Championing Golden Retriever Welfare

meet your committee

We strive to enhance the lives of Golden Retrievers through comprehensive training, breeding, and community engagement.

Dr. Carla O'Donnell

I am a molecular biologist and certified professional dog trainer with a deep passion for Golden Retrievers. With honours degrees in veterinary science and molecular biology from Murdoch University and a doctorate in physiology from UWA, I have a diverse background in scientific research, breeding, showing, training, and behavior consultations. I have been an active member of the Golden Retriever Club of WA since 2005, serving as President of the GRCWA, Secretary of the National Golden Retriever Council, and Vice President and instructor at Perth Obedience and Dog Training Club. I am a golden retriever breeder and dogs bred by us have been active and successful in obedience, Rally-O, therapy dog work, conformation and most importantly as loyal companions enhancing the lives of people they live with.

Through the club I have made great friends and it is a great resource where we can discuss and share our common love of the Golden retriever. Hopefully thorough my broad knowledge I can offer fellow dog lovers especially members of the club who share their lives with golden retrievers exciting, practical information and approaches that improves the communication with their dog, enhancing the human/dog relationship. At the same time as a club member, I can hopefully give something back to the golden retriever, a special breed that brings so much joy to my life. I live in Perth with my husband Jim and our beloved Golden Retrievers.

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We’d love to hear from you! Whether you have questions about dog training, breeding inquiries, or club-related matters, feel free to reach out to us. You can contact us via email at, call us at 0417 916 011, or fill out the contact form on our website. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Join the GRCWA Community

Become a part of the Golden Retriever Club of Western Australia and connect with fellow enthusiasts. Participate in our dog training classes and benefit from expert advice to enhance your relationship with your furry friend. Together, we can ensure the health and happiness of our beloved Golden Retrievers.