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.


  • Agility Trial - 1st & 2nd December 2018

    Post entries close Friday 23rd November 2018

    Online Entries Close Sunday 25th November 2018

    Entries to : Trial Secretary , P.O. Box 186, Geelong 3220.

    Cheques made payable to - Geelong Obedience Dog Club Inc.

    Or online

  • Christmas Party / Awards Night - 2018

    Date: 24th November.

    Time: 7.00pm

    Cost: $25.00

    R.S.V.P. - 18th November.

    Two course roast dinner with music and games.

    Presentation of end of year awards.

    Tickets can be brought at the office.

  • End Of Year Awards - 2017 / 2018

    End of Year Title Notification and Application for a Badge

    GODC EOY Awards Criteria ANKC and NADAC

    GODC EOY Points score sheet - Agility Dog - ANKC

    GODC EOY Points Score Sheet - Jumping - ANKC

    GODC EOY Points Score Sheet - NADAC

  • 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 - 2018

    Term 1

    Dates:    January 28th - March 25th

    Club Closed:    March 26th - April 14th

    Term 2

    Dates:    April 15th - June 24th

    Club Closed:    June 25th - July 21st

    Term 3

    Dates:    July 22nd - September 16th

    Club Closed:    September 17th - October 6th

    Term 4

    Dates:    October 7th - December 9th

  • 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.

  • Club Calendar 2018

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