Welcome to the fond du lac kennel club

Training Classes Offered

 The Fond du Lac Kennel Club offers training classes for the general public. These classes are available for purebred as well as mixed breed dogs. People train their dogs for a variety of reasons....to make them better companions, to teach basic manners for a better behaved household member, some just want to have a little fun with their dogs and some want to take their dog to a different level and train for organized AKC competition events (Obedience, Rally, Agility or Conformation). The Fond du Lac Kennel Club can help you achieve whatever your goal is in training your dog. 

Our instructors will work with you to teach your dog the correct behavior. We use positive reinforcement using  both treats and corrections (not punishment). Teaching your dog manners and acceptable behaviors makes your dog a much more pleasant companion for you and your family. 

"Dogs love to be trained" and that training strengthens the bond between you and your companion. 

What classes do we offer?

 If you would like more info or to sign up for any of our classes, please contact the trainer listed for the class you are interested in.  To view the schedule of upcoming classes go to Class Schedules Page

      "Pre-registration is recommended  to secure your spot in the class of your choice"

Puppy Basics 

This class is for puppies 8 weeks - 12 weeks. Let us help you get your new puppy started off on the right Paw in their training. This class is geared toward the younger puppy's attention span and activity level. Your puppy will learn some basic beginning obedience exercises (sit, down, come, walking nicely on leash). We will work on accepting being handled and touched to prepare for vet visits and grooming as well as fun games (name game, recall/come games, maze game and play retrieves). If you have a puppy older than 12 weeks check out the S.T.A.R. Puppy Class. Trainer - Pam Schuppe: daphotosmile@gmail.com and Deb Reinke: debschips@yahoo.com 

S.T.A.R. Puppy Class

This class  is for puppies 8 weeks and under 6 months. They will learn sit, down, stay/wait, stand, come and off. They will be introduced to a few beginning agility obstacles . We will talk about typical behavioral challenges, and offer suggestion on how to correct them, including housebreaking, crate training, traveling with your pet, as well as general grooming, and an opportunity to discuss any puppy problems you may be having.  Trainer - Kerry Sheridan: goldenk9tchr@gmail.com

Beginner Obedience 

This  class is for dogs 6 months and older. You will train your dog to heel (walk at your side) in a controlled manner and practice different heeling patterns and heeling with distractions. Your dog will learn to sit, down, stay, stand and come when called.  Trainer- Dawn Bunkleman:  dbunk1brt1sc@gmail.com 

Intermediate Obedience      
This is the next step after beginning obedience and for people who wish to go beyond basic obedience and is preparation for the Novice level. This more challenging course is designed for those who want to become involved in AKC competitions, but is open for anyone who wants more experience in training their dog. Graduation from the Beginner Pet Obedience class is required for admission to this class. Trainer - Dawn Bunkleman:  dbunk1brt1sc@gmail.com 

Advanced Obedience

This class is for those who have completed the Intermediate Obedience class and are interested in going on with training their dogs or are interested in competing with their dogs, or just want work on more advanced obedience skills and take their dog to the next level of training. This class will work on more focus and attention between the dog and handler, work with distractions and introduce some fun ways to use treats and games to further your training and keep it fun for you and your dog while doing your obedience work.

Trainer - Pam Schuppe: daphotosmile@gmail.com

Agility Classes

Agility training classes are offered as needed by availability of instructors. 

Conformation Classes 

This class is for people interested in showing their pure bred dogs in breed competition. The instructor will work with handlers and dogs to get comfortable working around other dogs and handlers. You will also learn proper ring procedures and instruction in proper techniques to help show your dog to their best potential. The instructor in an experienced exhibitor in the AKC conformation show ring. This is a "drop in" class. 

 Trainer - Karin Nyhuis

 To learn more about getting started in AKC Obedience , Agility, Conformation or Rally go to AKC.org