Obedience Seminar w/ Laura Romanik: 9/9 & 10 - a couple working spots still available!

*** C L U B   N E W S ***

Meeting Schedule: 2nd Monday, 7 pm in the Crimora classroom, unless specified otherwise

Member Meeting (prospects welcome): March,May, September, November

Board Meeting: February, April, June, August, October

Annual Picnic: Sunday July 9 4pm in the Crimora Community Park behind the Center we're having our classes in.

*** Current Training Overview ***
We'll be renting an air conditioned room at the Fishersville Firehouse every Tuesday for the summer (July 18 - September 5), except August 8.

Tentative schedule:

8am - 11am: Set Up, Ring Time w/ emphasis on Competition Obedience and/or Puppy Class

11:15 am - 3pm: Rally Run-Throughs (7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 8/29); Obedience Run-Through (7/25);
8/22 and 9/5 (11:15 am - 1pm) JoAnn's Clicker Class; 8/22 (1pm - 3pm) Linda's Retrieving Workshop

3pm - 4pm: Ring available (7/18, 7/25, 8/15, 8/22, 9/5)

4pm - 5pm: Linda teaches ring entrance, focus, attitude 7/18; transitions between exercises, attention, relaxation, tricks & games 7/25; come and stay exercises 8/15; (Ring available 8/22); intro to utility - foundation skills 9/5;

3pm - 5pm: JoAnn's Clicker Class 8/1 and 8/29

5pm - 6:30pm: K-9 Fitness (7/18, 8/15, 9/5); TDI practice (7/25, 8/22); Advanced Obed (8/1, 8/29)

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Beginner Class

7:30pm - 8:30pm: Utility Ring Time

8:30pm: Break Down


Karen (TheWriteResult@msn.com) - Rally Run-Throughs

Jan (jans@commonwealthdogtraining.com) - Obed. Run-Through

Carol (carols@commonwealthdogtraining.com) - Puppy Class

Laura (laurat@commonwealthdogtraining.com) - Beginner Class

Or email training@commonwealthdogtraining.com for more information.

*** Upcoming Events *** Check out our Events Page for more!

2017 Obedience Seminar with Laura Romanik: September 9 & 10 at Love on a Leash

Rally Seminar Saturday, October 10 (9am to 4 pm) - explanation and practice of the new ACK Rallly Signs w/ the Brobsts.

CGC Evaluation TBD

*** B R A G S ***


Carol's Ryder earned his RN title!

Mo wins and earns the Preferred Novice Title at the Bouvier Show with Karin.

Renee & Jasmine passed the TDI test.

Linda's earned a bunch of ribbons at the GSPCA National Specialty in Kansas:
Monday Pippa qualified in 3 of 4 agility runs, earning her NAP title.

(IF I had known the rules better about the weave poles, we would
have had a jumpers title too.)
Tuesday Ember was third in her 12-18 sweepstakes class.
Wednesday Pippa earned UDX leg number 3 and won High Combined at
the supported trial with a second in utility and a first in Open. Ember
earned her second Rally leg with a 98 and first place. 
Thursday Pippa missed a signal in Utility and was second in Open. Ember
earned her RN with a lovely, focused 100 run and first place. Ember and I
also showed in Futurity and placed third in her Senior bitch class!
Saturday at the banquet I was presented the GSPCA Versatility Advanced
award for my dearly departed Riley who became eligible last fall after a rule
change acknowledging his Retrieving Dog Certificate for water work as a
qualified hunting achievement. That was very special to me.


Anne's Jamie made it into the Brown Trout 2018 calendar. She's not only cover girl, but also March and June!

The first weekend of April was busy!

Linda - Ember made her Rally Novice debut on Saturday and she stunned me with lovely attention almost the entire course, winning first place with a score of 100, and somehow ending up High Scoring Rally dog for the first Rally trial of the day as well. I guess I will put her in Rally at our NSS next month! Saturday Pippa NQed her first class, utility, but qualified nicely in open. Then on Sunday, Pippa earned her second UDX leg with two nice classes.

Ellen - Rufus got his 9th leg towards his RAE with 99's in both Excellent and Advanced and a High Combined  Score in the afternoon Rally Trial.

Jo Ann - Hope showed at the Shenandoah Valley KC show in conformation and got winners, BOW and Best OS, plus she got her first 2 points for her debut show on Saturday and won her class on Sunday. At Concord, she got a first in her class Saturday and winners reserve on Sunday.

Gayle - Score made his AKC herding debut Sunday.  He got a perfect score from a judge who said she's hardly ever given a 100.  That makes it even sweeter.


At the Lexington Agility trial, Anne & Slurpee earned their Open Jumpers title!

2/11 and 12 Karen and Mo competed in Preferred Novice. They started out with a 2nd and won the next day.

Linda shared that Tango finished his preferred utility title PUTD 2/11. He was a hoot in both classes and nearly NQed for moving forward too much on his signals. Pippa Qed twice but was not in the ribbons.

After busting Utility, Jan and Max earned their bonus UDX leg the next day 2/12.

Gayle and Bill went to Westminster to competed in Obedience.

Anne's Slurpee wore herself out being a good girl at the dog show the last weekend of January. She was Winners Bitch both days!

Dogs of the year 2016 and their new titles:
Harmony Mountain Gabriel BN, RN, CD
CH Darkwater All That Glitters RN AX AXJ NF JH WCX CGC
Shasta Red Medicine Woman NA OAJ JH WC CGC DJ
Belcanto Fly Away Sebastian BN CD
OTCH One Ash Mighty Max UDX OM2
Don't Keep Me In Suspense CGC
Darkside Score CD
OTCH HC Darkside's Broadway Play Bill UDX3 OM6 VER RN TD HXAs 2016 NOC 3rd Runner Up
UKC CH. Willow Acres What Was I Thinking RN, RATI, RATN, CA
Ch Sunrise Tangled Up In Blue UD PCDX OM1 VER RE JH NAP NJP, GSPCA VCA
Ch Shomberg’s Her Royal Hotness UD BN GN GO JH, GSPCA VC NAVHDA NA-I
Meadowhill’s Play With Fire JH, GSPCA NRD, NAVHDA NA-II
Stonehaven Bayshore Izon Ewe Jillideux RN
GCHB Statesman's Shenandoah Summer CD RE
CH Vom Red's Autumn Pearl CDX, BN, RE


We are located in Crimora, VA, just north of Waynesboro.
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P.O. Box 973

Waynesboro, VA 22980

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Commonwealth Dog Obedience Training Club

Crimora Community Center

1648 New Hope Road

Crimora, VA 24431