Training/Classes

The Carroll Kennel Club is a service organization supporting various youth programs, disaster related projects, and other canine related activities for our community and at large. The Club also offers a Canine Good Citizenship test.   Educational programs are given throughout the year at our general meetings, which are open to the public. The Club conducts annual AKC sanctioned conformation shows and agility trials. In addition, classes in Conformation Handling, Therapy Dog and Canine First Aid – as well as agility seminars – are offered to the community. Note: Our Classes Are Taught With Philosophy Of Positive Reinforcement. No Abusive Behavior by Any Handler Will Be Permitted.
CLASS GUIDELINES – Proof of vaccinations is required for each dog and should be submitted with registration forms & fees.

 

  • Dogs should be clean, free of fleas and other parasites, non-aggressive and housebroken.
  • Please take a break if your dog needs to go.
  • Do not smoke, use alcohol or strong medication while training your dog.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Refrain from losing your temper.
  • Verbally praise and touch your dog for a better response.
  • Be consistent. Do things the same way each time.
  • End your practice session on a happy note.

CLASS REGISTRATION Preregistration is required except for the Conformation Run-thrus. Mixed Breed Dogs Are Welcome. General information: Lynne Beard (410) 215-4269 For specific class information or to register, please see below:

CONFORMATION RUN-THRUS

Minimum Age: 6 months. $8 per handler.

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These weekly walk-in run-thrus are designed to allow the team (dog and handler) practice sessions for conformation shows. Leaders are club members experienced in conformation handling playing the role of show judge. The classes emphasize standard AKC ring patterns as wall as stacking and gaiting. The sessions are not designed to train the handler but to provide a positive environment for practice before a show or to train a young dog.

Lynne Beard

410-215-4269

whisker2006@msn.com

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(Updated August 2015)

THERAPY DOG TRAINING

Instructor: Dee Muskin.  (410) 596-4183

Prerequisite: Instructor Approval 8 Week Class – $80.00

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Want to volunteer with your dog? This course will introduce handlers and their dogs to the skills needed for therapy work. It will include basic obedience and control needed for visits as well as exercises to strengthen the bond between the handler and dog. Information will be given regarding the various settings/types of pet therapy they may choose to participate in after certification. At the end of the course, representatives from KPets, a local pet therapy organization, will be on hand to test the graduates. Upon successful testing, handlers may choose to become a member of KPets, or, to go on for testing and registration with another organization.

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(Updated August 2015)

CANINE FIRST AID 4 Week Class – $75.00 NO DOGS!

(No classes currently scheduled)

The Carroll Kennel Club is an authorized provider of the Central Maryland American Red Cross Canine First Aid Program. This class will review emergency first aid materials and techniques for the owner until a veterinarian can be reached. The AKC first aid handbook and DVD is provided.

Contact Lynne Beard
410-215-4269
whisker2006@msn.com