15240 Turkey Track
Culpeper, VA 22701


Summer has mostly come and almost gone! We have had some beautiful weather this season for dog training and for being outside. Below normal temperatures and low humidity made July and August very bearable.  Busy as always with many dogs in my care and finding time to enjoy family and horseback riding too!

Our upcoming class schedule has much to offer the dog lover in you!  We have Beginner Obedience classes and more! Agility and Nosefun classes and even sneaking in a tricks class and an Earth Dog class too!  We will be offering another CGC workshop and 2 dates for testing so check out the schedule to find something fun for you and your dog this fall!  Classes will also resume at Paws Awhile in Warrenton. We have posted the classes but unsure of our start date at this time.  Please email me or Paws Awhile for more information.

Registration is now open for 2015 Dog Training Camp as well as for 31st KidsCamp! We still have some openings for our Rally-O workshop in October. Remember, our Gift Certificates are valid for all events at Mahogany Ridge and our 2015 Dog Training Camp.

Fall 2014

Tommi, one of our Board 'n Train dogs paying attention at Clarke Hardware on Davis Street.

In addition to our regular classes, we also offer

October 18 -19, 2014
>>new dates<<
Rally-Obedience Workshop

with Theresa Richmond

For More Info, follow this link

Saturday November 15 @ 9am – CGC Workshop

This two hour workshop will give you the tools you for passing the Canine Good Citizen Test or the AKC Community Test. $ 25.

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 .

Saturday November 22 @ 9am – CGC Test

Take the Canine Good Citizen or the AKC Community test at Mahogany Ridge!
Open to everyone, however space is limited.

$10 per dog - 1 test free for CGC workshop attendants

Test requirements website or pdf. Call or email a must for the CGC test

April 6-10, 2015

Mahogany Ridge Dog Training Camp

Directed by Theresa Richmond

Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, Virginia

For info 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

June 22 - 26, 2015


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!

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

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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