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. =================================== Instructor -  Sue Schneider ===================================

Begins October 26, 2020 6:15 pm

Puppy Manners

We offer the Puppy 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. ===================================== Instructor - Betsy Helm =====================================

Begins October 29, 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. ========================================= Instructor - Pam Cosgrove =========================================

Begins October 28, 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. ====================================== Instructors - Nancy Brock & Pam Cosgrove ======================================


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 October 29, 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.


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 November 7, 2020 9:00 am