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Welcome to Columbia, South Carolina's 

Home for Canine Sports!


At our membership meeting, which will be held Thursday, March 5, we will host a presentation on

Getting Outside and Hiking with your Dog.

Agility Trial 

April 2-5, 2015

  See Trials tab at the top for premium and other details.

At the December Awards Ceremony, the following dogs were recognized as
in their sport:

 Obedience Dog of 2014:
owned by Rusty Morton
 Agility Dog of 2014:
owned by Robin Hutson
 Rally Dog of 2014:
owned by Brenda Griffin

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. Only audit spaces are left.

To view available spots, see the classes tab at the top of the page.

March 14: Building Drive and Motivation;

March 15: Handler Choice for Obedience;

March 16: Ring Prep for Obedience.

Click here for the flier.

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

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
14 Mar 2015 6:00 PM • Renee's Clubhouse
15 Mar 2015 9:00 AM • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road

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