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.

Enrollment is now open -

2021 Training Classes are available for registration.

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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 Family Pet Manners Obedience Class. ===================================== Instructor - Betsy Helm =====================================


Family Pet Manners Obedience

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. Our instructors will focus on having you use positive reinforcement to train your dog. This Class will be offered on two different days and times.

  • Tuesday - 5:00 - 6:00pm  - Instructor Pat Vitale-Smith
  • Friday - 7:30 - 8:30pm  - Instructor Amy Lasarko


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 January 15, 2021 6:15 pm


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. Prerequisite - Open to all dogs that have completed any beginning obedience class or Family Pet Manners Class

  • Classes meet on Mondays from 5:00pm - 6:00pm Instructor - Josephine Wheeler

Begins January 11, 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

  • Intermediate SW - Level 1 - Elements
    • Prerequisites - Basic Obedience/Manners Class, or equivalent & Beginners SW Level 1 & Level 2 We are offering Class, Monday at 7:30 - 8:30 pmAdvanced Scent Work
  • Advanced Scent Work
    • Prerequisites - Intermediate SW Level 3
    • Classes meet on Monday at 6:15 - 7:15pm
  • Instructor -  Sue Schneider

Begins January 11, 2021 6:15 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. Morning class meets Thursday from 11:00am - 12:00pm ========================================= Instructor - Nancy Brock =========================================

Begins January 14, 2021 11:00 am

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. Evening and morning classes are available. ====================================== Instructors - Nancy Brock ======================================

Begins March 4, 2021 11:00 am

Show Handling 101

Show Handling 101 introduces you  to the basics of handling a dog in conformation -- from which lead and collar to select, to how to hold the lead, to how to do a down and back and a triangle. This class is for the novice handler with little or no ring experience. Instructors - Chris Berg


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 January 21, 2021 7:30 pm