Training You To Train Your Dog


At Geelong Obedience Club we train YOU how to train your dogs. Training is teaching the dog to respond to certain sounds or signals, "Cues" for certain actions. Dogs react to voice tones NOT words. MODERN TRAINING METHODS use ASSOCIATION and MOTIVATION. Show, tell, and do, with praise for honest effort.

Dogs learn from experience. If an experience is rewarding to the dog it repeats it, if it is stressful, frightening or painful, dogs avoid repeating that experience. In training, we should try to make it fun for the dog so active participation by the handler, using fair and consistent training methods, is necessary.

All dogs, regardless of size, have certain needs. They need a firm and fair leader who will provide for them, play with them, train them, groom them and generally make them a part of the family; always remembering this is a DOG, not a human in a furry coat. Join our library or go to the local one and read about dogs and their behaviour. You are the driver now and must know how a dog thinks to get the best results from your training. Whom ever trains the dog becomes the dog's pack leader, therefore it is necessary all members of the family involved in the training.

  • Treasurer Vacant

    We are now looking for a new Treasurer to take over from Kathy. If you are interested in taking on this role, please contact the club secretary.

  • Newsletter Editor Vacant

    We would like to thank Pam Convery for doing such an excellent job with the GODC Newletter and for volunteering her time spend each month in developing such great articles. It has been very much appreciated by all.

    We are now looking for a new Newsletter editor to take over from Pam. If you are interested in taking on this role, please contact the club secretary.

  • Flood List

    Looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping out should there be a flood at the Dog Club. We are starting a list of names and contact numbers of people to call and come down and help move furniture, whitegoods and computers, should such a flood occur.

    If you are interested in helping out, please add your name and contact number to the ´flood list´ which will be left outside the club rooms for you on Sunday.

    Wendy Eck

  • February Newsletter
  • Club Calendar 2016
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    Hanrob Pet Hotels

Obedience Class Times

Session 1

9.00am - 9.45am

  • New Puppies
  • Puppies to Beginners
  • New Beginners

Session 2

10.15am - 11.00am

  • Beginners Revision
  • New Merit
  • Merit Revision
  • New Graduate
  • Graduate Revision

Agility Class Times

Level 1

11.30 - 12.40

Level 2

11.30 - 12.40

Equipment set up 8.30am

Level 3

10.15 - 11.15

Level 4

10.15 - 11.15

Level 5

9.00 - 10.00

Level 6

9.00 - 10.00

Rally Obedience Times





Equipment set up 10.00am





Flyball Times


Social Class Times