Thursday Training - Socialization


Bark in the Park

Fall Fling 2010

Trooper - Chocolate Lab

Dock jumping

Demonstrating that the dog, as a companion to man, can be a respected member of the community.   We provide positive, reward-based, motivational training.      

Members of the Catawba Valley Obedience Club are dog owners, breeders, trainers and exhibitors who meet weekly to train and socialize their dogs.

Our purpose is to promote the advancement of well-behaved dogs and responsible dog ownership. CVOC is a non-profit organization founded in 1981. All our instructors are volunteers.

The objectives of the Catawba Valley Obedience Club are:

To promote and further the advancement of well-trained dogs, sound of body and mind.

To improve the training skills of the members in the training of their dogs.

To promote cooperation and good sportsmanship among the members in the training and exhibition of dogs.

To sponsor and promote education and training activities for all dogs in the Catawba Valley area.

To promote proper dog care for the general public in the Catawba Valley area.

To conduct obedience matches, demonstrations, and exhibitions.

To promote and support legislation that specifically maintains our individual rights as dog owners and that which continues our ability to attend and exhibit at any and all dog-relation sporting, performance and other events.

Membership and Meetings:

Membership is open to all that are interested in Obedience Training. Owners who have not previously titled a dog in obedience are required to enroll in the next available beginners obedience class as a pre-requisite to membership. We have Four types of Membership: Individual (18 years of age and above), Family; Junior (Under 18 years of age - membership and class applications must be signed by parent or guardian) and Senior (62 years of age and above- see fee schedule for discount).  As a volunteer organization, we request that our members contribute in some way as they are able, i.e. helping with mats or chairs and other equipment or with our various social events and/or projects.

All classes, except the first beginners class are voluntary and discounted to club members as indicated on the class schedule. The City of Hickory Fee does apply to members and public alike. A part of the initial class session is a behavior evaluation. We cannot accept dogs with aggression issues.

We train every Thursday evening starting at 6:45 PM  to 8:45 PM at Neill Clark Recreational Center. Exceptions for holidays or special events are announced.

A business meeting is held at Neill Clark starting promptly at 7:00 PM on the 1st Thursday of the month. Regular training following immediately.

Etiquette Statement:  Please review our Etiquette statement below. You can download and/or print a copy from the link.


CONSTITUTION and BY-LAWS                    

NEW MEMBER APPLICATION   This is an on-line fillable form - fill it out and then print and sign.


ANNUAL MEMBER RENEWAL FORM  This is an on-line fillable form - fill it out and then print and sign.