DENNINGTON will train three times this week ahead of what coach Darcy Lewis describes as two winnable matches.
The Dogs are hoping their 13.13 (91) to 13.4 (82) result against Russells Creek on Saturday has kick-started a winning streak.
"We've got Rovers and East the next two weeks, which are both winnable games," Lewis said.
"Even though we started the season off poorly... if we can get three wins in a row, all of a sudden we're back in the mix.
"We don't want to get too carried away though because (Saturday's) win wasn't pretty."
Dennington trailed at each break at Mack Oval, eventually hitting the front about 15 minutes into the last quarter before the Kangaroos replied.
For the second successive week, the Dogs made a late charge but this time they got the desired result, regaining the lead and hanging onto it to snap their winless run.
Meanwhile, Nirranda and East Warrnambool had a tussle on Saturday, with the Blues prevailing 9.16 (70) to 8.9 (57) after leading by three points at the last change. Best for the winners was half-back Zappa Jenkins.