Sioux Empire Kennel Club

Helping dogs live better lives since 1961

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Classes subject to change each session


MONDAY

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. For puppies 12 weeks to 20 weeks. MONDAYS at 6:30


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.   Monday at:7:30 pm (6 weeks) 


TUESDAY

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 Tuesday at 6:00 PM 6 weeks 


Wednesday

Weave Pole Class

This Class is to help handlers who have started on the journey of agility learn the obstacle of the weave pole. This is a 4 week class and dogs need to be able to be handled off leash  Classes will be on Wednesday at 6:30 PM (separate registration coming soon) (4 weeks)


Introduction to Agility-

This class is for dog and handler teams that want to start the beginnings of agility training. The goal of this class is to teach the teams basic foundational skills needed to become comfortable on the equipment at a lower than standard height. Jumps and obstacles will be introduced. No dogs under 1 year old. Prior obedience classes required. Dogs must be able to work off leash (most work will be on leash but we will have section 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 at 7:30 PM (6 weeks) 


Thursday

AKC Novice Obedience Skills- 

This class is for the dog and handler team that is looking to start competing in the AKC Novice Obedience. The Open Obedience titling class focuses on heeling off leash and figure 8, command discrimination, drop on recall, retrieve over high and bar jump, and a sit stay. This class will also work on you and your dog’s focus and teamwork in the ring. 

Thursday at 6:30 PM (6 weeks)