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.


  • Jones & Co Excavation

    I would like to thank two of our members - John Jones & Emma Gladman for donating their time and equipment towards cleaning up the trees and stumps on the grounds.

    They spent two days at the grounds 'free of charge'.

    They have their own company called 'Jones & Co Excavation'

  • 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 - 2024

    Term 1

    Dates:    5th February - 24th March

    Club Closed:    25th March - 20th April

    Term 2

    Dates:    21st April - 23rd June

    Club Closed:    24th June - 20th July

    Term 3

    Dates:    21st July - 15th September

    Club Closed:    16th September - 12th October

    Term 4

    Dates:    13th October - 8th December

    Club Closed:    9th December 2024 - 2nd February 2025

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