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.


  • Commencement Date - 2018

    The commencement date of the first term - 28th. January

    Induction for new members is 28th. January at the club rooms - 9.00 am

  • Club Obedience Awards - 2017

    Registered Obedience Dog of the Year

    Dog: Logan

    Kennel Name: Roch Morningmyst Logans Run CDX RAE

    Owners: P & J Convery

    Registered Rally Obedience Dog of the Year

    Dog: Corey

    Kennel Name: Roch Lindenbrae Tarinelectra

    Owners: Lindenbrae Kennels

    Associated Rally Obedience Dog of the Year

    Dog: Tootsie Brown CD RAE

    Owners: Spud Brown

  • Club Agility Award - 2017

    Agility / Jumping Dog of the Year

    Dog: Knight

    Kennel Name: Knight Crusader ADM JDM

    Owners: Glenys Murray

    Handler: Karen Millard

  • Club NADAC Award - 2017

    NADAC Dog of the Year

    Dog: Indigo

    Owners: V. Benham

  • Agility Trials - 2nd & 3rd December 2017

    To all competitors, stewards, helpers

    The present judges James Browne and Keith Millington, Club President and Secretary plus myself have walked the grounds. We have not had a lot of rain in Geelong however the ground condition will not be suitable for the running of our trial.

    We therefore have decided to POSTPONE our trial to a suitable date in early 2018, pending approval. TBA

    All entry fees will be transferred to the new date. There will not be any extra fees added. The Club will bear any costs for postponing.

    We we would like to thank everyone for their patience and apologise to competitors who have made the trip here.

    See you in 2018.


    Tina Button

    Trial Secretary

  • 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 2017
  • Trial Sponsors

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