Northern Obedience Dog Club

Non-profit volunteer based local community dog club offering obedience training classes.

We are staffed by volunteers dedicated to promoting the training and understanding of your dog. Join us and learn how to train your dog to be obedient and companionable, accepted as a true companion in our urban society.


Puppy, Foundation, Class 1 and Class 2 train on Sunday mornings. Class 3 and above train Wednesday night, Class 1 and Class 2 may also be offered on Wednesday night.
To comply with the latest Covid restrictions announced on, 16 August 2021. Training has been cancelled until the announcement of the lifting of the restrictions.

Bookings for the September course of Baby Puppy Classes (for puppies aged between 8 to 12 weeks) have been suspended until the lifting of restrictions. Please contact the Club for details. 

New member enrolments have commenced for 2021 – contact the Club for details, do not make a class booking prior to contacting the Club.

We will keep you updated via email, our website and Facebook page but for further enquiries, please email northernobedience@gmail.com or call Glenys 0407 523 741.

Welcome & Woof!

Northern Obedience Dog Club started in the early 1950’s when a group of people interested in obedience began to meet regularly to train their dogs. We are proud to be the second oldest obedience club in Victoria, with over 600 paying members. Click here for more history.

We welcome handlers over the age of 10 years (with parents’ signed permission & on-the-ground supervision).

Please note that we train on public parkland, so make sure you clear it with your vet first if your puppy is under 16 weeks old. Vaccinated dogs 6 months and older can start in Foundation Class (instead of Puppy Class).

We only accept dogs with valid Vaccination Certificates or a current Antibody Titre Test.


You will need a Club Membership! Simply send an email to northernobedience@gmail.com, to register your interest in wanting join the Club, please mention the age of your dog in the email. There is currently a waiting list to join the Club. Introduction classes are conducted via Zoom.

We’re an affordable non-profit community club staffed by volunteers dedicated to promoting the training and understanding of your dog. We charge a once-off joining fee and a recurring annual membership fee, which gives you unlimited classes for most of the year! Membership includes our NODC Christmas BBQ too.

The Club trains people to train their dogs. Owners with dogs under 6 months start in Puppy Class (Sunday only); and all other members start in Foundation Class. We repeat the same exercises for each level and when you and your dog are ready, you will be promoted to the next level. We also offer Rally Obedience when instructors are available.