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Commonwealth Dog Obedience Training Club


 Crimora Community Center    1648 New Hope Road    Crimora, VA   22431

                             ** C L U B   N E W S ***

                            *** Upcoming Events ***


                              Staunton Mall   Suite 113   90 Lee Jackson Highway  Staunton, VA

                      Rally sign ups:  9 - 10 AM  Runs start at 9:30 -- end at 12:30

                         Obedience sign ups:  Noon - 1 PM  Runs start at 12:45

                                            Cost:  $10 for the first run

                                    Second run, same dog, same level   $5

                             Second runs at same level will go after all first runs are completed

                                 Contact Laura Thurman to register by September 5

                                Laurayoung1959@yahoo.com or 540 849-5447

                                         See flyer on the  EVENTS  page

Meeting Schedule: First Monday, 6:30 pm in the Crimora classroom, unless specified otherwise

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

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

Annual Picnic: In the Crimora Community Park behind the Center where we're having

our classes.  Date to be determined.

Annual Dinner: January

*** Current Training Overview ***
Please email our Training Director at training@commonwealthdogtraining.com for more information, or if you have any questions.

First timers, please remember to bring a completed waiver (class registration) and health certificate!
Single classes are $10 each for non-members. Dogs should generally stay on leash and minors need to be accompanied by an adult.

We in our Crimora Community Center Training Room!

We'll have access to the Cafeteria MON-FRI till 2pm, and in the evenings TUESDAYS starting at 6pm.

Currently, some members are meeting Tuesday mornings to practice Rally, Obedience and anything else usually starting around 9am. If you're thinking about checking us out then, please have our Training Director get you in touch with someone from the group.

On Tuesday mornings, 10:30-11:30 Open practice with Linda through March.

The Beginner Class will start Thursday, March 22 at 7:30. The first night is without dogs in the classroom. Please e-mail laurayoung1959@yahoo.com if you wish to attend.  The following five classes will be on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM in the cafeteria (large room).

On Tuesdays beginning March 27, the conformation class will start at 6:30 - cost is $5 for members and $10 for non members. Please e-mail laurayoung1959@yahoo.com to receive a registration and health form to fill out and bring with you if you are a non member. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS!! If you begin to attend and then cannot come - please e-mail me that as well! It is unfair to the instructor to show up and have no one attend!

Canine Good Citizen Prep Class: April 5th, 12th & 19th at 7 p.m. April 26th we will hold a CGC test beginning at 6 p.m.

Rally Class Thursday evenings from 6-7 p.m.  on April 5th, 19th and May 3rd.

Therapy Dog Preparation Practice Thursday evenings from 6-7 April 12th and May 10th, and 17th.

*** B R A G S *** to be updated...

May 2017

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 a collaborative obedience training club located in Crimora, VA, just north of Waynesboro.  Our goal is to assist members to attain their training goals.

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