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Donner Trail Kennel Club is offering conformation classes Tuesday nights (except the 2nd Tuesday) at 7:00pm
at the Placer County Fairgrounds (The Grounds) at 800 All American City Blvd., Roseville, CA. Enter through the back parking lot.
Classes are on the shaded lawn area in the center. Classes are $5.00 per dog. Info:
Mensona Kennel Club holds drop-in conformation classes every Tuesday
(except the first Tuesday of every month) at the 4H Center, 6445 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park, CA.
The classes are 30 minutes long and are held at 6pm, 6:30pm and 7pm and are $5 per dog per class.
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County-Wide Dog Training Club holds drop-in conformation classes every Thursday
at their facilities located at 887 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa, CA.
Classes are 1 hour long and start at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Cost for non-members of the club is $12 per dog per class.
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Mt. Diablo Dog Training Club offers drop-in conformation classes every Monday at 1027 Detroit Ave, Suite A, Concord, CA.
Classes are 45 minutes long and are held at 5:45pm and 6:30pm at a cost of $10 per dog per class.
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San Lorenzo Dog Training Club offers drop-in conformation classes on Mondays and Wednesdays
at their facilities located at 534 Lewelling Blvd, Suite C, San Leandro, CA.
Classes are 45 minutes long and start at 6:30pm at a cost of $12 per dog, per class.
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San Mateo Dog Training Club offers drop-in conformation class every Wednesday
at their facilities located at 595 Taylor Way, Suite 2, San Carlos, CA.
Classes are 1 hour long starting at 7:30pm at a cost of $15 per dog, per class.
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Santa Clara Dog Training Club offers drop-in conformation class every Tuesday
at Silicon Valley Adult Education at 760 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA.
Classes are 40 minutes long at are held at 6:30pm and 7:20pm at a cost of $10 per dog, per class.
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Vallejo Dog Training Club offers drop-in conformation class every Monday
(except the first Monday of each month) at their facilities located at 4740 East 2nd Street, Unit 32, Benicia, CA.
Classes are 30 minutes long starting at 7pm and cost $10 per dog, per class.
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Braveheart Dog Training Vicki Ronchette San Francisco Bay Area - San Leandro and Castro Valley.
Four week session classes on Tuesdays at 7pm and Wednesdays at noon. Private sessions offered.
See website: Contact:
Shasta Kennel Club conformation class is held on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Sequoia Middle School, Redding, CA.
Contact for more information.
Chief Solano Kennel Club, Inc. - only AKC all-breed club in Solano County. Indoor classes at Elmira Fire Department.
Wednesday evenings - Puppy Socialization 6:20PM; Beginning OB 7:00PM; Drop-In Conformation 7:50PM.
New puppy & beginning obedience classes start every 8 weeks.
Contact Linda @ 707-446-7492 for information.
Hangtown Kennel Club in Placerville, CA offers outdoor handling classes on Thursday nights at 7PM (outdoors) - $5
Classes given by a variety of instructors including long time exhibitors, AKC judges, and professional handlers
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Jeff Heim Training Class - Monday Evenings, Modesto, CA @ Roosevelt Park, 801 Orangeburg Avenue,
outdoors, $5.00 Drop In, 7PM 209-595-1059. Summer only
Bill and Taffe McFadden, Tuesday Evenings, 6PM - 8PM $20.00.
At Sycamore Lane Kennels, Lodi, CA. 5111 W Sargent Road off of Hwy 12.
Sacramento Area - 10AM & 7PM Wednesdays Cost $10.00
Competitive Canine Gym at 1 Light Sky Court, Suite 1.
For more info contact Tanya McDonald 916 342 3580
Happy Valley Dog Training Center offers Conformation handling classes every Wednesday at 7pm central time.
Located in Chillicothe IL 309-274-4331 $10.00 per class.
Capital Dog Training Club, Silver Spring, MD <> Beginning handling: Saturday morning from 10-11
Advanced handling: First and third Tuesday of the month at 8PM.
