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Break Up

End of Year Break Up for Warragul Dog Club members at the training grounds and clubhouse.

Sunday 10th Dec

Starting at 10am 


Open Triple Rally O Trial Congratulations

The Club held and hosted its inaugural WDKOC Open Triple Rally O Trial on Saturday 28th October 2023.

This event was over a year in the planning and preparation. It’s such an honour to provide this opportunity. 

President Ann Marriott’s message on Facebook:

Trial Secretary, Margaret Widelock, was pleased with the success of the event and posted, “HUGE thank you to everyone who supported Warragul’s triple Rally Trial today: our judges, stewards, competitors, members, and onlookers. We greatly appreciate the contributions from each and every one of you!”

Thank you to Ann Marriott and Tresna Oakes who supported and trained a group of interested and highly motivated club members for this discipline over many months.

Also a shout out to Christy who, with Ann’s training insights and support, guided Panda – who is deaf – to achieve three passes and her Rally Novice Title. That’s Panda above, to the right, looking suitably proud of herself. 

Thank you to our sponsor whose support has helped us provide this event.

Overall, what a superb outcome! Even the weather was kind.

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Scent Work Trials Congratulations


Belinda Osler’s Archie demonstrating a magnificent scent indication.


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After many months in the planning…
On Saturday 21st October, a group of very determined Club members hosted the Warragul & District Kennel & Obedience Club’s inaugural Advanced Scent Work Trial, held at Drouin South Primary School.

This event involved 200+ runs over 3 elements (Advanced Containers, Interiors & Exteriors). Christy Dowling observed on Facebook: “out of all that only 13 passes in total (Adv Containers 0, Adv Interiors 8, Adv Exteriors 5).” 

Clearly, it was a challenging set of trials but thankfully the event finished before the weather turned nasty for the remainder of the weekend. 

Even so, some members went on to compete at the Gippsland Obedience Dog Club event on Sunday!

The Trial Secretary has offered  sincere thanks to all who supported the Warragul & District Kennel & Obedience Club’s Advanced Scent Work Trials event; with special mention to the judges, volunteers and competitors who, despite the inevitable “hiccups”, made it such a positive experience. 

And a special shout out to all the sponsors who provided prizes. Thank you for making the day complete.

Congratulations to the Scent Work Team of volunteers and competitors. What great work!

Christy Dowling’s Roxy showing off her achievements.

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It’s wonderful to see such a high level of interest in a variety of disciplines this year.

The spirit of collaboration and support is inspiring; and there have been many and varied  accomplishments. 

This year the Club will again make sash presentations at our end of year celebration for those who would like this Club-level acknowledgement of trial title and award level successes during 2023 and also 2022.

Our Secretary has put together a Members’ Recognition Request form to be downloaded, filled out for each relevant year and returned to the club by Oct 1.

This will ensure we have correct details and spelling – and plenty of time to order and receive the sashes in time.  

NB: Please fill out separate forms for 2022 achievements and 2023 achievements.

WDKOC Members’ Recognition Request







Congratulations to the recently elected Office Bearers and General Committee. 

All members are welcome to come along to committee meetings held on the second Sunday of the month after training.



Membership Benefits

All financial members receive the following benefits:

  • Attend classes all year round at an affordable annual fee
  • Join the club Facebook group. This group:
    • List any class changes and announcements.
    • Provides opportunities to share your achievements from your training or trials.
    • Is a forum to ask any training questions of instructors
    • Allows you to share information on training
    • Will share notices of upcoming events at the club
    • Does not allow private advertising of businesses or products
  • Class instruction from experienced instructors.
  • Access to instructors and committee members with a broad knowledge base on dog behaviour, training, and competition trialling in a range of dog sports.
  • Insurance cover through Dogs Victoria while training at our club grounds.
  • EOY Member Recognition sashes for achievement in dog sport discipline(s) if requested by the member. For details, see the Member Achievement section below.

Our membership cycle begins in MAY.

All returning members pay an annual fee based on their relevant membership category. This includes a $15 training fee.

There is no joining fee for Renewals.

Total Renewal Fees

    • Single: $55
    • Single DogsVic: $47
    • Family: $65
    • Family/Dual DogsVic: $57


Graduating Class

After six weeks of training classes have learned many skills and handlers and dogs have developed much better teamwork. They can be proud of their achievement. 

Member Achievements

Warragul Dog Club has reinstated its end of year Recognition of Achievement for members who have gained successes with titles and awards  in dog sport and conformation disciplines.

Members will need to submit a request for the club achievement sashes. These will be presented at the club’s end of year event on the last class day of 2023.

Submit your request to the club before the October 1st.


Download the Recognition of Achievement Form here.

Check all details and spelling are correct. 

Email completed form to the club:

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Icon Dog Event August 13

Congratulations Christine & Baxter.


Congratulations to Christine and Baxter for their first pass — with a great score of 89  — in Rally Novice at Sale on the  13th August.

This was their first trial, and Baxter “can be an anxious boy”. Trainers and class members have observed the hard work, patience and  perseverance required to come to this point.

What a sterling and inspirational effort!


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Congratulations Robyn Davis and trial beginner, AJ.

AJ and his hoard.

Yesterday at the Rare Gun Dogs scent work trial at Hastings AJ qualified in interior then went onto qualify in exterior. 

In his first trial, AJ qualified in Scent Work Interior and Exterior at the Rare Gun Dogs Scent Work Trial at Hastings.

