Northern Neck Kennel Club 2024 Classes

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

Cost for six weeks of lessons:
$60 NNKC Members
$80 Non-members

Participants must show proof of age-appropriate vaccinations

Registration: If you are interested in a class, please contact the instructor prior to filling out the class registration form, they will be able to give you up-to-date dates and times of the classes they are teaching. There may not be any available slots. DO NOT send your class registration to the PO BOX! If you do not hear back from the instructor, you are not enrolled in that class.

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Rally Intermediate
June 11, Tuesdays 12 to 1pm

Session to last for six (6) weeks, held inside the NNPP pavilion building. Class size is limited to four (4) dog and handler teams. Students and dogs must be proficient in obedience skills, have completed the Rally Novice class, and have Permission of the Instructor. In Rally Obedience, dog and handler teams progress around a course, with the dog on the left and the stations (numbered signs) on the right. The signs tell the team what to do. There are five levels of competition: novice, intermediate, advanced, excellent, and masters. This class will introduce intermediate and advanced rally obedience exercises. For more information, see:

Skills taught in class include: Handler-dog communication and teamwork; how to perform intermediate/advanced rally exercises, and the requirements for a qualifying performance. Each week new rally stations will be introduced and a course will be set up for each dog and handler team to perform. Contact Peny Gallogly,, if you have questions about the class.

Basic Obedience I/Canine Good Citizens (CGC)
June 11, Tuesdays, 3 to 4pm

In this class, teams will build on skills learned in Introduction to Obedience class with an emphasis on learning skills necessary for obtaining a Canine Good Citizens title. Students and dogs should be proficient in obedience skills (sit, down, stay, walk on a loose leash, and pay attention to you when asked). Your dog must be well behaved around other dogs. Dogs should be at least 8 months old and have attended “Introduction to Basic Obedience” or another basic obedience class and have instructor's approval. Teams will be given the opportunity to have their dogs tested for CGC title after completing 6 weeks of classes. Additional information can be found at: items on the AKC CGC test. Contact Gloria Daniels,, to register.

Obedience Drills
June 11, Tuesdays, 7 to 8pm

This class will focus on developing and proofing the basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stay, come and walking on a loose lead. We will build on these skills in a group setting with lots of practice. Handlers will learn to keep their dog's attention and build a strong bond essential for a happy and growing human and canine relationship. This class is geared towards people with limited time who want to work and improve their dog's behavior. Classes begin June 11, Tuesday from 7 to 8:00 pm and are scheduled for 6 weeks. Prerequisites: dogs must be at least 9 months of age; you must wear comfortable shoes and have lots of high value treats. Be prepared to work and to do lots of homework during the week. To register, contact Katherine Skerl at

Puppy S.T.A.R./Intro To Obedience
July 17, 2024 at 3pm

This class is for puppies 12 weeks to one year old. Older dogs may be eligible to attend this class with the approval of the instructor. Puppies in this class will learn basic skills including sit, down, stay, come, how to greet a person, walking on a loose leash and puppy socialization. Positive training methods are used to teach skills. Handlers will learn training techniques that can be used in all future obedience classes. This is a prerequisite for CGC/Obedience I and other NNKC classes. Contact Margie Brown at for registration.

Introduction to Agility
June 12, Thursday, 10 to 11am

Class is for dogs at least 8 months old who have completed Basic Obedience, Obedience I, or have permission of the instructor. In this class you and your dog learn the basic skills to be successful in agility classes. Pre to agility equipment will used to get you and your dog familiar with what agility is. Skills taught include targeting, staying on table, jumping, feet awareness, going through a barrel, walking on a board, balancing on a wobble board, teamwork and more. This class can be taken as a stand to alone fun class or in preparation for more advanced classes. All work is done on lead. Class size is limited to 6 dog and handler teams. Please contact Kim Bolster at for registration.

Tricks for Fun
June 13, Thursday, 12 to 1pm

6 weeks starting June 13th, Tricks training is a great way to have fun with and build a stronger relationship with your dog. We will train some fun “show off” tricks as well as tricks that can assist in future dog training. Class size is limited to 6 students. Please contact Kim Bolster at for registration.

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Peny cares deeply about enhancing human-dog relationships, and she loves helping her students learn how to help their dogs learn. She became involved in competitive dog performance sports when she got her first Italian Greyhound in 1993. Since then she has trained and titled multiple dogs in competitive Obedience, Rally, and Agility, through Master-level competition. Peny taught obedience and agility with A Click Above in Leesburg, VA, from 1998 until 2012, when she moved to the Northern Neck. Since that time she has taught agility and obedience for the NNKC, as well as other local clubs. Peny lives with her Italian Greyhounds, and volunteers regularly for the Animal Welfare League.