Sioux Empire Kennel Club

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REGISTRATION STARTS July 27th for Members and July 29th for everyone

Our next class session will begin the week of September 17th.

Registration will open for Sioux Empire Kennel Club members on July 27, registration opens to non-members on July 29. Classes fill on a first received method, with preference going to the online registrations. Please have your vaccinations ready to upload with your registration.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Online OR DOWNLOAD FORMS TO MAIL IN HERE  mail in apps will not be taken early


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 

Novice Obedience Skills-

AKC Obedience® is a companion sport to AKC Rally. It, too, requires teamwork between dog and handler along with performance skills similar to obedience. Obedience provides an excellent next step to AKC events for new dogs and handlers and can provide a challenging opportunity for competitors in other events to strengthen their skills. This class will also touch on dog and handler focus in the competition ring. All dogs are eligible to compete in obedience. Check out this link for more info AKC Obedience Link MONDAYS AT 7:30pm (6 weeks) 


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 6:30 6 weeks 

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) 


Advanced Beginner Agility Class - 

This class will help you continue to develop the skills needed for agility and is for the dog and handler teams that have participated in our Introduction to Agility course. Begin working on handling skills and course sequences. Dog must be able to work off leash and perform contact obstacles at full height. Weave poles are not required.

This class meets WEDNESDAYS 6:30 (6 weeks) 

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) 



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. Classes are an additional $10 (due to cover the take home kit.)

Thursday at 6:30-7:30pm 

Member only Rally and Obedience Run Throughs- 7:45PM

A rally course will be available for run through in one ring, and one member will be available 

for an obedience ring run through. No pre-registration required.