In Exterior he came in the Top Ten for time and gained a 7th place. 

Robyn was very proud of how well AJ handled the new environment; with good reason, as this can throw newcomers to trials and competition. 

Well done, you two!

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Congratulations to Christie and Panda Dowling!

Christie was thrilled with the outcome of their Scent Work Trial at Frankston Dog Obedience Club and extremely proud of Panda. 
Panda gained a pass in Novice Exterior and because it was her 6th pass, she achieved her Novice Title. 
Christie wrote on Facebook: “To make it even better she took out 1st Place 🥇 and completed her search in 5.69 seconds.
So proud of my spotty dog 😊💜
Thanks to Ann for helping train Panda since she was a puppy and for always supporting us in anything and everything we do. Your support is so appreciated and part of our success is also your success.” 
Ann Marriott responded with an acknowledgement of just how amazing this achievement is, she pointed out that Panda is completely deaf and Christie communicates  commands entirely with hand signals and body language
Such a lovely tribute to the power of  teamwork and tenacity!
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Congratulations to Robyn Davis and Sammy!

We did OK, didn’t we Robyn?”

“YES Sammy, we did!!!”

Sammy competed in Novice at the Berwick Rally trial and finished with a score of 94. Robyn was very pleased to get “lovely & encouraging comments from judge Ross Carlson.”

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Congratulations Wendy Mclean and Mac.

Mac and Wendy calmly competing in the Berwick Dog Club Rally Advanced trial.


“It was exciting that Mac achieved his second pass in 3 days!” ~ Wendy on the Club’s Facebook page.

That’s an amazing achievement!

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Congratulations to Mary and Trilli for gaining First Place in an advanced level Scent Trial.

Congratulations also to the scent team leaders achieving creditable passes: headed up by Christy Dowling, Belinda Osler, Robyn Davis and Wendy McLean. 

These determined club members and their intrepid dogs  achieved great results at the scent trials run by Gippsland Obedience Club — on such a terrible weather day.

Trilli gained an outstanding First Place in the Scent Trial – Advanced Vehicles Search.

Mary described the weather as “atrocious, with pouring rain all day” but claimed most dogs didn’t mind because they loved sniffing around.

All the same, the humans demonstrated incredible resolve, while the dogs demonstrated their extraordinary olfactory problem-solving  skills.

A great effort and outcome all round!

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Congratulations Christie, Roxy and Panda Dowling – and dog handler  Linda Adams, who hadn’t done Scent Work before.

Warragul Dog Club member, Christie, described the trial as a “fun night”. It was also a successful one! 

Christie attended the Werribee Dog Obedience Twilight (Single Element) Scent Works Indoor Novice event with her dogs Roxy and Panda and her experienced dog handler mum, Linda Adams as Roxy’s handler.

Out of 29 dogs, little Roxy gained 3rd Place at an amazingly fast 7.34 secs and Panda gained a very decent Pass in 14th Place at 27.15 secs.

A fantastic effort to start off the year!ne 

Congratulations to the many graduating classes of 2022.

(Image: Instructor Christie Dowling’s Level 1 Class graduating August 2022)


August 2022 Ballarat Tracking Trials: Robyn Davis’s dogs excelled. Paddy obtained his Tracking Dog Championship & Sammy his TD (Tracking Dog Title). She wrote on the club Facebook page: “Very proud mum.”

(Image: Congratulations to two Tracking Champs from the same family)

Tresna Oakes’s toy poodle, Miah. In June 2022, our then President, Tresna Oakes and her toy poodle Miah entered their very first dog trial and gained 2 qualifying passes with high scores 98 & 90 out of 100. Only one more pass to go for the Rally Novice title. A great effort with an excellent outcome.

(Image: Congratulations to an intrepid pocket poodle in the sport of Rally O)



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WDKOC Championship Shows

Warragul Dog Club has hosted Conformation Shows for over 50 years and held a Labour Day all-breeds Championship Show for over 20 years. The Labour Day show includes an AM and a PM Championship Show.

Agility competitor at Warragul Dog Club

Member Responsibilities

  • Your dog is YOUR responsibility at all times!
  • All dogs – no matter how big or small – have the potential to cause serious damage or injury.
  • Dogs do not think like people, so to understand your dog you need to think like a dog.
  • NEVER hit your dog to discipline it, as this will only make it fearful.
  • Do not leave your dog unsupervised when it is tied up.
  • NEVER allow your dog to approach a strange dog tethered and alone.
  • Do not assume that because YOUR dog is friendly, other dogs will be OK with it.
  • Learn how to read dog  warning signs to help prevent dog aggression incidents.
  • If you are unsure what another dog is like – stay away from it.


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Our Resources Page is Under Construction. It will have links to dog behaviour infographics and selected external websites. 


Dog Incident Reporting Process

In the unlikely event of a dog ‘incident’, WDKOC Inc follows clear reporting, resolution and recommendation processes. 

Young dog participating in positive reinforcement training


We hold a selection of dog handling equipment such as:

Brands we stock and order include Black Dog and Baskerville. Ask at our clubrooms if you want more information. 

Clothing & Sewn Logo

We have our logo on file at Phoenix Screenprinting, 14 Phoenix Street, Warragul. They have a large clothing catalogue to select from if you’d like clothing with a machine sewn club logo. 

Ready to renew your membership? We can't wait to welcome you back on board!