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May 8-9 Obedience and Rally Trials

Tri-City Leisure Center, West Columbia, SC.

Entries close 6:00 PM April 21, 2021

Register at ShowEntries.Info

With COVID Policies in place to protect volunteers, exhibitors, and judges our need for volunteers has increased. Instead of just needing people to assist inside at the ring, we also need volunteers to maintain outside check-in, and exhibitor boards. McAlister’s Deli is donating lunch for Volunteers and Judges both days. 


Click Here to Volunteer


AKC has pamphlets that explain the roles of the Gate, Ring and Table Stewards during “normal times” but these roles will be different while we are practicing social distancing and following COVID-19 safety protocols.


Steward Roles during Trials using COVID protocol.pdf




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GCOC HOPES THAT EVERYONE TAKES THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE


The facility is officially opening for use by members on June 1, 2020.


Effective August 2020 COVID Building Use Policy on Room Reservation Calendar page.


The Board and committees are working hard to get some events and possible instructions going again. 



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.


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