 16!



12/4 CGC
12/7 Puppy Advanced
12/16 Puppy STAR
1/2 Beginning Rally
1/4 Open
1/7 Calm Dog, Puppy STAR, Foundation/Shaping
1/12 Competition Novice
1/21 Basic

Tuesday nights: 
Conformation drop-in

Wednesday nights: 
Rally drop-in


Obedience/Rally Trail Premium Coming Soon!

RDOC will hold Obedience Run Thrus on Jan. 10, March 6, April 17, May 22, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 4, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 11.  On Jan. 24 and Feb. 7 the run-thrus will be for Novice and all levels of Rally only from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. . With registrations taken until 11 am. 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.

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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