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.


  • Working Bee - 24th November

    We will be running a working bee to set up for the Awards Night and the Agility Trial.

    Commencing 4pm Friday the 24th. November.

    The Hall needs cleaning.

    The agility equipment needs checking.

    So if you have time please pop down and lend a hand.

  • Award Night - 25th November

    There are still a few tickets abvailable for the Awards Dinner /Christmas Party on the 25th.

    $25.00 a head. 2 Course spit roast dinner. BYO Drinks.

    If you are interested in coming, please email the secretary on by 5pm Monday, as we need to let the caterers know number.

  • Wendy Mitchell Photography - Lure Coursing Trials (10th-12th November 2017)

    Wendy Mitchell Photography have for purchase - photos of the dogs, who competed at the trials on either Saturday or Sunday.

    The photos can be purchased online from Wendy.

  • Agility Trials - 2nd & 3rd December 2017

    Post entries must be received by Friday 17th November

    Online Entries Close Friday 24th November

  • Club Calendar 2017
  • Trial Sponsors

    4 Legs Pet Food

    Hanrob Pet Hotels

Obedience Class Times

Session 1

9.00am - 9.45am

  • Puppies
  • Class 1

Session 2

10.15am - 11.00am

  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3

Agility Class Times

Session 1

9.00am - 9.45am

Equipment set up 8.30am

  • Class 5
  • Class 6

Session 2

10.15am - 11.00am

  • Class 3
  • Class 4

Session 3

11.30am - 12.15pm

  • Class 1
  • Class 2

Rally Obedience Times



Equipment set up 10.00am



Equipment set up 11.15am

Flyball Times


Social Class Times


Obedience Trial Training

Monday - 6.00pm / 6.30pm

  • Class 4