Beginner Pet Obedience Class
Running for 7 weeks - First week of class is WITHOUT dogs!
This class will provide instruction on basic commands: sit, come, stay, down. Walking on a loose leash and tricks. The emphasis will be on helping the dog become a good family member. This class prepares dogs for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. Cost for Non members is $60, $30 for members.


The class will start with a review of heeling, retrieves, and position changes. Please bring your dumbell, box, small treats, and toys if your dog is toy motivated.

Competition Foundations **
This class is a structured, 6 week, course designed to teach and reinforce the basics of Obedience Competition.  Skills covered will be: Loose Leash walking with attention, It’s Yer Choice Game, Get-It Game, Pivot (bowl) work, Box Work, Position Changes in Heel (Sit, Down, Stand), Recall work- restrained.  Supplies needed: mat or box big enough for your dog to lay down with it’s body on the mat/box, soft treats, a hungry dog, a toy (preferably a tug toy) if your is toy motivated, a long line or flexi of at least 20 feet (Linda and I have some that can be borrowed), a bowl for "bowl" work if you have one (if you do not know what I am referring to, don't worry), and your enthusiasm for our sport.

TDI (Therapy Dog International) **
An introduction to therapy dog work and preparation to take the test.

Skill Sessions**
We're planning on having various sets of focused training in the future again. Please email Laura what you would be interested in -
This will be geared toward beginning retrievers and how to teach the retrieve, so if you don't have a retrieve yet, this is for you!  
If you have a retrieve, but you are not happy with it, or it isn't reliable, we will also address those issues. Depending on the makeup of the class, we will try to also cover some additional advanced retrieving topics, but if not we can plan for another mini session once I have an idea of the needs. 
Not only will you learn a variety of tricks themselves, but also freeshaping, or using a clicker.
Most of the time we're setting up a course including different levels. During the walk through we'll talk about each sign.
This is to get you and your dog ready to pass the CGC evaluation.
K9 Fitness
Set up of various stations to work on conditioning your dog.
Group Practice Time ($5/free)
Anyone is welcome to come and work with their dogs independently.

**If you have completed a basic obedience class you may attend any of the following training sessions. Non member fee is $10; member fee is $5 for instructor session, free without formal instructor.

Registration Form

To register for a class please complete our Class Registration form and have your vet complete our Health Certificate.

Current vaccinations required for all classes! A guardian of a minor should be present during class. Non-members and guests should contact our Training Director (Laura) before joining any open session like Tuesday mornings and keep their dog(s) on leash during training.
Please bring the forms to the first class or send both to:
                                  P.O. Box 973
                                  Waynesboro, VA 22980

Training Classes

​All dogs pure-bred or mixed breed, 14 weeks or older with current vaccinations are eligible for classes.

2019 FALL Training Schedule

(Scroll down for complete details on each of these)

Beginner Pet Obedience:  First Class Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 PM (Handlers Only)
​(Requires proof of vaccinations and pre-registration)


CompetitionWednesdays - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Scent Articles:  Wednesdays in October -- After Competition Class

Rally Obedience: Tuesdays Mornings, Starting October 15th (6 weeks) - 10:00 AM

                            Thursdays, November 7 & 21 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Open Ring/Drop-In:  Tuesdays - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

                                         Thursdays - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

​TDI Training: October 22nd, November 5th & 19th at 7:30 p.m. with Dan and Rosemary 

 *Additional classes will be added when they are scheduled                                      

Commonwealth Dog Obedience Training Club

Crimora Community Center    1648 New Hope Road    Crimora, VA   22431

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 973, Waynesboro, VA 22980

W e l c o m e    t o    C D O T C!

* Member Benefit *
1/2 price on all classes & training sessions.
Unless otherwise noted, classes are charged by session:  Members $5, Non-members $10