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.
A COVID Waiver must be signed before you attend a class or event at WKC.  If the waiver was part of your registration, you do not need to fill out this form.  If you have not yet signed the waiver or are not sure, submit our online form to complete the requirement for attendance.
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Scent Work

Train your dog to locate a scent and communicate to the handler that the scent has been found. We are now offering two levels of training in Scent Work: Beginning SW - Level 1 - Introduction to SW Prerequisites - Basic Obedience or Manners Class, or equivalent We are offering two Classes, (Day/Night) option meeting Monday at 3:30 - 4:30pm  or    7:30 - 8:30 pm Advanced SW Prerequisites - Intermediate SW Level 3 Classes meet on Monday at 6:15 - 7:15pm

Begins September 14, 2020 3:30 pm

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. ****New to give the Covid-19 puppies a chance to take the puppy class, were are now offering two puppy classes. 1)Puppies 12 weeks to 6 months(or less) 2)Puppies 6 months to 9 months (less than 10 months) *****

Begins September 10, 2020 5:30 pm

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 September 9, 2020 6:00 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 September 9, 2020 7:15 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.

POSTPONED

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 September 7, 2020 5:00 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.

POSTPONED

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

Competition Show Handling

Handlers will learn how to show their dog in conformation events. Presentation, patterns, and procedures used in the ring will be explained and practiced. A proper show handling collar and soft treats are needed.

Begins August 13, 2020 7:30 pm

AKC Conformation Match Show

AKC Conformation Match Show Open to all non champion AKC breeds both puppies and adults (Champions my enter but in FEO class only)

Begins August 29, 2020 9:00 am