The Northern Neck Kennel Club

The Northern Neck Kennel Club of Virginia (NNKC) is an AKC-sanctioned non-profit kennel club based in the counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland. The major focus of NNKC is to encourage and promote responsible ownership for all dogs through obedience classes, educational seminars and community-based programs designed to expand public awareness of proper dog care and best practices.

The Annual Meeting is held in July. NNKC is actively seeking new members and volunteers to help with our programs.

Information about classes and registration is posted below and under Dog Training Classes.

In conjunction with the Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club and the Charlottesville Albemarle Kennel Club, NNKC sponsors a popular 5-day AKC all-breed Dog Show. This show, known as the Celebrate Virginia Cluster, will be held in August 2023 at The Meadow in Doswell, Virginia. With more than 5,000 entries, this is a marvelous opportunity to enjoy your favorite breed in action.

2022 Fall Dog Training Class

New Location

Northern Neck Partners for Pets – Fricke Pavilion
790 Devils Bottom Road, Lancaster

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class

For ages 3-7 months. Learn Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsible Ownership.

Wednesdays starting Sept. 14, 3:30 – 4:30 (inside)

Instructor: Gloria Daniels -

Basic Obedience

Training for dogs 8 month and older.

Focusing on skills ranging from sit, stay and loose leash walking.

Two classes – 4:30 – 5:30 or 6:00 – 7:00 (outside)

Mondays, starting Sept. 19

Instructor: Kay Guy -

Canine Good Citizen Class

For dogs 8 months and older who have basic obedience skills: sit, down and attention or instructor OK.

The class is based on the 10 requirements for passing the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test, which will be offered at the last class.

Mondays, starting Sept. 19, 4:00 – 5:00 (inside)

Instructor: Peny Gallogy -

Trick Dog

For dogs with basic obedience skills or instructor OK

Trick Dog classes, for fun or titles, focus on stunts such as spin or “high five.”

Tuesdays, starting Sept. 13, 1:00 – 2:00 (inside)

Instructor: Kim Bolster -

Agility for Fun

Enables dogs to work with hoops, jumps and tunnels.

Thursdays, starting Sept. 22, 3:30 – 4:30 (outside)

Instructor: Sandy Saxer -

Agility Foundations

For dogs 8 months and older who already have basic obedience or manners.

Dogs will be taught basic skills needed for more advanced classes or titles, such as targeting, cone work, interaction with props/equipment, toy work and recalls.

Thursdays, starting Sept. 22, 4:00 – 5:00 (outside)

Instructor: Peny Gallogy -

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