15240 Turkey Track
Culpeper, VA 22701


We have just wrapped up our 31st KidsCamp at maximym capacity. We had a delightful group of 20 campers with their dogs. Together with our assistant instructors and junior counselors teams were successful in training and many new friends and bonds were made. Camp 2016 dates will be set soon so check back for more pictures and details.
Having had to turn away a handful of kids makes us think we may need to offer two weeks next year! Be sure to get registered early to hold your spot!

2015 KidsCamp! Group

Dog Training Camp 2015 was a wonderful time for dogs and handlers alike! The weather cooperated for the majority of the week and our staff and campers gave some super feedback at the conclusion. We have already set the dates for 2016 (April 4 - 8) and booked Graves Mountain Lodge! We are working on 2016 Dog Training Camp registration page.
If you wish to be kept updated by mail, click here.

Our summer class schedule for Culpeper has been posted as well as new dates for our classes at Paws Awhile in Warrenton. Join us for some fun with your dog!

Mark your calendar: Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, 2015. Nose and Toes. Looking for something fun to do this fall? How about bringing your dog for two days of Toes and Nose fun and games! .We will teach NoseFun, Rally-O, Tracking and contact training. More details to come.This workshop filled up fast. Click here to join the waiting list and we will keep you updated.

And a personal recognition to my son, Andrew James Richmond, who graduated from New York State University at Plattsburgh, NY on Saturday, May 16th. Congratulations James, I am so proud of you!

May, June 2015

In addition to our regular classes, we also offer

June 22 - 26, 2015

Our 31st KidsCamp! was F U L L !

Click here for more info about KidsCamp! 2016.

A weeklong day-camp for
kids and their dogs

KidsCamp! has a solid foundation
and is now in its 17th year!

Knowledgeable and caring instructors

More about KidsCamp!

Refer a friend and see what we offer!

Mahogany Ridge Gift Certificate
can be used towards KidsCamp!

Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, 2015
Nose and Toes
"The Toes Knows"


Looking for something fun to do this fall?

Bring your dog for two days of Nose and Toes!
Learn about your dogs' Nose ability through NoseFun and Tracking
Toes ability with Rally-Obedience and Contact training

Click here to join the waiting list and we will keep you updated.

with Theresa Richmond

April 4-8, 2016

Mahogany Ridge Dog Training Camp

Directed by Theresa Richmond

Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, Virginia

We are working on 2016 Dog Training Camp registration page.
If you wish to be kept updated by mail, click here.

Mahogany Ridge Gift Certificates
are available and can be applied towards the training part of camp.
Make sure you let family and friends know you would like to participate and
send them to this page

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)

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!

KidsCamp! group

What a terrific group of 17 dogs and kids.

This year was our 30th camp and we were fortunate to add a
Canine Ride Along

that taught the kids and dogs how to ride in a cart while being pulled by a miniature horse or donkey. The kids had a blast!

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

2014 Dog Training Camp!

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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 repeaters 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.

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.

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After completing only 5 lessons of Go To Ground

with Brooke Corson (at Mahogany Ridge)

Griffin got his 1st Jr. Earth Dog leg!!!

Congratulations to Ellen and Griffin. You go team!


Below are our Go To Ground Graduates

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