Sioux Empire Kennel Club

Helping dogs live better lives since 1961

Classes subject to change each session

Upcoming SEKC Class Session

Quick explanation of classes

8:30-9:30 a.m. Novice A. Obedience


Novice A. Obedience - Novice Obedience class is for those who wish to compete competitively in AKC Obedience trials. The fundamentals of heeling, sitting, down, and recall when commanded to do so, will be taught. Also, the use of markers and cues. Each student will be provided a copy of the AKC rules for Beginner Novice as well as Novice A. with clear explanations of what can and cannot be allowed in the show ring. Students are to bring a 6-foot-long leash and collar (ex. chocker, martingale) as proper leash and collar application will be 


Instructor Ginny Beck

10:00-10:45 a.m. Conformation (drop ins welcome)


Conformation You will learn how to compete in AKC conformation dog shows. The purpose of dog shows is to evaluate breeding stock to each breeds standard. You will learn ring procedures, how to stack your dog and move at a correct speed. This is a great class to learn how to work as a team with your dog and be ready for our Fall show. Please bring a proper show leash and bait/treats to class.

We will also have a drop-in conformation class on Tuesday February 16th for anyone that needs practice before the Iowa shows.


Tracy Duff (Conformation) – I love competing in AKC Conformation. My mother is a GSP breeder, she instilled in me a passion for breeding and showing quality animals. I am 38 now, as young as 5 years old I was showing in matches and all breed shows. I then moved on to Junior Showmanship while also working for Professional handlers learning all I could about the different breeds, proper care, and presentation. I have been fortunate to partner with and learn from successful breeders in my breed. I am currently breeding German Shorthaired Pointers under the kennel prefix Westpointe. This year I am looking forward to judging the Futurity at the GSPCA National Specialty. I truly enjoying sharing my knowledge that I have learned over the years to anyone that is willing to be taught.

3:00-3:45 p.m. Fundamentals for the Family Dog


Fundamentals of a 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. This class is an Introduction to skills necessary to pass the CGC Canine Good Citizen Program

Instructor Billi Jo Kubat