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We are a volunteer organization dedicated to training dogs to be better pets and to provide ad-vanced 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 is pleased to announce an online classroom relationship with Pup N Iron Canine Fitness & Learning Center LLC during the current COVID-19 crisis which has currently postponed our classes. We understand the need to continue training and socialization for puppies and dogs during this time and realize the challenges faced when under guidelines to stay home.

Pup N Iron offers Puppy Kindergarten and Basic Manners & Obedience classes which we feel will benefit many of you during this time. Located in Stafford County, Pup N Iron is owned and operated by Laurie Williams BA, CPDT-KA, CPT CDTI. Laurie has been a professional dog trainer and canine behavior counselor for over 30 years and is recognized by a multitude of organizations including AKC, UKC, WCRL and C-WAGS.

As always, RDOC is here it help inthis current climate and we are available through email and phone should a need arise. We look forward to having you return to our classes as soon as restrictions are lifted, and it is safe for all. Until this time, we hope you will enroll in a virtual class with Pup N Iron.

Pup N Iron

Richmond Dog Obedience Club Board of Directors state- ment on COVID-19

To our RDOC students:

Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, Richmond Dog Obedience Club has cancelled all classes at least through the end of April, and possibly longer depending on developments.

If you had registered for a dog training class at RDOC that was cancelled, you will receive a refund. If you were in a class that had already started, you will get a partial refund.

We hope to be open for business again in a few weeks and would love to see you and your wonderful dog at that time. Unless you hear from your instructor, you will have to re-register for any future classes.

Please monitor our Facebook page and website ( for notice of classes resuming.  Thank you for your patience during these challenging times.

To Our Members:

The building is open for you to train. Please watch our calendar going forward to avoid conflicts. Please wear a mask inside the building and follow social distancing if sharing the training space. Please follow sanitizing guidelines posted inside each building. Thank you.







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.



Upcoming Event

Run Thru

RDOC will hold run-thrus at our club building starting at 9am, registrations taken from 8:30am to 11am. The obedience run-thrus will be held on a first come first served basis. Fees are for obedience: $8 for first run and $7 for second run for same dog.

The following classes will be offered: Novice,Beg.Novice,Open and Utility.  All run-thrus are called by experienced members.
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March 29 (Cancelled)
May 17    (Cancelled)
June 13   Rally only starts at noon (Cancelled)
June 14  (Cancelled)
July 12 (Cancelled)
Aug 9
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Nov 29



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