Laura Romanik returns 8/11 & 8/12/18.

Laura loves obedience training and the relationship and teamwork that it helps her to develop with her dogs. Her training

methods are built on scientifically recognized behavioral principals thatheavily emphasize positive reinforcement. Laura

excels at teaching reliable responses to commands,
while motivating dogs to understand and enjoy the training process.  Download flyer and attendance application


Commonwealth Dog Obedience Training Club

Pet CPR & First Aid Training

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, May 12, 2018

This class is perfect for pet owners and Pet Care Professionals. The training is taught by lecture, demonstration and
hands-on skill practice. The class includes a handbook and upon successful completion, each participant will receive
a certificate.
You will learn….
                         Pet CPR
                         Rescue Breathing
                         How to help your pet in a medical emergency (bleeding, choking, fractures, stings, bites, etc.)
                         ABC’s of Pet First Aid
                         Assessing Your Pet’s Vitals
                         Snout-To-Tail Assessment
                        10 situations that require immediate veterinary care
                        How to put together your own pet first aid kit.

                                                 Download Flyer and application in Word 

Past Events
Brobst Rally Seminar 10/14/17 - focus on new signs

Stewarding for Old Dominion Kennel Club Trial 10/1/17

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

Vet-Chat with Dr. Valerie Weiss 8/13/17

Stewarding for Skyline KC Show (6/10+11/17)

Waynesboro Petpawlooza (5/14/17) - annual event with loads of fun! *** we'll be back :)
Pet CPR & First Aid w/ Karen Clark (PetTech Instructor) 4/8/17 - how to help your pet in a medical emergency

Tracking Day w/ Kipp Whelan 3/18/17 - one-day introduction
Avidog Seminar (2/25+26/2017) - all about puppies
Presentation on Obedience Rules by Renee Hoover was 1/8/17 and a great success. *** Repeat possible. TBA 

Rally Seminar w/ the Brobsts - repeated by popular demand already and again this fall!

Canine Strength & Fitness Training Workshop with Dr. Kathryn Dobyns: 2/13/2016 & 10/22/2016
Woodturning - 3/13/16 Members created their own dumbbell with the local wood turner group.


The Commonwealth Dog Obedience Training Club will sponsor a Canine Good Citizen Test later this year again.

The cost for this test is $10 per team.

We are also hosting "practice" sessions for the CGC before the actual test.

The cost of the practice session is $10 for non-club members and free for members.

If you are interested in either of these, please contact Laura Thurman: 540-849-5447 or

To find out what the requirements are - go to:
Canine Good Citizen - American Kennel Club

W e l c o m e    t o    C D O T C!

Link to Virginia Obedience and Rally Competition Calendar in Word HERE  in PDF HERE

Link to AKC events search page  HERE

2016 CGC Teams