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Welcome to Columbia, South Carolina's 

Home for Canine Sports!


        The GCOC Halloween Carnival will be held Sunday, October 26 for GCOC members and guests.

            3-5 p.m. See the flyer for more details.

12-2:30 p.m.: Sign up to have your dog tested for Canine Good Citizen (CGC)


Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA)

The November club meeting will be Thursday, November 6. The presentation will deal with competition anxiety and will include tips and suggestions from active competitors and GCOC members.  You are bound to find techniques that work for you in warding off those awful ring nerves !

There will also be a New Member Orientation at 6:00 prior to the meeting. This is designed to help new members learn more about GCOC and how they can be involved. All members who have joined this year and who did not attend the orientation in September are highly encouraged to attend. See you there!

Denise Fenzi is coming to GCOC!


Denise has been training and titling in Schutzhund, obedience, tracking, agility, conformation

and herding for over 25 years. She is the founder and head trainer at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.

She has co-authored two books, Dog Sports Skills:

book 1, Engagement and Relationship, and book 2, Motivation.

She will be conducting several workshops at GCOC in March 2015:

March 14: Building Drive and Motivation for All Sports;

March 15: Handler Choice for Obedience;

March 16: Ring Prep for Obedience (half day).

Click here for the flier.

GCOC sponsored a Nosework seminar with Julie Rice. Everyone learned a lot, and the dogs had a fantastic time!

See the video below for a demonstration.

We love dogs!

The Greater Columbia Obedience Club, Inc. (GCOC) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote the sport of dog obedience. GCOC is an all-volunteer organization made up of local dog sport enthusiasts. 

The club is sanctioned by the American Kennel Club (AKC) to hold obedience, rally and agility trials in the area. We hold several trials and matches each year.

Part of our mission includes public education about training and competition dog sports. We subscribe to the theory that a trained dog is a happy dog.

The club encourages and promotes positive reinforcement and reward-based training methods. For general questions, please send us an email.



Upcoming GCOC Events

26 Oct 2014 12:00 PM • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
26 Oct 2014 12:00 PM • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
14 Mar 2015 9:00 AM • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
14 Mar 2015 9:00 AM • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road

Greater Columbia Obedience Club 
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