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Conformation, Obedience, Agility, and Rally Classes

The current times and dates of Classes are shown on the Home page

CONFORMATION CLASSES:  $6 per handler each night ($4, members).

Every Tuesday
, January through December, 7:45 - 8:45 P.M.; any cancellations because of schedule conflicts will be listed on the Home page.

No enrollment; just walk in. Classes are conducted in the same manner as dog shows. Puppies over 3 mo. are welcome. Both experienced and beginning handlers attend these classes for the purpose of training their dogs for showing. Those without previous experience should inform the instructors in advance so that they can receive special individual assistance and training.



Dogs must be at least 14 weeks of age. classes limited to 12 dogs.

Beginners Classes - Includes:   Come when called,   Sit & Down stay,  Walk on a loose lead, Basic manners
Tuesday, 6:30 to 7:30 P.M., 6 weeks, $70

Novice Class - (Obedience Show preparation)
Monday, 6:30 to 7:30 P.M., 6 weeks, $70



Wednesday6:00 - 7:00 P.M..- Beginners Agility;   
Wednesday, 7:15 - 8:30 P.M - Intermediate and Advanced Agility


RALLY OBEDIENCE CLASSES:  SIX WEEKS, $70. Prerequisite: a Beginners Obedience class.
Monday, 7:30 - 8:30 P.M.: All levels:

Rally Obedience is done on an Agility-type course but consists of a sequence of traditional Obedience-like exercises, each identified by a sign. The Rally course resembles Agility in that the course is different in each Trial and handlers may talk to, signal, and encourage their dogs. The Rally course includes elements of Obedience such as heeling, changes of pace, recalls, and turns. The elements are combined into a flowing course to make the event fun for both dog and trainer. Rally Obedience became an AKC-Titled class on January 1, 2005, leading to Rally Novice, Rally Advanced and Rally Excellent titles.


Thursday, 6:30 - 7:15 P.M.

Puppy socialization, including exposure to other handlers and puppies, and an introduction to training for obedience and other dog activities. The puppy class is also a preparation for the regular Beginners Obedience and other classes for older dogs.


OBEDIENCE PRACTICE (no instructor, no enrollment). $6 (members, $4.)
Sunday, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Tuesday, each week, 7:30 - 8:30 P.M.

Wednesday, each week, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Other sessions may be scheduled; consult home page for exact dates and times and for Summer schedule.


General Information

REFUNDS: No refunds will be granted without the agreement of the Obedience Training Director and/or the TKC Board of Directors. All requests for refunds must be made in writing before the beginning of the second week of classes. Fees may be refunded before the second class meeting if the handler withdraws from the class or if the dog's behavior is such that it represents a threat to other dogs or people. No refunds will be given after the second week of classes is completed. In case of an injury or serious illness, the Director may agree to let a student register for the next session of classes.

All classes must be paid for in full by the time of registration. No confirmation of enrollment will be mailed. However, if a class is cancelled, or if a class fills, individuals who have registered in advance will be notified and their money returned.

HEALTH RECORDS: All handlers must bring an up-to-date health records before they will be admitted to class. This is for your dog's protection as well as others enrolled in classes. The health certificate should list date of fecal check (within last two months), shots for parvo, distemper, leptospirosis, hepatitis and rabies. No dog will be admitted without the certificate.

CLASS SIZE: As class sizes are limited to a maximum of 17 dogs, handlers are advised to include payment in full when sending in the registration. However, enrollments will be accepted at the start of the first class, as space often is available. Check-In for health certificates and equipment will be 20 minutes prior to the first class.

The Toledo Kennel Club building is a NO SMOKING facility. The Toledo Kennel Club telephone number (you will get the answering machine) is 419-865-8736. All classes are held at the Toledo Kennel Club building at the address above.

DIRECTIONS: Airport Highway (State Rt. 2) to McCord Rd. (west of Spring Meadows), north on McCord Rd. to Kipling St., left (west) on Kipling 1 block to Clarion Ave., left (south) on Clarion ½ block to the TKC building.