GAWS offers a range of monthly pet workshops on request including dog training and dog socialisation. If you have adopted from GAWS you may want to participate in one or more of these classes. See below for futher infromation.

Private Lessons

Book in for an hour, one-on-one training session.

We're here to help both you and your dog. Simply tell us what problems you're having and we'll give you tips and advice. Our trainers can also assist with basic behaviour training.

$120 (one hour)

Lead reactive class

Does your dog bark, lunge, growl or just go silly on lead when he sees another dog? This class is for you. We help your dog understand that he doesn’t need to get overly excited on lead when seeing another dog. We use stable dogs to train with so your dog will have the best chance at success.

Duration 5 weeks
Age 5 mth +
Cost $120 or single classes $50hr


Social Club

Social Club is available for those interested in socialising with their dog with other dogs. These sessions aim to help with the timid dogs or dogs that have a difficult time communicating. We can assist to build their confidence around other dogs; give you some tips on how to manage your dog in a public space and generally let your dogs be dogs and have a good time.

The Social Club Program demonstrates both the practical benefits of play groups for dogs, as well as the emotional and behavioural benefits.

We hold large and small dog sessions as well as social club for Greyhounds, where we get all our greyhounds out together.

We run Social Club five days a week depending on numbers. We encourage you to book so we can put your dog in with dogs of a similar size.

Geelong Animal Welfare Society
325 Portarlington Road
Moolap, 3224

From 9:30am
Sunday through to Thursday

$20 for one dog, $10 for a second dog (to be paid before the session)

1 Hour

3 months +

To book classes please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 5248 2091 or enquire below.