Puppy pre-school classes run at 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm on Wednesday nights.

All other classes are held before 12.00 pm on Sunday mornings.  Our usual class times are 9.30 am and 11.00 am.

All our classes run for one hour.

Puppy pre-school runs all year round. Our club is closed for Sunday training during the following time periods:

  • December and January for Christmas break;
  • over long weekends including Easter, Labour Day, Queen’s Birthday, ANZAC day (if this falls on a weekend), AFL Grand Final and Melbourne Cup Day; and
  • when our club is conducting a trial on our grounds, as specified in advance.

Training will continue regardless of the weather conditions, except in case of a “code red”. 

In cases of extreme weather, your instructor may cancel your class or allow your class to finish early. On very hot days, your instructor will find a cool, shady spot for the class to work in. It is still beneficial for you to attend, even if you choose to leave your pooch at home.

To join CDODC you will need to visit our office during opening hours or, in the case of puppy pre-school, by emailing preschool@croydondogclub.com.au to check availability. Please note we are not open during December and January, or on long weekends.

Our online membership payment and application system is coming soon.

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For new members who join between January and March, your membership will be valid until 31st March the following year.

We have new classes starting all the time. You will be enrolled in the next available class – usually starting within 2 to 3 weeks.

Yes, our puppy pre-school class is designed for dogs aged between 8-12 weeks and who are not yet fully vaccinated.  Our clubhouse is sterilised before each lesson to ensure safety for your young puppies.

Dogs between 12 weeks and five months can be enrolled in puppy class, provided they are fully vaccinated.

Yes. Our basic obedience program caters to dogs of all ages. Our Basic One class is an entry level class for adult dogs.

Children between the ages of 12 and 18 may train a dog, but some conditions do apply. Please refer to the Child Handlers section.

Yes. More than one person can handle a dog as long as all handlers are CDODC members.

Handlers with dogs that have had previous training can make an appointment, via the Contact page, to have an assessment completed on their dog. We will then determine which class will best suit you and your dog according to your ability. 

The Benefit

More Than Just a Pet

At CDODC, we understand that your dog is not just a pet, but a member of your family. As a member of your family, it’s important that they learn to respect your rules and behave as you expect them. We can help you and your dog to: