Sioux Empire Kennel Club Class Policies
as of January 2023
NOTE: If your class is scheduled on Tuesday evening then it will not be held on the second Tuesday of the month
as this is our monthly Club meeting. Class dates are always subject to change.
If you take puppy class, you will qualify for a $5.00 deduction for all classes that you take in subsequent sessions as long as you have no breaks in enrollment.
If one person takes two classes, the first class is full price and half-price for the second class. The same costs apply for a person who has two dogs in the same class.Classes are four to six (4 - 6) weeks.
The instructor may determine not to hold a class if not enough dogs are registered.
It is the instructor's discretion whether to allow additional dogs to enroll in a class on a case-by-case basis.Vaccination policies are in the registration forms. Exceptions will only be granted if a letter is provided by the veterinarian. Puppies under the age of four (4) months are not required to have a rabies vaccine but must have two (2) DHLPP vaccines prior to being admitted to a puppy class to ensure protective immunity.If classes are cancelled then it will be announced on the SEKC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SiouxEmpireKennelClub or you will be notified by the instructor by phone or email.We do not tolerate abuse, neglect, etc. of dogs (or kids or other people).Dogs are to be kept under control at all times.If the dog makes a mess then it is the responsibility of the handler to clean up the mess (both in class and while waiting for class to begin).Families are encouraged to come along, but are not to be disruptive or play on the equipment. No children are to handle the dog if they are 13 and under unless they demonstrate to the instructor's satisfaction that they can handle the dog.Refund policy: A full refund will be issued in the event of either a handler or dog death, and in the case that the dog is dismissed from class because of aggression and safety issues. A partial refund – pro-rated on the number of classes attended – will be made if either the handler or the dog is seriously injured or becomes seriously ill during the session and is prevented from continuing.If for some reason someone has to drop a class (sickness, etc.) please speak to the instructor.Any aggressive dog, or dog who displays aggression, will be evaluated by the Class Coordinator and the instructor. If it is decided that the dog cannot benefit from a class situation then the dog will be dismissed from the class. A partial refund may be given.Puppies who attend all six weeks of Puppy Kindergarten are eligible to take the STAR Puppy test which is given for free to those puppies.Dogs in the Fundamentals for the Family Dog class are eligible to take the Canine Good Citizen test for free at the end of that session.
A free class will be given for each class that is taught by a member.
Example: a member teaches or assists for one class and can then take one class for free with their own dog.They must register for class and provide all the vaccination / registrations information.They must tell the class coordinator when registering that they are using a free class.
Board members get a free class each session.
They must register for class and provide all the vaccination / registrations information.
They must tell the class coordinator that they are a Board member and using a free class.