Sioux Empire Kennel Club

Helping dogs live better lives since 1961

Sioux Empire Kennel Club Class Policies

  • NOTE: If your class is scheduled on Tuesday evening 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. 
  • There must be a minimum of 5 dogs registered to hold a class 

• 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 4 months are not required to have a rabies vaccine but must have two DHLPP vaccines prior to being admitted to a puppy class to insure protective immunity.

• If classes are cancelled, it will be announced on the SEKC website or 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 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 if handler dies, dog dies, 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.

• If two classes are taken at the same session it is full price for the first class and half-price for the second class. The same costs apply for a person who has two dogs in the same class.

• Incessant barking during a class that causes the inability to instruct the class will be asked to leave the building until the dog can be settled down.

 • 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 the dog will be dismissed from the class.  A partial refund will be given to the handler along with information on contacting a private behaviorist for help specific to the problems of the dog.