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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.

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


register Puppy Kindergarten
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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.  

Janis Flaherty at 773-415-9111 or email englishsetter1@me.com

  University of Tennessee Equine Center, Lameness Arena


Members $37.50,  Non-members $75.00


register Puppy class (AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program)
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Includes (6) 50-minute classes and an evaluation during the last class. For dogs less than 1 year old only. It's great for socializing and getting puppies started correctly, and it leads directly into the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program. Very similar to Beginner Obedience content, but geared toward puppies. Click  AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy for more info.

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

K9 Center of East TN

Members $75.00,  Non-members $150.00



Conformationregister
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This 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.

Janis Flaherty at 773-415-9111 or email englishsetter1@me.com

  University of Tennessee Equine Center, Lameness Arena

Members $5.00,  Non-members $10.00

 




Beginner Oberegisterdience 

     

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Includes (5) 50-minute classes. We cover all the basic obedience skills, and we address problem behaviors too. We help you speak the language of effective communication with your dog. Strongly recommended before AKC Obedience, Rally and Agility training.

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

K9 Center of East TN

Members $75.00,  Non-members $150.00


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Intermediate Obedience

Intermvediate Obedience

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Includes (5) 50-minute classes. We work on perfecting all the basic obedience skills (from Beginner Obedience class), with focus on the formal Recall (Come command), retrieves, etc. Good preparation for the various Canine Good Citizen (CGC) tests, Novice Rally or Obedience competition, or simply as the next step in working effectively with your dog and making things safer if your dog is off leash.

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

 

K9 Center of East TN

Members $75.00,  Non-members $150.00

 



 registerIntro to Agility  Mini-Class
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Includes (3) 50-minute classes. Entry point for those interested in trying agility for the first time. Basic agility skills are introduced, and aspects of the sport are presented. Each dog/handler team will receive supervised opportunities to work on safe versions of the obstacles. Without investing a lot of time and money, find out if you and your dog want to continue training in agility. Beginner Obedience class (or prior obedience training) is strongly recommended before starting agility training. Graduates move on to Agility 1.

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

K9 Center of East TN

Members $45.00,  Non-members $90.00

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registerAgility 1 
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Ongoing drop-in 60-minute sessions can be purchased singly or in packages of 5 or 10 sessions. We introduce you and your dog to the fundamentals of agility training and most of the agility obstacle types without stressing your dog. Beginner Obedience class (or prior obedience training) is strongly recommended before starting agility training. If you're brand new to agility,

please take the Introduction to Agility class first. Sessions can be used for higher level training as you progress.

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

K9 Center of East TN

Single Session Members $15.00,  Non-members $30.00

5 Sessions Members $75.00,  Non-members $150.00

 10 Sessions Members $125.00,  Non-members $250.00



register Agility 2

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Ongoing drop-in 60-minute sessions can be purchased singly or in packages of 5 or 10 sessions. We help your dog gain increased familiarity with all obstacle types and we help you to become more confident with the basics of handling. The focus is on fundamental agility skills and communicating effectively with your dog when running course sequences. Agility I is a prerequisite for this class. Feel free to contact us if you feel you have sufficient background to begin at this level. Sessions can be used for higher level training as you progress.

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

K9 Center of East TN

Single Session Members $15.00,  Non-members $30.00

5 Sessions Members $75.00,  Non-members $150.00

 10 Sessions Members $125.00,  Non-members $250.00



registerAgility 3 
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Ongoing drop-in 60-minute sessions can be purchased singly or in packages of 5 or 10 sessions. For those currently competing or ready to compete. Focus on individual problems, especially with weave poles, contact obstacles (A-frame, dogwalk, and seesaw), and jumping issues. Longer sequences and more difficult handling challenges. Agility 2 is a prerequisite. Feel free to contact us if you feel you have sufficient background to begin at this level.

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

K9 Center of East TN

Single Session Members $15.00,  Non-members $30.00

5 Sessions Members $75.00,  Non-members $150.00

 10 Sessions Members $125.00,  Non-members $250.00



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Agility Parties
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Unstructured training sessions. No set curriculum, just an informal atmosphere, possible offers of help and supervised sharing of time and equipment. Check Meadowbrooke's calendar and Facebook page for upcoming sessions

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

K9 Center of East TN

Members $5.00,  Non-members $10.00



  registerIntro to Rally Mini-Class
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Includes (3) 50-minute classes. Entry point for those interested in trying rally for the first time. Basic rally skills are introduced, and aspects of the sport are presented. Each dog/handler team will receive expert help with heeling and novice rally signs/skills. Without investing a lot of time and money, find out if you and your dog want to continue training in rally. Beginner Obedience class (or prior obedience training) is recommended before starting rally training.

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

K9 Center of East TN

Members $45.00,  Non-members $90.00



registerRally Group Sessions


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Ongoing drop-in 60-minute sessions can be purchased singly or in packages of 5 or 10 sessions. Focus on the skills required for all levels of competition in AKC Rally trials (Novice and higher classes). Beginner Obedience class (or prior obedience training) is strongly recommended. Each session will include one or more courses consisting of different level skills, depending on participants present.

K9 Center of East TN

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

Single Session Members $15.00,  Non-members $30.00

5 Sessions Members $75.00,  Non-members $150.00

 10 Sessions Members $125.00,  Non-members $250.00


  


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