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Our Mission
Our purpose is to promote the advancement of well-behaved dogs and responsible dog ownership.  We provide positive, reward-based motivational training. Catawba Valley Obedience Club (CVOC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1981. All our instructors are volunteers.

Come join us!
inside Foothills Gymnastics
920 29th Ave NE in Hickory, NC.

Children reading to dogs

Community Outreach
CVOC has community outreach programs. We sponsor public seminars and presentations.

Graduates of our therapy dog prep class & being certified by Therapy Dogs International visit area colleges, schools hospitals, libraries and nursing homes.



CVOC offers dog obedience training classes, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International evaluations and testing to the public throughout the year.

See our Classes page for a list of classes and testing dates, and to sign up for the class(es) that will be beneficial to you and your dog.



Obedience classes offered at Catawba Valley Obedience Club in Hickory NC

Neill W. Clark Recreation Center sign - Hickory, NC

Come Join Us!
CVOC now meets every Thursday night at Foothills Gymnastics iin Hickory. It is located on 920 29th Ave NE.

Members Training & Practice -
We train every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 PM  to 8:30 PM. Exceptions for holidays or special events are announced.

Members Monthly Meeting - A business meeting is held, starting promptly at 6:45 PM, on the 1st Thursday of each month. Members training follows immediately after the meeting.

General Training Classes (Open to the public & members) - Classes are from 7:15 - 8:15 pm, unless otherwise announced. Read More...

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