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 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 1 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 1 January)
Membership is renewed each January for a 12 month period. To renew you membership, please fill in the form and pay the relevant fees by deposit into the BDAG account specified on the form. Note that BDAG fees have changed for 2020, and these are described below.
If you are a current member and would like to renew your membership for 2020, please fill in: BDAG membership renewal form
Register to take a class in 2020
If you are an existing member and would like to register for training in 2020 Terms,
please complete this online form: BDAG Term (Block) form 2020 [updated 28 Aug 2019], and pay the relevant fees.
If you are a new member (that is, you have not completed one full term of introduction training), go to Joining BDAG (membership).
Important BDAG training dates for 2019/2020
All terms run for 8 weeks
|Term 1, 2020||Orientation for new members: Thurs 30 Jan 2020
Training commences: Wed 5 Feb / Thurs 6 Feb
|Wed 25 March / Thurs 26 March|
|Term 2, 2020
Cancelled due to Covid 19
|Term 3, 2020
Cancelled due to Covid 19
| Term 4, 2020
Subject to Covid 19 restrictions and safety factors
|Orientation for new members: Thursday 22 October
Training starts Wed 28 / Thurs 29 October
|17 December – for all with our Christmas break up. Please bring a small plate to share|
We hope to resume training in Term 4, if safe to do so.
Training normally commences on Wednesdays and 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.
Terms 1, 2 and 4 run on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Term 3 (winter) runs only on THURSDAY nights.
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.
Current BDAG fees
First Year Membership (first year only, unless membership lapses)
First year Standard single: $95
First year Standard family*: $110
First year Pension card holder: $65
First year membership includes a training treat pouch, clicker 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: $20
Term training fee (paid per term for each dog; each term is generally 8 weeks of training)
Pension card holder^: $30
^ we will need to view your pension card – a photo submitted with your application will be fine, or bring your card to orientation night
* 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.
Remember to check the BDAG News Page for the latest info.
Calendar (in development)
♦ Go to Joining BDAG (membership)
♦ Go to New member FAQs
♦ Go to BDAG Training Classes