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TRAINING

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                                 The Tennessee Valley Kennel Club offers a variety of classes
                                                                 to help you train your dog

Training your dog is an absolute necessity. Dogs come into the world filled with love and curiosity, but not manners. They need to be taught how to get along in the family and with each other. There are also a wide variety of canine activities and sports that can challenge and entertain you and your dog.

logoTVKC Member Discounts

One of the special perks of being a member in good standing of Tennessee Valley Club is a tremendous discount off the cost of most our training classes. You can have fun with your dog and get to know other club members. See member prices listed below for each class.

 

4h4-H Club Discounts

Our club is proud to support the youth of Tennessee by offering most of our training classes to area 4-H club members at the same discounted rate we give our club own members.

In addition to learning about training and caring for dogs, these classes can help kids develop life skills like: Responsibility, Communication, Planning & Organizing, Decision Making, Leadership. How cool is that! See 4-H pricing for each class below.

Contact your instructor for potential weather delays.
Pre-registration is required for most classes. See class descriptions below.


register Beginner Obedience  
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At Meadowbrooke Kennel - 5 Classes
- TVKC and 4-H Members $30, Non-members $60
  


sallyExplore the wonders of communicating with your dog while learning basic obedience skills (Sit, Down, Stay, Heel, Leave It and Come). Positive motivational approach with emphasis on language of leadership.

Instructor:  Ace Russell at 865-705-8146 or email acesongs@gmail.com

Location:   
Meadowbrooke Kennel,
1811 Holston River Road, Knoxville, TN  Directions & map

Prerequisites:
  Current vaccinations and pre-registration are required. 

See dates and times in table above.


register Intermediate Obedience  - At Meadowbrooke Kennel  - 5 Classes -  TVKC and 4-H Members $62.50, Non-members $125

dogContinue to refine your dog's basic obedience skills (Sit, Down, Stay, Heel, Leave It and Come) with a special emphasis on a reliable recall.  Develop your dialog's effectiveness through attitude and timing.  Good preparation for Novice Obedience class or Novice Rally class. 

Instructor:  Ace Russell at 865-705-8146 or email acesongs@gmail.com

Location:   
Meadowbrooke Kennel,
1811 Holston River Road, Knoxville, TN  Directions & map
              
Prerequisites:
   Beginning Obedience class (or equivalent) strongly recommended. Current vaccinations and pre-registration are required.    

See dates and times in table above.

 


registerCompanion Dog Sports Sampler Class  - Meadowbrooke - 4 Sessions - TVKC and 4-H Members $45, Non-members $90 (See single class rate below.)

introDiscover the basic elements you and your dogs need for getting started in Rally, Obedience and Agility. Common skills and weekly focus sessions for each sport:   Session 1: Common Skills,  Session 2 Rally,  Session 3: Obedience,  Session 4: Agility

Come to all 4 sessions (TVKC and 4-H members: $45, Non-members: $90) or just the sessions that interest you (TVKC and 4-H members: $12.50, Non-members: $25 each).   

Instructor:   Ace Russell at 865-705-8146 or email acesongs@gmail.com

Location:  Meadowbrooke Kennel, 1811 Holston River Road, Knoxville, TN  Directions & map

See dates and times in table above.

     


register  Agility I  (Beginner Agility) - Meadowbrooke Kennel - 5 Classes - TVKC and 4-H Members $62.50, Non-members $125

julieIntroduction to skills required for dog agility. Learn how to teach your dog to be successful with agility obstacles. Safe, sturdy, competition-approved equipment. Improve your handling skills. Non-stressful approach to running agility with your dog.

Instructor:   Ace Russell at 865-705-8146 or email acesongs@gmail.com

Location:  Meadowbrooke Kennel, 1811 Holston River Road, Knoxville, TN  Directions & map

Prerequisites:   Beginning obedience class highly recommended, Current vaccinations required. No agility experience required, but you must be able to recall your dog promptly in a large area with distractions.       

See starting dates and times in table above.

   


register Agility II  - Meadowbrooke Kennel - 5 Classes, TVKC and 4-H Members $62.50,  Non-members $125

dogContinue to grow your agility skills required for dog agility.
This class will focus on:

- Obstacle familiarization - working toward full-height contacts and jumps

- Emphasis on weave poles - using 2 x 2 and channel methods

- Handler skills - introduction to crosses and distance work!

Instructor:   Ace Russell at 865-705-8146 or email acesongs@gmail.com

Location: Meadowbrooke Kennel, 1811 Holston River Road, Knoxville, TN  Directions & map

 Prerequisites:   Agility I, Current vaccinations and pre-registration required.   

See starting dates and times in  table above.

   


Run Thrus and Agility Parties  - Meadowbrooke Kennel - Weekly Sessions Weather Permitting - TVKC and 4-H Members $5/dog,  Non-members $10/dog

Unstructured training sessions. No set curriculum, just informal instruction and supervised sharing of time and equipment.

Check Meadowbrooke's calendar (http://www.mbkennel.com/calendar) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/meadowbrookekennel/) for upcoming sessions and cancellations.

