Member Log In




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.


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:

This is a reminder that the Board voted to close the building for training at this time. Please note, than some members are allowed inside to perform club business.







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.
Go to for directions

March 29 (Cancelled)
May 17 (Cancelled)
June 13 Rally only starts at noon (Cancelled)
June 14 (Cancelled)
July 12
Aug 9
Oct 11
Nov 29


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.


Contact Us
© 2008-2017, Richmond Dog Obedience Club

Website designed by Crystal Vision Web Design, Chesterfield, VA