Glenbard All Breed Obedience Club, Inc. (GABOC) is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to educating dog owners to train their canine companions in basic and advanced obedience skills. We believe that a dog who knows and understands the five basic commands (heel, sit, down, stay, and come) is a better companion than one without training.
Training activities are scheduled year round, except for the month of July. Classes start at 6 p.m. and continue throughout the evening at 45-minute intervals, with the last classes at 8:15 p.m. Our qualified instructors and assistants are club members with years of experience training and showing dogs. Under the auspices of the Director of Training, instructors and their classes are continuously evaluated. Our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and CGC/Beginner classes are designed to give you and your dog everything you need to earn the Canine Good Citizen title from AKC.
GABOC members participate in demonstrations and exhibitions; compete in obedience, tracking, agility, the breed ring and other avenues of dog-type activities.
We offer annual Wellness and CERF clinics where you can get examinations and vaccinations from Veterinarians at competitive prices.
GABOC holds an annual obedience trial the first Saturday and Sunday in November, and volunteers to help run the trial are always needed and welcome. GABOC also offers fun obedience matches throughout the year. Please see the current schedule for the months that we will be holding our matches. Spectators are welcome. Even better, volunteer to steward (judge’s helpers) and learn ‘hands on’ about the wonderful sport of dog obedience!
Your dog does not have to be a purebred to participate in GABOC training activities.