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.

  • Sunday December 11th

    This will be the last day of training for 2016. So this means fun day!!

    Games for all classes will start at 9am till 10am.

    10am -10.30am. There will be presentations of certificates to members who passed their classes. Followed by the presentation of the Elsa Dahl and Committee/Instructor of the year awards.

    There will be sausages and hamburgers, Tea, Coffee & Cake, free to all members who attend.

    Santa will be making an appearance with lollies for the kids.

  • GAWS Donations

    Do not forget the donations for Geelong Animal Welfare Society.

    This is something the club does every year and it helps them cope over the very busy Christmas, New Year period.

    The box will be in the club rooms this Sunday. Non-perishable foods, Blankets, Towels, Toys etc.

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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