Handler instruction - Contact Jeff Harab - Email: - Website:
Catoctin Kennel Club offers conformation handling classes and practice sessions every Wednesday
at the CKC Training Facility in Point of Rocks, MD. Fee: $7 (may use more than 1 dog)
9:30-10:30 a.m. Instructional session. Walk-in informal session offering basic handling instruction. Fee: $10/person.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Run-through session. Walk-in, non-instructional practice session.
7:00-8:00 p.m. Run-through session, as described above. Junior Showmanship Handling Class (runs 8 weeks, pre-registration required)
8:00-9:00 p.m. Basic and Advanced Handling Classes (run 8 weeks, preregistration required)
See our web site for details and downloadable registration form: FMI: Elinor Abrell
Dog Owners' Training Club of Maryland Inc. Drop-in class, Sept through May, Rabies cert reqd, dogs must be at least 5 months old
Wednesday night at the Pikesville Armory - 8pm for adults, 7pm for Juniors. Contact: Kitty Sarvinas, 410-465-4055
Handling skills for the Breed Ring - presentation of the dog, movement of your dog, skills and ring etiquette.
Everything to make you a better handler. Young people interested in Junior Showmanship are encouraged to participate.
Chesapeake Kennel Club All Breed Show/Handling Classes
Every Tuesday 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Visit website for schedule & directions. $15.00 per handler for drop-ins or $95 for 9 wks.
Indoors during spring and fall (no summer or winter classes - building is not heated or air conditioned)
Classes are held at the CKC Training Building, 565 Keith Lane, Owings, MD.
Belquest Kennels - All Breed Show/Handling Classes Every Tuesday 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Indoors or outdoors depending on weather $15.00 per class. You CAN bring more than one dog!
Belquest Kennels 18745 Penn Shop Road Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-831-7507 or 410-795-8395   Email:
All breed drop in class on Thursday evenings at 5pm.
At The Dog Mall 174 Plymouth St. Carver MA (508) 465-1068 - Instructor Jennifer Foote
Please email for info or registration
Drop-in Breed handling classes with Cheryl Pike on Tuesday nights from 7-8 at Waggin Tails Dog Training
located at 67 Broadway Street, Westford Mass 01886 Phone: # 978-912-1728 or email: Cost is $15.00
Drop-in handling classes on Wednesday night from 7-8 at Master Peace Dog Training
located at 264 Fisher Street, Franklin, MA 02038 phone: 508-553-9300
Large air-conditioned fully matted facility. All levels of handling. Cost is $10.00 per handler.
Instructor is Kerry McComiskey Boyd (
Please join us for an all breed, all age, drop in handling class at K-9 to 5.
Class runs from 7:30-8:45, every Monday night. Cost is $10/handler and multiple dogs are fine.
K-9 to 5 is located at 14 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA behind VCA Roberts Animal Hospital, right off of Route 53.
The facility is fully matted and has mirrors and air conditioning and ample parking and crate space. Spectators are welcome too.
Please call 781-826-9525 or visit or website for more information.
CANINE TRAINING CENTER - 71 Wheaton Avenue, Rehoboth, MA 02769
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6:30- 7:30 p.m. We specialize in Junior Handler Training!
LYNN PRAY- over 35 years training ALL BREEDS; Junior Handling Judge for over 20 years
508-336-8414, $12/person; CLASS CARD: $50/ 5 classes
10 minutes from downtown Providence; Exit 2 (MA) off of Route 195. Located behind Seekonk Speedway just off of Rt.6
CHAMPION KENNELS, Inc. - 149 Clinton Rd (Rt 62) Sterling MA 01564
All Breed Drop In Show Handling Classes with Deb Metcalf Morris
Beautiful Indoor Facility. Fully carpeted and mirrors. All Levels Welcome including Juniors
Cost $10 per handler. You can bring more than one dog!
