Handling Classes

The Asheville Kennel Club 2024 Winter/Spring session of Handling class will run 8 weeks, and will start Monday, February 5th at 7 pm, and will end on Monday March 25th.

We will take most of April off. The next session will start on Monday April 29th and will run for 8 weeks of classes and will end on June 24. (No class on Monday May 27 as this is our all breeds dog show long weekend.) You will have 4 weeks to work with your dog/s before our shows!

 We will take a break during the hot months of the summer; no classes will be held during the months of July and August.

Classes will be held at the Companion Dog Training Center, 31 Monticello Rd., Weaverville, NC.  As this is a new year ALL will be asked to fill in and sign paperwork.  You must bring a current Rabies Vaccination certificate, NOT just the tag.  A picture of the Rabies vaccination certificate on your cell phone will be accepted.  Also, bring a lead and training treats.  Only one dog per person at a time.

For your convenience all paperwork is available on the Asheville K.C website. Please download, print, fill in and bring paperwork with you, along with your Rabies Vaccination certificate.

The fee per class is $5 for non club members, and $3 for club members.

Supervised children of any age are welcome to Handling Class, but only children 12 or older can take part in the class.

Thanks for your interest and we look forward to seeing all of you and your dogs! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

Pay-as-you-go Handling Class fees are best paid by check or cash only on the day of class. To use PayPal for a series of classes in advance you are welcome to do so. You do not need to add the fee (PayPal asks for) when you pay for a series – the club will absorb it.
(Members:  8 x $3 = $24 or non-members: 8 x $5 = $40)   

Be aware that you will be required to sign a liability waiver and present proof of your pet’s current Rabies vaccination.
Click Here to download proof of Rabies Vaccine Form
Click Here to download our Waiver. There will also be copies for you to read and sign at the class.
Click Here to download Covid-19 Waiver


Handling Class

Instruction and tips for competition in the Sport of Breed Conformation.

Handling classes teach you and your dog how to compete in the show ring.

Learn how to conduct yourself and present your dog for conformation judging by practicing under the watchful eye of experienced dog handlers.

Handling Classes are NOT Obedience Classes

The Asheville Kennel Club does not teach Obedience Classes.

For Obedience instruction, we recommend:
Obedience Club of Asheville (non-profit)
Companion Dog Training
A Good Dog’s Life

Classes are held at Companion Dog Club Training Center at 31 Monticello Road, Weaverville, NC 28787, Next to Appalachian Animal Hospital

Please email: info@ashevillekennelclub.com with any questions regarding Handling Class and to be added to the email notification list.

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