Instructor:   Ace Russell at 865-705-8146 or email acesongs@gmail.com

Location: Meadowbrooke Kennel, 1811 Holston River Road, Knoxville, TN  Directions & map

Prerequisites:   Agility I highly recommended, Current vaccinations and pre-registration required.   

See starting dates and times in  table above.

   

Volunteering at an Agility Trial

Agility students and those dog owners interested in learning about agility should consider attending and volunteering at an agility trial. You will learn a lot; it's a ton of fun; and it's FREE!     For more information --> Click Here

Agility - Is it for me?  How to Get Started  -  Watch Video

TIPS - Training, competing, and having fun with agility  - a compellation of info about agility.   Check back from time to time to see what we've added.    CLICK HERE

registerIntro to Rally - Meadowbrooke Kennel  - 5 Classes - TVKC and 4-H Members $62.50, Non-members $125

ralkyWhether you want to have fun or to start competing in trials, this class offers a great opportunity to work with your dog in harmony and have a great time doing so!  Learn the basic side-steps, pivots, and finishes, weaving through cones, back stepping, and getting familiar with the different signs.  

This class is highly recommended for those of you who might want to participate at some point in the future in Obedience, Agility or (obviously) Rally events.

Want to know more about the sport of rally?  -->>>
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Instructor:  Ace Russell at 865-705-8146 or email acesongs@gmail.com

Location:  Meadowbrooke Kennel, 1811 Holston River Road, Knoxville, TN  Directions & map

 Prerequisites:   Beginning obedience class highly recommended, Current vaccinations and pre-registration are required.

 See starting dates and times in table above.

register Conformation - Class Meets Weekly TVKC and 4-H Members $5 /dog per class, Non-members $10 / dog per class

eddyThis class is designed to prepare you and your dog for the conformation ring.  It is an informal class that meets weekly.  Participation will be on a week-to-week / drop-in basis.  The class may be divided into beginner and advanced levels.
The class will include: how to put on the lead, how to present your dog on the table and on the floor, ring etiquette, how to dress for success, how points are won, and how your dog becomes a champion.

Instructor:   Janis Flaherty   englishsetter1@me.com     773-415-9111

CONTACT JANIS each week if you plan to attend this class.

Location:   University of Tennessee Equine Center, Lameness Arena. For map and directions, CLICK HERE.

 Prerequisites:   Current vaccinations. Leash broken.

 Additional Info:   Please bring a completed registration form with you to your first conformation class.  Bring your own bait/treats.  Absolutely no aggressive dogs will be permitted.

register Puppy Kindergarten - 6 Classes  -  TVKC and 4-H Members $30, Non-members $60  

puppies Open to all puppies up to six months of age.

Learn how to start your pups off on the right paw from the very beginning. Early training and socialization are the keys for well behaved dogs. Puppy kindergarten teaches pups and their owners, the first important steps to becoming well mannered dogs for many years to come. 

Classes will include valuable training tips for puppy owners, such as house training, basic grooming, and practical skills for puppies, including coming when called.  

Instructor:   Janis Flaherty   englishsetter1@me.com     773-415-9111

Location:   University of Tennessee Equine Center, Lameness Arena. For map and directions, CLICK HERE.

Prerequisites:  
Current vaccinations. 

 Additional Info:  
To get started, owners will enroll in the training class by completing the registration form below.  Bring your own bait/treats to each class.   See starting dates and times in table above.


register S.T.A.R. Puppy Program - At Meadowbrooke Kennel -  6 Classes - TVKC and 4-H Members $60, Non-members $120  
   (
includes evaluation for certificate at last class) 

S.T.A.R. PuppyAll puppies less than a year old are eligible to receive the S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate from AKC upon successful completion of the course.

The S.T.A.R. Puppy class will teach you how to communicate better with your puppy and provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. You'll get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you'll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. Program benefits include:

  1.  AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal

  2.  Listing in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records

  3.   Frameable S.T.A.R. certificate

  4.  AKC Puppy Handbook

  5.  Discount to enroll in AKC Reunite recovery service

  6.  Ongoing Monthly "Your AKC" Newsletter

Instructor:  Ace Russell at 865-705-8146 or email acesongs@gmail.com

Locations:  Meadowbrooke Kennel, 1811 Holston River Road, Knoxville, TN  Directions & map

Prerequisites:  Current vaccinations and pre-registration are required.       See dates and times in table above.


register Kids and K9s Dog Sports Class  - At Meadowbrooke Kennel - 4 Classes - $100

faceGreat introduction for both kids and dogs, offering a fun and educational way to improve the human-canine bond. Focus on obedience, agility, and fun. The last class includes an evaluation for certificate. 

Instructor:  
Ace Russell at 865-705-8146 or email acesongs@gmail.com

Location:  Meadowbrooke Kennel, 1811 Holston River Road, Knoxville, TN  Directions & map


Prerequisites:
  No prior training required.  Each child/dog team should have good on-leash control and a willingness to work and play together.    Current vaccinations and pre-registration are required.

 See dates and times in schedule table at the top of this page.

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