Current BDAG Members

Current members training a new dog or puppy…


Existing members who want to train a new puppy or new dog will normally be placed in the Introduction class.  Existing members (who have trained with the club for 12 months or more) get preference for places in the introductory class, but we need 10 weeks’ notice to secure a place – after that time places are offered to new members.  Where an existing member has achieved the Geelong Canine Citizen Award with another dog, consideration will be given to placing the new dog in a Foundation Beginners class.

Beyond the
introduction class

Once you have completed your first training term with BDAG, every effort will be made to place you in the most suitable class for subsequent terms.  Please note that classes are filled on a first-registered and paid, first-placed  basis, and occasionally your first preference for a class may not be possible.

Renew Your Annual Membership (due each January)

Membership is renewed each January for a 12 month period.  To renew your membership, a trybooking registration process needs to be completed.  This will be emailed to existing members to complete membership renewals.

Register to take a class in 2022

If you are an existing member and would like to register for training, please follow the term registration instructions emailed to you prior to each term.

If you are a new member (that is, you have not completed one full term of introduction training), go to Joining BDAG (New Members).

Important BDAG training dates

All terms run for 8 weeks

Block/Term # Start  End 
Term 1, 2024 Orientation for new members:  Thursday 1 Feb 2024
Training commences: Thursday 8 February 2024
Thursday 28 March 2024
Term 2, 2024


Orientation for new members:  Tuesday 23 April 2024 (tbc)
Training commences: Thursday 2 May 2024
Thursday 20 June 2024
Term 3, 2024


Orientation for new members:  Thursday 18 July 2024
Training commences: Thursday 25 July 2023
Thursday 12 September 2024
 Term 4, 2024


Orientation for new members: Thursday 31 October
Training commences: Thursday November 7.  Note Term 4 timings dependent on Geelong Show
Thursday December 19 2024


Training normally commences on Thursdays of the second week of each school term, and continues for 8 weeks.  There are some exceptions to accommodate the operations of the Geelong Show in October  – info will be provided as it becomes available, and classes adjusted.

Orientation Night –  is a requirement for new members. This is generally held on the first Thursday of each school term which is the week prior to commencement of training.  No dogs come to Orientation Night.  Details will be confirmed by email with those attending.

Current BDAG fees

First Year Membership (first year only, unless membership lapses)

  • First year Single:                             $95
  • First year Family*:                           $110
  • First year Pensioner^ Single:       $70
  • First year Pensioner Family:        $85

First year membership includes a training treat pouch and administration cost

Annual membership fee – beyond first year (paid yearly, and due in January each year)

  • Standard Single:                             $45
  • Standard Family*:                           $60
  • Pension card holder Single:         $20
  • Pension card holder Family:         $35

Term training fee (paid per term for each dog; each term is generally 8 weeks of training)

Standard:                           $95
Pension card holder^:     $50

^ we will need to view your pension card – a photo emailed to when you complete the registration process will be fine, or bring your card to Orientation Night.  Pensioner Family membership requires all adults to have a pension card.

* a family is defined as people living at the same address.  Family membership is often used when multiple people from the same family will be training the dog or training more than one dog. Family members cannot attend training with you or instead of you unless you have a Family Membership.  

Remember to check the BDAG News Page for the latest info.