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Bendigo Obedience Dog Club is a community based not for profit organisation established in 1963 and is fully run by volunteers wanting to educate Bendigo locals about responsible pet ownership through providing obedience training for puppies through to older dogs


Training techniques have vastly changed since the club first started. Today we offer a fantastic, positive based training program, teaching handlers to understand their dog and how to obtain great results and a deeper relationship with their canine companion.

The club is always looking to learn and explore new techniques and methods to enhance the knowledge that we already understand.  We have a strong ethic of making training fun for the dog and handler.

We have wonderful support from our volunteers, experienced and knowledgeable instructors with a strong club spirit among the members.

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Most of our club photos and tutorial videos are posted onto the Facebook site with regular updates from members and committee.   It is a private group so you need to answer 3 questions to be accepted.

New Member Intake 2024

How to Join the Bendigo Obedience Dog Club.



Term 3: Wednesday July 17 – Wednesday September 18, 2024.

Our New Member information session for Term 3 will be held on Wednesday evening July 17th. (NO DOGS).  You cannot just turn up on the night.  You must register as explained below and wait for email confirmation after enrolments close.

WHERE - Finn St. Recreation Reserve in White Hills.

WHEN – Older Puppies 4mths-8mths and Beginners (dogs over 8mths not trained with BODC) will begin classes on WEDNESDAY July 24th, the week after the enrolment evening.

TRAINING TIMES: 6pm – 6:30pm for Older Puppies and 7pm – 7:30pm for Beginners.

BABY PUPPIES CLASS: 8 – 12 weeks old is held on Wednesday mornings at 9:15am. Your instructor will speak to you about your baby puppy vaccinations.

COST PRO RATA TO END OF YEAR: $95.00 for a single membership or $130.00 for a family. A Junior or Single Pensioner membership is $50.00 or for a Family Pensioner $90.00.

To Enrol in any of the above classes please follow below instructions.

Email [email protected] with the following information

1. Names of those who will be joining, 2. Your phone number, 3. Email address,

4. Dog’s name, breed and age.

IMPORTANT - All New Enrolments for Term 3 will close on Wednesday July 10th. Class numbers are strictly limited to ensure members receive sufficient attention from the instructor. (Baby puppies are the only exemption they can enrol at any time during the term)

We will record your enquiry and the forms you need will be emailed after July 10th, then you will need to print and complete these and bring them with you on the information night. We cannot print these for you so please do not email them back.   Information on how to pay will be sent with these forms.


If you are NOT returning in Term 3 please email: [email protected]

Term 3 dates for Returning Members:

Baby puppies: Wednesday July 24th 9:15 am.

Advanced Beginners: Wednesday July 24th, 6 – 6:30 pm.

Classes 1,2,3 at 9:30 am and Classes 4 & 5 at 10:30 am Sunday 14th July. If your dog’s vaccination has been updated in the past year you can email a copy or bring it to training.


Something to remember


The instructors do not receive any monetary benefit. They donate their time to instructing, attending meetings, keeping the club functioning on training days, running trials and assisting with club fundraising activities. They do this because they love their dogs and want to share the benefit of their experience to improve the relationship between other dogs and their handlers.

Our club is successful through the efforts of our volunteers.  Without these people donating their time (even an hour or two) our club would not be able to conduct trials, courses and workshops.  We are very grateful to all volunteers and value their contribution, no matter how small.  If you would like to help, your assistance will be appreciated. 

Money received from membership fees is put back into the club for the upkeep of the facilities, running club trials, courses, workshops, fun days and purchasing training equipment. The majority of membership fees goes directly to Dogs Victoria for insurance and other fees for conducting trials, events and insurance coverage.

The club extends a big thank you to the generous support of our sponsors. Our sponsors provide a variety of services and support for which we are very grateful.



The club offers training in the following disciplines:



Rally Obedience


Track and Search


Scent Work




Contact Details

Bendigo Obedience Dog Club Inc

Training Ground:

Finn Street Recreation Reserve, Bendigo  Vic  3550

Postal Address:

PO Box 2396, Bendigo Mail Centre, Bendigo 3554

For enquiries please contact: Heather - 0409 429 972

Alternatively you can email your enquiry.

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