Monday Night 7:30 to 8:30 or later as needed. Tues afternoon 1:00 - 2:00 or as needed.
"Train with The Champions!" FMI call 978-422-3100 or email
Western Massachusetts
Handling Classes Every Tuesday evening 7pm at the Berkshire County 4H Fairgrounds - Pittsfield, MA.
Outdoors on Grass. Pavillon for Rainy Evenings. BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS !!
FMI Paula 413-443-9700
Obedience Training Club of Greater Lansing holds conformation training classes & conformation ring practice.
Wednesday nights, 7:00 pm, at the OTCGL Building, 3940 1/2 Grand River, Lansing, MI Phone: 517-485-7280 Email:
Dogs are examined and gaited throughout the class. Instruction is given to novice exhibitors.
Instructors: Lori Sargent, Professional Handler - Conformation. Our rings have full gating and show matting.
Six-week classes are $85 for the first class or dog, $65 for additional classes or dogs (during the same term).
Single classes on a drop-in basis are $13 each. Open Floor Time (no instructor) is available on a drop-in basis for $10 per session.
Jaxon Kennel Club presents Conformation, CGC and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training classes.
Wednesday nights at Concord Youth Center, 155 Grove Rd, Concord, MI 49237
Contact: Peggy Head 517-812-1660 Email:
Instructors: Eric Quarterman - Conformation / Jill Camburn - CGC and AKC S.T.A.R Puppy
Classes are in an air conditioned building with real ring experience. Our rings offer full gating and show matting.
We will also offer outside classes in the summer. Call for more information for class times and cost
Conformation Handling classes in St. Charles, MO. on Saturdays, from 2pm-4pm tought by Barb Cole.
Website: Barb has taught handling for over 24 years, and also has seminars.
Her seminars have been endorsed by George Alston, (her mentor), and she has the utmost admiration for his methods and accomplishments.
Classes are $10. for the first dog, $7 each additional, with the same handler.
We don't just do patterns, but every dog and handler are given individual time and attention.
Mondays at The Park At Claircrest, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 e mail:   FaceBook
6:30pm - Handler Skill Enhancement       7:00pm - Practice Class     $5.00 per half hour     Nickie Hertzog (816) 331-4720
Last 15 minutes or so of class is for puppy socialization.
Please join us at County Animal Hospital for All Breed Drop In Handling Class on TUESDAY evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Classes are being put on by The Gaitway Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club. The facility is large and suited for any size dog and is fully MATTED.
COST: $8.00 per dog or $12.00 if you bring TWO!
We welcome anyone that is a Novice or a Experienced Show person. Spectators are also welcome.
Please contact Lisa Price 269-426-0533 or for more info if need directions.
New Hampshire
AMERICAN K9 COUNTRY- 336 HORACE GREELEY RD.(RT 101) AMHERST, NH - Train with the professionals!
Drop-In All Breed Handling classes - Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:30-8:30, $15.00 for an hour class.
Taught by profesionals with 30+ years experience each. Multiple dogs per person allowed at no extra charge. Large ring, fully matted and mirrored.
Instruction by professional handlers Jose "Pepe" Anastas and Lisa Saari. See us at (603)-672-8448 -
New Jersey
StarrDog Academy - 115 West Jersey Ave - Pitman, NJ - 856-589-3000
Drop in - MONDAYS @ 7:30pm - call to ensure class is going on as subject to instructors schedule.
Schooley’s Mountain Kennel Club is holding Handling Classes on MONDAYS @ 8:00 p.m. website:
at Morris K-9 Campus, 1 Aspen Drive (Aspen Business Park), Randolph, NJ 07869 - Sept. 27th to Nov. 15th
$10 drop in, $5 Juniors or additional dog. FMI call 973-627-2450 email:
Boardwalk Kennel Club
Every Tuesday evening at 7:00PM at 175 Stagecoach Road, Cape May Court House, NJ
for more details please email at or visit
New York
Krista Hansen's Handling Class ~ 5640 Maelou Drive, Hamburg.
