About Us

Club Introduction

The Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club (GSDOC) is in Northern Utah. GSDOC provides members guidance for raising and training puppies and adult dogs. We provide instruction in basic and advanced Obedience, Agility and Rally, and offer S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification to club members and members of the public. We train on Tuesday nights at the Golden Spike Fairgrounds at 1000 N. 1200 W. in Ogden, Utah.

GSDOC Current Board Members

Ann Miller

Board President


Alma Fong

Board Vice President


Shea Garcia

Board Secretary


Joan Farnum

Board Treasurer


Candy Hendrix

Membership Director


Dana Crawford

Training Director


Elizabeth Nielson

Assistant Training Director


Patty Covington

Registration Director


Kenzie Kidder

Communications Director


Emma Taylor

Junior Representative

Ina Castillo

Community Relations Director


Linda Trost



Club Information

GSDOC holds its General Meeting the second Tuesday of each month. Board Meetings are held at 6 pm on the first Monday of each month. Officers and Board Members attend. Club members are welcome to attend with advanced notice.

Elections for service on the GSDOC Board of Directors are held every May. Any club member in good standing as defined in the bylaws is welcome to run for a board position. All members and pending members are welcome and encouraged to serve in any other volunteer capacity. All adult members are allowed to vote at the general election.

GSDOC holds monthly meetings where a variety of dog related topics are discussed with knowledgeable speakers presenting information on many interesting topics. 

A summer social and a winter holiday party are held each year providing opportunities to socialize with people who share their lives with furry, four-footed friends. Many great friendships have been built over the years as dedicated volunteers have worked to make GSDOC a great organization that works to promote responsible pet ownership, training opportunities, and helpful information about the sport of canine performance events. Come join us and discover the joy of playing, learning, teaching, bonding with your dog and building life-time friendships with people who know exactly what you mean when you say ‘my dog is a member of my family.’

Club History

Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club was formed in the early 1980’s by a group of dog owners interested in forming a club where they could get together once a week and train their dogs.

The first General meetings were held at the Weber County Library and the club trained at Idlewire Kennels. In the summer GSDOC held classes at the Roy City park to earn money so the club could rent the National Guard Armory in the winter for a place to train. Money was also raised by holding fun matches in numerous parks in Salt Lake. After many years of effort, we became a sanctioned AKC obedience club. Later as the sport of agility became more popular, GSDOC also received permission from AKC to hold agility trials. The club works hard to provide a venue where pet owners from the general public and club members alike can come and train their dogs.