Shaggy Sunday Training / Fun days

The Old English Sheepdog takes well to obedience training and we have seen many trialled successfully in the ring. This is just as well as a dog of their size can cause some problems unless properly controlled. The OESCV has been running our obedience training classes every fortnight on a Sunday morning (10am) rain, hail or shine at Surrey Park, Box Hill since 1970.

You will need therefore at least basic obedience training whether or not it is intended to compete in obedience trials, and you are more than welcome at the club obedience classes as soon as your puppy has had it’s final injection.

This training as well as making a large, strong, and sometimes stubborn dog, into a well-heeled animal, it also creates a special mutual bond between owner and pet. Obedience training teaches our OES good manners, and discipline, this also permits the owner to predict his/her behaviour and exercise control over him/her in normal situations.

During 2020 the committee conducted  extensive discussions on a refreshed format for our Sunday morning gatherings based on feedback from participants, past and present.   As reported in the September Gazette we determined that the current needs of participants are around socialization and fun, basic training and some specialist education.

A calendar will be developed with set time frames, rotation of trainers/hosts and scheduled education sessions on topics such as grooming, conformation, basic agility, etc.


10 to 10.30 – Social warm up
10.30 to 11.00 – Shaggy School for a well-schooled dog
11.00 onwards – social to include educational sessions, social walks or just chat over coffee.

Unfortunately due to the COVID lockdowns this was not able to be implemented during 2020.


OESCV ‘Shaggy Sunday’ Dates for 2021

Update 27 January 2021:

Our Club Training/Fun mornings will re-commence on 7 February 2021.
After this date the new committee will advise on dates and locations.

The following policies are currently in effect for OES Club of Victoria’s catch ups:

1. Outdoor activities will be limited as required by Current  Victorian Restriction Levels.

2. All attendees will be required to use hand sanitiser upon arrival. Please bring your own if possible, otherwise we will have some available.

3. You must provide your name and contact details to the organisers.

4. Please maintain a distance of 1.5 m with anyone not from your household.

5. If you or anyone in your household are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

6. If you arrive visibly ill, you will be asked to leave.

7. At present we are unable to provide any refreshements.


 The scheduled dates which fall on a fortnightly Sunday, starting at 10 am are listed below.
Please check the Club Facebook Page for the latest information.
Tea, Coffee and biscuits provided for morning tea at conclusion of the class. Gold coin donation appreciated!
February  7th  21st
March  7th  21st
April  4th  18th
May  2nd1h  16th 30th
June  13thh  27th  
July  11th  25th  
August  28th  22nd  
September  5th  19th  
October  3rd  17th  31st
November  14th  28th  
December   12th  Breakup



Obedience Classes are held every second Sunday at Surrey Park by the club, Cnr of Canterbury Rd and Surrey Park Drive, Box Hill, commencing at 10 am.
Usually situated next to Standard St opposite house #32 as our regular meeting place in the park.


For further information in regards to Shaggy Sunday events, please make an inquiry via email on