Puppy pre-school classes run at 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm on Wednesday nights. Limited other classes may run on Wednesday evenings from time to time.

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” fire warning. 

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 if you are able, even if you choose to leave your pooch at home. However, we never ask you to attend club if conditions are not favourable to you.

To join Croydon Dog Club, you will need to enrol via our website when places are available 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.

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

Once you enrol, you will be allocated to 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, subject to availability and provided they meet our vaccination requirements.

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 our Membership Terms & Conditions.

Croydon Dog Club emphasises that dog training classes are about developing a bond between a dog and their handler. Unless exceptional circumstances apply, the person handling the dog in class should remain the same throughout the duration of the class.

Unless exceptional circumstances apply, only ONE person must handle the dog for the duration of a single class. Croydon Dog Club does not permit a dog to be swapped from person to person during class, as this has a negative impact on the dog’s training and can distract others in the class.

However, you can alternate the person who brings your dog to class each week, provided each person who trains the dog is a member of Croydon Dog Club. For example, your partner may bring your dog to training when you are unwell, or if you have another commitment. We don’t encourage you to switch handlers regularly as this can have a negative impact on the dog’s progress.

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.  Please note such appointments are subject to membership availability.

The Benefit

More Than Just a Pet

At Croydon Dog Club, we understand that your dog is not just a pet, but a member of your family. We can help you and your dog to: