Following the Governor's new guidelines, only people who are NOT fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside the building. All capacity limits have now been lifted; consequently, spectators are now allowed in the building during classes. Also, social distancing is still encouraged, but not required. We, The Wilmington Kennel Club, ask that if you are participating in events at our building that you be mindful to others regarding Covid 19. We strive to provide a safe environment for everyone.
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.

Enrollment is now open -

2021 Training Classes are available for registration.

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Puppy Manners-Level 1

Puppy Manners - Level 1 (limited to puppies between 10 - 16 weeks old at the start of class) This is a critical time in the development of your young puppies. This class will help get your puppy started on the path to being a well behaved dog. This class teaches name & attention, sit, stay, down, come, and leash walking. We offer this class at 5:30pm on Thursday evenings each class is 45 minutes long These classes prepares puppies for the next level - Puppy Manners-Level 2 ===================================== Instructor - Betsy Helm =====================================

Begins November 4, 2021 5:30 pm

Puppy Manners-Level 2

Puppy Manners - Level 2 (limited to puppies between 17 wks & 7 months old at the start of class) This class is designed for our older puppies and young adolescent dogs. Our goal is to teach basic good manners, by teaching you the fundamentals of positive reinforcement training. This class builds on the skills learned in Level 1 including.... name & attention, sit, stay & wait, down, come when called, leave it and leash walking. We offer this class at 6:30pm on Thursday evenings each class is 45 minutes long These classes prepares puppies for the next level - Family Pet Manners - Level 1 ===================================== Instructor - Betsy Helm =====================================

Begins November 4, 2021 6:30 pm

Family Pet Manners - Level 1

Family Pet Manners - Level 1 (for pets over 7 months old at the start of class) This class is for the family looking to train their family dog. It  will focus on training your dog to  exhibit good manners both in the home and when out and about in the community. Learn the fundamentals of positive reinforcement training techniques and effective canine communication. Class will be offered on Monday - 6:15 - 7:15pm  - Instructor Amy Lasarko  

Begins November 1, 2021 6:15 pm

Rally Beginners

This class is designed as an introduction to the fun sport of Rally. For those looking to continue your training after your beginners obedience class. You and your dog will get to learn how to properly perform the exercises by following a course plus learn training techniques to practice at home. Prerequisite - Open to all dogs that have completed any beginning obedience class or Family Pet Manners Class ======================================= Instructor - Amy Lasarko =======================================

Begins November 1, 2021 5:00 pm

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 Advanced SW

  • Prerequisites - Intermediate SW Level 4
  • Classes meet every other Monday at 7:30 - 8:30pm  ( 11/1, 11/15, 11/29)
Intermediate SW Level 4
  • Prerequisites - Intermediate SW Level 3
  • Classes meet every other Monday at 7:30 - 8:30pm (11/8, 11/22, 12/6)
Instructor: Sue Schneider

Begins November 1, 2021 7:30 pm

Beginner Novice Obedience

This class introduces you and your dog to everyday skills such as loose leash walking, sit/down, come, and leave it. Class meets Wednesday from 6:15pm - 7:15pm Instructor - Joanne Silver 

Begins November 3, 2021 6:15 pm

Advanced Beginner Novice 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. Morning classes are available. ====================================== Instructors - Joanne Silver ======================================

Begins November 4, 2021 11:00 am

Competition Show Handling 2021

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 October 21, 2021 7:30 pm

Show & Go - Obedience

Show & Go - Obedience

  • Saturday, November  13th, 2021
  • Novice, Open and Utility
  • Cost $12 per run
  • Registrations closed September 4th
  • Select your run time from the list of available timeslots (it will be marked "sold out" once the slot is filled
 

Begins November 13, 2021 8:30 am

Pet Therapy (Mini Course)

Pet Therapy  (Mini-Course 4 wks) Pet therapists are in great demand, and there is a growing need for therapy dogs. Teams work in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, homeless shelters, schools, libraries, courthouses, universities, and other types of facilitites. We alos visit patients and the elderly in their own homes. If you have been thinking of getting involved this course is for you and your dog. This course will prepare you for the Certification Test. Prerequisites:  Dog must be outgoing, friendly and have at least a Beginners Obedience or Family Manners Class. This 4 weeks course will be offered - Wednesday- Nov 3rd, 10th, 17th & Dec 1st at 5pm  or   Thursday  Nov 4th, 11th, 18th & Dec 2nd at 10am  Instructor Joanne Silver, Certified Evaluator

Begins November 3, 2021 5:00 pm

Farrah Chestnut - Clips & Tips for Better Grooming! (Mini Clinic)

Clips & Tips for Better Grooming!  (Mini-Clinic) When:  Sunday, October 24th, at - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Cost:  $25   or $20 for WKC Members Presenter: Farrah Chestnut, Nationally Certified Master Groomer

Begins October 24, 2021 1:00 pm