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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.


NEW DATE AND TIME CHANGES TO OUR DROP-IN CONFORMATION (no bitches in heat allowed) AND RALLY CLASSES - see class calendar for changes


10/5 Beginning Rally
10/7 Open (daytime)
10/7 Competition Novice
10/9 Foundation Skills
10/9 Competition Class
10/10 Intro. to Open
10/11 Canine Good Citizen (daytime)
10/18 Basic
10/21 Beyond the Backyard 
10/21 Puppy Advanced
11/1 Puppy STAR
11/6 Puppy STAR
11/10 Weaves and Tunnels

Farm Dog Certification

October 19, 2019


Obedience Trial
December 7, 2019


Entry Form


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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October 13
November 3
December 8


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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