15 September 2023 UPDATE: All classes and programming suspended until further notice due to extenuating circumstances.
19 September 2023 UPDATE: WE ARE MOVING. After 42 years in our current location, our lease has been terminated effective October 31st. We are looking for a new location, and hope to be back offering classes again in the near future. Updates will be posted on our Facebook page and website.
The SKOC teaches the disciplines of CKC Obedience, Rally Obedience, and Conformation for puppies and adult dogs and their handlers. We train to the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) standard for each discipline. Inquiries can be directed to the SKOC Training Chair, Lavella. Classes are offered based on instructor availability, usually September through December and January through March.
Our volunteer instructors and assistants are experienced and knowledgeable trainers. We tailor learning modalities based on the needs of the dog-handler team. Strict criteria must be met to become a trainer for SKOC, including demonstrated skill in training their own dog(s) (titled at CKC obedience, rally obedience, and/or conformation events), and adherence to the SKOC training curriculum.
The SKOC does NOT train aggressive dogs. See our Refund and Aggressive Dog Policy HERE.
Information for Students
To ensure personal attention to each dog-handler team, we accept a maximum of eight (8) participants into each class.
A short waiting list may be kept for some classes, at the discretion of the instructor, in case a space becomes available due to cancellation.
Our classes are active and interactive. Please dress casually and be prepared to move around.
All dogs must be up to date on vaccinations.
We are actively looking for a new facility.
If you are a working member, training a service dog, if you are a certified SJA therapy dog team, or if you are a junior handler participating in CKC conformation events, you are eligible for a registration discount.
Contact Susan Mogenson (SKOC President) for a promo code.
Working members must register online.