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.

  • Floods - 2016


    All training at the club is cancelled due to Flooding until further notice.

    Gun Dog Lane is currently under water and access to the club is restricted.

    We will keep you up-dated via Doggie Gossip and Facebook, when Training will resume.

  • Annual General Meeting - 2016

    The 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held on the 4th of October starting at 8pm.

    Only eligible members can vote on the night. A list of those members can be found on the window next to the door into the club rooms.

    Please check your eligibility.

    Please only be nominating those people that can commit to the full term of such positions, which is a 12 month period.

    This will ensure a stable and well working Committee for its Club′s members.

    Notice to all members regarding Club Financial reports for the 2015/2016 financial year.

    It is with regret that we will be unable to provide a completed financial statement at the up and coming AGM. Further discussion in regard to the GODC financials will be had at the General meeting following the AGM.

    Due to the resignation of the Treasurer in March, the committee has employed the services of Diligence Book Keeping to Audit our financials for the last financial year. An up to date Audit statement will be provided to all members at the general meeting to be held at the completion of the AGM.

    Please note we have sort advice from the Department of Justice in regard to the above notification.

  • Agility Trial - 26th & 27th November 2016

    Post entries must be received by 14th November

    Online Entries Close Friday 18th November

  • Committee / Non-committee Nominations

    Nominations for all committee positions are now being called for.

    Nomination form and ballot box can be found on the table near the canteen.

    Nominations close on the 7th of September.

  • Life Member Nominations

    If there is someone in the club, who has been a member for more than 5 years and you feel they have contributed over and above to the club then it is time for you to nominate them for life membership.

    Nominations in writing, addresses to the Secretary will be taken up to the 21st of September.

  • February Newsletter
  • Club Calendar 2016
  • Trial Sponsors

    4 Legs Pet Food

    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