COVID 19 Update – All Training Cancelled Until 30 April


Tuesday night and Saturday trainings are now cancelled until at least 30th April.

Dogs Victoria have advised that from Monday 16 March 2020 until Thursday 30 April 2020 – all Dogs Victoria events are to be cancelled or postponed. This includes our club training activities.

Dogs Victoria will review the situation on Wednesday 15 April 2020 and will advise of any further actions post this date.

Further training updates will then be provided to our members though our communication channels Facebook / this Webpage and Email.

In the meantime, look after yourselves and your pooches.


We are all aware of the concerns regarding the Coronavirus Health alert, and we, as the Northcote Obedience Dog Club, are following the guidelines from Australian Government Department of Health, which is also the recommendation from Dogs Victoria.

We will still be holding training tomorrow. To assist us with minimising the risk to all club members we will be giving each other some space during training (1.5 metres distance from other members) and ask you also maintain a similar distance from each other before and after training.

To protect you and your fellow club members please ensure that if you are unwell or been in contact with an unwell person or even someone that you suspect has been in contact with a person with COVID-19 within the last 14 days that you do not attend training.

Instead seek appropriate medical advice. More information may be found on the Government Health Authorities sites.

If you suspect that you have become infected and have attended training within the last 14 days we ask that you inform the Secretary as soon as possible to enable the appropriate trace back to occur.

The AVA have provided advice that there is no record of Dog to Human transmission of this virus.

Further training updates will be provided though our communication channels Facebook / Webpage and Email.

Return to training 1 Feb – New Member Registrations

Saturday training for 2020 resumes on Sat 1 Feb.

New Members

To allow us to handle the volume of new members on the first day back we will be taking new member registrations at the one off time of 10.30 am – 11.30 am for Saturday 1 Feb only.

PLEASE BRING CASH FOR PAYMENT – we don’t have card payment facilities. Also current vaccination certificate will be required.

As people register, we will be running special puppy (up to 6 months) and introduction (dogs over 6 months) classes for new members in small groups during this time.

Refer to About Us for membership fee details. Membership form can be downloaded here. Contact Deb on 0412 037 705 for any other enquiries.

Note: This is a one off arrangement to allow us to handle the volume of new members on the first day back without impacting regular training. From 8 Feb, new member registration will be at the usual time of 1.15 – 1.45 pm.

For Existing Members, renewals are not due until end of February and training on 1 Feb will be at the usual class times:

2 pm – Puppies, Class 2, 3 & 5

3.15 – Class 1 & 4

Tuesday night Summertime training for classes 3 – 5

Happy New Year Class 3s, 4s and 5s.

Letting you all know that we will be offering Tuesday night training from 7 pm til 8 pm, starting on 14th January 2020 for classes 3-5 only.

We would appreciate you letting us know if you are interested in attending these classes. This is to ensure we have sufficient Instructors. Please advise

We had much interest shown in these classes last year and this is a great way to extend your training opportunities. Look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on 14th January.

Note: Saturday training for all classes (puppies to class 5) will resume Sat 1 February.

Christmas Breakup Funday with activities commencing at the special time of 11.15 am Sat Dec 7

On Saturday 7th December we will be holding our annual members Christmas Breakup Funday with activities commencing at the special time of 11.15 am. Come and celebrate the end of our training year.

There will be NO normal training on this day.

Come and join in the fun with your furry friend and challenge yourself through the 12 Dogs of Christmas Labyrinth, play Musical Mats, Simon Says, and not to mention Poo in the Bucket !!!

Also who is the fastest ??

Come dressed in your Christmas gear, but most importantly don’t forget to dress your best friend as well for the doggy fashion parade with prizes for the best dressed dog and the Waggiest tail.

Training for 2020 will commence on Saturday 1st February at normal times.