Sioux Empire Kennel Club

Helping dogs live better lives since 1961

Registration now open Nose Works

Class starts Jan 8

Email Morgan Click Here with any questions 


Nosework is one of the fastest growing sports, and for good reason!  Nosework is a fun sport that taps into your dog's innate abilities. It is a fun game for the family dog and the competition dog; for young dogs and retired dogs; for reactive, unfocused, timid, or boisterous dogs; handlers or dogs with mobility issues. In short, nosework is for every dog!  Your dog will have a blast using their brain and their nose!

 

In 6 short weeks, your dog will be having fun and confidently searching for their target scent.  You will have the skills needed to play this new game with your dog and tire them out during our long and cold winters.  If you are interested in competing with your dog in this growing sport, this class will be your introduction to the foundation skills necessary to join any of the scent work organizations.


This Introduction to Nosework class starts January 8th and runs for 6 weeks.  The last class will be on February 12th. Two classes will be offered for this session, Monday nights at 6:30-7:30pm and Monday nights at 7:30-8:30pm.  Any questions can be directed to Morgan at the email above.

Registration is online CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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REGISTRATION STARTS November 15th 2017
CLASSES START FEBRUARY 26TH 2018

Puppy Play School

-   Emphasis on socialization of the puppy, relationship building with the owner and prevention of common behavior problems. Your puppy will build confidence in greeting other people and other dogs. FLAT BUCKLE COLLAR ONLY.  S.T.A.R. Puppy Certificates for puppies in this class meeting the criteria. Check out this link for information on the AKC STAR Puppy Certificate For puppies 12 weeks to 20 weeks. MONDAYS AT 6:30  OR Tuesdays at 6:30 (6 weeks) (pick only one night)

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Rally Skills-

AKC Rally® is a companion sport to AKC Obedience. It too requires teamwork between dog and handler along with performance skills similar to obedience. Rally provides an excellent introduction to AKC events for new dogs and handlers, and can provide a challenging opportunity for competitors in other events to strengthen their skills. All dogs are eligible to compete in rally. Check out this link for more info AKC Rally Link  MONDAYS AT 7:30pm (6 weeks) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD FORMS TO MAIL IN HERE



Fundamentals for the Family Dog-

For the dog/handler team with no previous experience or have taken Puppy Playschool.  Positive reinforcement, learn basic skills like walk with me, sit, down, stay, come. For dogs 5 months and older. Introduction to skills necessary to pass the CGC Canine Good Citizen Program   Thursdays 6:30  6 weeks CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD FORMS HERE TO MAIL IN


Fundamentals for Family Dog II for teams that have completed fundamentals I or with instructor approval if you have taken entry level obedience classes at other facilities Thursdays at 7:30pm 6 weeks CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD FORMS HERE TO MAIL IN


Conformation - We welcome beginners or seasoned show handlers. If you’re new to showing dogs, we will help you become familiar with the Conformation process and how to train your dog for the show ring.  If you have shown before, the class will allow you to tune-up a seasoned show dog, or provide the environment to train your new puppy(s). If you have attended a previous SEKC 6 week Conformation class session, you may attend any of the classes during the session for a $15.00 per night drop-in rate.  Check this link out for more about Conformation. AKC CONFORMATION INFORMATION  Note: This class is for AKC-UKC registered dogs only.  TUESDAYS 7:30 (6 weeks) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD FORMS HERE TO MAIL IN


Competitive Agility Class - The class will help you continue to develop the skills needed to participate in competitive Agility. Dog must be able to work off leash. Dog must be able to do at least 6 weave poles and full height or near full height contacts. 

The focus of this class will be working on:

  • Handling skills
  • Sequences
  • Contacts 
  • Weave pole entrances

Please bring with you to class

  • A crate – you will need to work without your dog at times.
  • Tug toy(s)
  • Small soft treats (lots of them)
  • Good pair of running shoes for you
  • Water for you and your dog

This class meets WEDNESDAYS 6:30 (6 weeks) 

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Introduction to Agility-
This class is for dog and handler teams that want to begin agility training.The goal of this class is to teach the teams basic foundational skills needed to become comfortable handling agility sequences. Jumps and obstacles will be introduced. No dogs under 1 year old.  Prior obedience classes required. Dogs must be able to work off leash. Flat buckle or martingale collars allowed. No choke or prong collars, no tags on collars. Please bring high reward treats or toys to encourage motivation. Wear comfortable running shoes. WEDNESDAYS 7:30 (6 weeks) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD FORMS TO MAIL IN HERE