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Warragul Dog Club, officially known as Warragul and District Kennel and Obedience Club Incorporated (WDKOC Inc), is a dedicated volunteer organization providing dog training and obedience classes for the Warragul and West Gippsland communities. Established in 1968, the club offers a range of training opportunities including Obedience training at various levels (Beginners, Level 2, and Advanced) and Agility classes. The club’s training classes serve as the foundation for various dog sport disciplines such as Obedience trials, Rally-O, Agility, Tracking, Retrieving, and Scent Work.

At Warragul Dog Club, members have access to a variety of dog handling equipment, including Black Dog and Baskerville products. The club focuses on promoting responsible dog ownership by providing education and skills to support dog owners in their duty of care to their dogs, families, and the community. Additionally, the club hosts an annual all-breed Conformation Championship show in West Gippsland, welcoming participants from Victoria and interstate. New members are always welcome to join and benefit from the club’s training programs and activities.

With a rich history spanning over 50 years, Warragul Dog Club continues to evolve its training methods, shifting towards reward-based approaches informed by animal behavior theory and a focus on animal welfare. The club’s dedicated volunteer instructors bring a wealth of experience and skills in dog training, behavior, and various dog sport disciplines. Through structured group training classes, members have the opportunity to socialize their dogs in a safe and controlled environment, fostering positive relationships and teamwork. Warragul Dog Club is committed to providing a supportive community for dog owners to enhance their skills and deepen their bond with their canine companions.