The Obedience Club of Asheville is a volunteer driven organization which was started in the late 1970s. In 1981, the members earned licensing by the American Kennel Club. This means that the club can hold AKC all-breed obedience trials at which participants can earn legs toward AKC obedience titles. The club typically holds its obedience trial in November at the end of our class sessions, bringing in AKC licensed judges and awarding ribbons, trophies, and cash prizes.
In keeping with the philosophy that a well trained dog is a happy dog, the club has offered obedience training classes to the general public continuously since the late 1970s.
The obedience class instructors are unpaid members of the club. The members also set up all of the equipment and clean up afterwards. The Obedience Club of Asheville encourages students to train their dogs to be good citizens and offers testing for the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen certificate.
All money earned by the Obedience Club of Asheville, over and above operating expenses, is donated to dog-related groups and charities, including dog food for Meals on Wheels clients.
Obedience Club of Asheville, P.O.Box 25274, Asheville, NC 28813
President: Colleen Hogan
Vice President: Jana Lollis
Secretary: Lisa Bucki
Treasurer: Betty Ann Brown
Training Director: Margaret Eckert