BENDIGO OBEDIENCE DOG CLUB

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ABOUT US

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

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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 2023

We have 4 intakes for new members each year.  These are at the beginning of each school term as we have a break during school holidays.  Our enrolment information session for the start of the year will be held on Wednesday evening January 25. (NO DOGS).  You need to email the information (see below) and cannot just turn up to enrol on the night.  Training for dogs 12 weeks and older is held at the Finn St. Recreation Reserve in White Hills and will begin on Wednesday February 1.  We have 2 training sessions (6pm – 6:30pm and 7pm – 7:30pm) and the group you will be in is based on the age of your dog.    All new members train on a Wednesday evening. Cost is $125 for a single membership or $150 for a family for the year.  A Junior or single Pensioner membership is $60 for the year. A special class for baby puppies – 8 – 12 weeks is held on Wednesday morning at 9:15. Enrolments will close on Saturday January 21.  Please email me [email protected] if you would like to enrol for classes.  I will need you to include the names of those who will be joining, your phone number, email address, dog’s name, breed and age.

Returning members.

Please email me if you are returning so I can do class sheets.  I will email DD details or you can pay by EFTPOS on the first day of training.  Please see the membership costs above. Advanced Beginners – Wednesday 6 – 6:30 pm.  Classes 1,2,3 at 8:30 am Sunday and Classes 4 & 5 at 9:30 am Sunday for term 1.  If your dog’s vaccination has been updated in the past year you can email a copy of that or bring it to training.  Looking forward to catching up for 2023.

 

 


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:

Agility

Obededience

Rally Obedience

Tracking

Track and Search

Tricks

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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