GSDOC Board President Announcement

The past three months have been filled with change for GSDOC. The club moved from a location it had been at for many years and started offering classes at a variety of locations as we adapted to our new reality. The good news is we have found a permanent location which is specifically designed for dogs. Starting June 16, 2022 GSDOC will be moving to Versa Dog Sports in Layton. We have been using this facility for agility classes for a couple of years. Their new expansion will allow us to teach all our classes there. We will also be hosting our Obedience Trial there in March of 2023.

There have been inquiries regarding Session 3 classes over the past few days. We are not able to offer a large class selection this session due to a shortage of teachers. We are offering a six week three class option. Foundations of Agility Handling and Scent Work Foundations will be taught at Versa Dog Sports in Layton. Intro to Dock Diving will be taught at Sea Dogz in Ogden. All classes will begin June 16, 2022. Registration is open on the website for all classes.

General Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Andy Adams Park in Layton at 6pm. Please bring your own chair, in case pavilion seating is unavailable. I have included all the addresses below.

Versa Dog Sports – Foundations and Agility Handling & Scent Work Foundations Classes 1473 N 1000 E.
Layton, Utah 84040

Sea Dogz – Intro to Dock Diving
840 W 24th Street
Ogden, Utah 84401

Andy Adams Park – June 14th General Meeting 6pm
1713 E 1000 N
Layton, Utah 84040

Alma Fong, Board President
The Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club

GSDOC Club Board Elections Update!

Board nominations will be announced at the April 12th General Meeting. We currently are still looking for a Treasurer, a Communications Director, a Membership Director and a Co-Director for Training. These positions are vital to the continued purposes of the club moving forward. Below are descriptions of each open position. If you would like to volunteer to fill one of these positions or have any questions regarding a position, please contact Alma Fong at

Treasurer: Pays the club’s bills, collects money for various activities and keeps the club’s accounts up to date. These duties usually take 5-10 hours a month depending on events being held.

Communication Director: Attends board meetings and notes any information that needs to be sent to club members by email, the newsletter or Facebook.

Membership Director: Keeps track of membership roll, removes expired members and approves new members after they have completed membership requirements. Membership records are maintained on Microsoft spreadsheets. These duties take about 2 hours a month.

Training Co-Director: Creates session schedules for upcoming year. Coordinates what classes will be offered based on teacher availability and when those classes will be held. She/he updates the website with session information and responds to inquiries submitted through website email. This position takes 12-20 hours per month but will be shared with the current Training Director, Shea Garcia.

Please plan to attend the April 12th meeting when nominations will be announced and on May 10, 2022 when the election will be held.


New training location for Session 2 classes!

Our next class session will be held at a new location! 2022 Session 2 classes will start on Tue 04-12-2022, with class registration from Saturday 04-02-2022 8:00 AM through Fri 04-08-2022 11:59 PM. Current GSDOC members can register early starting on Thu 03-31-2022 8:00 AM.

Ogden Preparatory Academy
1415 Lincoln Ave
Ogden, UT 84404

January 2022 Winter Social Cancelled due to Covid spike

Due to the boards executive decision with the rising numbers of Covid, it’s with a heavy heart that the Winter Social has been canceled on January 12th. We will keep everyone posted and up to date on when/if this will resume. But for now with us keeping the safety and concern of others, it’s been canceled. ❤️❤️ Thanks for your understanding.

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Temporary hold on new GSDOC membership availability!

Due to high demand and to make sure all our current members are able to get registered for classes in the future, we are putting a cap on memberships for a little while. We will be posting and announcing when this hold is lifted. Thanks for understanding.

2022 Session 1 dates announced!

Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club (GSDOC)

Our next class session is: 2022 Session 1, classes start on Tue 01-11-2022.

Public registration starts Sat 01-01-2022 8:00 AM, GSDOC members can register early on Thu 12-30-2022 8:00 AM.  Registration for everyone closes on Fri 01-7-2022 11:59 PM.

Fill the Bowl 2021!

Fill the Bowl

November 9, 2021 -December 14, 2021

GSDOC is supporting the Street Dog Crew from Salt Lake City this holiday season. They provide pet food, pet supplies and animal medical services for the senior, low income and homeless populations of Salt Lake. They also offer free spay and neuter services. We are collecting dog and cat dry food, harnesses, collars and leashes. We are accepting monetary donations to help pay for the medical services. Please bring your donations to any Tuesday night class session.  We will be accepting donations until December 14th. If you would like to make a donation but can’t make it on a Tuesday please contact our Board VP Alma Fong at

New GSDOC Merchandise Store!

Come visit our new store for GSDOC exclusive merchandise like t-shirts, face masks, coffee mugs, and more!  Click link below or our ‘Store’ link in the top menu bar.

GSDOC has created an online store, check it out:

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Training Director Message

Training Director Message….

Our #1 priority is keeping our instructors and participants safe during this time. If you are signed up for classes starting Tuesday night 1/26/21 we will be strictly only allowing one handler per dog unless the handler is a child requiring a parent. Others will be asked to wait outside. Do not bring your significant others, friends, kids etc. Masks are required inside the building and classes will be held inside the building. If you are feeling ill or have been around someone feeling ill do not attend class. Please let me know if you have any questions. Training Director, Dana Crawford email: