Volunteers Needed – Vandalia “Dog’s night out” July 28th, 2023

Gem City Dog Obedience Club will be participating in the Vandalia “Dog’s Night Out” on Friday, July 28 from 5:30-8:00. We will have a table with some information, as well as some GCDOC swag to hand out to dogs and their people.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS for the following:

  • representatives to sit at our table
  • set up and tear down crews
  • demonstrations of freestyle, obedience, rally, and agility!

Click here to volunteer!

It should be a pretty fun night with some great community interaction for our club! Volunteer hours will be given – please sign up! Hope to see a big crowd there!

Barb Siler

Barn Hunt Needs your HELP!

Members of our club would like to start holding barn hunt trials at our club again, however, in order to do that we need to get re-certified.

Below is a link to brief survey that we need answered in order to fill in the paperwork to get established once again. PLEASE! It’s only 1 question if you have never done Barn Hunt, and only 5 if you HAVE done barn hunt. Each answer will help us!

Thank you!


Volunteers Needed -June 10-11,2023

Looking for Obedience and Rally Stewards for the June 10-11, 2023 AKC Trial! We will train you if you have never done this before. Come and learn from some of the best! Many of the Trial handlers will be showcasing their skills as a warmup for the AKC National Obedience and Rally Trials later in the month. Sign-up for hours on the Volunteer page.

Cathy Wright

Meeting Obedience Committee meeting at Monday 7pm

I cannot wait to see everyone Monday for the Obedience Committee meeting at 7pm. All are welcome to come and discuss how we can move our programs forward and make them better for all involved. Please come with open and positive minds. If you cannot attend but have ideas or suggestions please email them to me at [email protected] . Hope to see lots of you there


Kristina Morgan
GCDOC Obedience Director

Reminder – Trials & Events

Just a quick reminder to please check the website calendar before assuming that any of our locations is open and available to you to practice. Summer is rapidly approaching, and we WILL be having trials and events at the land this summer. In those cases, the land is CLOSED to everyone aside from trial participants and volunteers. Dogs not entered in the trial are not allowed on the grounds.

This includes the first two weekends of May, for the CAT trial and set up, and for the Saturday Rat Romp.

Volunteers Needed – CGC April 24-27th, 2023

It is that time again for CGC Evaluators and CGC Helpers to sign up to help the Advanced Beginner class with their CGC testing.  Please check the Volunteer Opportunities page to sign up.  You will earn double volunteer hours and this is an easy way to get them. If you have any questions you can contact Rachel Corbett at [email protected].


The dates and times are as follows:

Monday, April 24th at 8:00pm

Tuesday,  April 25th at 6:45pm

Thursday, April 27rd at 9:15am