Moving our gear back to the cattle pavilion…

We had to remove our training gear from the cattle pavilion over summer to accommodate a junior cattle-handlers course.   And, now we need to move it back.
The move will take place at 5:30 pm on Wednesday 5 February.  It will probably take less than 1 hour.  Many hands make light work – so we would love some help.
Please meet on-site at the cattle pavilion if you are able to help.

Having trouble filling in BDAG forms?….

It can be a bit daunting to find and complete on-line forms, such as the ones we now use at BDAG.  To assist in filling out any BDAG form, we will have a couple of people with computers at the Club this Wednesday night (18 Dec) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and they will walk you through the process.  No booking needed.

Training in 2020…

If you would like to continue training in 2020, there are two forms to fill out.  You will need to renew your annual membership, and register your dog in a class.
Here are the links:
Please note that while we will do our best to offer the class of your preference, we do fill classes on a first-registered-and-paid, first-in basis.

The new training year begins on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 February 2020 (depending on the class you are in).  Orientation night for new members in Term 1 is 30 January.

Training a new puppy or new dog this year?

If you want to train a new puppy or dog in 2020 – please give us as much notice as possible – at least 8 weeks, so we can reserve a place for your new companion in our introduction class – these classes fill fast.

Winding up 2019 at BDAG

As we come to the end of the 2019 year there are a few things to mention.

A big thanks to all our wonderful Instructors and assistants who bring their skills and expertise to class to help us train our dogs, and to the Committee members who manage the day to day club operations and longer term planning for BDAG.  And, of course a big thank you to you, our awesome members who collectively make this club such a wonderful ‘family’.


Our festive season break up

The last nights of actual training in 2019 are 11 and 12 December, and our final night is Wednesday 18 December which will be our break-up.

Bring your dog for some fun doggie games which put together all the things you have been learning over the year.  Don’t forget your dog treats.  Feel free to dress yourselves and your furry companions in festive cheer – we will have a competition for best dressed pup!

If you can find the where-with-all  – please bring a small plate to share (for people!).  We will also provide some refreshments.


The new year

We start the new training year on wed 5 /thurs 6 February.  Orientation night for new members is 30 Jan.

Membership renewal is due in January – please go our current members’ page to renew your membership and complete the Term Registration form for 2020 to register you dog(s) for classes.



At the recent BDAG AGM, members unanimously supported a substantial fee increase starting Term 1, 2020 (i.e. February 2020). This will be the first fee increase in many years.

There will be a considerable ‘pension’ card holder discount (‘pension card’ includes Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Senior’s Card etc.).

New annual membership fees apply to all membership payments made from 1 September 2019, noting that membership for those who join in the last quarter of 2019 extends to 31 January 2021 (that is, five terms).

New term training fees come into effect for term one 2020.  Term training fees are paid each term, for each dog participating in training.


Joining Fee (once-off unless membership lapses)

                Standard: $25

                Pension card holder: $25


Annual Membership Fee (paid yearly, and due in January)

                Standard single: $45

                Standard family: $60

                Pension card holder: $20


Term Training Fee (paid per term, per dog in training. A term is 8 weeks long)

                Standard: $80

                Pension card holder: $30

Term 3 Classes

Hi BDAG members who are training in Term 3.

Please see the email from us on Mon, 1 Jul 2019 with the Subject: ‘BDAG – Term 3 (block 3) Training’ for information about your class.

Some upcoming key dates to remember are:

New member Orientation (all welcome):
18 July 2019, 7:00 pm, Cobbin Farm Homestead, Grovedale (TBC)

Club AGM (all welcome):          
Wednesday 24 July, 7:30 pm Cobbin Farm Homestead (TBC)

Begin Thurs 25 July 2019 at 7pm and 8pm for 8 weeks.
Conclude 12 September.


Term dates – Block 3 and 4 2019

Term/Block 3 2019 (winter) – Thursday nights only

Thurs 18 July, 7:30pm Orientation for new members at Cobbin Farm Homestead, 231 Grove Rd, Grovedale VIC.
Thurs 25 July Training begins (8 week duration).
Thurs 12 September Last night of Term 3 training.

Please note we have a longer break between Terms 3 and 4 because during October the showgrounds is in use for the Royal Geelong Show.


Term/Block 4 2019 – Wednesday and Thursday nights

Thurs 24 October, 7:30pm Orientation for new members at Cobbin Farm Homestead, 231 Grove Rd, Grovedale VIC.
Wed 30th or Thurs 31 October Training begins (8 week duration).
Wed 18 December Last night of Term 4 training.