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.


  • Tea & Coffee

    As of the start of training Sunday 9th October, the club will be offering free tea and coffee to all members.

    Please feel free to pop on to the veranda and have a cuppa with us.

  • Be careful of snakes

    A snake skin was found near the club rooms so please be very careful and be alert, now its warm weather the snakes are active.

    Do not to allow you dog to go into the rough edges of the grounds.

  • Becoming a Member

    An application form needs to be completed and fees paid to be considered for membership.

    The Club has the right to refuse membership application.

    Members are taken on a first-come basis.

    To check on availability, please email the membership officer.


  • New Club Term Dates - 2023

    Term 1

    Dates:    5th February - 2nd April

    Club Closed:    3rd April - 29th April

    Term 2

    Dates:    30th April - 18th June

    Club Closed:    19th June - 15th July

    Term 3

    Dates:    16th July - 10th September

    Club Closed:    11th September - 7th October

    Term 4

    Dates:    8th October - 10th December

    Club Closed:    11th December 2023 - 3rd February 2024

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