The Eastern Suburbs Obedience Dog Club started over 30 years ago with its first President and Secretary Mr Geoff Cabena and Mrs Betty Cabena. They nurtured the club through its formative years and also though a number of locations within Australia. Betty is a full panel judge with many years experience and is now a patron of the club.
The club has produced a number of Australian Obedience Champions as well as hundreds of dog odedience titles.
The club was originally formed in Doncaster but then moved into a number of locations in Mitcham before finally settling at Simpson's Reserve in 1996.
The current President, Brian Arter, has been with the club for most of its existance. He has trained dogs to Australian Obedience Champion level and is very active in dog obedience issues.
The current Treasurer, Andrea Sciberras, has been with the club for over 22 years and has trained dogs to Australian Obediance Champion level. Anne was also very active in tracking.
Each of the instructors at the club have had a variety of experience with all breeds of dogs. All are unpaid volunteers who give their time freely to promote the cause of responsible dog ownership.
The Eastern Suburbs Obedience Dog Club is affilated with the VCA (Victorian Canine Association Inc.)