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Our Training Programs

CDOTC offers obedience classes year round at all levels.  All classes are taught in Crimora, 7 miles north of Waynesboro, VA.

All dogs pure-bred or mixed breed, 14 weeks or older with current vaccination are eligible for classes.  Facilities include an outdoor grassy area for fair weather, an indoor heated classroom with wall to wall rubber matting, as well as the main training area which is a larger, not climate controlled former cafeteria.

Why Train your dog?
All dogs should receive basic obedience training in order to allow owners and dogs to create the best possible relationship.
Whether your dog is a house pet or a working dog, basic obedience training is in your best interest.  Trips to the groomer, veterinarian, friends, relatives or just a walk down the street, can be an enjoyable experience for the trained dog and his or her owner.

Our Training Methods
Commonwealth Dog Obedience Training Club advocates the use of positive reward training methods.  We teach you how to make your dog want to behave in the appropriate manner, not punish your dog for inappropriate behavior.

Questions on training?  contact

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. 

TDI (Therapy Dog International)

An introduction to therapy dog work and preparation to take the test.


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Crimora Community Center, 1648 New Hope Road, Crimora, VA 22431

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