Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Wilmington Kennel Club will be implementing the following policies and precautions to help keep everyone safe and limit exposure.
  • Class sizes will be limited to 6 dogs and 1 trainer. For now, no additional family members or friends will be allowed in the building during class. (We will revisit this as restrictions are lifted.)
  • Crating will be outside in cars (there will be a few exceptions to this rule)
  • Each person will be required to wear a mask/bandana while in the building (covering mouth and nose at all times). Each person will supply their own face covering. If you do not have one, you will be asked to leave.
  • Each person must bring their own chair and a mat for underneath (to protect the new flooring). WKC chairs will not be available.
  • Practice social distancing (at least 6 feet from one another).
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided and everyone will be asked to use it, at the very least, when entering and leaving the building. 
  • Minimize contact with surfaces and door handles as much as possible.
  • WKC will disinfect door knobs, handles and bathroom fixtures after classes have ended.
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Puppy Socialization / Manners

We offer the Puppy Socialization/ Manners class to get your puppy started on the path to being a well behaved dog. This class teaches sit, stay, down, come, and loose leash walking. The class is for puppies 12 weeks to 6 months of age. This class prepares puppies for the next level Beginners Obedience Class.

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Beginner Obedience

This class introduces you and your dog to everyday skills such as loose leash walking, sit/down, come, and leave it. Evening and morning classes are available.

Begins January 8, 2020 6:15 pm

Advanced Beginner Obedience

This class builds on the skills learned in Beginners and strengthens the bond between dogs and handler. Skills such as front and finish are taught. Jumping is introduced. This class is a pathway to earning the AKC Canine Good Citizen. Evening and morning classes are available.

Begins January 8, 2020 7:30 pm

Competition Obedience

This class is for the handlers wanting to learn the advanced commands and skills needed to show your dog in obedience and rally. Dogs and handlers must have successfully completed Advanced Beginners.

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Rally

Dog and handler teams learn how to navigate a course of obedience exercises, such as sit/down walk around your dog, call front and finish, and jumping. Novice dogs remain on leash.

Begins January 8, 2020 6:00 pm

Beginner Agility

This class teaches the equipment and basic communication skills for the dog and handler. Jumps, tunnels, and contact equipment add to the excitement.

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Advanced Beginner Agility

This class continues to build on the communication skills between dog and handler. Small courses are introduced. Dogs begin to work off leash.

POSTPONED

Intermediate Agility

Continues to build on the communication skills between dog and handler. Small courses are introduced. Dogs begin to work off leash.

POSTPONED

Competition Agility

Continues to build on the communication skills between dog and handler. Small courses are introduced. Dogs begin to work off leash.

POSTPONED