Classes are held on Wednesdays in the morning and evening. Email:
The goal for this class is to suit each dog's and handler's needs individually.
High Point K9 Center 2224 Mt Hope Road, Middletown, NY 10940. (845) 386-9929.
Class Meets on Tuesday 15$ Class Starts at: 7:00 PM and ends at 8:00 PM
Prerequisites: Handlers should have an interest in showing their dog in the breed ring. Experience in a show environment not necessary.
This class will focus on handling skills needed to assure the best performance from your dog in the breed ring.
This is a DROP IN ONLY Class. No Preregistration is required, but we would appreciate a phone call if you plan on coming.
Papp's Dog Services 881 W Waterloo Rd, Akron, OH 44314 - Instructor: Laura Owen
Drop in Classes - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 - $6.00 - Indoor classes -
Akron All Breed Training Club 229 E Howe Rd, Tallmadge, OH 44278 - Instructor: Laura Owen
Drop in Classes - Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 - $5.00 - Indoor Classes
Pup-A-Razzi, a dog training and grooming facility in Beaverton, OR is offering a drop-in conformation class every Thursday evening at 7:30.
This class is taught by an AKC judge and is held in a large, air-conditioned arena.
Pup-A-Razzi is located at: 16300 SW Hart Road Suite H - and can be contacted either by phone: 503.259-8978 or
on the web at: Individual class is $12.00 or you may purchase a punch card of 6 classes for $50.00
Valley Forge Kennel Club Show Handling Classes – every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm.
During May-August: Class is held outside at the Water Works Park in Collegeville, PA.
During September-April: Class is held inside at the Urban Hound in Collegeville, PA.
Class cost: 4 classes/$48 or drop-ins are $15/class for the 1 hour class. Multiple dogs permitted.
For more information, please contact Julie at or see VFKC website at
Thursday 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Papillonia Dog Training Academy. $8.00 per class. (may bring multipule dogs). Directions
For more information contact Carol Dotts @ 717-862-3443 ( or Marvin Mernick @ 717-757-2928.
Sponsored by York Kennel Club. You do not need to be a club member to participate. We look forward to seeing you.
Rhode Island
Every Wednesday 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Instructor: Rick Grant
For more information call 401-397-4689. Email
Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club (SVKC) on Thursdays, 7pm
at Rockingham County Fairgrounds Pavilion, Rt. 11, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Contact Jill Griffin - phone: 703-965-2275, enail:
Shelton, WA - Wed Evenings 6:30 taught by PHA Carol Woodward.
Visit our website:
We Also have Training Classes in Rally, Agility, Puppy Obedience, and much more!
Karen Stenlund 360-607-9241 or 360-225-6335, 104 Scott Hill Rd. Woodland, WA 98674
Have a large 50' x 100' flat grass area to offer class. Email:
Two options for nights: Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30 or Thursdays 7:00 pm - $7 per handler.Juniors $5
Vancouver, WA. Every WED. evening, 7-8pm, Cost is $10 p/handler. Indoor facility, fully matted.
Instructor: Penny King - Class flier w/info and directions:
There will be a NEW drop in handling class for all breeds and skill levels on Thursdays from 7pm-8:15pm.
at Fort Steilacoom Park between the dog park and the big red barn in Lakewood, WA. (Park in the parking lot for the dog park.)
The cost is $10 per handler, NOT per dog, bring as many as you like.
My cell # is 253-219-0200 if you have any questions. RSVP please to
Wisconsin Rapids Kennel Club - Training Building, 123 Market St., Port Edwards, WI
Drop in classes are held on Monday evenings at 7pm (except the first Monday of the month) and Thursday mornings at 10 am.
Fee is $2 per handler for members and $3 for non-members. Juniors are $1.
Fully matted, cushioned floors and a wall of mirrors so you can get a good look at how you and your dog look to others.
Instructor - Maureen Pogorzelski (715) 952-8124

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