15240 Turkey Track
Culpeper, VA 22701


The time and date have changed for the CGC events to be held this month!

Our spring schedule is up with most classes beginning mid to late April. Rally Obedience, NoseFun, Agility and traditional group sessions.

Dog Training Camp 2014 begins at Graves Mountain Lodge on Monday, April 7 great schedule for training and enjoying our dogs for the entire week! Consider joining us for a fun filled week with your dog. Camp is a wonderful way to celebrate spring and meet old friends and make new ones!

Need a dog lover’s gift that keeps on giving? Check out a Mahogany Ridge Gift Certificate

Spring 2014

More snow… it is hard to believe that spring is just around the corner when we are still getting the white stuff but it is, and I for one am forever hopeful for grass cutting and the dogwood blossoms!

In addition to our regular classes, we also offer

What's all the barking about?

The Culpeper 4H dog club, Dogs BOL will hold their business meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Cooperative Extension Office on West Avenue in Culpeper. Our training meeting is held the forth Thursday of each month at Mahogany Ridge Training Center, beginning at 6:00pm with our Cloverbud members.
We are looking for kids who love dogs! No need to own a dog to become a member!

Contact the extension office for more information or come to our meetings and find out what all the barking is about?

4H Dog Club "Dogs BOL" (bark out loud)

Sat. March 15 @ 10am – CGC Workshop

This two hour workshop will give you the tools you for passing the Canine Good Citizen Test.

A great practice session for anyone considering the test in the next few months.

Find out what your dog needs to know and what the already know! Some insurance companies will honor the certificate with a small discount. Call or email a must to register for the CGC .

Sat. March 22 @ 10am – Canine Good Citizen Test

Take the CGC at Mahogany Ridge! Open to everyone, however space is limited.
Test requirements website or pdf. Call or email a must for the CGC test.

April 7 - 11, 2014 - 2014 Dog Training Camp!

Directed by Theresa Richmond

Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, Virginia

For info and registration click here

Look at the different format offered this year... 2, 3 or 5 days!
Less than a month... we still have a spot for you!

Mahogany Ridge Gift Certificates
are available for Birthdays or just because someone cares!

June 23 - 27, 2014 - Our 30th KidsCamp!

Come and celebrate with us, and spread the word..

KidsCamp! has a solid foundation... knowledgeable and caring instructors

Refer a friend and see what we offer!

Remember the Mahogany Ridge Gift Certificate can be used towards KidsCamp!

Congratulations to handlers and dogs who passed the following tests
AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
AKC Community Canine - the newest CGC test.

We had a group of wonderful dogs and handlers.

A big thank you to the volunteers who make this all possible!

Absolute Public Auction

Our 4H Dog club, Dogs BOL, raised a nice sum of money at their public auction and wish to thank everyone that contributed their time, donations and energy to make this event a great success! Look for this to become an annual fundraiser!

Dog Club
"Dogs BOL"

2013 KidsCamp! - 52 paws

Eight new faces, two 2 time repeater and one 1 year repeater attended our 29th KidsCamp! handling either their dog, their friend's or a "camp" dog.

Enjoyable weather enabled us to train and be outdoors most of the time. As a tradition, the highlight of KidsCamp! is the Graduation Show where each kid-dog team runs a Rally-O course followed by a 9 obstacle Agility course. Way to go kids, you are great! Then came the time for the certificates and the celebration cake.

A special acknowledge to our fabulous presenters for talking to the kids about special dogs and to our assistants for pitching in.

Look our for KidsCamp! Reunion info. Let's stay in touch!

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Rally-O WorkShop with Laura Clute

A group of eight Rally-O lovers eager to improve their handling and/or building up their dog's confidence gathered at Mahogany Ridge. Laura gave them insight on the signs, body language, flow of a course... and much more. The highlight of the week end was laying out a course, as you can see by clicking on the link on the right.

We are looking forward to welcome Laura in the spring of 2014 as she accepted to drive down and work with us again!

How to set-up a Rally-O course

E-Touch Course with Martin Deeley

"Martin Deeley's E Touch training at Mahogany Ridge was just what the doctor ordered! Martin and his charming, positive and caring manner of teaching and motivation gave me the confidence I need to do much more with my 8 month old Labrador. The intimate class size and flexible course structure is ideal and allows the substantive training to be tailored to the needs, goals and skill levels of the students and their dogs. The icing on the cake is the fantastic training facility and grounds at Mahogany Ridge! Theresa and her staff warmly embrace you, roll out the red carpet, feed you well and make you feel like family. A++ for a fantastic week and many thanks to Martin and Theresa! " Joi and Jack

2013 Volhard Dog Training Camp

Jack and Wendy Volhard celebrated their 37th year of dog training camps at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia the first week in April.

Congratulations Jack, Wendy, you have given to both the dog and dog training community a lifetime of research and support, thank you! We are looking forward to camp 2014.

For more information follow this link.

Culpeper 4H Dog Club, Dogs BOL

Come and join our club!

We are looking for more kids with and without dogs that are interested in learning and making a difference in our community through our dog program.
Our business meeting is held at the Culpeper office, cooperative extension on Davis Street. We meet the 2 nd Thursday of each month.


Nemain van den Heuvel
Rally Novice Title
two second place and one first place wins
scores of 95, 98, 99



1 RX leg
2 CD legs
Started Title

Christine Kemper

Osimo (left) and Brodi (right)
finished their Advanced Rally Obedience titles! Theresa and Rita

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Check out Fitz with his Subaru bandana on... maybe they'll hire him as a spokesman and he can start chipping in --about time he got a job! ;-)


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